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Today's News

  • Mt. Pisgah competes in Crown Classic

     

    The Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Patriots played three games in three days last weekend in the Crown College Invitational Classic.

    The first game went well, as the Patriots knocked off the Shining Light Baptist Crusaders from Monroe, N.C. by a final score of 56-47.

  • Alexander Inn stabilized and ready for rehab

    Oak Ridge’s Alexander Inn, historically known as the Guest House, has been stabilized and is prepared for rehabilitation.

    The occasion was marked with an official groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month.

    Family Pride Corp., which has led successful projects in Loudon, Lenoir City and Knoxville, is in charge of the rehabilitation.

    The company plans to transform the Manhattan Project-era hotel into a state-of-the-art assisted-living facility.

  • The Garden Gate: Turkey not gobbled up at first Thanksgiving

    Although turkey has become the mainstay of our Thanksgiving Day dinners, it is interesting to note that turkey is not listed in the records of the first Thanksgiving dinner.

    They were, however, plentiful in the New England woods at the time.

    Wild ducks, geese, venison, fish, shellfish, all sorts of “sallet,” wild fruits and berries, and wine made from both white and red grapes comprised the menu on that important day.

    The party on that first Thanksgiving celebration was a three-day bash.

  • New homes in time for the holidays

    Jessie Whittington and Shelia Carpenter recently celebrated the completion of their new Roane County Habitat for Humanity homes.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 27

    25 Years Ago

  • Foster-Stafford

    James and Pamela Foster of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erika Nichole Foster, to Christopher Cory Stafford.

    He is the son of Henson and Elaine Stafford of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 28 in Riverside Baptist Church, Harriman.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Zola Keathley.

    She is a dental assistant with Dr. James D. Walmsley’s dental practice.

  • Arrests: July 14-18, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 14
    — Tabatha M. Crewsonberry, 32, 5816 Bailey Cove Circle, Knoxville: failure to appear. No bond listed; court date July 15.

    • Jonathan Roy Davis, 33, 1051 Brown Ave., Cookeville: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $5,000; court date Aug. 19.

  • GUEST OPINION:What a free press meant when JFK assassinated

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    Inside the First Amendment
    The commemoration on Nov. 22 of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is also a reminder — a stark and somber one, to be sure — of journalism as some call it: “The first draft of history.”

    From the time that three shots were fired in Dallas at the presidential motorcade on Nov. 22, 1963, that “first draft” of reporting about the tragedy reached Americans in a manner unique in history.

  • High speed chase renders charges

    A Powell man is accused of leading Oliver Springs police on a dangerous high speed chase.

    Larry Eugene Ward Jr. was arrested on Nov. 19, but the chase occurred on Nov. 2.

    According to an arrest warrant, Oliver Springs Police Sgt. Charlie Graham stopped a Chevrolet Cruze “for what appeared to be an unsecured load.”

    The car took off on Harriman Highway when Graham approached the driver’s side.

  • Wrestler Kane bringing views to Roane State

    You know him for his signature chokeslam.

    What you may not know is that WWE wrestler Kane is a political activist, an accomplished author, and a student of history, politics and economics.

    Glenn Jacobs, known as Kane in professional wrestling, will speak at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.

    Call it the Clash in the City Room or the Rumble at Roane State if you wish, but Jacobs will not be talking about half-nelsons.

    Instead, he’ll share his views on a variety of political issues.