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Today's News

  • Tigers top Midway to keep title hopes alive

    The Rockwood Tigers entered this week needing two wins over the Midway Green Wave to claim their share of the District 3-A regular season title.

    Jake Witter’s squad got the first of those two wins on Tuesday when they defended their home turf, 9-1.

  • Falcons spoil Senior Night for Bobcats

    It was a game of missed opportunities on Senior Night for the Oliver Springs Bobcats baseball team, as seven base-runners were left stranded for the 'Cats, leaving no joy for the Bobcat nine in a 4-0 loss to the Fulton Falcons. 

    Fulton got on the board first with a run coming home in the opening inning while leaving a man stranded on third base. 

  • Tigers claim share of 3-A title

    The Rockwood Tigers beat Midway 17-5 Wednesday. In doing so, the Tigers split the regular season title with Grace Christian in District 3-A. 

    The Tigers and Rams, sporting 8-2 district records, would have to wait till Thursday afternoon’s district meeting to see who would be the No. 1 seed for the upcoming district tournament.

  • Ridingses’ 5 generations

    Five generations of Alex and Rose Ridings’ family had a recent family gathering.

    The five generations include, front row from left, Daniel and Gavin Handschumacher; middle row, Lynda Ingle, Katherine Walker Ingle, Vanessa Ingle Handschumacher; and back row, Alex and Rose Ridings and Eva Ridings Walker.

    Alex and Rose Ridings were married on June 7, 1946, and have been married for 66 years.

    Their birthdays are also coming up: Alex and Rose Ridings were born on the same date, May 22, 1924.

  • Celebration to mark Cooley’s 80th birthday

    A celebration of James Cooley’s 80th birthday will be from 2 to 4 p.m. May 4 in the family life center of Piney Grove Baptist Church, where he has been a member for 68 years.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served; no gifts are requested.

    Cooley was employed in the sign department of Rockwood Coca-Cola Bottling Works for 20 years. He was also employed with Rust Engineering in Oak Ridge for 22 years and owned and operated Cooley Sign Co. in Midtown.

  • Join Wanderers for walk along Kingston’s Watts Bar Lake

    The East Tennessee Wanderers walking club is planning a 3-mile fun walk May 4 along the Betty Brown Memorial Walking Trail by Watts Bar Lake in Kingston.

    Area residents are welcome to participate.

    Walkers will sign in at 10  a.m. at the 58 Landing parking lot on Hwy. 58. Lunch at an area restaurant will follow the walk.

    The Wanderers is a volkswalking club that promotes fun, fitness and friendship by providing people of average athletic ability opportunities for leisurely, non-competitive walks in scenic and historic areas.

  • MASH Bash to aid Free Clinic

    The third annual MASH Bash fundraiser for the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge, fashioned after the “MASH”   television series, is planned for Aug. 10 in the parish life center of St. Mary's Church in Oak Ridge.

    Tickets go on sale June 17.  

    The parish life center will be transformed into a scene right out of the the sitcom’s 4077th, complete with triage, a mess tent and an officer’s club.  

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 1

    25 Years Ago

  • Courthouse to be National Day of Prayer locale

    Parson’s Rest Ministries, Rockwood, will lead a public National Day Prayer event at noon May 2 on the front steps of the Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

    Call John Mann at 354-8913 for details.

    Millions will answer the call to prayer on May 2 in observance of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer.

    This year’s theme, “Pray for America,” is based on Matthew 12:21 — “In His name the nations will put their hope.”

  • Salvation Army class trains in disaster services

    Through the efforts of Niki Smith, the Beta Alpha Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently hosted a Salvation Army national disaster services training program at Roane State Community College.

    The class was led by Ray Dalrymple, the Salvation Army service extension director for the Kentucky and Tennessee Division.

    Participants included Bob Lepsig, Gary Evans, Mary Carmen Van Horn, Duncan Van Horn and Niki Smith of Roane County.

    Participants from Morgan County were Joe Currier, Shelly Melhorn and Norma Patterson.