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Today's News

  • Midway sweeps Lenoir City in middle school action

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • Midway thankful for Sunbright sweep

     

    The Midway Lady Waves improved to 5-0 with a 60-34 win Monday night over Sunbright. The Lady Waves used a 38-point second half to pull away from the Lady Tigers.

    In the final game of the evening, the Green Wave ended a three-game skid with a 66-59 win over Sunbright.

  • Lady Patriots pull away from Calvary

     

    It wasn't easy, but the Mount Pisgah Lady Patriots pulled away down the stretch Monday evening for a 45-25 victory over visiting Calvary Baptist Academy.

  • Shopping small is a big deal for state businesses

    As shoppers prepare for an exciting weekend, Tennessee’s Small Business Advocate Richard Wilson is encouraging customers to join the “shop small” movement.

    Nov. 29 is Small Business Saturday.

    “Small businesses create jobs, boost the economy and improve our local communities,” Wilson said.

    “I urge all Tennesseans to show support for the small businesses and entrepreneurs who are vital to our state’s success.”

  • Harriman opens historic homes in Christmas tour

    On Dec. 13-14, the public is welcome to take the time to experience true Southern hospitality by touring the historic homes of the Cornstalk Heights area of Harriman.

    The tour will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

    Presented by the Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization, this is the 24th annual Historic Harriman Tour of Homes.

    Tickets are $15 per person and $5 for ages 11 and younger.

    They are available in advance at Rocky Top General Store, Harriman.

  • Bring joy to a Roane area senior by giving to Operation Holiday Cheer

    This year when approximately 200 senior citizens in Roane and Loudon counties receive a nutritious home-delivered meal from the Senior Nutrition program at Mid-East Community Action Agency, they will receive something else: a small gift that means a lot.

    The Operation Holiday Cheer program delivers a holiday package containing useful items for each person.

  • Soup’s On to help Child Advocacy Center

    Kids First Child Advocacy Center will have its 10th annual Soup’s On fundraising event on Jan. 21 in Tellico Village Community Church.

    Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    An all-you-can-eat selection of homemade soups, breads and cookies will be available.

    Soup offerings will be Blackfoot potato with sausage, Tuscan chicken, Elvis Presley vegetable and vegetarian as well as Hunter’s Chili.

    Take out will also be available.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Lehman 50th

    Carl and Joann Lehman of Rockwood celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21.

    They were married on Nov. 21, 1964, in Rockwood First Christian Church, with the Rev. Vernon Greenhalgh officiating.

    He is retired from Jerry Duncan Ford, where he spent 45 years as parts and service coordinator.

    She was a cafeteria worker at Ridge View Elementary School, Rockwood, for 30 years before retiring. She then went to work for Junior’s Restaurant, Rockwood, where she became famous for her coconut and chocolate pies.

  • GUEST OPINION: Cosby allegations double-edged nature of freedom

    By GENE POLICINSKI

    First Amendment Center

    Bill Cosby’s career has been deeply rooted in the possibilities and protections provided by freedom of speech.

    The legendary comedian and actor’s career began with landmark comedy routines in which he tackled sensitive racial subjects. He was the first African American male with a starring role on TV, in the 1960s series “I Spy.”

  • FC Alliance wins tourney