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Today's News

  • Rockwood, Kingston split in tennis match

    The boys and girls tennis teams of Rockwood and Kingston met on Tuesday, with the boys dropping eight sets while the girls won all nine of theirs.

    Drake Long, Tanner Green and Jared Lemons opened up the first three sets with loses to Kingston’s Chris Merryman, Nash Scalf and Trey Key.

    The only win of the day for the Jackets would come in the fourth match when Josh Spurling defeated Kingston’s Zack Pope 8-2.

  • Midway baseball: Week in review

    The Midway Green Waves opened the season with a 4-0 mark, but then ran into one of the better teams in District 3-A and quite possibly the state.

    The Green Waves routed Tellico 20-0 to sweep the season series from the Bears but the next week they faced Meigs County and lost both games to the Tigers 12-2. Midway fell to 4-2 overall and 3-2 in District 3-A.

  • Midway softball downs Harriman

    The Midway Lady Green Waves improved to 4-0 in the young season while dropping Harriman to 1-3 after a 10-0 win.

    To get the season underway after the opening weeks games were rained out, Midway had to schedule in a double-header at Lenoir City last week. Midway rolled to a 13-0 win and followed with a 10-0 win. Back on schedule last Monday, the Lady Waves got a tough extra inning win over Stone Memorial and then the win against Harriman Tuesday.

  • Businesses urged to go purple to fight cancer

    The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Roane County is offering an opportunity for businesses and communities to show their awareness and support in the fight against cancer.

    The community is urged to Paint the Town Purple on April 6-10 by decorating businesses purple, including putting up purple-themed displays in storefronts, swapping out white bulbs for purple bulbs, or selecting a day for everyone to wear purple at work or school.

    Businesses can also ask for donations for purple items sold in their stores.

  • Huge drop in unemployment in Roane, state

    What goes up must come down.

    Unemployment rates that took drastic jumps in January took big dips in February, according to the numbers released late last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    Roane County’s unemployment rate fell by 0.8 percent to reflect a jobless rate of 7.2 percent in February.

    That means 21,200 workers in the county’s 22,830 labor force were employed during the month.

  • Copeland’s of Kingston in new book

    Copeland’s of Kingston is one of more than 125 restaurants throughout the state that has been chosen for “Tennessee Back Road Restaurant Recipes,” the third in a series by Anita Musgrove.

    Owner Jeremy Copeland shared his recipe for bacon-stuffed mushrooms to be included in the third of the State Back Roads Restaurants cookbook series.

    “Tennessee Back Road Restaurant Recipes” is a cookbook and restaurant guide featuring every-

    thing from restaurant

    signature recipes to fam-

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  • Chamber welcomes Boys, Girls Club
  • Chamber gears up for Career Day

    More than 500 high school juniors will attend the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s seventh annual High School Career Day on April 2.

    The students will be taught about a wide range of career opportunities from representatives of about 50 businesses within and near Roane County.

    The event provides a critical link between the classroom and the workplace by allowing students to explore various career options so that they can make informed educational and career choices.

  • Kindergarten, pre-K registration coming up

    Roane County Schools’ registration for kindergarten and prekindergarten for the 2015-16 school year will take place next month.

    Registration will take place at the elementary schools from 2 to 5:30 p.m. April 16, and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. April 17.

    Parents should register students for the 2015-16 school year at the school in their district.

    Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Aug. 15; pre-K students must be 4 on or before Aug. 15.

  • More than $4,000 in awards offered in writing contest

    Cash prizes and awards of more than $4,000 will be presented to winning student writers during the annual Roane Writers Group contest.

    “The 2014-15 Roane County student writing contest has produced nearly 400 entries,” said Roane Writers Group President B.J. Gillum.

    “Volunteers are judging the entries, and selection of award winners will soon be completed,” he added.”

    The awards ceremony will be from 6 to 8 p.m. April 28 in the O’Brien Theater on the main campus of Roane State Community College, Roane County.