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Today's News

  • Kingston grad promotes ETSU on the road

    Roane County travelers may see a familiar face on billboards near Knoxville and Johnson City.

    Kelly Sexton Kattesh, a native of Roane County, is featured in an advertisement for the East Tennessee State University Accelerated Master’s of Business Administration program.

    Kattesh completed her AMBA degree last August with a 4.0 grade-point average.

    She is also employed full time with the university in the Environmental Health and Safety department and pursued a business degree to complement her work in the EH&S field.

  • Cates tapped for Kingdom Worker Crash

    Dara Cates of Rockwood has been selected by Christ in Youth to be part of the Kingdom Worker Crash.

    Christ in Youth amplifies the call on students’ lives to become Kingdom workers through trips, events and resources. It was on one of the trips that Cates, a Rockwood High School senior, was challenged by a call.

    She was one of 20 chosen from more than 49,000 students who attended Christ in Youth events in 2013.

  • Indepth talk on Israel slated

    Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will present “Israel: A Light to the World in a Dangerous Neighborhood,” beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the church at 1085 Tri County Blvd.

    Elliot Chodoff and Arlene Bridges Samuels will be the key speakers.

    Chodoff is a political and military analyst specializing in Middle East conflict and the global war on terrorists.

  • Indepth talk on Israel slated

    Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will present “Israel: A Light to the World in a Dangerous Neighborhood,” beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the church at 1085 Tri County Blvd.

    Elliot Chodoff and Arlene Bridges Samuels will be the key speakers.

    Chodoff is a political and military analyst specializing in Middle East conflict and the global war on terrorists.

  • Arrests: July 25-Aug. 6, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 25 — Patricia Lynn Shore, 29, 826 N. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood: violation of probation. Bond $30,000; court date Aug. 26.

    • William Bernice Watson, 35, 324 Kirkham Drive, Rockwood: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,000; court date Aug. 19.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Republicans at the center of week’s news

     

    Gentle reader: As so often happens when we come to organize the items we wish to communicate about with you, this week’s topics seem all to center around one or more of our Republican friends. 

    In fact, in each of the subjects which I hope to write about, if enough room is available, one or more Republicans plays a major role.

  • Tigers hold off Norris in sectional play, 54-48

     The Rockwood Middle School Tigers have blown out a lot of opponents in amassing a 24-0 record entering Wednesday’s TMSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional quarterfinal.

    Win 25, however, was anything but easy as the Norris Senators hung around all night, but in the end it was the Tigers advancing to Friday’s tournament semifinals with a 54-48 victory.

  • Rockwood gets defensive in Senior Night sweep

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    Tuesday night marked a special night at Tom Evans Gymnasium, as the Rockwood Tigersplayed their last regular season home game of the year. 

  • Lady ’Cats roll into sectional semis

     

    After receiving a first round bye for winning the Area 4-AA Tournament, the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats opened play in the TSSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional Wednesday evening with a dominating 42-21 victory over New Center.

  • Aycock signs with Walters State

     

    Kingston senior Alex Aycock has had a lifelong dream to play college softball. That dream will become a reality this fall as the Lady Jacket catcher signed scholarship papers Monday with Walters State Community College in Morristown.