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Today's News

  • Y-12 graduates third class of apprentices

    The Y-12 Apprentice Program recently celebrated its third graduating class with 27 participants gaining journeyman status.

    Each graduate spent three to four years with a journeyman and attended between 144-246 hours of classroom training each year on his own time, usually in the evenings at area union halls.

    “This program is a great way to transfer knowledge from our highly skilled workers to the new work force,” said National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office Manager Steve Erhart.

  • Harriman Happenings March 24

    Last Sunday my grandson Troy Anderson, his friend Ashley, and his children visited with me.

    We had dinner together. Troy’s daughter, Faith, was participating in a pageant that was held at the Princess Theatre that afternoon.

    The Rev. and Mrs. Jesse Williams’ granddaughter was part of the pageant too.

    The Rev. Anthony and Sybil Cannon are on a mission trip in Jamaica for a week.

    Their children, D’Naysha and Kelton, are with their grandmother Julia Harris and aunt Alicia.

  • Plan for possible lane closures on I-40 at Harriman today, Tuesday

    Motorists traveling on Interstate 40 near the 347 mile marker at Harriman on March 24-25 are asked to be alert to possible lane closures.

    The lane closures are planned between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day as crews perform traffic shifts through an ongoing bridge repair project.

    Motorists are asked to use extreme caution through this area and be alert for slowed traffic and changed conditions.

    For more on travel conditions across Tennessee, visit www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 511 from any land line or cellphone.

    The Tennessee Department

  • Rockwood KARM thrift store marks official opening

    Knox Area Rescue Ministries will officially open its new Rockwood KARM Store on March 28.

    A store dedication and ribbon cutting will take place at 11 a.m. in the store at 1496 N. Gateway Ave.

    KARM Stores offer gently used clothing, furniture and other household items.

    The Rockwood store is the 15th thrift store in the chain.

    “The KARM Stores are a valuable resource for the entire community,” said Knox Area Rescue Ministries President and CEO Burt Rosen.

  • Commodity foods distributed March 27-28

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods in March.

    The distribution for all areas will be at Harriman Church of God at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    The church is in the former Dagger Canoe building.

    Residents of Kingston and Harriman will pick up their commodity foods from 9 to 1 p.m. March 27.

    Oliver Springs and Rockwood residents will pick up commodity foods from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28.

  • Tigers smash Sunbright, 12-1

    Jake Witter’s Rockwood Tigers started slow but finished strong Friday evening in picking up a 12-1 victory over Sunbright at Rockwood Sports Complex.

    The Tigers led just 2-0 after two innings Friday, but they scored 11 runs in the third and fourth innings to finish off the Morgan County version of the Tigers in five innings.

    Two Rockwood pitchers, Justin Domon and Tyler McGill, combined to throw a no-hitter past Sunbright.

  • Green Wave bombs Wartburg, 15-4

    Midway’s offense erupted for 15 runs on 15 hits Friday evening in rolling to a 15-4 six-inning victory at Wartburg.

    Five players had multiple hits for Midway. Hayden Hester had the biggest hit of the day as he went 2 for 3 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored. Zach Edwards (2-5, 3B, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), Alex Thomason (2-4, 2B, 3 runs), Justin Dutton (2-4, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) and Tyler Thompson (2-3, 2 runs) also had multiple hits on the day for the Green Wave.

  • Lady Tigers improve to 7-0

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers are off to a great start this season and Friday night Guy Thompson’s picked up another easy win, this one coming with a 16-1 decision over Sunbright at Rockwood Sports Complex.

    The victory improves Rockwood’s season mark to 7-0 in 2014. The Lady Tigers have outscored their opponents 100-7 in those games and none of the seven contests have last the full seven innings of play.

  • OS falls, 7-5

     

    It was defensive errors and a lack of timely hitting that did in the Oliver Springs Bobcats by a 7-5 margin to the Sweetwater Wildcats on a bone-chilling Thursday night at Oliver Springs’ Arrowhead Park.

    Oliver Springs got two outs to start the first inning, but fielding errors led to the Wildcats taking the early 1-0 lead.

  • Meigs too much for Green Wave

     

    The Meigs County Tigers served notice to the rest of District 3-A that they may be just as good in baseball as they were in basketball this past season. The Tigers took a doubleheader from Midway Thursday night in the opening district games for the two teams. 

    Meigs County won the opener 6-0 and the nightcap 9-3.