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Today's News

  • ORUD fundraiser helps Project SAFE

    Oak Ridge Utility District is gearing up for its annual “Have a Heart, Heat a Home” fundraiser for orders of Valentine’s Day gifts, including selections of stuffed animals, sweet treats, flowers and/or balloons.

    Proceeds from the annual February project benefit Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties’ Project SAFE.

    Project SAFE helps low-income families struggling to pay their winter heating bills and facing the loss of energy service.

  • RISING STAR

    An Oliver Springs company launched after a successful effort to save a dying dog has gone international and received two awards in celebration of its success.

    Animal Element Equine Inc., founded by Michelle French, recently won the Rising Star award from Roane State Community College’s office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center.

    The company also received the Tennessee Small Business Exporter of 2017 award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

  • Staggs Roane Medical’s first DAISY

    Shelia Staggs, registered nurse and certified case manager, is the first recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Roane Medical Center.

    She was nominated by the family member of a patient who was battling a progressive disease and near the end of her life.

    The patient’s family made the trip from out of town to develop a plan of care for their loved one with Staggs’ help. She kept in close contact, providing extensive research and coordination to help ease the families’ decisions for medical treatment options.

  • Walk through Oak Ridge history

    Manhattan Project Historical National Park will present a free walk-and-talk tour through Alvin K. Bissell Park, Oak Ridge, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.

    The easy to moderate 1-mile walk will start at the American Museum of Science and Energy at 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge.

    Discussion will focus on different lifestyles and challenges that Oak Ridge residents faced during the project. Walkers will visit some historical structures and discuss how the town has changed and how it has stayed the same in the city’s 75th anniversary.

  • Kingston Spring Street Fest coming

    Kingston Parks and Recreation Department is planning a Spring Street Fest.

    The event will begin at 11 a.m. March 24 on the lawn of the old Roane County Courthouse.

    Attractions include music, a car show, vendors, food, children’s games and activities, and performances by Southern Alliance Dance Company, Zach Miles and Jubal.

    The free family- and pet-friendly event ends with the showing of the 1980s classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” at dark.

  • Football woes cause to worry?

    Americans love football. There’s no denying that simple fact.
    With the Super Bowl already played and in the history books, now comes the time when fans will have to fill their time with reading and watching news stories about their teams until next fall.
    Fans are rabid in their devotion to their pro, collegiate, or high school team of choice.
    So, if that is the case, why is football suffering? Well, at least the NFL and NCAA are starting to hurt. I don’t think we have to worry too much about high school.

  • Kingston standout to keep hitting links
  • Kingston splits with Tornadoes

    With the end of the regular season fast approaching, district games have become even more important.

    That was the case Tuesday evening when Kingston played host to the Alcoa Tornadoes.

    The girls game ended with the Lady Jackets winning, 45-35.

    Playing without standout senior point guard Abby Wilson, the rest of team appeared to be motivated to win for their teammate.

    Kingston’s defense shutdown Alcoa in the first and opened up the game for the offense.

  • Devils ruin McKinney’s big night

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Parker McKinney scored 4o points in a losing effort for Coalfield Yellow Jackets as the Harriman Blue Devils came to town and defeated the Jackets by a score of 80-76 Tuesday night.

    Coalfield jumped out to an early lead with a 6-0 run as McKinney put up 13 in the first quarter, but early foul trouble triggered Jacket head coach Daniel Byrd to go to his bench. Spencer Moore sparked the Devils by opening up their scoring with a trey and Jalen McCullum added 6 as the Jackets lea after one by a score of 20-14.

  • Eagles escape South of the River

    The Oakdale Eagles were able to escape from South of the River with a 65-60 win against the Midway Green Wave Tuesday evening.

    Midway came out fast and physical as evidenced by Bailey Parks coming away with the opening tip off and raced to a lay-up before anyone could react.

    The back-and-forth between the teams continued throughout the first quarter, but the Green Wave’s physical and fast play won out as Midway held an 18-15 lead going into the second period.