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Today's News

  • Wartburg tops Rockwood Middle in shootout, 38-36

     

    By AARON HARVEY

    Roane Newspapers

    Tahj Bazel did a little bit of everything for Rockwood Middle School on Thursday night, but it wasn't enough to lead the Tigers to victory on homecoming night against Wartburg, as the Bulldogs won the 38-36 shootout.  

  • HMS wallops Sunbright, 44-6

     

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils took Sunbright to the woodshed Thursday evening and put on an offensive display en route to a convincing 44-6 rout.

  • OSMS tops Spring City in 2 OT thriller, 28-22

     

    “What a game.”

    That’s what Larry Green said following Thursday’s middle school contest between Oliver Springs and Spring City, and the ninth year Oliver Springs head coach was right as his Bobcats downed the Bulldogs in a double overtime thriller between a pair of unbeaten teams at D.J. Brittan Field, 28-22.

  • THP checkpoints slated in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a number of checkpoints on Roane County roads over the next several weeks.

    Troopers will conduct a safety belt checkpoint from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 31 at the Interstate

    40 westbound 340-mile-marker off-ramp.

    Two driver’s license roadside safety checkpoints are planned. The first will be during the week of Sept. 28 at Pansy Hill and Swan Pond roads.

    The second one will be during the week of Oct. 5 on Hwy. 27 at Industrial Park Drive.

  • Kids read more than 700 books during Harriman library’s summer program

    Harriman Public Library had a booming time with its “Fizz ... Boom ... Read!” science-based summer reading program.

    Eighty-three children registered for this year’s program, and more than 700 books were read.

    There were three categories for this year’s program: listeners, beginning readers and readers.

    Listeners winners were Kate Pickel, first place; Madelyn Butler, second place; and Samantha Hammonds, third place.

  • October Sky Fest to introduce new town walking tour

    Ever want to take a walk back in time to where life was slower, ladies went to finishing school and the world came to town to bask in the mineral springs?

    Oliver Springs Historical Society is offering such a walk with its new walking/driving tour of the town.

    The group has completed a new self-guided tour brochure listing 50 historical sites in Oliver Springs.

    The brochure will be available during the town’s October Sky Festival on Oct. 18.

  • Church Calendar: Sept. 26-Oct.19

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 26
    • Kingston Church of Christ has its Sewing 4 Souls from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday. Members make clothes for needy children around the world. The church is at 303 N. Kentucky St.; rear parking is available off Loveliss Street. Call Evelyn Landis at 423-334-1490 or 423-507-4683 for details.

  • Blessed Sacrament CCW ready for fall bazaar

    Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church parishioners, from left, Renee O’Toole, Mariann D’Alessandro and Barbara Ricker are among the community members who participated in last year’s Council of Catholic Women’s annual fall bazaar.

    This year’s bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 in the church hall at 535 Margrave Drive, Harriman.

    Attic treasures, holiday crafts, home-baked goods are among this year’s offerings; a silent auction is also planned.

    The bazaar is the CCW’s biggest fundraising event.

  • Campbell principal’s widow key speaker on ending violence

    The Women’s Interfaith Dialogue of Oak Ridge will present a community forum featuring Jo Bruce, director of the Oak Ridge Schools Family Resource Center.

    Bruce, whose husband was a Campbell County High School principal killed in a 2005 school shooting, will speak on “Breaking the Cycle of Violence.”

    The forum, free and open to the public, will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 in the fellowship Hall of Grace Covenant Church’s Trinity Center at 320 Robertsville Road.

  • Heaven Bound to sing

    Heaven Bound of Navarre, Fla., will be the featured guest performers at the monthly Fourth Saturday Singing in the City.

    The gospel duo of Randy and Patty Simmons will sing at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Rockwood Event Center.

    Victorious Ministries will have Southern gospel music and refreshments in a dinner-style setting for this month’s event.

    Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken.

    Victorious will also have other local talent singing on the stage.

    Call Dudley Evans at 245-8152 for details.