Today's Features



    Andrew Edington was disappointed after he misspelled the word "accolade" at Saturday's Southern Appalachian Regional Spelling Bee. However, he wasn't disappointed in the accolade he took home. The Rockwood Middle School student was one of five spellers who finished in a tie for second-place.

  • A new group of concerned homeowners, business owners, educators, students, clergy and others who live or work in Roane County have formed a new group, Save Roane Starry Skies.

    The mission of this citizens group is to recover and preserve the beauty of the starry night skies in Roane County.


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    A Kingston family hopes they can come home around Christmas after getting the best gift they could hope for — a heart for their daughter.

  • In one day, you can lose everything.

    Many people learned this lesson on Aug. 29, 2005, the day Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast.

    It is a day many of us have put behind us, but not the victims of that massive storm.

    Homes and buildings were leveled, and 1,836 lives were lost, mostly in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

    A Rockwood city councilman is one of those who has not forgotten.

    James Neal, who is also a general contractor, is one of the many volunteers who has spent time in the areas devastated by the storm.


    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 7:30 p.m. in Midtown Valley United Methodist Church. Call Lee at 376-3023 for details.


    • The Salvation Army advisory board for Roane and Morgan counties will meet at 7 p.m. in Roane County Rescue Squad building on Hwy. 70, Midtown.

    • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Midtown Valley United Methodist Church. Call Lee at 376-3023 for details.

  • The charred remains of a toaster, hairdryer and curling iron cast a sinister look on what at first looks like a normal doll house.

    The house, made of three stoves representing the bathroom, kitchen and garage - where most consumer product failures occur - was created as part of a project by University of Tennessee art students.