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Today's News

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 30

    25 Years Ago
    Established and newcomer in Rockwood: Evans Mortuary celebrated its 10th anniversary with an open house where visitors were taken on a tour of the facility and treated to refreshments. Further south on Gateway Avenue, plans were finalized for the construction of a new Hardee’s restaurant.

    10 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Holiday green brings an air of festivity

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    The hanging of the greens in churches at the beginning of Advent began with the ancient Roman festival of Kalends, when green branches were given to friends for good luck and to bring blessings on the household.

    The bringing of evergreens into the house was thought to help woodland spirits who might be clinging to the branches. They would be warmed, sheltered and add to the festivity of the season.

  • Our Opinion: A salute to the bravery of sex assault victims

    As the child molestation accusations continue to unfold at Penn State and Syracuse University, it seems that there’s only one group involved that can be viewed with pride.

    That’s the victims who were brave enough to come forward.

    Many of us can only imagine the lasting pain these people may feel — even those who never report the abuse they were dealt by someone they knew and trusted.

  • Nuts & Bolts Terri Likens Editor: Photojournalist’s job is the cat’s meow

    Photojournalist Katie Hogin finally has succumbed to one of the hazards of her job — having a tender heart.

    After months of going to the county animal shelter to take pictures of adoptable dogs and cats, she finally gave in and took one home herself.

    Katie fell for an unusally marked kitten she has given the name of Oliver.

    The moniker suits the scrawny little fellow, although we’re sure Ollie will soon fill out and be the strong, happy feline that cats with good forever homes generally grow up to be.

  • Rockwood passes moratorium on new pain clinics

    Borrowing largely from what Kingston already passed, Rockwood joined the effort to circumvent any pain management facilities locating in their community until new state regulations take effect in 2012.

    The council considered two resolutions, a shorter one and a more detailed version.
    Vice Mayor Peggy Evans made the motion for the longer resolution because it spelled out more what was covered under the resolution.

    “I think that would be best,” Evans said.

  • Boy Scouts return for tree sale in Kingston
  • Secret City book reveals life during Manhattan Project

    Jay Searcy, author of the “The Last Reunion,” grew up in Oak Ridge, the secret headquarters for the Manhattan Project in World War II.

    He was one of 11,000 children from all over America who were thrown together during the war while their parents worked secretly around the clock.

    Many did not know that they were creating the most devastating weapon in history and ushering in the Atomic Age.

    Today those children are in their mid-70s, the last living generation to have witnessed the Oak Ridge miracle.

  • Midway splits with Oakdale

    The girls from "South Of the River" gave the Oakdale Lady Eagles all they could handle and then some, but in the end the Lady Eagles had the Lady Waves "seeing red" with a 53-45 triumph on "Black Friday".

  • Lady Jackets win, Oliver Springs falls in classic

    Connie Guinn's Kingston Lady Jackets were firing on all cylinders Saturday afternoon en route to an impressive 73-32 win over the Clinton Lady Dragons at the 2011 Oliver Springs Thanksgiving Classic.

  • Cherokee knocks off Green Wave

    For three quarters, the girls from “South Of the River” had their Cherokee counterparts on the ropes, but a 16-5 swing in the last period gave the Lady Jackets a 36-32 win over the Midway Lady Waves.