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Today's News

  • Jackets sweep Midway to end regular season

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets closed out their regular season in style Friday night as both squads downed Midway in a non district match-up.

    The Lady Jackets were in charge from start to finish as they cruised to a 45-25 victory.

  • Lady Waves come up short in title game

    When the Midway Middle School Lady Waves lost starting post Ragyn Hall in the Area 4 AA Tournament and then dropped a 60-23 decision to Lenoir City in the Area 4 AA title game, not many people expected Susan Woody’s squad to make a run in the East Tennessee Class AA Sectional Tournament last week at Pigeon Forge.

  • Tigers wrap up regular season District 3-A title

    The Rockwood Tigers captured the District 3-A regular season title Monday night with a 71-52 victory at Midway.

  • Tigers title twice as nice

    It’s hard to win a title at any level. It’s even harder to do it with an unbeaten record.

  • Raiders split on the road

    The Roane State men’s basketball team experienced bitterly-fought road games at Volunteer State Friday night and at Motlow State Saturday afternoon. The Raiders edged Vol State, 72-71, but lost a heartbreaker at Motlow 64-61.

  • Harriman Happenings: Feb. 13

    By Louise Warmley, Community Correspondent
    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Lorrain Harrison, who recently passed away in University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was the mother of two sons and the daughter of Mariah Harrison. Services were held for her Feb. 4 in Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston. The Rev. Mark Green officiated. Our prayers are with her family and friends.

  • Arrests: Jan. 29-Feb. 8

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Jan. 29 — Michael Barry Vanhoose, 49, 1005 Winton Chapel Road, Rockwood: 24 hours with credit.

    Jan. 30 — Coty Rusty Barnwell, 22, 757 Emory Heights Road, Harriman: violation of probation. Bond $4,500; no court date listed.

    • David Elmer Bell,, 19, 331 Morgan Ave., Harriman: three counts violation of probation. Total bond $22,500; court date April 2.

  • 'Live from Antarctica' today at museum

    The public is welcome to participate in “Live from Antarctica” in Oak Ridge’s American Museum of Science and Energy at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 13, as PolarTREC researcher Alex Eilers performs the tagging of Weddell seals in the Ross Sea in Antarctica and discusses her research project.

    The program will be in the museum’s auditorium.

  • Master Gardeners to study ‘Orchard Skills’

    “Orchard Skills: From Planting to Pruning” is the topic of the Roane County Master Gardener’s  sixth winter workshop, planned for Feb. 25.

    The Master Gardeners are teaming up with Roane County Extension Agent Grant Palmer and Bradbury United Methodist Church to provide both classroom training and active, hands-on experience in an orchard.

    The classroom experience will include lunch, a discussion of soil prepara-
    tion, plant selection, planting, fertilization, pruning and opportunities for

  • March 31 deadline for stewardship nominations

    The Department of Environment and Conservation invites Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2012 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

    The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment.