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Today's News

  • Raiders unbeaten in conference play

    This past Friday evening, the Roane State Raiders slugged Southwest Tennessee on their home court, 94-74. They completed the home stand Saturday with a convincing 83-66 victory over Dyersburg State.

  • Raiderettes split conference games

    The Roane State Raiderettes came close to picking up a weekend sweep TJCCAA conference games, but Monica Boles’ squad had to settle for a split.

  • Kingston picks up road sweep

    After opening the season with a pair of losses against Webb School of Knoxville, the Kingston Yellow Jackets bounced back with a pair of victories at Oakdale on Thursday.

  • Christmastime special at Rugby

    Candlelit visits to traditionally decorated historic buildings, glimpses of 1880s Rugby Christmases, seasonal music, an award-winning film and mural at the Rugby Visitor Centre & Theatre and a traditional Victorian dinner all await visitors to Christmas at Historic Rugby.

    The annual holiday fundraiser will be on Dec. 3 at the British-founded museum village atop the Cumberland Plateau.   

  • Caroling, reading part of OS festivities

    A number of holiday festivities are planned in conjunction with Oliver Springs’ annual Christmas parade on Dec. 3.

    The opening ceremony starts at 3:30 p.m. at the court of flags on East Tri County Boulevard.

    The parade line-up will begin at 4:45 p.m. at Arrowhead Park. The parade will begin at 5:30 and follow the traditional parade through town and end back at Arrowhead Park.

    Following the conclusion of the parade there will be Christmas caroling at the old Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m.

  • Rockwood's home tour ushers in holidays

    Experience the magic of Christmas during the annual Tour of Homes in the picturesque Rockwood, nestled at the foot of the mountain.

    Seven stately homes will be featured during this year’s tour on Dec. 3-4. Tour hours are from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

    An authentic storyteller will perform for this year’s event.

    In downtown Rockwood will be the grand opening of Found, an art gallery featuring area artists and décor from Glitterville and One Hundred 80 Degrees.   

  • Book on stuttering therapy now available at OS library

    “Self-Therapy for the Stutterer” is now available at Oliver Springs Public Library.

    The 192-page book is the classic self-help guide written by Malcolm Fraser, founder of The Stuttering Foundation.

    This book outlines a self-therapy program which describes what the person who stutters can do to work toward better communication.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 23

    25 Years Ago
    Property tax bills were about a month and a half late in being mailed out due to Roane County’s reappraisal process. An estimated $200,000 that would normally have been deposited was yet to be collected. To keep the county from operating in a deficit, $300,000 was transferred from the general-purpose fund on a tax anticipation note, to be repaid with interest.

    10 Years Ago

  • Santa rides the rails in December

    For the first two weekends in December, Santa Claus will leave his sleigh in the garage and climb aboard the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train.

    St. Nick be on board the train Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11.

    He's sure to delight children of all ages as he makes his way through the train passing out gift bags and making himself available for pictures with children.

    The volunteers of Southern Appalachia Railway Museum will have the train all decked out in holiday style to add to the excitement of the trips and the season.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Oct. 3 — Robin J. Gorth, theft of merchandise shoplifting. Guilty.

    • Brent C. Spangler, criminal impersonation. Dismissed.

    • Justin C. Solock, theft of property $1,000-$10,000 solicitation. Guilty.

    • Melanie M. Cofer, implied consent misdemeanor and first-offense DUI. Bound over.