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Today's News

  • Salvation 2014 to be Aug. 23 at the Princess

    Salvation 2014, a youth conference, will start at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 in the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

    The conference will include area youth, as well as those outside the county.

    Admission is dry or canned goods.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Amidst election shambles — signs of hope?

    Well, kind hearts, another election has come and gone, but as they say, the aroma lingers on.

    In much of the state the principal thrust of the election was in the Republican side of the general election ticket as well as in the state and federal Republican Primary elections.

  • Goodbye, Josephine

    A longtime Rockwood columnist for the Roane County News died Tuesday.

    Josephine McKinney, 92, affectionately known as “Miss Josephine” to many, wrote “’Round Rockwood” for the Rockwood Times and later the Roane County News.

    She was a community columnist sharing the goings-on of friends and family, whether it be who came to dinner, who was sick, or who had a new bundle of joy on the way.

  • TWRA leasing dove fields

     

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2014 dove season. The first segment of dove season opens at noon on Monday, Sept. 1.

  • Jackets battle Dragons, injuries in final scrimmage

     

    After a cancellation last Friday, the York Institute Dragons did fulfill their scheduled visit to Kingston for a scrimmage on Tuesday. 

    Kingston was outscored 5-2 in the scrimmage, but Yellow Jacket coach Brian Pankey was encouraged by some phases of his team. 

  • Jamborees highlight weekend football schedule

     

    Area football fans will get their fill this weekend as Oliver Springs will host the 2014 Roane County Football Jamboree Friday evening featuring all five county high school teams. 

  • Register for continued learning classes

    Want to see 10 award-winning films from 10 countries? Find genealogy information on the Internet? Learn about female Pharaohs in ancient Egypt?

    Better understand tax law changes, Medicare, long-term care services and investment fundamentals? Get a new perspective on Jesus, the Trinity and the Quakers? Learn to analyze dreams and play better bridge?

    Courses on these and other topics will be offered during the fall semester of Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning.

  • Regional museum directors to talk at OR gathering

    The city of Oak Ridge and the American Museum of Science and Energy Foundation will have the second in a series of community meetings from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19.

    The meeting will be in the museum at 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge.

    Registration and light refreshments will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m.

    Executives from several regional museums and attractions will discuss how their museums were established and developed, and how each is managed and operated.

  • Curvy cuke would be big pickle

    Joyce Sapp likes cucumbers, and she grew them this summer in her yard on Post Oak Road near Rockwood.

    But she recently decided she’d had her fill for the summer. While getting rid of the vines, she found her biggest harvest of all — a green, curved cuke that measures 18 inches long if measured end to end inside the curve.

    “I wasn’t trying to grow anything other than cucumbers,” she said of her late-summer find. “At any rate, it’s the biggest one I’ve ever seen.”

  • Arrests: Aug. 6-10, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Aug. 6 — Paula Marie Briley, 44, 146 Clearview Drive, Rockwood: charge $1,000-10,000. Bond $2,000; court date Aug. 8.

    • Benjamin Heath Clark, 25, 209 River Road, Kingston: failure to appear. No bond listed; court date Aug. 8.

    • Sarah McKenzi Clark, 20, 154 Midtown Park Circle, Harriman: violation of probation. Bond $2,500; court date Sept. 22.