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Today's News

  • Jones signs with Tennessee Wesleyan

     

    With one year still to play at Oliver Springs, Courtney Jones is already regarded as one of the best players to ever play softball in Roane County.

    After this year, she will see if she can have the same success in college, as Friday afternoon the Lady Bobcat senior signed scholarship papers with Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens.

  • Capitol Christmas tree from OS for second year in a row

    It’s a tree-peat — make that repeat — for the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

    For the second consecutive year, a tree from the grounds of UTIA’s Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center has been chosen to be the Christmas tree for the Tennessee State Capitol.

    The approximately 75-foot-tall Norway spruce, which was planted on the grounds of the Center’s Cumberland Forest, was felled on Nov. 20.

  • ‘True grit’ keeps Central going for 50 years

    Central Auto Parts and Supplies celebrates 50 years this year.

    The store has sold brand name auto parts for more than half a century.

    “I guess we’re one of the oldest continuing running businesses in Roane County,” said owner Glenn Reynolds.

    What’s enabled them to stay open as small privately owned businesses seem to come and go?

    “It is true grit, I guess would be the word,” Reynolds said. “I have had a lot of obstacles in the way.”

  • Leadership Roane alumni, members meet in park event

    Leadership Roane County Alumni board of directors recently had a social at Roane County Park to introduce members of the class of 2015 to prior graduates.

    The event also gave members of previous classes an opportunity to reconnect with each other.

    The class of 2015 marks the 30th year for Leadership Roane County.

    More than 350 leaders in the county have participated in the program.

  • McKinney marks 50 years at OR post office

    Arkie McKinney started his career as a part-time flexible clerk Post Office Department.

    McKinney was recognized last week in front of his peers and family for his 50 years of service by Oak Ridge Postmaster Clay Hendren at the Main Post Office at 301 S. Tulane Ave.

    “It’s not often we celebrate an employee who has served the Postal Service for 50 years,” said Hendren.

  • Fort Southwest Point Christmas candlelight tour set for Dec. 13

    Kingston’s Fort Southwest Point will host a Christmas candlelight tour and reception next weekend.

    The tour and reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13.

    The public is welcome to visit and experience the sights, sounds and flavors common to the people of the 18th century.

    Guests will be greeted at the visitors center for the candlelight tour of the fort.

    Beeswax candles will light the walkway, and bagpipe music will set the tone.

    Special attention will be given to recreate an atmosphere of the past during the event.

  • Lady Bobcats, Lady Jackets earn big wins

     

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets picked up a pair of impressive road wins on Thursday.

    The Lady Jackets visited nearby Lenoir City and knocked off the Lady Panthers, 45-42.

  • Midway picks up split at Monterey

     The Midway Lady Waves and Lady Waves traveled to Monterey last week and split a pair of games with the Wildcats and Lady ’Cats.

    The Lady Waves took the floor first and ran their season record to 3-0 with a 49-30 victory.

  • OSMS picks up wins over Rockwood

     

    Thursday night was a good night for the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats and Lady 'Cats as both teams picked up wins over visiting Rockwood.

    In the girls game, points were hard to come by as Oliver Springs won a defensive slugfest, 21-16.

  • Sound off about K-12 standards on state website

    The state has created a website where Tennesseans can review and comment on current K-12 academic standards.

    The website, unveiled by Gov. Bill Haslam, is https://apps.tn.gov/tcas.

    Academic standards set grade-specific goals that define what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of a given grade or course.

    There are more than 1,100 for English language arts and more than 900 for mathematics in Tennessee.