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Today's News

  • Adopt a crag at Obed

    Obed Wild and Scenic River, in cooperation with the East Tennessee Climbers Coalition, will have the annual Adopt-A-Crag volunteer event on Sept. 6.

    Volunteers participate in a day of clean-up activities along a variety of rock climbing areas of the Obed Wild and Scenic River. The clean-up starts at 9 a.m.

    The public is also welcome to meet at Lilly Bridge at 2 p.m. for the monthly Obed Climb with a Ranger program.

    The National Park Service provides all the gear and instruction.

  • Sevier Drive to have Sept. 7 homecoming

    Elder John Tucker of Avondale Church of Christ, Chattanooga, will deliver the homecoming message at Sevier

    Drive Church of Christ, Harriman.

    The service begins at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 in the church at 1014 Sevier Drive.

    “Are You Watchful?” from Mark 13:33-37 is this year’s theme.

    Dinner will be served after the evening worship service.

    Tucker was born and raised in Chattanooga.

  • ‘Cruisin’ With Jesus’ car show set

    New Midway Baptist Church will have a “Cruisin’ With Jesus” car show this weekend.

    The show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30 at the church at 240 New Midway Road, Kingston.

    There is no entry fee.

    Trophies will be awarded in all classes to owners of cars, trucks, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and tractors.

    Lunch will be available.

    Contact Steve Garrett at 387-4223 or Rod Garrett at 566-4320 for details.

  • Church Calendar: Aug. 29-Sept. 14

    FRIDAY, AUG. 29
    • Kingston Church of Christ has its Sewing 4 Souls from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday. Members make clothes for needy children around the world. The church is at 303 N. Kentucky St.; rear parking is available off Loveliss Street. Call Evelyn Landis at 423-334-1490 or 423-507-4683 for details.

    • Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile will have a two-day indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the church at 3401 River Road. Proceeds from the sale go toward a free community health fair.

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  • Bacterial meningitis case reported for ETSU student

    East Tennessee State University reported earlier this week that an off-campus student was treated for a case of bacterial meningitis and recently released from the hospital.

    A probable case involving another off-campus student is being investigated by the health department.

    That student was evaluated by ETSU Student Health Services and was sent to an area hospital.

    ETSU health officials said the risk of transmission is minimal to other members of the ETSU community.

    The Washington County Health Department has been notified of both cases.

  • Lady Jackets fall in overtime, 2-1

     

    The Kingston Lady Jackets soccer team dropped a gut-wrenching 2-1 loss to the Lady Indians a scant two minutes into overtime Tuesday evening at Southwest Point. 

    The first half set the tone for the game as defense was of the utmost importance, with Oneida scoring the lone goal of the first half.

  • TVAA opens regular season

     

    The opening weekend of the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association's 2014 was a hot one for all the teams involved. The extremely high temperatures has caused at least one program to reschedule week two games one hour earlier. 

  • Lady Tigers roll past Grace, 8-0

     

    What was expected to be a close game between District 3 A/AA powers Grace Christian Academy and Rockwood turned into a rout Tuesday evening as Wes Ford’s squad was clicking on all cylinders in an 8-0 shellacking of the Lady Rams.

  • Roane teams ready for busy Friday night

     

    The 2014 season got off to a great start for Roane County teams last week as all four teams that played picked up victories.

    All five teams will be in action this week, but most will have to find a way to win on the road if week two is to be another successful week.