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Today's News

  • Jamboree signal for season start

    After what seemed like forever, it’s finally that time of year again. Football!

    With the high school football season set to start next Friday, the annual tradition of the Roane County Football Jamboree is scheduled for this evening at 7:30 p.m., hosted by Rockwood High School.

    The teams at the Jamboree will be all the Roane County squads, Harriman, Kingston, Midway, Rockwood, and Oliver Springs.

    Also on the schedule is Scott County and Oneida.

  • GOING with the FLO: It’s obvious something is wrong in Washington

    By FLO CHARLES

    We need to consider what our responsibilities are to our country. I am shocked at the lack of honor and respect toward our president. Especially since our Lord Jesus Christ said in His Word to honor those who are in authority over us. (Romans 13:1-2)

    The onslaught has gotten worse. Charles Krauthammer knows the knives are out for Trump and went on Fox News to issue this warning to members of the political establishment who want to remove Trump from office:

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: On apple dumplings and John Muir observance

    Gentle reader, you would think that having long since passed the octogenarian milestone, the old curmudgeon would discover few new experiences, and by and large this is so, but last week he discovered an entirely new gastronomic experience thanks to the culinary skills of Judy West.

    As a result of our annual paean to the apple stack cake, Miss Judy knew of our appetite for old-fashioned desserts, so one day she asked if I had eaten apple dumplings.

  • Master Gardener training starts Aug. 22

    Roane County Master Gardeners’ training classes will begin Aug. 22.

    Classes will be from 1 to 5 p.m. each Thursday through Oct. 12 in Roane County Univer-sity of Tennessee Extension Office at 3074 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Class topics include basic botany, plant diseases, soils, fruit and vegetable gardening and ornamentals.

    The $150 registration fee includes all training materials.

    Completed applications and payment must be received by Aug. 15; applicants are subject to a background check.

  • Treatment of black bear has positive effects

    After just over four months at Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR), Summitt Bear was successfully released back to the wild in Sullivan County on Sunday afternoon.

    Summitt Bear arrived at Appalachian Bear Rescue weighing 23lbs on March 28 of this year.

    The bear was very sick and required a blood transfusion to survive. Doctors at UTCVM performed the blood transfusion with blood provided by a black bear from

    Zoo Knoxville. This was the first black bear blood transfusion ever performed at UTCVM, and only the second in the United States.

  • Senior bowlers keep on rolling big

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    August 4

    1st High Game------ Barbara Pickering, Wayne Bowman---450

    2nd High Game----Dean Griffin, Roy Deforest---476

    3rd High Game ----Connie Millhollon, George Waslington--460

    High Scores today—Carolyn McGill-216 game, Dean Griffin-244, 245 games-658 Series, - Don Eiler-214,217 games- 626 Series, David Dawson –200 game- Roy Deforest-210 game- Rick Alderfer- 212 game

    High Series today---- Don Eiler, Rick Alderfer--1303

    High Series For July------- Carolyn McGill, Roy Deforest--1313

  • National title game not a whiff for league

    Roane County Park saw a sports milestone this past weekend. The first national champion of National Wiffle Ball was crowned.

    The Warner Robbins, Georgia Village Idiots edged the Briscoe, Texas Master Batters, 1-0, to take the crown.

    The championship game was the culmination of a weekend of waffle ball played from teams from Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

    Saturday saw more than 100 spectators turn out to watch the teams participate in pool play and a home run derby.

  • Mother Nature too much for the Devils

    Mother Nature has been a foe for Roane County football this year.

    A week and a half ago, stormy weather caused scrimmages to be postponed and cancelled. The same things happened again last Friday as a number of pre-season matchups were at the mercy of the elements.

    The Harriman Blue Devils hosted the King’s Academy Lions with the skies heavy with dark, foreboding clouds.

    The teams’ coaches decided to start the scrimmage early in anticipation of the bad weather.

  • Tigers grrreat against Scott

    The Rockwood Tigers put together a solid performance in Huntsville Friday evening, as John Webb’s squad scored three touchdowns without yielding any in a scrimmage with Scott High.

    “I thought we did a lot of good things, but we still have a lot to work on,” Webb said. “One thing about it is that we had great effort. We messed up a few assignments, but overall we got something to work with. If these kids keep playing hard, they’re going to get better day in and day out.”

  • GLIMPSES: Conflict again a complication

    By Mark Banker

    During World War II, Winston Churchill reportedly observed: “Americans will always do the right thing – after exhausting all the alternatives.”

    Whether the British statesmen uttered those exact words is debatable. But we might all hope that this realistic appraisal will someday be appropriate for our own present chapter in history.