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Today's News

  • Midway closes out season on high note

    The Midway Middle School Lady Green Waves lost their first and only game of the year on Jan. 5 at Wartburg. But the Lady Waves picked up the pieces and blew through the last six games of the season to finish with a 17-1 record and the number one seed in the area 4AA tournament.

    The Lady Waves will play their first game Saturday at 3:30 against the winner of the Rockwood/Harriman match up.

  • Lady Cats take care of Sunbright

    It was business as usual for the Lady Bobcats Tuesday night at Sunbright.

    After getting out to an early lead over the Lady Tigers, Oliver Springs cruised to a 48-28 victory.

    “It was a win, that’s about all I can say,” Lady Bobcats head coach Michelle Christopher said.

    “I guess a big plus for my kids is the effort. They definitely missed a lot of shots they normally hit, but they just kept working hard and getting after it. That’s what I always teach them no matter what.”

  • Technical fouls cost Oliver Springs boys against Sunbright

    It nearly took an extra quarter of basketball Tuesday night to determine a winner between Oliver Springs and Sunbright.

    However, a technical foul called on Shelby Morgan with three-tenths of a second left on the clock gave Noah Freels and the Tigers enough of a chance to end the game in regulation with a 64-62 victory.

  • An open letter to sports parents

    Dear sports parents, this is an intervention.

    Not for all of you, though. In fact, many of you are free to go but I would advise reading hanging around to read the rest of this. If for nothing else the fact you can point and laugh at the others next time you’re at a game.

    No, I’m not writing this for the normal supporter of their child’s athletic endeavors (no matter how bad they may be).

  • Luminary United Methodist plans Jan. 25 healing service

    Thanks in part to televangelists, Christian worship services centered on healing have gotten a bad rap in recent years.

    “We need to learn to re-embrace this tradition,” said Chuck Griffin, pastor of Luminary United Methodist Church in Ten Mile.

    “Christ healed people as evidence of the kingdom’s presence in this world,” Griffin said, “and Christ continues to heal through the Holy Spirit today.”

  • Riter ordained at River Gate

    Ruth Riter of Decatur, Ga., was recently ordained into the ministry by Pastor David Barkley and River Gate Church, Rockwood.

    “River Gate recognizes the call of God in Ruth’s exceptionally gifted teaching of the Word of God and her dedicated support of the work of the church,” said Dee Mann, River Gate Church secretary.

    “She has ministered at River Gate Church, various other churches and on the mission field.”

    Riter is a professor in the Chemistry Department at Agnes Scott College in Decatur.

  • Blakney new pastor at Cardiff Baptist

    The Rev. Benjie Blakney was called as pastor of Cardiff Baptist Church, Rockwood, earlier this month.

    The church will have a luncheon welcoming Blakney and his wife, Melanie, after the morning worship service on Jan. 25.

    The church is at 2170 N. Gateway Ave.

    Blakney was called to preach in November 1987.

    He was ordained into the ministry in April 1992.

    With more than 10 years of pastoring experience, Blakney said he is looking forward to the great things God has in store for Cardiff Baptist Church.

  • Weekly cancer support group to start in February

    A cancer support group aimed at helping anyone affected by the disease will start up in February.

    The group will meet at 11 a.m. each Saturday in Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church at 1717 Eureka Road, Rockwood.

    “This support group is designed to help anyone that has had cancer impact their lives,” said Asbury Chapel Pastor Sam Reese.

  • Church Calendar: Jan. 31-Feb. 21

    SATURDAY, JAN. 31
    • Cowan Chapel United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have a chitterlings and chicken dinner beginning at 11 a.m. in the church at 606 Greenwood St. Dinners include pinto beans, cole slaw, cornbread, drink and dessert for $10 and will be available to eat at the church; delivery will also be available by calling 376-0630. All proceeds from the dinner benefit the church youth.

  • Free FAFSA sessions set at Pellissippi State

    Pellissippi State Community College is offering a series of free FAFSA workshop sessions for students and parents on the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 1.

    FAFSA Frenzy and the annual College Goal Sunday serve to walk students and parents through the process of filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, form.

    All sessions will take place on the Hardin Valley Campus.

    The campus is at 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville.

    FAFSA Frenzy