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Today's News

  • FSA director Brackett set to call it a career

     

    Nancy Brackett, executive director of the Roane/Loudon County Farm Service Agency, is retiring after almost 30 years of service to the farming community.
    She will be honored by her co-workers and the community at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 1.
    The reception will be in the meeting room of the USDA Service Center in Kingston.
    The center is at 424 N. Kentucky St., in the same building as the Kingston Post Office.

  • Coaker named tops at MMC for November

    Karen Coaker, a chemistry technical specialist in the laboratory at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, has been named MMCer of the Month for November.

    Coaker has been with Methodist since 2000. Prior to her current position, Coaker was the midnight shift supervisor in the lab.

    “I am deeply honored by this award, and I am very proud to work with excellent co-workers who are also my family,” she said.

    In her current position, Coaker leads the chemistry department within the lab.

  • Bear, Young on economic board

    Leaders of two Roane County utilities have been appointed to the board of directors for East Tennessee Economic Development Agency.

    Rockwood Electric Utility general manager Kendall Bear and Harriman Utility Board general manager Bill Young will serve on the board for 2011-12.

    “As a region, we must continue to work together to build on our strengths and appeal to a broader base of businesses,” said Allen Neel, agency president and CEO.

  • 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.