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Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: Thyme is on our side, and has been for ages

    Thyme is one of the most popular herbs used in food preparation and medicine. It is interesting to note that it has been thus for many thousands of years.

    Thyme is native to most of Europe. It grows wild from Spain to Siberia, especially in the Alpine regions. It came to this country with our earliest settlers and now grows wild in many states. It is the most prolific herb to be found growing wild in the northern regions of the Catskill Mountains.

  • Season ends for area all-stars

    The 2013 Dixie Youth seasons came to a close over the weekend for the Harriman “O” Zone All-Stars and Kingston A All-Stars.

  • ’Cats, Jackets tune up for season with 7-on-7 action

    The start of the 2013 high school football season is more than a month away, but the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Oliver Springs Bobcats are continuing offseason preparation. Part of the preparation took place Friday as both teams participated in 7-on-7 passing scrimmages at Grace Christian Academy.

  • Season ends for AAA Tigers
  • Harriman bombs Bulldogs in tourney, 11-0

    The Harriman “O” Zone All-Stars advanced to the Dixie Youth District 8 “O” Zone Tournament Final Four with an 11-0 victory at Spring City Thursday evening.

  • Kingston splits two at state
  • On vacation with the Roane Couny News
  • Register now to attend emergency management forum

    Online registration is open to the public for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency’s 10th Oak Ridge Emergency Management Forum set for Sept. 26 at the New Hope Center.
    This year’s forum theme, “Back to Basics: Partnerships in Emergency Management,” will feature general session speaker Richard Serino, deputy administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency who will speak on current innovations in emergency management partnerships.

  • DarkHorse Design

    Colorful artwork depicting a post-apocalyptic world sit in the work space of Dark Horse Design.
    The scenes will soon be displayed at Battlefield Knoxville, a laser tag facility.
    Lars Paulson has done projects for various establishments, from a plane for Dollywood’s Barnstormer, the anchor outside the Titanic museum in Pigeon Forge, working Batmobiles for stunt shows and much more.
    Lars and Barrie Paulson moved here about nine years ago for a change in pace after working successfully in Florida.

  • Backstrom takes pride in success of PT program

    Kurt Backstrom could name hundreds of times his Roane State Community College students made him proud during his long career as director of the college’s physical therapist assistant program.
    One of his favorite moments happened this spring, Backstrom’s last as program director.
    For an honors project, two students developed detailed plans for the program’s future, and they presented their ideas to college faculty and staff.
    When Backstrom heard their presentation, he knew he had another proud moment to add to his list.