Today's News

  • Give Ridge View a hand on Sept. 11 community day

    Ridge View Elementary School, Rockwood, is making plans for a “Come Help Refresh Ridge View!” community workday.
    The event will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at the school at 625 Pumphouse Road.
    Lunch will be provided. Call 354-2111 for details.

  • Free PSA test offered at RMC blood drive

    The week of Sept. 13 marks a busy week for Volunteer and Gator fans alike.
    It’s the fifth annual blood drive competition in which fans of the University of Tennessee take on fans of the University of Florida.  
    Medic Regional Blood Center encourages all eligible donors and Vol fans to roll up their sleeve and give for the home team.
    A blood drive is planned from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Oliver Springs Food City.
    Eddie Check, a free PSA blood test for men, coincides with the special event on the last two days of this competition.

  • Armes new pastor at Swan Pond church

    Swan Pond Baptist Church, Harriman, has a new pastor.
    Dennis Armes is from Wartburg. He and his wife, Frankie, have been married for 34 years.
    The Armeses have two daughters and five grandchildren.
    Armes is a graduate of Crown College in Powell. He received his doctorate from Anderson Theological Seminary.
    Swan Pond Baptist Church is at 987 Swan Pond Road.
    Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., with worship service at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  • Harriman Music Club starting another century
  • Fifth-graders to participate in BizTown

    B&W Y-12 has partnered with Junior Achievement of East Tennessee to prepare the future workforce of East Tennessee.
    Fifth-grade students have their share of limitations — voting, driving and working, among others.
    That doesn’t stop them from running a city at Junior Achievement’s JA BizTown in Clinton.
    There, students are taught to connect the dots between what they learn in school and what happens in the real world.
    At JA BizTown, students operate banks, manage restaurants and write checks all in a day’s time.

  • Kennel club plans events in Roane

    Tennessee Valley Kennel Club is planning special events this month in Roane County.
    The club’s AKC dog agility trials will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10-12 at the East Tennessee Agricultural Exposition Center on the Roane State Community College campus at 276 Patton Lane.
    This free event will feature more than 100 dogs of all sizes and their handlers.
    Dog agility is a sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy.
    Obstacles include A-frame, dog walk, teeter, table, jumps and tunnels.

  • Cemetery needs upkeep funds

    Funds are needed to pay for maintenance costs of Crab Orchard Cemetery, Oakdale.
    Monetary donations for upkeep may be sent to P.O. Box 207, Oakdale, TN 37829.

  • Register now for homeschool studies

    American Museum of Science and Energy’s fall homeschool program registration is now open for grades K-6.
    The interactive programs take place twice monthly, except in November, on subjects including nature, nutrition, science and electricity presented by the educational staff at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
    The registration form, cost and program descriptions are online at www.amse.org.

  • Hardin Valley tops Kingston, 7-0

    The Kingston Lady Jackets soccer team faced off against a tough Hardin Valley Academy Lady Hawks squad and found themselves in trouble, falling by a 7-0 tally. 

  • Kingston takes two from Harriman

    Week one of the Tennessee Valley League was completed Saturday with both games being played in Roane County.

    The biggest game in the county was at Harriman where the Blue Devils entertained Kingston. Kingston was able to take two of three against the Blue Devils.