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Today's News

  • 2011-12 Roane County Schools Calendar
  • High School Graduations
  • Rockwood church 140 years old

    Members of Rockwood First Presbyterian Church are gearing up to celebrate the church’s 140th anniversary.

    The anniversary of the city’s oldest-established church was officially in April, but the congregation is planing a formal homecoming celebration this summer to mark the church’s years of service to Jesus Christ.

    The church began shortly after the founding of Rockwood in 1867 when E. Riggs Forsythe, a Presbyterian layman, took it upon himself to organize a union Sunday school.

  • Kids Café in need of a freezer

    Rockwood Ministerial Association is asking for a donation of a freezer to store food for a new program with Second Harvest Food Bank.

    The program, Kids Café, offers free dinners to children from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday in Rockwood Housing Authority’s community room at Evans Heights at 320 W. Carpenter St.

    Contact Rockwood Ministerial Association at 354-1750 for details.

  • Clinton tops Lady 'Cats, 7-2

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats' bats were as cold as the unseasonably brisk May weather Wednesday afternoon as they dropped a 7-2 decision to the Clinton Lady Dragons. 

    Clinton got on the board first with a sacrifice RBI by Bailey Jones. 

  • Lady Jackets down Hawks, Warriors

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets picked up a pair of wins earlier this week as Ronnie Ladd’s squad knocked off Hardin Valley Academy Monday, 11-4, and they followed that on Wednesday with an 8-5 victory over Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK).

    Kingston vs. Hardin Valley

  • Lady Tigers pick up big wins

    After dropping games against Midway, Tellico Plains and Grace Christian Academy over the past couple of weeks, it appeared that a once promising season for the Rockwood Lady Tigers was going up in flames.

  • Jackets sting Tigers in five innings, 13-3

    The Rockwood Tigers and Kingston Yellow Jackets closed out the regular season Wednesday evening with Kingston handing the Tigers a 13-3 setback at Rockwood’s Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

  • Church sanctuary burns

    Kingston United Methodist Church’s sanctuary was destroyed in an electrical fire Saturday evening.

    Pastor John C. Anderson was mowing the parsonage’s lawn next door when he noticed the church was on fire.

    Anderson called 911 at approximately 7 p.m. He checked himself to make sure no one was in the building.

    “The building can be built back. I’m just thankful no one was hurt,” Anderson said at the scene Saturday. “The way I look at it, the building isn’t the church; the people are.”

  • READERS VOICES: Your comments on the killing of Osama bin Laden

    Tim Crass, Sequoyah Shores subdivision: “It’s been a long time coming. He lived 12 years that he shouldn’t have lived. They should have killed him a year before he attacked the towers in New York. If they had done that we would still have those towers. That’s why I’m saying 12 years.”

    Steven Robinette, local mixed martial arts instructor: “I want to see the body.”