.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • No ACL, no problem for Farmer

     

    Words are powerful.

    For instance, when you hear the words courage, heart, leader, determined, gritty and hard-working used to describe a person, there’s a pretty good bet that person is extraordinary.  

  • Remembering the ash spill

    It’s been nearly five years, but Melinda Hillman still has vivid memories of Dec. 22, 2008.

    “I got up and went outside as I usually did to drink my coffee and look out over the lake,” she said. “It looked like a giant moonscape.”

    What Hillman saw from her Emory River Road home was the result of an early-morning dike failure at the nearby TVA Kingston Fossil Plant.

    More than 5 million cubic yards of fly ash spilled over 300 acres, some of it in strange blocks that locals immediately dubbed “ashbergs.”

  • Murder mystery in Rockwood?

    The body of Janice Pugh Tollett of Rockwood was found outside her mother’s home at 404 Tedder St. Sunday.

    “They found her lying back there behind the house,” said Ralph Hedrick, her cousin. “Nobody knows how she got back there. You can tell there had been a lot of movement. There was mud on the cars. She was lying in a mud hole.”

    Hedrick said an autopsy is being done on Tollett, whose home was across the street from where she was found.

  • DAG backs off smurf turf war

    Even though city ordinances banning the sale of pseudoephedrine without a prescription have been deemed illegal, one proponent believes the amount of attention drawn to the issue could be beneficial.

    “I am hopeful that the number of localities that have passed such ordinances will have brought enough attention to the legislature to ensure that they take some sort of affirmative action on the issue,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said.

  • Students can now register at RSCC

    Registration is under way for the spring 2014 semester at Roane State Community College.

    Students need to be aware when they register that the college has a Jan. 6 fee deadline.

    Students who have registered must pay their fees by Jan. 6 at 4:30 p.m. to keep their class schedules for spring semester.

    Students can pay fees at www.roanestate.edu. They need to log in to RaiderNet and click “Your Account” to get started.

    Students can pay by phone using major credit or debit cards. The number is 882-4515.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Dec. 18

    25 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Are you savvy on the lesser-known first Christmas gifts?

    We give a great emphasis — and sometimes much money — to the giving of gifts at Christmastime.

    We sometimes become so involved that we completely forget that we are commemorating the presenting of gifts by the Magi to the Christ Child.

  • Zackary Culleton

    Zackary Culleton turned 6 years old on Dec. 5.

    He celebrated on Dec. 8 with a panda party attended by 30 relatives and friends in Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.

    He is the son of Holly Culleton and Shawn Culleton.

    Grandparents are Len and Gina Jackson of Harriman, and Connie and Dave Pulk of Knoxville.

    Billie and Chuck Beach of Oliver Springs are described by Zackary’s Grandmother Jackson as his “almost grandparents.”

    Zackary has a 10-year-old brother and best friend, Josiah.

  • Robbins turns 101 and still going strong

    Addie “Mac” Robbins turned 101 years old on Dec. 1.

    She celebrated her birthday Thanksgiving weekend with family at Jamestowne Assisted Living, Kingston.

  • Fiction, poetry workshops set for January Jumpstart

    Tennessee Mountain Writers are planning fiction- and poetry-writing workshops for January Jumpstart XIV on Jan. 10-12 in Best Western Morristown Conference Center.

    J.T. Ellison, a bestselling author of 10 critically acclaimed novels, will lead the fiction workshop.

    The poetry workshop will be conducted by award-winning poet and quilter Jane Hicks.

    January Jumpstart will open with an informal evening social hour on Friday.

    Workshop sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.