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Today's News

  • Country drive no smooth ride for traveler
  • Roane Medical staff dedicate portable chapel

    Roane Medical Center’s first portable chapel came with the help of a family with a rich history in divinity.
    The Mason family dedicated the chapel in the memory of the Rev. Anthony Harvey Mason, a longtime Methodist pastor, and his son, Anthony P. “Tony” Mason, who taught Sunday school and was a lay-person in his home church and the United Methodist Church Holston Conference.
    “It is just really an honor for our family,” said Scott Mason, one of Tony Mason’s sons.

  • Rockwood Sonic Drive-in in Top 48 in store contest

    Rockwood’s Sonic Drive-In Restaurant crew advances to the top 48 in a competition with 2,500 other stores.
    Announced earlier this year that they were in the top 300 in the Dr. Pepper Sonic Games Competition, which is based on a variety of factors including mystery shopper reviews and employee scores on online quizzes, the Rockwood crew is excited about the possibility of getting in the final 12.

  • Rayson TBR senior counselor

    Oak Ridge lawyer Robert W. Knolton with Kramer Rayson LLP has been named a senior counselor of the Tennessee Bar Association.
    Knolton was awarded the designation at the TBA’s annual convention held recently in Chattanooga.
    Senior counselors are those Tennessee Bar Association members who, during the coming membership year, will reach 75 years of age or complete 50 years of practice.
    They are honored for their service to the profession.
     

  • VEC grants for Midway youth
  • Out to lunch by Bethel Poston: Jefferson Soda Fountain another well kept Oak Ridge secret

    My wife, Carol, and I grew up in the “Secret City” — Oak Ridge.  Part of our education was, “What you see and hear here, stays here.”
    Evidently our former Oak Ridge High School classmates practiced this by not telling us about the Jefferson Soda Fountain until our recent reunion.   Janet Harlan and Marjorie Matthews both suggested our committee have lunch there.

    Rolland Carvel “Dudley” Hoskins opened the Oak Ridge Hoskins Drug Store in 1944 at this location, 22 North Jefferson Circle.

  • Tigers complete 7-on-7 scrimmages

    It's only one week until high school teams across the state of Tennessee put on the pads in preparation for the 2011 season.

  • Kingston rolls in opener, 13-3

    It took the Kingston All-Stars a couple of innings to get going in their Dixie Youth O Zone State Tournament opener against Dyersburg, but once the Jackets got going there was no stopping them as Kingston rolled to a 13-3 victory in only four innings.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: A trudge to the mountaintop — the long way up

    My 17-pound pack, filled with water, lunch and rain gear, felt downright light as I plodded 9 miles uphill to the top of Mount LeConte.

    After all, several years ago I was in failing health and my own weight was about double what it is now.

    I could not have imagined then, while recovering from thyroid cancer and its complications, that I would be able to tackle this peak — my own personal Mount Everest of the Smokies.

  • Schools may seek more money in 2012

    Roane Countians could be asked to contribute more to schools in 2012 due to an anticipated $1.3 million reduction in state funding.   

    “There will be some substantial potential cuts in education or a substantial request for a property tax increase next year,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    Discussion about the amount of local funding Roane County

    Schools already receive came up during this year’s budget process.