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Today's News

  • SMILE! Dental clinics hit Roane

    Two opportunities for free dental care came to Roane County on Friday, and people showed up in droves to take advantage of it.

    People started lining up outside the dentist office of Dr. James Walmsley early Friday morning, anxious to take advantage of one of three options: cleanings, fillings or extractions.

    “This is a very good thing they are doing here. Very good,” said patient Helen Greshen, who was waiting outside.

    Tents had been set up to shade patients while they waited to be brought into the waiting room and eventually seen.

  • Back to School Bash Tournament scheduled

    The Bria-Shannel Committee will be hosting a special Back to School Bash Golf Tournament at the Rockwood Golf Course July 29.

    The tournament will feature special guest golfer, former Tennessee Volunteer and Canadian Football League player, Coach Jermaine Copeland.

    The tournament will be in four-man best ball (Swat) Format, make sure to bring your team. The participation will be $300 per team

    Registration will be at 8 a.m.and tee time is scheduled for 9 a.m.

  • Sportsmanship always important
  • Competition something to “cheer” about
  • New lease on life for O. S. sophomore

    One year ago, a promising freshman football player at Oliver Springs High School named Lane Lee was poised to make his mark on the gridiron for the Bobcats. Instead, Lee was diagnosed with AML, which stands for Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and was forced to sit out the 2016 football season fighting the battle of his life.

  • New direction for Roane State hoops camps

     

    “If it isn’t broke, then don’t fix it” is a cliche to live by in sports. Most coaches and players are content to keep to a routine and not change.

    For Roane State Lady Raider basketball Coach Monica Boles, this isn’t the case. The long time coach shook things up this summer and started a position focused camp for high schol players.

    This is the first time Boles and her program have attempted something different than the normal camps that focus on fundamentals.

  • GOING with the FLO – Pay attention: Some facts simply cannot be ignored

    By Flo Charles

    I must emphasize these important facts that cannot be ignored. We are seeing the effects of Saul Alinskiy’s “Rules for Radicals” more and more.

    We must pay attention. They pick a target, freeze it, polarize it and continue to attack it over and over.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Our random thoughts on miscellaneous topics

    Today we give you a collection of our random thoughts on miscellaneous topics:

  • Feds to sentence Ten Mile man for having gun

    A Ten Mile man pleaded guilty in federal court last week to illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition.

    Albert Childs, 52, is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves on Nov. 15.

    According to federal court records, Childs was convicted of felony theft of property in Bradley County in 2009. He also has a 1983 conviction in Roane County for felony burglary.

    Convicted felons aren’t allowed to possess firearms.

    Childs was indicted last December for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

  • A need for speed?

    Area law enforcement is participating in Operation Southern Shield, a week-long crackdown on speeding and aggressive driving across the South.

    Authorities in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina are involved in the enforcement effort.

    “NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has told us that speed is a major factor in a lot of accidents,” Rockwood Police Department Deputy Chief John Mayes said.