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Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: All hail the new Caesars of Rome!
  • 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.

  • Longtime assistant now town manager in OS

    Oliver Springs officials selected one of their own as town manager last week.

    Becky Campbell, a town employee of 17 years this May, was appointed to the job on Thursday by the Oliver Springs Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

    Campbell has been an administrative assistant to a number of mayors. She has served as interim manager more than once, including since Nov. 4 when former manager Tina Treece resigned.

    “I want to keep our town up and going and running,” she said. “I’d like to see our town grow and prosper.”

  • Second Blue Bell ice cream recall issued in a month

    Blue Bell Creameries has issued another recall.

    The latest recall is for chocolate, strawberry and vanilla institutional/food service ice cream cups with tab lids.

    According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the products may be contaminated with listeria. The cups were distributed in more than 20 states, including Tennessee.