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Today's News

  • OHS Booster Club selling bricks to improve facilities

    The Oakdale High School Athletic Booster Club has kicked off a campaign for the Oakdale High School Athletics Facility Fund offering engraved bricks to individuals, groups, clubs, and businesses to help build new facilities and upgrade existing facilities at Oakdale High School. Brick sales began today and will continue until December 31, 2011.

  • First Baptist Soccer Camp set for June 20-24

    The 2011 Rockwood First Baptist Church Soccer Camp will be held June 20-24 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily at the Rockwood Soccer Complex and Brickyard facility.

  • NRA Youth Challenge coming to Crossville

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Crossville City Police Department will be sponsoring the NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge on June 25 at Meadow Park Lake in Crossville.

  • FC Alliance wins state title
  • Summer Camp
  • Guinn teaches fundamentals at camp

    Some people simply love what they do.

    For Kingston head coach Connie Guinn, she loves teaching the game of basketball and that’s just what she was doing last week at the 2011 Roane County Girls Basketball Camp.

  • Family gives hoot about injured owl

    Sixteen-year-old David Groves’ biggest brush with nature wasn’t on a recent camping trip, but on the ride back home.

    Groves and his mother, Dawn Umphenour, were traveling on Duncan Hollow Road around dusk on Memorial Day when they came across a young barred owl in the middle of the pavement.

    Wanting something to document the moment, Groves got out of the car to take a picture. He and his mother realized something was wrong when the owl didn’t make a move.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Phoebe, darlin', will you call home already?

    While many of you hunkered down in the air conditioning last weekend, I spent my days and nights comfortably outside.

    In fact, I snuggled deeper in my sleeping bag to stay warm on those nights.

    It was my annual late-spring camping trip — and it couldn’t have come soon enough.

    While I didn’t travel far, it was far enough to shake off my worldly cares for just long enough to make a difference.

    A small enclave of us camped creekside with the owners of the property.

  • Incumbent Mason "Bests" opponent in mayor's race

    After soundly defeating his opponent — who also happened to be his former fire chief — Harriman Mayor Chris Mason said his second term will see a lot of progress.

    Mason beat Wayne Best with about 60 percent of the vote on Tuesday.

    “I’m really excited about getting to finish what we started downtown,” Mason said.

    He said the city’s investment in the Princess Theater arts education center — something his opponent was openly critical of — will drive what happens downtown.

  • Rockwood fields new faces on city council

    Four new faces will be sitting at the Rockwood City Council table in July.

    Incumbent Ray Collett lost a bid for reelection, Dudley Evans termed out and both Harold Ishman and Krystal Hennager did not seek election to the seats they were appointed to.

    Jason Jolly, top vote-getter and now vice mayor; Jane Long; and Mike Freeman will be serving three of the four-year terms that opened with the leaving of Collett, Evans and Ishman.

    Pete Wright will be filling a two-year term unexpired council term vacated by Hennager.