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Today's News

  • Career program helps special-needs students

    Teachers in Roane County’s Work-based Learning for Special Needs Students program held an appreciation luncheon on Oct. 10 at Roane County High School for people who supported their effort.

    That includes staff at several businesses, churches and at least one school.

    During the unique program, students in special education programs in Roane County schools are able to map out a career path and hunt for a job.

    Once they secure employment from one of the sponsors, they

  • Dyllis wants school for community center

    A group of Dyllis community members wants to see a community use for the old Dyllis Elementary School.

    A petition signing to stop the sale of the now-closed school is going around. The signing is scheduled to be held at the school at 5 p.m. Saturday.

    “There is a bunch of us that believe the school would serve the community better as a community center. We’d hate to see it sold and mowed down and put houses on it. That wouldn’t benefit anybody,” said Robert Kennedy, who lives in the neighborhood.

  • Nuclear commission appoints Unit 2 inspector

    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in Atlanta have selected Eric Patterson as a resident inspector for construction activities at Watts Bar Unit 2 near Spring City.

    The plant is owned by the TVA and Watts Bar Unit 1 began operation at the site in 1996.

    Patterson joined the NRC in June 2010 as a construction project and mechanical construction inspector.  

  • Three remain unbeaten after TVAA week 8

    The Tennessee Valley Athletic Association finished week 8 Saturday with only two of the age divisions almost settled. 

    The Oliver Springs hoppers are now 8-0 and lead their division by two games over Kingston with two weeks to go. 

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Lady Jackets edge Oneida, 3-2

    It wasn’t easy, but the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets kept their 2012 season alive Monday evening with a 3-2 victory over Oneida in the opening round of the District 4-A/AA Tournament at Southwest Point.

  • Green Wave, Bobcats looking for playoff boost

    With two weeks left in the regular season, a lot of teams across the state of Tennessee are battling for a TSSAA playoff berth.

  • Trio of new businesses now open in Rockwood
  • OUT to LUNCH: ‘Grand Canyon’ view at McCloud Mountain

    “Out To Lunch” readers know that my articles are about food, people, and sightseeing. Today’s adventure qualifies in every area.

    Over two years ago our Knoxville furniture friends, Jerry and Mickey Pease, invited us to go eat with them at McCloud Mountain Restaurant, near LaFollette, TN.

    “I’ve got to come back here in the fall, when the leaves are changing and write about McCloud’s,” I told our group.

  • Mural artist brings color to life

    Art has been a lifelong passion for Elaine Shumaker, though she didn’t always realize it.

    Shumaker, a Florida native, moved to Rockwood earlier this year to continue her dream of a owning an art and design business. She specializes in murals, faux finishes and visual illusion.

    After beginning her career as a children’s wear designer for eight years, Shumaker went back to college to become a dental hygienist. She spent the next two decades working with a tooth brush instead of a paint brush.