Today's News

  • Lots of opportunities to give blood

    Medic Regional Blood Center is in need of all blood types.

    “Medic Regional Blood Center continues to struggle to meet the needs of their service area of 21 counties and 27 area hospitals,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

    A number of opportunities are available to give blood in Roane County in the coming days. They include:

     April 5 — Oliver Springs Food City, Medic mobile unit, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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  • Fast start leads Tigers past Green Wave, 13-1

    Many believed Monday’s District 3-A contest between Rockwood and Midway would be a close affair, but that close game never materialized as the Tigers jumped on the Green Wave early and never looked back in cruising to a 13-1 victory in five innings.

  • Bobcats split with Tellico Plains

    Despite a sluggish start, the Oliver Springs Bobcats, on the strength of the batting prowess of Taylor Coleman’s five-RBI performance, roared to life with an impressive 9-2 win over the Tellico Plains Bears in game one of last week’s doubleheader at Oliver Springs’ Arrowhead Park.

  • Kingston tennis splits with Stone Memorial

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets took on the Stone Memorial Panthers on the tennis courts Monday and at the end of the day both teams came away with a win.

    Kingston’s win came in boys action as the Jackets improved to 2-0 on the season with a 5-4 victory over the Panthers.

  • Errors costly for Harriman in tourney

    The Harriman Blue Devils struggled on defense over the weekend in a tournament at Cumberland County High School and the result was three losses in three days.

  • Loudon tops Tigers in tennis

    The Rockwood tennis team traveled to Loudon Monday evening and would come away winless as Loudon won the girls contest, 5-4, and the boys contest, 9-0.

  • Unemployment claimants must show proof of work searches

    Beginning in April, significant changes to the unemployment insurance system will require in-person case management and documented work searches for nearly 56,000 claimants.

    Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis said the state received word last week from the U.S. Department of Labor outlining new requirements for select claimants to continue receiving unemployment benefits.

    “The reality is that as the state unemployment rate drops there will be fewer weeks of unemployment available,” she said.

  • Chamber banquet set for April 20

    The annual Roane County Chamber of Commerce banquet, now in its 66th year and considered by many the spring social event for Chamber members, will be on April 20 in Whitestone Country Inn, Kingston.

    The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. with a wine reception and silent auction, followed by a four-course gourmét meal.

    That will be followed by the presentation of this year’s prestigious business awards: the Athena Award, Business of the Year, Distinguished Service Award and the Paul Goldberg Young Professional Award.