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Today's News

  • OR city manager to speak to association

    Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson will be the guest speaker at the next East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association monthly membership luncheon.

    The luncheon will start at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3 in Oak Ridge DoubleTree Hotel.

    Watson will discuss “Negotiating with Large Corporations: City of Oak Ridge and Major Retail Developments.”

    Lunch for members is $15; interested members of the public wishing to attend pay $20.

    RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-483-9332 by 11 a.m. Dec. 3.

  • Lady Tigers off to quick start

     

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers recently opened their season with a 50-31 victory at Sunbright, and they followed that up on at home by knocking off Sunbright again, 55-31.

    Both games played out in similar fashion as Rockwood took control early and cruised in the second half.

  • TWRA dedicates firing range

     

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency recently held a dedication to officially open the newly constructed public firing range at the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area.

  • Harriman Middle takes broom to Midway

     

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils picked up a sweep of Midway on the last games before Thanksgiving. 

    The Lady Devils pulled away in the second half to record a 27-18 win, and then the Blue Devils went into overtime to hold off the Green Waves, 40-36.

  • Kingston runners compete at state
  • Roane schools receive A.F. Bridges Awards

     

    The TSSAA recently handed out A.F. Bridges Awards to area schools and individuals at a regional meeting at Hardin Valley Academy. 

    A.F. Bridges awards are given to schools and individuals who display a high level of ethics and integrity in the teaching and promotion of citizenship and sportsmanship.  

  • Stowers fills in nicely for Raiders in win

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    Tuesday night brought very frigid conditions on the outside and the Maryville Scots made conditions a little more uncomfortable than the Raiders of Roane State wanted on the inside.

  • Stiches close to the heart

    Hard work, dedication and pure enjoyment can be found stitched together within the Kingston Community Center Quilters club.

    Six local Kingston women meet twice a week in three hour blocks at the community center taking part in a dying art.

    “Not a lot of people hand quilt any more,” Diane Lepsig said, “but the bottom line is we have fun doing it together.”

    These friends have become more of a family sharing stories and lunches on a weekly bases.

  • Grants to save sites vital to Civil War

    The Tennessee Wars Commission and the Tennessee Historical Commission will begin accepting applications on Dec. 1 for a new grant program to provide funding to protect Civil War and Underground Railroad sites in Tennessee.

    Grant funding is made possible by the Tennessee Civil War Sites Preservation Act of 2013, which was passed this year by the Tennessee General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Haslam.

  • Meet Santa, help CASA

    Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ninth Judicial District is offering two opportunities for the public to have a child’s or pet’s photo taken with Santa while discussing how to help abused children.

    Santa will be in front of the former Roane Medical Center in Harriman from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 before the Harriman Christmas parade.

    The second opportunity will be from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 at Earl Duff Subaru, Harriman.