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Today's News

  • Midway Football Camp starts Thursday

    The MIdway Youth Football Camp will be held Thursday thru Saturday, July 14-16 from  6-7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. and  10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.  

    The cost of the camp is $25.  

  • Krush win Memorial Day Blast
  • Whistles wanted

    The Clinch Valley Football Officials Association (CVFOA) is looking for sports minded people interested in becoming a high school football official. 

  • Devils fall in dramatic title game, 14-13

    So close, yet so far was the best way to sum up the Harriman All-Stars Dixie Youth District 8 A championship game with Sweetwater, as Harriman had an 8-1 lead at one stretch, only to lose a 14-13 heartbreaker Thursday night in Sweetwater. 

  • Ridge View fifth-graders go to Nashville

    Ridge View Elementary School’s six fifth-grade classes took a recent action-packed and memorable excursion to the state capital.

    Two chartered buses took the group of students and teachers to Nashville, where they met with state Sen. Ken Yager and toured the Tennessee State Capitol.

    The students at the Rockwood school also visited the Tennessee State Museum and had lunch at the Bicentennial Park.

  • Ryans cited during SkillsUSA contest

    Debra Ryans of Kingston was awarded a skill-point certificate in Job Skill Demonstration A during the recent SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

    She is a student at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman.

    Ryans was among the contest’s high scorers who were awarded the certificates. The honor was awarded in 86 occupational and leadership areas to students who achieved a high score defined by industry.

    The skill point certificates were introduced in 2007 as a component of the SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System.

  • RSCC library’s first floor reopens July 12

    The first floor of the library at Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus will reopen on July 12 following a renovation project to replace the ceiling and lighting.

    Until then, all library guests are asked to continue to enter the library from a second-story entrance near the front of the building. Directional signs are posted.

    Community members do not have access to library computers during the renovation project because most computers are on the first floor.

  • Gospel Singers Reunion marks silver anniversary

    For the 25th year in row, The Dudley Evans
    Family’s annual Gospel Singers Reunion will once again fill the air around Roane County Park with sounds of Southern, Bluegrass and contemporary gospel music.

    This year’s event begins at 3 p.m. July 9 at the park.

    Admission is free, but those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to area food banks to help feed the area’s needy.

  • Redeemed to sing Sunday in Rockwood church

    Redeemed, a group from Hobe Sound Bible College in Florida, will sing at 6:30 p.m. July 10 in Rockwood Bible Methodist Church at 1002 S. Gateway Ave.

    Members of the group include, from left, soprano Jacinda Finney, tenor Sherman Rouch, alto Katrina Crouse and pianist Martha Fiskeaux.

  • Voters offered free photo ID

    A new law has recently been passed that requires registered voters to show valid government identification with a photograph in order to vote starting Jan. 1, 2012.

    This ID can include Tennessee driver’s license, passport, military ID or other valid state or federal government issued ID with a photograph.

    “If you cannot afford an ID, one will be provided to you free of charge, for the purposes of voting only, at the nearest Tennessee driver testing center,” said state Rep. Julia Hurley, R-Lenoir City.