Today's News

  • Cherokee enjoys strong season

     The Cherokee Middle School softball team started the 2013 season in dominating fashion at the annual Middle School Classic at Athens Regional Park.  The Lady Jackets did not allow a single run in games versus Meigs County, Cleveland and Maryville en route to winning this tournament championship for the first time in school history.  

  • TVAA action heating up


    The seventh week of the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association saw the front runners hold on to their lead, but the Oliver Springs hoppers and cutters had a tussle with Midway. Three of the Bobcat-Green Wave games were decided by a touchdown or less.

    Midway at Oliver Springs

  • Webb named Titans Coach of the Week


    Rockwood High School football coach John Webb has been named the Tennessee Titans Coach of the Week for Week 6.

    Webb was nominated for the award after his team’s 28-21 victory over No. 3 ranked Greenback last Friday night.

  • Williams-Szemborski

    Ginger Williams of Kingston and Richard Williams of Knoxville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Joy Williams, to Sean Michael Szemborski.

    The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 12 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knoxville.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Hugh and Billie Wyatt of Kingston.

    She is a graduate of Roane County High School and Middle Tennessee State University.

    The prospective groom is a graduate of the University of Tennessee’s Engineering School.

  • Copeland-McKensey

    Glenda Douglas Copeland of Harriman and William “Harry” McKensey of Dayton announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 12 in Believers Voice of Deliverance Church, Harriman. The wedding is by invitation only.

    A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Charles and Lillie Mae Douglas of Harriman.

    The prospective groom is the son of the late Robert and Ruby McKensey of Dayton.

  • Rockwood BPW to mark Business Women’s Week

    Rockwood Business and Professional Women will begin its celebration of National Business Women’s Week during its Oct. 15 meeting in Victorian Square.

    The meeting, which includes dinner and a program, starts at 6:30 p.m.

    Sabrina Hooper, deputy director of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, will speak on issues important to working women. Particular interest will be on the issue of pay equity.

    National Business Women’s Week has been declared by the President of the United States annually since 1928.

  • 29 attend Lands reunion

    Twenty-nine friends and relatives gathered for the recent 49th annual Lands family reunion in the fellowship hall of North Rockwood Baptist Church.

    Those attending from out of town were Donna, Greg, Rachel and Jacob Townsend and Ryan Austin of Big Stone Gap, Va.; Rhonda, Alberta and Casey Whittenberg of Murfreesboro; Robert and Kathleen Lands of Dayton; and Linda and David Hudson of Ooltewah.

  • Free Medical Clinic on the move

    After nearly four years in its original location on Robertsville Road, the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge is moving.

    The clinic will be closed Oct. 11 and Oct. 14 for the move.

    When it reopens on Oct. 15, it will be at its new location at 116 East Division Road, Oak Ridge.

    The new site is across Oak Ridge Turnpike from Methodist Medical Center.

    The phone number, 865-483-3904, and fax number, 865-481-0203, will remain the same.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Oct. 9

    25 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Some plants are spooky all year long

    Area markets are featuring enormous pumpkins and, even though it isn’t quite Halloween time, preparations are afoot for that annual day of witches, haunts, goblins and ghosts.

    Some plants, however, haunt us all the year around. Even trees, usually thought of as friendly things, might sometimes be considered alarming at this time of year. What about strangler figs, witch hazels or dragon trees?