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Today's News

  • Youth group does own extreme makeover project

    This week, a special facility for youth in need is getting a makeover fit for a reality television show.

    In fact, Potters House Fellowship youth and adult volunteers had T-shirts tauting their work with Mission Team Oakdale and Extreme Makeover Children’s Home Edition logos.

    The youth group joined forces with other churches and community organizations from Roane and Morgan counties to make some much-needed improvements at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home in Oakdale, which is run by Robert and Abby Rogers.

  • State Rep. Julia Hurley’s Capitol Week Review

    The “Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act” passed the House this week, meaning the legislation is now on its way to the Governor for his signature.
    This bill’s passage is part of a larger effort by the General Assembly to not only encourage job growth, but protect the valuable jobs already in Tennessee.
    The legislation was an integral piece for many legislators’ agendas over the last two years.

  • Why we all need to monitor officials, our government

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    The Tea Party Patriots are divvying up members of Congress.
    The advocacy group is assigning its members to track every member of the House and Senate, monitoring their every legislative move.
    “We have millions of manpower hours and thousands of people willing to do heavy lifting,” Shelby Blakely, the project organizer, told USA Today.

  • McMillan helps 400 as top blood donor

    Rockwood resident Brance McMillian, 76, recently donated his 96th pint of blood to Medic Regional Blood Center in Knoxville.
    Since joining Medic in 1963, McMillian’s donations have equaled over 12 gallons.
    McMillian was awarded a plaque recently recognizing his gracious donations and a T-shirt that reads “Super Donor.” Also noted on his plaque was the number of people — nearly 400 — who his contributions have helped.
    “I was surprised,” he said.

  • IMPRESSIONS by Johnny Teglas

    Spring’s a comin.’
    I mentioned that last week in this space.
    And on Sunday evening at 7:41 p.m., that’s exactly what happened.
    Old timers in these parts warn me not to get too excited.
    After all, the running joke is that if you don’t like the weather in East Tennessee, just give it a minute.
    Spring actually kind of “sprung” on us several days earlier.

  • Preparing for the little leagues
  • Redden leads Jackets past Panthers, 7-3

    Kingston’s Ben Redden had a big night with both his bat and arm Monday night as the Jacket sophomore helped lead Kingston to a 7-5 victory over Stone Memorial in the District 4-AA opener for both teams.

  • Lady Tigers win two of three

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers closed out last week by winning two of three games against Cumberland County and Scott.
    On Thursday, the Lady Tigers dropped a 5-1 decision against Cumberland County, but Rockwood bounced back Friday with a doubleheader sweep against Scott. The Lady Tigers won Friday’s games by final scores of 15-1 in game one and 7-3 in game two.
    Rockwood vs.
    Cumberland County
    Rockwood out hit the Lady Jets 7-6 on the day, but four Lady Tigers led to three unearned runs Cumberland County picked up the 5-1 victory.

  • Meigs knocks off Harriman, 7-2

    The first two games of the 2011 baseball season didn’t go as expected for the Harriman Blue Devils as Andy Adcox’s squad opened the season at 0-2.
    The first loss came last Monday at the hands of Kingston. The second loss came on Thursday when the Blue Devils dropped a 7-2 decision at Meigs County.
    One bad inning basically cost the Blue Devils the game Thursday as the Tigers used two walks, two hits and an error to score five runs and take the lead for good in the bottom of the first inning.

  • Waves, Lady Waves sweep Oakdale

    After missing some early games due to rain, the Midway Green Waves and Lady Waves opened their season with a pair of doubleheader victories over Oakdale on Thursday.
    The Lady Waves rolled as they won game one 23-0 and they followed that with a 19-3 victory in game two.
    Things were a little closer on the baseball diamond, but the results were the same as Midway won game one, 7-0, and they followed that with a 10-0 victory in game two.
    Softball
    Game One
    To put it mildly, the Midway Lady Waves put together a dominating 23-0 victory against the Lady Eagles.