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Today's News

  • Task Force on Aging to help seniors

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the formation of the Task Force on Aging, a group charged with creating a plan to improve the lives and care of older Tennesseans and their families through a collaboration of public, private and nonprofit leaders.

     According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 14 percent of Tennesseans are 65 years of age or older, and the national average is 13.7 percent. Tennessee’s number is expected to grow to more than 22 percent by 2020.

  • Upgrading technology: Kingston, Rockwood get computers

    The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet co-chaired by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam has awarded 137 children’s computers to public libraries and family childcare programs across Tennessee.

    Rockwood and Kingston Public libraries received stations that feature  more than 60 educational software titles spanning seven curricular areas all focused on supporting early learning in children. These educational programs use engaging graphics to draw young children to learning.

  • Stephenson leads Bobcats in 40-0 rout

    By ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN
    Elizabethton Star
    Like trying to shovel sand into a bucket with a fork, the Unaka Rangers could not contain Oliver Springs senior tailback Eddie Stephenson on Friday night at Goddard Field.
    Stephenson rushed for a game-high 177 yards and two touchdowns as the Bobcats opened the 2013 football season with a 40-0 shutout victory over the Rangers.
    From the opening series it was clear that Unaka was going to have a difficult time stopping the Oliver Springs running attack as the ’Cats moved 50 yards for a score on seven plays.

  • Oneida edges Rockwood in overtime, 13-12

    By TYLER MANNING
    Roane Newspapers
    Football is often known as a religion here in the south. Friday night there was a perfect example of that at Rockwood’s Civitan Field as a defensive masterpiece took place with the visiting Oneida Indians edging Rockwood in overtime, 13-12.

  • Devils roll up 401 yards rushing in 34-11 win

    It may have been a sluggish start for the Harriman Blue Devils, but Travis Tapp’s squad exorcised the Hancock County Indians by a 34-11 margin to kick off the high school football season for both teams Friday night.
    Harriman piled up 401 rushing yards on the strength of the triple threat rushing attack of Garrett Greene, Mikey Roberts, and Kaleb Eleam, who amassed 367 of those yards leading the way.

  • Big plays lead Green Wave in opener, 33-24

    It wasn’t pretty at times, but the Midway Green Wave picked up a 33-24 victory over Tri-Cities Christian Schools (TCCS) Friday night in the first-ever meeting between the two schools played at Kingsport’s Don “Log” Martin Field.

  • Area ‘Rosie the Riveter’ now celebrating 100 years

    During World War II, Rebekah Givens became a “Rosie the Riveter” when she and her late husband, Beecher, moved to Detroit for work.
    Rosie the Riveter was the name given women who took over the war-effort factory jobs left empty by men who had gone to fight.

    “I have been right up there with the big old gun with the rivets,” said Givens. She made wings for the Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver,  a scout-bomber that began rolling off the assembly lines in 1942.
    Givens, who turned 100 last month, grew up fast.

  • Kingston finance committee plan steams ahead

    Kingston City Council members took a step toward increased fiscal oversight at the August full council meeting — approving on first reading an ordinance that would establish a financial review committee to act as a liaison between council and city financial planners.
    The proposed ordinance provides for the committee to consist of two council members plus the city manager and the city finance officer, assisted by one administrative staff member. The council members would be appointed by the council, and serve for the duration of their council terms.

  • Marina owner’s woes pile up

    Legal troubles continue to haunt Bayside Marina owner Alan Schneider.
    With criminal charges pending in Roane County over an altercation, he also is a defendant in lawsuits filed locally. 
    On Aug. 15, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation fined him $18,480 for violating the state’s Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Act.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Remembering Momma — Martha M. McGlothin

    Some time back, it occurred to me that this year, 2013, would see the hundredth anniversary of the birth of my mother, Martha Mac McGlothin.
    And since I had chosen to honour her and my father, John Roy Largen, in naming the McGlothin-Largen Park, I thought that people might like to know something about the life and times of these two honourees.