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Today's News

  • ETSU, Tenn. Tech among 13 colleges nationwide losing ROTC programs

    Reserve Officers Training Corps programs at East Tennessee State University and Tennessee Technological University are among 13 across the nation identified for closure by the U.S. Army.

    The two-year phase-out plan begins immediately and is expected to be completed by August 2015.

    “We are devastated said Brian Noland, ETSU president. “We feel this decision is an injustice to our students, to our graduates, and to the outstanding men and women who have led this program since it was founded in 1952.”

  • Green Wave thriving under pressure

     

    Don’t be surprised if you see someone selling Tums and doing manicures at future Midway games.

  • Busy night in store for county teams

     

    Friday’s night’s going to be a busy night for high school football across the state of Tennessee and Roane County will be no different as all five county teams will be in action in five different places.

  • Lady Tigers roll past Carter, 7-0

     

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers closed out the regular season Monday with an impressive 7-0 victory over Carter.

    The Lady Tigers made quick work of the Lady Hornets with five first half goals. Katy Cisson and Lexie Hill combined for all five Lady Tiger goals in the first half.

  • Dove season begins again Saturday

     

    The first segment of the 2013 dove season concluded on Sept. 26. The second segment starts on Oct. 12 and will continue for 15 days through Oct. 27.

    The third and final segment of the season will start Dec. 19 and concludes Jan. 15, 2014.

  • Cherokee enjoys strong season

     The Cherokee Middle School softball team started the 2013 season in dominating fashion at the annual Middle School Classic at Athens Regional Park.  The Lady Jackets did not allow a single run in games versus Meigs County, Cleveland and Maryville en route to winning this tournament championship for the first time in school history.  

  • TVAA action heating up

     

    The seventh week of the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association saw the front runners hold on to their lead, but the Oliver Springs hoppers and cutters had a tussle with Midway. Three of the Bobcat-Green Wave games were decided by a touchdown or less.

    Midway at Oliver Springs

  • Webb named Titans Coach of the Week

     

    Rockwood High School football coach John Webb has been named the Tennessee Titans Coach of the Week for Week 6.

    Webb was nominated for the award after his team’s 28-21 victory over No. 3 ranked Greenback last Friday night.

  • Williams-Szemborski

    Ginger Williams of Kingston and Richard Williams of Knoxville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Joy Williams, to Sean Michael Szemborski.

    The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 12 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knoxville.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Hugh and Billie Wyatt of Kingston.

    She is a graduate of Roane County High School and Middle Tennessee State University.

    The prospective groom is a graduate of the University of Tennessee’s Engineering School.

  • Copeland-McKensey

    Glenda Douglas Copeland of Harriman and William “Harry” McKensey of Dayton announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 12 in Believers Voice of Deliverance Church, Harriman. The wedding is by invitation only.

    A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Charles and Lillie Mae Douglas of Harriman.

    The prospective groom is the son of the late Robert and Ruby McKensey of Dayton.