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Today's News

  • Daphanie Lyn-Marie Cofer

    Daphanie Lyn-Marie Cofer was born Nov. 7 in Tennova, Knoxville.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Barry and Stephanie Cofer.

    Grandparents are Steve and Deborah Ellison and Fonna Cofer. Great-grandmother is Shirley Plemons.

    Daphanie has an older brother, Ayden Newton.

  • Plant sale back on

    The eighth annual Master Gardeners of Roane County plant sale on May 4 was postponed due to rain.

    The sale has been rescheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at Ladd Landing in Kingston.

    This is a public opportunity to obtain plants, knowledge and information from trained volunteers through the Tennessee Master Gardener Program of Roane County and the University of Tennessee Extension.

  • Tigers down Eagles in region opener, 13-5

    The Rockwood Tigers kept their season alive and advanced to Wednesday’s Region 2-A title Monday by knocking off Oakdale, 13-5, at Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex in Rockwood.

    Oakdale was making their first region appearance since 1998 and the Eagles seemed to have a case of big game jitters as Oakdale struggled in the early going.

  • Lady ‘Cats top Midway in thriller, 7-6

    Monday’s Region 2-A opener between the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats and Midway Lady Waves turned into an instant classic, as the Lady ‘Cats came from behind twice in the final two innings to pick up a 7-6 victory over the Lady Waves.

  • Bojangles’ to open Harriman site on May 20

    Bojangles’ will start serving its Southern classics, signature chicken and biscuits, and all-day breakfast items at 5:30 a.m. May 20 in Harriman.

    The more-than-3,800-square-foot restaurant at 1917 Roane State Hwy., Midtown,  will seat more than 75 guests.

    “Bojangles’ is thrilled to open Harriman’s first Bojangles’ and introduce this community to Bojangles’ unique flavors and made from scratch menu items,” said Bojangles’ Regional Vice President, Dion Firooznia.

  • Alliance representatives meet with governor

     

    A delegation from The Roane Alliance recently meeting with Gov. Bill Haslam, center right, at the Tennessee State Capitol are, front row from left, Chris Whaley, state Rep. Kent Calfee, Darrell Williams; and back row, Kathy Parks, Gail Lyke, Brenda Rowe and Teresa Jackson.

  • RSCC’s Harris completes economic development course

    Kim Harris, placement director with Roane State Community College, was one of 46 economic development professionals from Tennessee and other states who recently completed the seventh annual Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course in Nashville.

    “The interest, engagement and knowledge of the participants made this truly a unique experience,” said Erin Ketelle, course and Tennessee Certified Economic Developer director.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Save room for dessert when you visit Carter’s Restaurant

    Because we have always enjoyed the food, this is the third time I have written an “Out To Lunch” article about eating at this Ten Mile location.

    It was called the Stone Cottage Inn in my June 2008 article. I wrote about it again in Oct. 2010, when it was the Pizza Factory.

    It became Carter’s Restaurant, sometimes referred to as Carter’s Pizza Subs & Grill, in February 2011. This is the restaurant of our most recent adventure.

  • Bolling in as Kingston manager

    By Friday morning, Kingston’s list of candidates for the open city manager’s position had been whittled down to David. And David.
    By 2 that afternoon, there was only one David left — David Bolling, a former Oliver Springs town administrator and Clinton native whose most recent stopover was a year-long stint in the town of Newcastle, Maine.

  • Accused killer broke?

    Last summer, accused murderer Shawn Smoot insisted he was poor.

    Assistant District Attorney General Bill Reedy is now skeptical of that claim and wants a review of Smoot’s indigent status.

    “The defendant is currently residing in the community of Corryton, Tenn., which the state recently determined is less than five miles from the residence of John and Brittany Myers, the sister and brother-in-law of the deceased victim in this matter, Brooke Nicole Morris,” Reedy wrote.