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Today's News

  • Grants help Kingston outfit officers

    Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said his department was able to purchase 19 new bulletproof vests, thanks to a federal grant.  

    “It’s a 50-50 grant through the Department of Justice,” he said. “It really helps the department, as expensive and important as the vests are. They can save a life.”

    Washam said the city paid $12,000 for the vests upfront and got reimbursed for the grant half.   

  • Rockwood 2000 gives to Rotary

    Rockwood 2000 member Sandy McIntosh presents Eddie Bilbrey, Rockwood Rotary Club President, with a $500 donation at a recent Rotary Club meeting.

    The donation will be used toward the purchase of a heart defibrillator for Rockwood Middle School. The Rotary Club is raising funds for the project.

    “We are pleased to assist the Rotary Club with this donation and support their goal to provide a defibrillator for the Rockwood Middle School,” Rockwood 2000 President Mary Kau said.

  • Harriman Happenings: April 21

    Twenty-two members were present for the Roane County Family and Community Education Recognition Day.

    Dedication and recognition of officers for 2014 was given by Agent Justin Thomas.

    Recognition of guests was by President Ferne Baxter.

    Speaker for this special day were Susan Rexrode from Knoxville. Her subject was “Awareness: Finding the Wonder Woman in you.”

    We were inspired by her message on how to become a Wonder Woman.

    Grace was given by Louise Warmley. The banquet meal was great, and all enjoyed the

  • Time to register for 4-H summer camp

    After a long winter, many children are dreaming of summer fun – and that could include a trip to a Tennessee 4-H camp.

    Tennessee 4-H operates camps in Columbia, Crossville and Greeneville, and Extension agents in every county are now registering thousands of children for this summer’s adventures.

    But there’s always room for more campers.

  • Dispose of hazardous household waste the safe way next month

    Roane County households may dispose of possible hazardous wastes in a free and safe way during next month’s Household Hazardous Waste Day at the recycling center at 215 White Pine Road, Midtown.

    Household hazardous waste materials will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10.

    Only waste from households will be accepted for free.

    Conditionally-exempt small-quantity generator waste from non-household sources — such as business, schools, farms and churches — will be accepted by appointment only.

  • Lamm earns gold with Junior Ice Bears

     Hockey isn’t a sport played by a lot of kids in Roane County, but Midway sophomore Drake Lamm is making some noise on his skates.

    Lamm plays for the Knoxville Junior Ice Bears and his team recently won the U18 USA Hockey’s Tier II National Championship in Wayne, New Jersey.

  • Jones fires another perfect game

     

    Courtney Jones has Rockwood’s number.

    On Thursday, April 10, the Oliver Springs ace right-hander tossed a perfect game in leading the Lady ’Cats to a 9-0 victory over the Lady Tigers.

  • Midway downs Wildcats, 5-2

     

    Good Friday turned out to be a good Friday for the Midway baseball team, as the Green Wave traveled to Sweetwater and downed the Wildcats in an afternoon affair, 5-2.

    Midway did all of its damage in the second inning on Friday,

  • Tigers take second in Yellow Jacket Classic

     

    The Rockwood Tigers celebrated Easter weekend with a strong second place showing in the 2014 Yellow Jacket Classic played at Lookout Valley.

    The Tigers advanced to Saturday’s championship game by winning a total of three games on Thursday and Friday.

  • Cranford wins dirt bike race