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Today's News

  • Lady Cats softball shuts out Jellico

    Weather in not only Roane County, but the surrounding areas has put a damper to the start of baseball and softball seasons.

    That damper, though, has not stalled the Oliver Springs Lady Cats who notched another shutout with a 17-0 victory over Jellico.

    “We saw a lot of things that have been improved that we’ve been working on in the gym,” Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden said. “It’s good that they’re translating in out here on the field.”

  • Oliver Springs knocks off Jellico in first of two-game series

    Oliver Springs jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the first half-inning against the Jellico baseball team Monday, and it was a tough deficit to overcome for the Blue Devils.

    Oliver Springs would go on to win 12-1 in five innings at Indian Mountain State Park in Jellico.

    “Early on, we’re kinda nervous it seemed to be like. Most of that had to do with pregame, and some of that may be attributed to us being a young ballclub,” said Tony Kegley, head coach of the Oliver Springs baseball team.

  • Coalfield community celebrates life, despite loss of Kyle Jackson

    Editor’s note: This story originally ran in the Morgan County News. While Kyle was a member of the Coalfield Yellow Jackets and not part of the Roane County News’ coverage area, we felt, because of the friends and family of him in our county, we should dedicate this space to his story in liue of extended baseball coverage.

    Kyle Jackson was a good definition of what the football program at Coalfield stands for.

  • Yager, Calfee invited to March legislative breakfast in Oak Ridge

    The Tennessee General Assembly has now been in session for more than two months.

    According to LegiScan, an impartial and non-partisan legislative tracking and reporting service, 195 of the 3,192 introduced bills were completed by mid-March.

    Legislative committees are dealing with hundreds of bills ranging from education, environment and health care to firearms, digital currency and controlled substances.

  • Stansbury-Fuson

    Mr. and Mrs. Terry Stansbury of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their son, Jesse Lynn Stansbury, to Maranda Nicole Fuson of LaFollette.

    The ceremony will be later this month in LaFollette Church of Christ, where the couple will be at home afterward. A reception will follow at the church. Call Pamela Stansbury at 376-4652 for time, date and other details.

    The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lee Stansbury Jr. of Kingston, Gean Taylor of Lady Lake, Fla., and the late William Hudson Brown.

  • Looking for a gift idea? Try a tag

    Tennessee Specialty License Plates — which support more than 100 different organizations and charities — are now available as gifts through a new website hosted by the state Department of Treasury office at Tennessee Gift Center.

    The website is at tngiftcenter.com.

    The Gift-A-Tag Gift Voucher Program is the first offering on the Tennessee Gift Center website and it can be accessed directly by going to tngiftcenter.com/giftatag.

    Each Gift-A-Tag is good for the purchase of a specialty plate or the personalization of any license plate.

  • ‘Ring of Fire’ at Crossville theater

    “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” returns to the Cumberland County Playhouse’s Adventure Theater from March 27-June 9.

    “The show was a huge hit for us in 2013,” said director Bryce McDonald, “and since it closed we’ve had many people ask us to bring it back.”

    Playhouse Producing Director Jim Crabtree concurred.

    “It’s a wonderful production, full of heart, joy and great music,” he said.

  • Tennessee farmers applauded for work on special occasion

    Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed March 18 as Agriculture Day in Tennessee.

    This day coincides with National Agriculture Day to celebrate the abundance provided by the farms and producers of America.

    “We thank Gov. Haslam for recognizing the influence of agriculture on our state,” Commissioner of Agriculture Julius Johnson said.

    “As the world population soars, the demand for food, fiber and fuel continues to grow. Tennessee is helping to meet that demand.”

  • Breakfast funds help at home and abroad

    Roane County Trustee Wilma Eblen, right, is among the 175 people taking advantage of the good food and camaraderie at Kingston Rotary Club’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser.

    Proceeds from the breakfast support service projects such as providing dictionaries to each third-grade student at Midway and Kingston Elementary Schools; awarding a scholarship to a nontraditional student at Roane State Community College; and helping to provide kidney transplants for low-income children in Mexico.

  • Registration to begin April 1 for summer camp

    Registration begins on April 1 for Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department’s 2015 summer camp.

    A link to ActiveNet online registration will be available at orrecparks.oakridgetn.gov.

    Space is limited, and the camp fills up quickly so early registration is recommended.

    Online registration will be available 24/7 beginning at 8 a.m. April 1.

    Payment plans are available only to online registrants. All payments must be completed by June 1.

    Convenience fees will apply to all credit card payments and payment plans.