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Today's News

  • New to Rockwood Rotary

    Rockwood Rotary Club President Eddie Bilbrey welcomes Cindy Miller, a teacher at the Rockwood High School, as the club’s newest member.

    Miller is married to Mike “Brillo” Miller, newly elected Rockwood mayor and longtime member of the Roane County Board of Education.

  • Military Matters: Austin J. Jackson

    U.S. Air Force Airman Austin J. Jackson recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Son of William A. and Amanda B. Jackson of Kingston, he is a 2014 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • State Bar seeking bill to affect divorce notification

    The Tennessee Bar Association plans to pursue legislation requiring respondents to be served notice of the filing of a petition for divorce or separation before the court action is made public.

    “Our Family Law Section has been in discussions about how to address what they see is a growing problem,” said Tennessee Bar Association President Jonathan Steen.

    “Respondents find out that their spouse has filed for divorce before safety plans can be put in place or before restraining orders can be served,” he added.

  • Tenley and Leyton Bolden

    Twins Tenley and Leyton Bolden turned 1 year old on Oct. 29.

    They celebrated on Nov. 1 with a Dr. Seuss-themed party with relatives and friends.

    They are the children of Tim and Amber Bolden of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman, Dave and Leslie Senk of San Ramon, Calif., Scott Parcels of Davidson, Mich., and Lyle Yingling of Knoxville.

  • The Garden Gate: Did the pomegranate lead to exile from Eden?

    Editor’s note: As Ellen Probert Williams continues her respite, we share one of her classic columns, first published on Nov. 14, 2012.

    Pomegranates are one of the world’s most exotic fruits.

    In some medieval paintings, Adam and Eve are portrayed with a pomegranate as the fatal “apple” in the Garden of Eden. The fruits are certainly ancient enough in their lineage.

    One of the most ancient fruits, the pomegranate is mentioned in 14 books of the Bible and in many other ancient writings.

  • Free Knoxville hospital workshop to assist with health plan enrollments

    Tennova Healthcare will offer area residents free assistance in learning about and enrolling in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

    The health system will have a free workshop to help individuals enroll from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 22 in the registration department at Physicians Regional Medical Center at 900 E. Oak Hill Ave., Knoxville.

    Application counselors will be on hand to help with enrollments on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • GUEST OPINION - Lobbyists: Power concentrated in few influential hands

    By LEE HAMILTON

    Center on Congress

    Lobbyists are not all-powerful. They don’t win every battle. But they do win most.

    Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it’s lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in Washington.

  • Lady Crusaders pick up win

     

    Lauren Treadway and Emily Plemons proved to be a most effective offensive tag team for the Calvary Baptist Academy Lady Crusaders, combining for all but two of Calvary Baptist’s points in a 42-23 victory over Maryville Apostolic on a bone-chilling Monday evening. 

  • Bobcats split Hall of Fame games

     

    Tony Ingram’s Oliver Springs Bobcats stayed busy over the weekend, playing a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games Saturday at William Blount.

    In their game against William Blount, the Bobcats knocked off the Governors, 65-64.

  • Mount Pisgah stays busy with games