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Today's News

  • Cherokee rolls past Bobcats

    The Cherokee Middle School Lady Jackets picked up a dominating 39-18 win over the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats Thursday evening. 

  • Midway Middle brings broom to new gym

    Midway Middle School christened their new gym in style Thursday night as the Waves and Lady Waves picked up wins over Wartburg.

  • Bobcats make history with 20-10 win

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats made history Friday night, as Wiley Brackett's squad became the first team in school history to advance to the TSSAA Class AA semifinals following a 20-10 victory over Oneida in the third round of the Class AA playoffs.

    A trip to the semifinals seemed nearly impossible just over a month ago, as the Bobcats stood at 4-4 on the season following a humiliating 45-19 loss at the hands of Sunbright. But since that dreary night on Oct. 14, the Bobcats are 5-0, having outscored those opponents by a combined score of 178-58.

  • Kingston’s Jewhurst named St. Anthony’s senior warden

    Bryan Jewhurst of Kingston was elected senior warden for the newly established mission committee at St. Anthony’s Anglican Church, Crab Orchard.

    The election of the church’s governing body was on Nov. 13, shortly after St. Anthony’s was officially received as a mission of the Anglican Province of America.

    Bishop Walter Grundorf presided over the receiving during his recent annual visit to Holy Cross Anglican Church in Farragut, the sponsoring parish. He also received 10 members of St. Anthony’s into the APA.  

  • Fort candlelight tour gives a glimpse of area’s historic past

    Kingston’s Fort Southwest Point will celebrate the sights, sounds and flavors
    of the past during its annu-al Christmas candlelight tour and reception on Dec. 13.

    Fort volunteers will dish up hospitality and history during the tour, from 6 to 9 p.m.

    Admission is free; donations will be accepted to assist in the rebuilding program now in progress.

  • Tune up those tubas for Merry TubaChristmas

    Harriman’s 23rd annual Merry TubaChristmas Concert is planned for Dec. 3 in Harriman High School.

    The concert starts at 11 a.m. Admission is free.

    Babahatchie Community Band organizes the event, which features a melodious-sounding tuba/euphonium choir under the direction of Sande MacMorran.

    Tuba/sousaphone and euphonium/baritone players of all degrees of ability are welcome to participate in this concert of carols and songs of Christmas.

  • Babahatchie Band kicking off the season with Sunday performance

    Babahatchie Community Band wants to help Roane County ring in the holiday season with a free concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 in the James M. Williamson Auditorium of Harriman High School.

    The concert will have a few Christmas favorites and a couple of new things, promised Alison Westrich, Babahatchie spokeswoman.

  • Church looks to move to old Kroger

    When Kroger moved to Midtown, it left a large vacant building in Rockwood and took with it the drawing power to the shopping center.

    No problem.

    A church that has outgrown its current location across from Riverfront Park in Harriman thinks that’s the ideal place to house its worship services.

    In fact, Nick Hill, pastor of Courts of Praise Church, wishes to not only purchase the Kroger building for church activities; he also wants to lease and rent the remainder for commercial use.

  • Operation REACH hopes support still will be there

    Organizers for Operation REACH said they are far from making their fundraising goal, but they are still optimistic it can be achieved with three weeks to go.  

    “The community of Roane County has always come through for us,” REACH president Jane Ollis said. “This year, they might be just a little bit slow or not thinking REACH is here on us right now. Sometimes it creeps up on us faster than we think.”

    REACH, an acronym for Roane Enriches Another Child’s Holiday, is in its 36th year.

  • Griffith belts one for Vols

    Dianne Griffith has entertained with her powerful pipes before.

    It wasn’t until recently that she sang for a crowd at Thompson Bolling Arena in Knoxville, however.

    Griffith, who performs with the Roane County Choral Society and the Knoxville Opera Company, sang The Star-Spangled Banner on Nov. 8, when the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols soundly defeated Union University in exhibition play.

    More than 11,000 fans were in the stands.