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Today's News

  • Rockwood falls in rematch with Grace Christian, 30-17

    Seventeen runs will win a lot of baseball games. Putting a 17 on the scoreboard will even win quite a few football games.

    But on a strange Tuesday evening in Rockwood, 17 runs didn’t even have the Tigers within striking distance as the Grace Christian Rams left Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex with a 30-17 victory over the Tigers.

  • Tigers bomb Grace Christian in grand fashion, 19-7

    By TYLER MANNING

    Roane Newspapers

    Coming into Tuesday evening’s game with Rockwood, Grace Christian hadn’t lost a district game since May 2010. The last team to beat the Rams were the Rockwood Tigers by a score of 7-6. 

  • OS misses out on sweep

    Manufacturing runs in softball is all about the philosophy of 1) getting them on, 2) getting them over, and 3) getting them in.

  • Jackets sting Loudon

    Every so often, a team will play the game of their lives. 

    For the Kingston Yellow Jackets, that day came Tuesday when the Jackets handed Loudon a "stinging" 2-1 defeat. 

  • Moore leads Midway past Harriman, 4-3

    The Midway Green Wave split the  season series with Harriman, winning 4-3 at home Tuesday, 24 hours after they fell 3-0 at Harriman.

  • Jackets picking up steam in 4-AA

      After dropping their first three district games of the 2013 season, Bruce Robinette’s Kingston Yellow Jackets have now won three in a row in district play to pull to .500 on the year. The latest of those victories came on Monday and Tuesday as Kingston took two games from Stone Memorial.

  • Lady Waves erupt for 17 runs at Harriman

    What a difference a day makes.

    On Monday, the Midway Lady Green Wave needed a dramatic two-out, two-run home run from Alex Richardson in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a 2-1 victory over Harriman. Twenty-four hours later, however, there would be little drama as the Lady Waves traveled to Harriman and torched the Lady Devils, 17-3.

  • Carmen Van Horn new VISTA member

    Carmen Van Horn of Kingston recently became an AmeriCorps VISTA member.

    Van Horn will serve as the VISTA veterans coordinator for Roane County and a Roane County United Way intern coordinating the Earned Income Tax Credit and Roane Alliance for Financial Independence programs.

    “We are honored to have Carmen serving with us over the next year,” said Amy Harmon, United Way executive director.

    “Her enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to serving others are an inspiration to others.”

  • The Garden Gate: Put celery on your shopping list for the health of it

    Celery is mentioned a number of times in the Talmud, the 39 books of Biblical commentary dating from the first century, as a remedy for infections and tumors and a cure for gout.

    We think of celery as an ingredient in soups, salads and snacks. We are amazed to find that it is mentioned repeatedly in the Bible as a remedy for some serious health problems. It has held an important place in medical uses since about 500 B.C., when it was part of the pharmacopeia of ancient Egypt.

  • Master Gardeners working to beautify the county

    The Master Gardeners of Roane County are trained volunteers who help University of Tennessee Extension of Roane County educate and serve the community.

    Tennessee Master Gardeners receive 40 hours of horticultural training through UT Extension and return 40 hours of volunteer community service to become certified.

    They maintain certification with 25 service hours and eight hours of continuing education annually.