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Today's News

  • Judge’s race again headed to courtroom

    Tom McFarland filed a complaint in Roane County Chancery Court on Wednesday contesting the Aug. 7 election.

    McFarland ran for circuit court judge of the 9th Judicial District and was defeated by Mike Pemberton.

    Pemberton, the Roane County Election Commission and Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins are named as defendants in the complaint.

    McFarland is asking that the election be voided. Pemberton said he hadn’t seen the complaint, but wasn’t surprised one was filed.

  • GUEST OPINION: Why it matters to let creeps have their say

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES

    First Amendment Center

    Nothing does more to erode public support for the First Amendment than public stunts deliberately designed to offend people of faith.

    Think Fred Phelps and his minions waving hateful signs outside churches during military funerals. Or Terry Jones shouting, “Islam is of the Devil,” and setting fire to the Quran.

  • GLIMPSES: About THOSE liberals

    By MARK BANKER

    Author’s note: The following three premises are essential to this column.

    1) None of us sees the past or present with absolute clarity.

    2) Each of us has the capacity for glimpses of informed insight that draw from and reflect our personal values.

    3) Cordial, forthright exchange of those insights enhances our mutual well being.

  • Waterfowl seasons set

     

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission passed an amended proclamation that sets a split statewide waterfowl season for 2014-15.

    The action came at the commission’s August meeting which concluded Friday afternoon at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center.

  • Lady Tigers pick up four wins in tourney

     

    The Rockwood Lady soccer team had a busy three days starting Thursday playing four games during that span at the 2014 Berean Christian Blood:Water Invitational at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville.

    The long weekend proved fruitful for Wes Ford’s squad, as the Lady Tigers went 4-0 to run their season mark to 6-1.

  • Rockwood’s Sherrie Hyle tops at MMC

    Sherrie Hyle, certified nursing assistant on the 5 West pulmonary unit at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, was named MMCer of the Month for July.

    “It was very unexpected,” said Hyle, who lives in Rockwood.

    “I am very thankful to my co-workers for recognizing me, but I have to say there is a lot of team work on 5 West,” she added.

    Hyle has been with Methodist Medical Center since 2012.

  • After 40 years and lots of children, Whaley calls it a career

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    For 40 years, Kay Whaley has cared for area children, starting in her home and expanding to neighboring buildings.

    “It has been rewarding through the years. There has been challenges,” said Whaley, owner and operator of Kay’s Kiddy Land near Kingston.

    Whaley is now in the latter days of her child-care career. She told parents in April that she plans to close her doors for retirement in October.

  • Harriman Happenings Sept. 1

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Mr. Gallaher, who recently passed away in Springfield, Ohio.

    He was the brother of Judy Anderson, Jackie Gallaher, Homer Gallaher and Hattie Gallaher.

    There are other relatives here and in Ohio.

    Judy Gallaher Anderson and Spence Anderson celebrated 40 years of marriage Saturday, Aug. 24.

    They are parents of Jerome Anderson and LaToya Anderson and have five grandchildren.

    Their children made a reservation for Judy and Spence to dine.

  • Lady Jackets tie Stone

     

    In what was a hard-fought effort by the Kingston Lady Jackets and Stone Memorial Lady Panthers battled to a 1-1 draw Thursday evening at Southwest Point.

  • Midway takes down Whitwell, 27-6

     

    The Midway Green Wave ran their record to 2-0 with a good, but strange, 27-6 win over Whitwell  Friday night in Whitwell.

    The Green Wave were out gained in total yardage 293-271, but still managed to pull off a convincing win over the Tigers.