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Today's News

  • Vacation deals offer up-close look at parks

    Tennessee State Parks is offering nine vacation packages in 2016 to suit all types of outdoor enthusiasts and skill levels.

    Guests can experience guided tours through eight state parks across Tennessee and several natural areas and wildlife refuges.

    The year’s tours begin with a Winter Waterfall Tour at Fall Creek Falls and South Cumberland State Park on Feb. 22-24.

    Focusing on the beauty and history of these majestic falls, guests can experience what a winter water wonderland looks like.

  • On vacation ... with the Roane County News

     

    The Roane County News took a winter break with Barrie Paulson on a Caribbean cruise. The duo stopped at St. Maarten and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, on what Paulson said was a family gift. Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue. Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo. You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com. Happy travels!
     

  • Greenback at Rockwood games postponed

    The Greenback at Rockwood basketball games scheduled Tuesday night were postponed and reschedule for Thursday. The girls game will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at 8 p.m.

  • Langley, Peters to continue football careers

    Two of Harriman High School's offensive linemen joined ofter football players across the state to continue their careers at the collegiate level on National Signing Day last Wednesday.

    Treyton Peters signed with MTSU, while John Langley signed with Bethel University in McKenze, Tennessee. Both helped the Blue Devils rush for 4,265 yards this season, and to a 9-4 overall record and a 5-1 Region 2 1A mark for Coach Travis Tapp. Harriman defeated Unaka 60-14 and Coalfield 40-20 in the first two rounds of the playoffs, before losing 56-28 at Greenback.

  • Blue Devil football players honored

    On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Harriman High School football team held their annual football banquet held at the Harriman High School cafeteria. The Blue Devils went 9-4 on the season losing in the quarterfinal’s of the state playoffs to eventual state runner up Greenback. The Blue Devils also were Region 2A runner up. The day consisted of watching the 2015 highlight film, along with honoring players, coaches, cheerleaders and several other people who contributed throughout the season.

  • Kelly Allen to play at Tennessee Technological University

    Kingston's Kelly Allen loves soccer and she loves Tennessee Tech University. That made for a perfect union Wednesday afternoon when the Lady Jacket senior leader signed her National Letter of Intent with the Lady Golden Eagles.

    “I'm so excited to get this opportunity to play with them,” Allen said. “I've always wanted to go there. It's close to home, I like the campus and the coach is awesome.”

  • Garrett to continue softball career with Chattanooga State

    Kingston Lady Jacket softball team will be continuing her career in 2016-'17 on the collegiate level.
    Senior Briley Garrett signed with Chattanooga State Community College, a member of the TJCCAA, on National Signing Day.

    Teammate Makenzie Spurgeon signed in January with Walters State, which is also a member of the TJCCAA.

  • Fruit trees focus of Master Gardener winter workshop

    Master Gardeners of Roane County will have its annual winter workshop from 9 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20.

    The workshop will focus on fruit tree management. David Lockwood, University of Tennessee state fruit and nut specialist, will discuss growing fruit trees, grafting of fruit trees and proper pruning of fruit trees.

    There will be classroom time with Lockwood as well as hands-on grafting of apple trees.

    A day filled with education, grafting, lunch and door prizes is planned.

  • Fiesta Time Grill offers family-friendly dining

    A new source of tacos, burritos and other tasty South-of-the-border fare is coming to Rockwood.

    Fiesta Time hopes to be open today, Monday, and will be offering a variety of items at its location in the former Radio Shack storefront in Tyler Pointe shopping center.

    “Everything is going to be fresh — produce, meat,” said co-owner Jaime Ayala.

    “Everything is going to be cooked to order.”

    They hope to create a family-oriented atmosphere and want customers to feel welcomed like a special guest.

  • Williams new to UCOR

    Fran Williams has been selected as chief operating officer for URS|CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR).

    She will fill the position vacated last month by Matt Marston, who left to accept a senior management position within AECOM, one of UCOR’s parent companies.

    Williams previously served as UCOR’s manager of environment, safety, health and quality assurance.

    She retired in 2015 after overseeing UCOR’s successful designation as a Star site in the Department of Energy’s Voluntary Protection Program.