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Today's News

  • Info offered on gov’t contracting

    The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services will present a Jan. 25 program designed to introduce the business owner or manager to methods and steps toward doing business with the federal government.

    The session will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
    Paul Middlebrooks, marketing consultant for UT’s Center for Industrial Services, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, will lead the program on U.S.  General Services Administration schedule contract training.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Miss Olivia true treasure on this lunch adventure

    “Out to Lunch” readers know my wife, Carol, and I like to explore unique places for our lunch adventures. Miss Olivia’s Table in Maryville exceeded our expectations with good food and an enjoyable visit with Miss Olivia.

    The restaurant is in a two-story house built in 1900, surrounded by similar large restored homes in the historic district at 1108 W. Broadway. We kept comparing it to Adelaide’s at Pennybacker House on Third Street in Kingston.

  • Wearable artwork putting on airs
  • Success is spelled ‘E-L-E-G-A-N-T’
  • RMS splits with Harriman

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Harriman Blue Devils played their first games of 2012 at Rockwood Thursday night and the result was both schools picking up a win.

    Harriman picked up the win in the girls game as Baron Tapp’s squad rolled to a 32-17 victory.

  • Lady Waves roll, Green Wave falls

    The Midway Middle School Lady Green Waves opened the 2012 portion of their schedule with an impressive 50-16 win at Wartburg Thursday night.

    The news wasn’t as good for Midway in the final game of the evening as Wartburg pulled out a 40-39 victory.

  • Cherokee swept by North Middle

    On a night where shots just weren't falling for the Cherokee faithful, the Lady Jackets dropped a 32-17 decision to the North Middle School Lady Stars. 

    North would take a 12-2 lead at the end of the first period and stretch that advantage out to 21-6 at the half. 

  • Jackets land 6 on All-District 4-AA Team

    The Roane County Champion Kingston Yellow Jackets had another strong season in 2011 and Vic King’s squad was rewarded with six players named to the 2011 All-District 4-AA Football Team.

  • A view from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen: Should DesJarlais make us pay for his lies?

    Well, Gentle Reader, here it is, 6 January, 2012, and as we indicated in the last column on 16 December, 2011, we would resume our Friday submissions on this date.
    In the interim, we trust that you and yours enjoyed a wonderful Christmas, and a glorious New Year’s Day.
    Inasmuch as we have now commenced the newest Leap Year, we have a bit over ten months of uninterrupted politicking in preparation for the elections in August and November.

  • Caution needed when religion, schools collide

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    I remember being called down to the principal’s office at my public high school in spring 1972.
    No, I wasn’t in trouble.
    When I arrived there, I was handed a phone and told to call the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. They had a question for me.
    “Are you Christian?” came the inquiry over the phone.
    It seems that I’d been nominated as a Fellowship of Christian Athletes high school athlete of the year and my times on the track were not enough to shore up my nomination.