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Today's News

  • Looseleaf Laureate by Terri Likens: One way to write your own creation story

    My boyfriend Derek’s parents live on a golf course in Western Kentucky, where they maintain a lovely landscape.
    Reid, Derek’s father, was trying to establish a flowering vine at the base of an accent boulder near the property line.
    An industrious man, Reid was at the big rock regularly, watering, fertilizing, weeding and working to get the vine to grow — but with little success.

  • Overall crime down, according TBI report

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Thursday released the “Crime in Tennessee 2011” report which showed a 1.7% decrease in overall crimes reported in Tennessee in 2011 compared with 2010. This is third year in a row that reported offenses decreased when compared with the previous year.

  • ORNL research on glycine blurs boundaries

    The boundary between electronics and biology is blurring with the first detection by researchers at Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory of ferroelectric properties in an amino acid called glycine.
    A multi-institutional research team led by Andrei Kholkin of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, used a combination of experiments and modeling to identify and explain the presence of ferroelectricity, a property where materials switch their polarization when an electric field is applied, in the simplest known amino acid—glycine.

  • Remembering fallen officers

    The Fallen Officers Memorial at the Roane County Sheriff’s Office was dedicated earlier this month. Pictured from left are FOP president Shane Trew, Lynda Carter, Sheriff Jack Stockton, Tim Hawny and Daryl Cook.

  • CAK hands Jackets first loss

    After opening the season with six straight wins, the Kingston boys tennis team finally tasted defeat Wednesday following a 6-3 setback at the hands of defending TSSAA Class A/AA state champion Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK).
    The Warriors took control early by winning five matches in singles. CAK’s wins came as Tanner Debord defeated Lucas Clower, 8-1; Koi Royal defeated Brandon Griffis, 8-4; Josh Bowden beat Quint Gasque, 8-3; Jonathan Carrol beat Timothy Smith, 8-3; and Daniel Martin knocked off Darian Sams, 8-5.

  • Cherokee players receive awards
  • Bobcats still in first after sweep

    Tony Kegley’s Oliver Springs Bobcats ran their District 4-A record to 8-0 on the season following a pair of easy wins on Monday and Tuesday against Sunbright.

    Both games were similar as the Bobcats won at home on Monday, 12-0, before winning at Sunbright on Tuesday, 13-0.

  • Lady Devils roll past Greenback

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils stayed in the thick of the District 3-A race earlier this week as Travis Langley's squad picked up wins over Greenback on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Lady Jackets trounce Sweetwater, 11-1

    Aided by a pair of three-run home runs and a strong pitching performance by Samantha Aycock, the Kingston Lady Jackets traveled to Sweetwater Monday and bombed the Lady Wildcats, 11-1.

  • Blue Devils drop close games

    The Harriman Blue Devils suffered a pair of costly losses earlier this week as Greenback knocked off Harriman on Monday and Tuesday in a pair of District 3-A contests.

    On Monday, Harriman hit the road and suffered a 4-2 setback at the hands of the Cherokees.