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Today's News

  • Bands to showcase talents at Rotary Festival

    The Rotary Clubs’ 12th annual Roane County Band Festival will start at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Midway High School.

    The exhibition concert features the marching bands of Harriman, Midway, Oliver Springs, Roane County and Rockwood high schools.

    Each band will perform its half-time show in a non-competitive atmosphere on the Midway football field.

    This year’s festival is hosted by the Kingston Rotary Club.

    Plaques will be presented after the show.

  • Midnight Cry to give concert next week in Oliver Springs

    Midnight Cry Southern Gospel Ministry will be in concert at 11 a.m. Sept. 29 in Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

    Midnight Cry consists of Greg Day, Stan Shuman and David Walker.

    Day, one of the founders of Midnight Cry, is a singer and songwriter.

    In 1986, he and his brother, Chuck, wrote “Midnight Cry,” now one of the most-recorded songs in gospel music.

    Shuman, also a Midnight Cry founder and songwriter, has performed at the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry and made television appearances.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Bob Corker’s scandalous conduct confessed

    Our friends of the Republican persuasion have not reprised their song about Democrats promoting “class warfare” for a while. It is likely that even they don’t have enough nerve, or what is called “Chutzpah” in the Yiddish language, when their own actions are nothing except class warfare, in which they have all the weapons of mass destruction, (including poison gas in the form of every exhalation emanating from their lungs when they utter almost any kind of public remark).

  • Working meth labs found in Harriman

    A house on Old Roane Street in Harriman was put under quarantine and a woman was arrested last week after police said several “one-pot” meth labs were discovered there.

    Casey Mills, 19, is charged with manufacture, sale or delivery of methamphetamine.

    According to the warrant, police were dispatched to 1637 Old Roane Street after the landlord claimed he found a meth lab behind the storage building.

    Officer Brian D. Turner said he observed an odor commonly associated with meth-making when he stepped inside the house.

  • Korea War prompted Rockwood man’s first time away from home

    In 1950, a train left Rockwood heading north with some of the small city’s finest young men.

    “Oh yes, we rode on the train,” said Bill Kirby.  “The first time I ever been away from home.”

    “Uncle Sam needed me,” he explained. The Korean Conflict had begun.

    A  picture of the group shows a mixture of expressions — jovial smiles of boys that didn’t seem to fear the future, and others who appeared anxious, maybe even holding back tears.

  • Second half costs Lady Tigers in 6-1 setback

     For a half, the Rockwood Lady Tigers hung tough with the Grace Christian Lady Rams. The second half, however, saw the Lady Rams open it up and take a 6-1 win Monday night in Karns.

  • Busy night for Roane County teams

     

    The biggest week of the 2013 season to date is upon us as all five Roane County teams will be playing district opponents Friday night.

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Lyle, Moser leads MMS past Sunbright, 40-22

     

    The Sunbright Middle School Tigers had no answer for the duo of Skyan Lyle and Zane Moser and fell to the Midway Green Wave Tuesday evening 40-22 to spoil 8th grade night for the Tigers.

  • Jackets advance 5 to region

     

    The District 4 A/AA Golf Tournament was held Tuesday at Egwani Farms in Rockford and the news would be good for five Kingston Yellow Jacket and Lady Jacket golfers as they qualified for next week’s Region 2 A/AA Tournament.