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Today's News

  • Forty years at today’s country store

    Lou Dunn felt right at home when she came to Cracker Barrel Restaurant and Old Country Store.

    Dunn, who is celebrating 40 years with the company, got her start at the original Harriman location on Roane Street, where Ruby Tuesdays sits today.

    “I just loved it,” said Dunn, who has owned her own antique business in Knoxville and has worked in guest relations and customer service prior to becoming retail manager at the country store.

  • Volunteer Electric gives Midway PTO $2,500 donation

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,500 in grants to Midway High School’s PTO.

    The program, founded in October of 2001, has donated more than $4.7 million to various community-service organizations.

  • Lackey recognized by fellow surveyors

    Local land surveyor Eugene Lackey from Oliver Springs was awarded the membership rank of Fellow in the Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors by the organization’s Board of Directors on Nov. 7, 2013.

    Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors is an organization of Tennessee Surveyors created for the purpose of advancing the educational status and adding to the professionalism of the membership along with providing for ethical relationship of the surveyor with the general public.

  • Business tips given on healthcare reform

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center advises and assists entrepreneurs and small business owners in the area at no cost.

    The United States Small Business Association, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center and Tennessee Primary Care Association, is offering a free seminar where small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for their business and employees.

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  • Bobcats pick up District 4-A sweep

     

    By AARON HARVEY

    Roane Newspapers

    Snow and ice postponed the match-up between Sunbright and Oliver Springs on Tuesday, but there was plenty of fire for the makeup games on Thursday.  

  • Midway flies high over visiting Eagles

     

    On a frigid Thursday night, the Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves picked up a pair of victories over visiting Oakdale.

    The Lady Waves improved to 7-11 on the season with a 41-32 win over the Lady Eagles. Oakdale won the earlier game at Oakdale by four.

  • Cherokee to host Area 4-AAA tourney

     

    Cherokee Middle School will be busy this week as the Jackets will be hosting the Area 4-AAA Tournament starting Monday.

  • Jackets take season series from Devils

     

    Kingston’s Tyler Thompson made only one shot in Friday’s game against Harriman, but it was the biggest basket of the evening as he hit a 3-pointer with 37 seconds remaining to give Kingston a 49-47 lead. Kingston went on to win by a final score of 52-47.

  • RMS reaches title game

    After crushing almost every opponent in the regular season, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers found themselves in a battle Thursday night in the Area 4-AA Tournament semifinals against Lenoir City. The Tigers actually trailed at one point in the second half before roaring back to pick up a 41-29 victory over the Panthers.