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Today's News

  • Thai Rotary members visit Roane County
  • Atheists, the First Amendment and equal treatment

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    In case you missed it, on May 5, the president of the United States called the nation to prayer — just as past presidents have done on the first Thursday of every May since 1952.
    Mandated by Congress, the National Day of Prayer was marked this year by events around the country, many of which were organized by the National Day of Prayer Task Force, an evangelical Christian group that maintains the self-described “official site” on the Web for celebrating the day.

  • Impressions by Johnny Teglas: Moon walks to pro wrestling, what’s really real?

    God rest her soul, my wife’s grandmother, has long departed this world.
    But we still lovingly remember her quite often when something strikes our funny bones.
    Stella Trusley had interesting viewpoints on the world around her.
    She used to tell Junior he needed to clean up and go out and get a job.
    Junior was my father-in-law. He was a retired educator and her primary caregiver during her later years.
    I vividly recall him cooking a full breakfast for her when I’d drop Jon Clark off at his house.

  • Harriman considers alternate Midtown annexation proposal

    On Wednesday, Harriman officials will meet in special-called session at 6 p.m. to consider a resolution for annexation.
    The resolution is similar to a prior resolution proposed earlier this year,  with the exception of the removal of four parcels.
    The city is moving forward with a referendum to annex properties in Midtown, part of which already are under an annexation agreement.
    The new resolution exempting four properties isn’t because of any complaints.

  • Kingston Skyhoundz event postponed

    With just a short time to get ready, Kingston has postponed a championship Frisbee-dog event it hoped to hold on May 14.
    City parks and recreation director Rick Ross said staff had not had time to line up a sufficent number of participants, and is looking at possibly holding the event in the fall.
    “We will postpone to try for Oct. 1 during our country fair and reach out for more dogs,” Ross said. “We have a year to host and will try to combine with another event to draw more interest.”

  • Bad inning ends Lady Devils season

    For the better part of six innings Friday it appeared that the Harriman Lady Blue Devils would knock off Tellico Plains in the opening round of the District 3-A Tournament and keep their season alive.

  • Jackets unable to hold off Alcoa

    For five innings Saturday afternoon, the Kingston Yellow Jackets did little wrong in racing out to a 7-1 lead over Alcoa in the second round of the District 4-AA Tournament against Alcoa. However, little went right for the Jackets in the final two innings as Alcoa scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and two more in the seventh to escape with an 8-7 victory.

  • Waves set record for wins

    The Midway Green Waves set a school record for wins Friday evening with an 8-6 victory over Greenback.

  • Green Waves fall in nine innings, 2-1

    Midway’s Thomas Viar and Grace Christian Academy’s Zack Slagle locked horns in a good old-fashioned pitching duel Monday evening as Slagle and the Rams picked up a 2-1 nine-inning victory over Viar and the Green Waves in the second round of the District 3-A Tournament at Harriman.

  • Lady Tigers pound Greenback, 12-1

    Teams usually don’t get many easy wins in postseason play, but the Rockwood Lady Tigers got an easy victory Friday evening as Larry Brackett’s squad opened the 2011 District 3-A Tournament with a 12-1 victory over Greenback in five innings.