Today's News

  • Midway picks up split with late rally

    For the second week in a row, the Midway Green Wave managed to get a split in a two-game regular season series in district play. Last week it was against Harriman, but this week Midway rallied for a game two 7-6 win against Rockwood in extra innings.

  • Bad inning costs Lady Waves

    For five innings on Wednesday it looked as if the Midway Lady Green Wave stood a good chance of knocking off visiting Knoxville Catholic. But then the sixth inning came and the Lady Irish erupted for five runs in what would be a 7-4 victory for Catholic.

  • Bobcats, Lady 'Cats sweep Oakdale

    Monday was a good day for the Oliver Springs baseball and softball teams as the Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats picked up District 4-A victories over Oakdale at Arrowhead Park.

    On the softball diamond, Oliver Springs spotted Oakdale an early lead before rallying for an 8-3 victory.

  • Bobcats explode for 21 runs

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats baseball team improved to 6-2 overall and remained unbeaten in District 4-A play with a convincing 21-2 win over Oakdale Tuesday evening at Oakdale.

  • Kingston slams Scott in doubleheader

    There’s no place like home.

  • Free high-tech training from Roane State

    Anyone interested in Roane State Community College’s nationally recognized Advanced Materials Training and Education Center — a no-cost, high-tech training program for those who are unemployed or underemployed — is invited to an upcoming informational meeting at the college’s Roane County campus.

    The meeting will be Thursday, April 5, from 5-7 p.m. in room O-106 in the O’Brien Humanities Building. Attendees will hear about the AMTEC program, the process for admission and possible career opportunities available after completing AMTEC training.

  • Harriman property sales may help build city coffers

    Harriman Industrial Development Board has been busy selling buildings, and it hopes to soon send a chunk of that money the city’s way.

    The industrial board has sold multiple properties in the last year, including the former National Guard Armory for approximately $155,000, the former Browder Farm and Town building next to city hall for $27,000 and the Giles building, a Roane Street building that now houses Kim Inman’s real estate shop, for $30,000.

  • HANDS OF MERCY event

    Food and fun are cheap commodities if you attend this weekend’s Hands of Mercy Food Drive.

    All that organizers ask in return for the free festivities is that attendees donate a nonperishable food item to the drive from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday.

    Attendees can eat, thanks to Wampler’s Farm Sausage, just across the county line.

    “Wampler is going to give you a hot dog lunch with coke and potato chips,” said Sharon Pinner, Hands of Mercy director.

  • Nuts & Bolts Terri Likens Editor: RIP, API: Journalism training takes a big hit

    The American Press Institute is defunct.

    The API, a premier training institute for journalists, closed this month.

    That makes me sad.

    I was lucky enough to spend about a week at one of the Reston, Va.-based API trainings about five years ago.

    Even after all my years as a working journalist, the training I received there helped me — even today — make transitions that are often necessary in today’s changing news business.

  • Free Clinic treats 1,600 in two years

    The Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge has treated more than 1,600 individuals in 4,500 individual visits during its first two years of operation, board members recently learned during a three-year strategic planning meeting.

    The goal of the board is to continue the clinic’s mission, “People Caring for People,” and to increase services and hours at the clinic, which sees a number of patients from Roane County.