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Today's News

  • Church Calendar: March 28-April 5

    SATURDAY, MARCH 28
    • The youth of Cowan Chapel United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have a fundraising chicken and fish dinner beginning at 11 a.m. in the church at 606 Greenwood St. Cost is $10 a plate, $6 a sandwich or $1.50 per wing, in a quantity of four, six or 10 wings; each dinner includes pinto beans, cole slaw, cornbread, drink and dessert. Meals may be eaten at the church, or delivery is available by calling 376-0630. All proceeds benefit the church’s youth.

  • Easter Egg Hunts 2015
  • Walk with frog calls, bats

    The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation will have a “frog calls and bat monitoring” nature walk on April 4.

    Participants, limited to 25 with children allowed, will meet at 7 p.m. at the visitors overlook parking lot of East Tennessee Technology Park (former K-25 Site) on Gallaher Road.

    The walk will be concentrated around the ponds surrounding the park.

  • Cleaver-Basler

    Kent and Stephanie Cleaver of Franklin announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cayla Cleaver, to Nathan Basler.

    He is the son of Garland and Jama Basler of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be on May 23 in Franklin. A reception will follow.

    Formal invitations have been sent.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Frank and Charlotte Cleaver of Nashville, and Helen Hughey of Frankin.

    She is a graduate of O’More College of Design with a degree in interior design. She is employed with Allard Ward Architects, Nashville.

  • Charles Parker Andrews

    Charles Parker Andrews was born at 1:52 p.m. Feb. 2 in Tennova, Knoxville.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

    He is the son of Emily McNelly and Dustin Andrews of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Lisa McNelly of Kingston, Missy Andrews of Kingston, and Steven and Becky Andrews of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Rolland and Carolyn McNelly of Midtown, Bill and Deborah Deaton, and Frankie and Gary Andrews.

  • Not ready to take boat’s helm? Class shows how

    “Now In Command,” a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary course, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. April 16 in Kingston Community Center.

    Cost of the course is $25.

    The course is geared for those who are generally not at the helm of a boat. Its purpose is to help them become prepared with practical knowledge skills in case of an emergency.

  • Roane County girls shine in FC Alliance 06 Black team’s Shamrock Cup victory

    Roane County’s Braxton Fritz, Morgan Crass, Aubree Burns and Ava Conway helped the FC Alliance 06 Girls Black U9 team a Shamrock Cup over the weekend after coming out of Chattanooga victorious. The team outscored their opponents 43-7 over the course of its four wins.

  • Oliver Springs baseball falls to district foe Coalfield

    The Oliver Springs High School baseball team traveled to Coalfield High School Monday night. The trip would result in a 2-7 loss for the Bobcats. This brings them to 4-1 on the year in district play. They were previously unbeaten.

    Keith Roberts got the start for the Bobcats. He finished the night with seven strikeouts, five hits and giving up four runs.

    “He pitched well, and battled every batter he faced,” Oliver Springs head coach Tony Kelgley.

  • College athletes: Should they be paid?

    A topic that has been brought up fairly often as of late is the issue whether college athletes should get paid for participating in sports at their college.

    There are several different things that are normally said when the topic is brought up, such as, they are already getting paid, in a way, or a simple yes, they should get paid.

    I honestly can look at it from both perspectives, as I have been a part of both sides of the fence.

    I have played college football, as well as currently being a college student who is no longer playing.

  • Lady Tigers softball defeated by Oak Ridge

    The bats didn’t exactly get rolling for neither Oak Ridge nor the Rockwood Lady Tigers on Monday afternoon.

    With neither team able to light up the scoreboard, Oak Ridge drove in one run for the 1-0 victory.

    The two traded blows throughout the first five innings with out a score.

    Rockwood, who pitched senior Baylee Young in its last game against Oliver Springs, went with the youngest of its three-way pitching rotation by starting freshman Sydnee Treadway.