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Today's News

  • Rockwood Middle takes two from Midway

    Roane County’s two green teams met on the hardwood Thursday night and it would be the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Lady Tigers picking up a pair of wins over Midway.

    In the girls game, Midway stayed close for a half, but Rockwood dominated the final 12 minutes of play on their way to a 51-27 victory.

    The boys game was never close as Rockwood scored the first 11 points of the game and never looked back in picking up a 50-26 victory.

    Girls Game

  • Howard starting Impact Church

    Roane County native DeWayne Howard has returned home to start a new church, Impact Church.

    Howard grew up in Kingston and graduated from Roane County High School in 1994.

    He attended Kingston’s Cedar Grove Baptist Church, where he surrendered to the ministry and has pursued it since.

    Howard served several churches in the Roane County area and was founder and host of the “Gospel USA” program on the Roane County’s cable channel.

  • Keyboard concert to aid Christmas basket program

    Kingston United Methodist Church will have a keyboard fundraising concert featuring Mike Adcock, church organist and music director.

    The concert begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 in the church at 212 Church St.

    Funds raised during the concert will benefit the church’s Christmas basket ministry.

    Organ, piano and duet Christmas music is planned for the concert.

    Adcock, who has been at Kingston United Methodist since June 2011, has been featured in several concerts throughout his tenure.

  • Batter up at Church of God’s Family Fun Day

    Rebecca Crawley, 6, waits to hit the ball at one of the many carnival games during the recent Family Fun Day sponsored by Harriman Church of God.

    Inflatables, games, food and a puppet show were all available at the free community event.

  • South Harriman plans outdoor ‘Jesus Gift’ event

    South Harriman Baptist Church will present “The Jesus Gift,” an outdoor event that portrays the birth and life of Jesus Christ.

    The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13-14 at the church at 626 Ruritan Road.

    Contact the church at 882-1816 or shbc@southharriman.org for more information about the program.

  • Health-care reform info offered at OR open house

    Oak Ridge’s Grace Lutheran Church an open house this weekend to provide information about getting insurance via the Affordable Care Act.

    The open house will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 in the church at 131 W. Gettysburg Ave.

    Although the deadline for individuals to sign up has been extended to Dec. 23, time is getting short for those who wish to have insurance that takes effect as of Jan. 1.

  • Ride the rails with Santa the next two weekends

    Southern Appalachia Railway Museum has scheduled several weekend one-hour Secret City excursion rides for all to enjoy the Christmas season this month.

    The narrated one-hour excursion trips will depart at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14.

    It will also depart at 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15.

    Ticket prices are $19 for adults and $15 for ages 3-12. Children younger than 3 may sit on their parents’ lap and ride for free.

    Popcorn, refreshments and railroad souvenirs will be available.

  • On-the-government-job training

    Ninety students from all five Roane County High Schools shadowed 12 different elected officials during the annual Student Government Day.

  • Report: More than 7,500 bullying cases reported in 2012-13

    A Tennessee Department of Education report released in October shows 7,555 cases of bullying were reported in Tennessee public schools during the 2012-13 school year.

    According to the data submitted to the state’s Department of Education by school officials statewide, 5,478 — or 72.51 percent — of bullying reports submitted were confirmed after investigation.

    The report was required under anti-bullying legislation passed by the Tennesee General Assembly in 2012.

  • ACT to offer fall in-school testing date in 2014

    ACT will offer a fall in-school, weekday test date option beginning in late September 2014.

    The additional fall testing option will give greater flexibility to states and districts, providing an opportunity to test 12th grade students in addition to or instead of 11th graders.

    The fall date will allow seniors to receive their ACT scores in time to meet normal college application deadlines.