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Today's News

  • Church Calendar: Sept. 22-Oct. 28

    SATURDAY, SEPT. 22
    • The 190th annual session of the Hiwassee Primitive Baptist Association will begin at 9 a.m. in New Hope Primitive Baptist Church at 1010 New Hope Road, Rockwood. All-day preaching is planned.

    • Union Valley Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will  have a gospel singing beginning at 7 p.m. Featured singers will be Eddie Bridges, Hallelujah Praise and the Praise Him Youth Choir. The church is on Windrock Road. Call Pastor Wayne Morgan at 435-4150 for details.

  • Rockwood recognizes scoreboard sponsors
  • Roane teams looking for second half momentum

    Football season has reached its halfway point and Friday night four of Roane County’s five teams will look to build momentum for the 2012 stretch run.

  • Deer season opens Saturday

    Tennessee’s 2012 deer archery-only season opens statewide on Saturday, Sept. 22. The archery season dates in all three of the state’s deer hunting units are the same. The dates are Sept. 22-Oct. 26 and Oct. 29-Nov. 2.

  • Jackets, Bobcats pick up sweeps in TVAA action

    Four teams remained unbeaten after week four play in the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association.

    Oliver Springs and Kingston picked up sweeps in week four while Harriman and Spring City split the four games.

  • ‘Nutcracker’ auditions slated for this weekend

    Arts in Motion will have auditions and sign-ups for its 2012 production of the Roane County “Nutcracker” beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 in the Kingston studio on Hwy. 70.

    With more than 170 performers from 15 surrounding   counties, the Roane County production is one of the largest “Nutcracker” performances in Tennessee.

    This year’s performances will be Dec. 1-4.

    A $10 audition fee will be charged per performer. Ages 5 and older are sought for dancing auditions on the following schedule:

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 19

    25 Years Ago
    The 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution was celebrated in several churches with special events. Radio and TV broadcasts in communities featured students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the preamble. All were invited to participate in some way.

    10 Years Ago

  • Harriman taking suggestions for parade marshal

    The Harriman Christmas Parade Committee is accepting nominations for the 2012 parade grand marshal.

    Nominees must live in the city of Harriman or have contributed positively to the city’s success.

    Nominations forms are available at www.harrimanparade.com.

    Forms must be mailed to 319 Virginia Ave., Harriman, TN 37748, or dropped off at Harriman Municipal Office Complex by Nov. 9.

  • Volunteer Stars nominees sought

    Nominations for the fifth annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards are now being accepted within Roane County.

    The awards will celebrate the efforts of volunteers who strive to improve their communities through service.

    “Roane County is glad to be able to participate in the Governor’s Volunteer Stars program, and we ask our citizens to nominate someone from their community,” said Roane County Executive Ron Woody.

  • Lillyana Michelle Goad

    Lillyana Michelle Goad was born at 4:30 p.m. June 23 in Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Tressa Gibson and Travis Goad of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Tracie and Sean Gibson of Rockwood, and Karen and Lonnie Goad of Harriman.

    Great-grandparents are Rolland and Beverly Gibson, Clara Pickard and Hazel Frederick.

    Lillyana has a 1-year-old brother, Landyn James.