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Today's News

  • Bobsledding: It’s not just for Sochi

    While the bobsled competition in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is now complete, that hasn’t stopped one Ridge View Elementary pre-kindergarten class from taking the highly competitive winter sport into their own hands.

    Kaila Gunter’s 20-student Olympic team is made up of four bobsleds to compete against each other, Kenya, Jamaica, London and the Netherlands.

    The bobsleds, each created out of large refrigerator boxes then covered with paper and colorfully decorated by the students, represent Kenya, Jamaica, London and the Netherlands.

  • American Idol 2.0, Roane Style

    Another “American Idol” contestant has a Roane County connection.

    Country crooner Ben Briley, 24, is married to Oliver Springs High School alumna Courtney Sanders Briley.

    Courtney Briley went to high school with Janelle Arthur, the Oliver Springs country music artist who made it to the top five on the same televised music competition last season.

    “I am very proud,” said Courtney Briley’s grandmother, Barbara Matney of Harriman.

  • Bruner temporarily suspended

    Attorney Spence Bruner has gotten into more trouble with the Tennessee Supreme Court.

    On Jan. 31 the court suspended the Harriman attorney’s law license for 90 days.

    He was temporarily suspended

    by the court on Feb. 19 for failing to

    respond to the Tennessee Board of

    Professional Responsibility regarding a complaint of misconduct.

    The board oversees the conduct of attorneys for the Tennessee Supreme Court.

  • Boating safety class slated

    The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is giving an “About Boating Safely” class.

    The class will be from 6 to 9 p.m. March 4 and 6 in Kingston Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road.

    All ages are encouraged to take the class, but it is particularly important for young would-be boaters who want to take to the water on a boat.

    “If you are born after Jan. 1, 1989, you are required to take a boating safety class,” said Bill White, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

  • Second Chance chili supper set

    Second Chance K-9 Rescue will have its 15th annual chili supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in Kingston Community Center.

    The meal, available for a $5 donation, includes chili with toppings, dessert and drink.

    Proceeds will help Second Chance in its work to aid those who are unable to afford to spay and neuter their pets.

    The nonprofit group also provides pet food to pet owners unable to afford to buy it.

  • Kingston bed, breakfast named among nation’s 10 ‘most romantic’

    Love is in the air at Kingston’s Whitestone Country Inn.

    The inn, at 1200 Paint Rock Road, and its 360 picturesque acres along Watts Bar Lake make it an easy choice for those wanting to make an escape with a special someone.

    Now, Whitestone has an official place among the nation’s most romantic settings.

    American Historic Inns and its iLoveInns.com website have named Whitestone as one of its “10 most romantic” inns in 2014.

  • Workshops to focus on business with government

    A free workshop on doing business with the government is set next month in Oak Ridge.

    The workshop, a partnership between Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the University of Tennessee’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center under the Leadership of the Center for Industrial Services, will be from 9 a.m. to noon March 18 in Oak Ridge Chamber of Comerce at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

  • Helping business with festival site
  • Mount Pisgah wins TACS region title

    Powered by 36 points from senior guard Samuel Parrott, the Mount Pisgah Patriots captured the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools (TACS) East Region A Championship Saturday afternoon with a 62-51 victory over Fairview Christian Academy.

    A TACS title didn’t seem possible just 30 days earlier when the Patriots dropped a 72-61 decision against the Falcons while playing without starting post Colby Turner, who suffered a season-ending knee injury.

  • Lady ’Cats top Harriman in region opener, 52-41

     

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils put up a good fight Friday night, but they weren’t able to knock off Oliver Springs, as the Lady ’Cats picked up a 52-41 victory at home in the opening round of the Region 2-A Tournament.