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Today's News

  • Annual senior picnic scheduled for Friday

    Mid-East Community Action Agency welcomes all area seniors to attend the annual Roane County senior citizen picnic.

    The picnic will be from 9:30 am. to 1 p.m. May 17 in the pavilion at Kingston City Park.

    Area seniors can look forward to a day filled with food, entertainment, bingo, door prizes, vendors and a cake walk.

    Lunch will be catered.

    Contact Mid-East’s senior services at 354-0450, Ext. 228, to register or for additional information.

  • Hesta Bailey still teaching at age 87

    She may be 87, but Victorian Square Assisted Living resident Hesta Bailey hasn't yet hung up her teaching hat.

    Instead, she's putting her long-honed expertise to work by teaching reading skills to a couple of eager resident students.

    It gives Bailey a chance to share a love of reading that started in childhood.

    "lt gives me moral assessment, enjoyment and information," she recently told Victorian Square Activity Director Barbara Satterfield.

  • Arrests: Feb. 28-March 8, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 28 — Karen Denise Wyrick, 53, 4607 Fennel, Knoxville: DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond $4,000; court date Jun. 24.

    March 1 — Christopher Michael Bunch, 22, 224 Pickard Hollow Road, Harriman: domestic assault. Bond $1,000; court date April 1.

  • The Garden Gate: Spices are the variety of life

    From the days of the earliest civilizations, mankind has known and prized the benefits of those seeds barks, buds, roots and berries we call spices.

    But until more recent times, there was great difficulty to obtain them because of their exotic sources.

    The scarcity of pepper, cloves, cinnamon and other spices caused them to be sought after as treasures, and the quest for them often led to strange and generally unknown lands.

  • Workshops to give self-publishing tips

    The Knoxville Writers Guild is continuing its series of workshops designed to give information to and provide hands-on assistance for writers interested in self-publishing.

    The next workshop  is May 18 and will consist of two different sessions.

    The first, beginning at 11 a.m., will be a general overview of self-publishing. This portion will cost $20.

  • 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.