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Today's News

  • Kamikawa named 3-A Coach of the Year

    After leading the Rockwood Tigers to the District 3-A championship, Rockwood head coach Paul Kamikawa was recently named the District 3-A Coach of the Year by his fellow coaches.

  • Former OS school to be part of talk at Baptist Association

    Julia Hopper Daniel of Oliver Springs will discuss the history of the former Oliver Springs Colored School during this weekend’s Women’s Ministry program of the Knoxville District Baptist Association.

    The program, which is open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 25 in New Friendship Baptist Church at 1933 Texas Ave., Knoxville.

  • Don Long named pastor at Laurel Bluff Baptist

    Laurel Bluff Baptist Church, Kingston, recently called Don Long as its pastor.

    Long has been a Southern Baptist pastor for 47 years. He has served on the Brotherhood Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and as president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention Pastors Conference.

    He has been a volunteer chaplain with the Florida Highway Patrol, Chattanooga Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

  • Snodgrass taking reins at Rockwood Presbyterian

    Rockwood Presbyterian Church welcomes a new minister to the pulpit on Feb. 26.

    Charles Snodgrass officially began his ministry with the 140-year-old church on Jan. 1, but he will be installed and ordained as minister at a special service at 5 p.m. Feb. 26 in the church at 429 W. Rockwood St.

    A reception in the church’s fellowship hall will follow the service. The community is welcome to attend.

  • Jones marks 35 years as Harriman Baptist Tabernacle pastor

    The congregation of Harriman Baptist Tabernacle will celebrate Pastor James F. Jr. and Sandra Jones’ 35th year of serving the church with a special service on Feb. 26.

    David C. Gibbs Jr., president of the Christian Law Association, will be the guest speaker for the service, which starts at 11 a.m.

    The church is at 1420 Old Roane St.

  • Midway event has more than reading

    Midway Elementary School’s next Family Reading Night is March 8.

    The event, coordinated by school librarian Karen Buehler, promotes reading by parents or caregivers with children. Past attendance has ranged from 80-199 adults and children, and Buehler said she has received a great deal of positive feedback.

    Activities are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the school library. Cookies and drinks are provided.

  • Tavern death charges increased

    Eric Glenn Gallaher faces more trouble for allegedly killing David Harvey outside the Grill & Pub last summer.
    The Roane County grand jury on Tuesday upgraded the charge against Gallaher from reckless homicide to voluntary manslaughter.
    Voluntary manslaughter is a C felony, and is usually charged if a crime involves passion. According to court records, Gallaher punched Harvey after a minor fender-bender in the parking lot.

  • Municipal moves: Could Kingston City Hall end up at Ladd Landing?

    By MIKE GIBSON
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    It might be a stretch to say there’s a frontrunner in the search for a new city hall site for Kingston.
    But now there’s, at the very least, a favorite.
    Kingston Mayor Troy Beets joined representatives of Covenant Health and the city council’s City Hall Review Committee in touring the Kingston Medical Plaza in Ladd Landing as a possible future site for Kingston City Hall on Monday.
    The plaza currently houses a doctor’s office and a physical therapy center.

  • New hospital has magnetic effect

    By MIKE GIBSON
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The offices moving out of Kingston Medical Plaza are but one example of how the Roane Medical Center replacement has caused a drain of sorts.
    Physicians offices and other health-related businesses are leaving their current digs in other parts of the county and gravitating to Midtown.
    The Kingston Medical Plaza has a doctor’s office and a physical therapy practice moving toward Midtown; another physician has already moved on.

  • Candidate forum set on county offices

    Rockwood 2000, a non-partisan civic organization, will be hosting a candidate forum on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at Rockwood City Hall.
    This event is to educate the public about the candidates running for the positions of Roane County roads superintendent and Roane County property assessor.
    The objective is to inform as many people as possible about the platform of each candidate.
    Those running for roads superintendent are:
    • James Beason
    • Dennis Ferguson
    • Brian Mullins