Today's News

  • Youth disc golf club starting up in Roane

    Looking for a new hobby?

    Roane County High School sophomore Nick Wilson is joining others to help encourage an enthusiasm for disc golf in hopes of starting a Roane County Youth Disc Golf Club.

    A kick off for any  youth 18 and younger interested in learning about the game will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Roane County Park shed 8.

    “What I was planning on doing is basically starting a club that hosts different tournaments amongst ourselves and different people,” Wilson said.

  • Dyllis Baptist Church marking 131 years

    Homecoming at Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, on Sept. 15 will celebrate the church’s 131st year.

    The celebration will begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Worship service will follow at 11, with the Rev. Charlie Dean bringing the message.

    A covered-dish luncheon will follow the service.

    Longtime church member Bonita Irwin recalls that the church was known as Prospect Baptist Church until 1954.

    “The church voted to change the name to Dyllis Baptist Church,” she said.

  • DVD at Oliver Springs library helps parents of stutterers

    Parents eagerly anticipate the moment when their child first begins to talk.

    But for some parents, it is a time of anxiety because their child struggles to get words out.

    As many as 5 percent of preschool children nationwide have repetitions and prolongations of sounds severe enough to be of concern to their parents, according to the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation.

    The foundation recently sent a copy of its DVD, “Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents,” to Oliver Springs Public Library.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Yes, we are Taxed Enough Already, aren’t we?

    Well, gentle reader, we cannot help but wonder what has happened to our Tea Party folks.

    As you will recall, the founders of this movement were the fiscal conservatives who felt that governments were wasting too much of our money. In fact, as you know, the Tea Party name is short for “Taxed Enough Already?”

  • Boy, 13, to play at Tennessee Valley Fair

    A young up-and-coming musician from Roane County is scheduled to perform at the Tennessee Valley Fair on Saturday.

    Thirteen-year-old guitar-player Joey Pierce and his band, the Joey Pierce Project, will open for the Southern Drawl Band.

    “He’s like a 30-year-old trapped in a 13-year-old musically,” Joey’s mother, Monica, said. “I’m excited for him. I was really surprised they gave him the opportunity.”

  • Roane State seeks sidewalk artists

    Artists of all ages will create art with chalk on sidewalk squares after community supporters “buy” squares by writing checks.

    In these ways, the Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival can be a big fund-raising success, organizers say.

    In addition, participants in this event can help improve East Tennessee’s economy by giving students the chance to learn valuable technical skills that companies require.

  • Lady Tigers edge Alcoa, 3-2

     The Rockwood Lady Tigers continued their impressive early season run Monday evening with a narrow 3-2 victory over Alcoa at Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex in Rockwood.

  • Lady Jackets suffer first loss

     In a rather stunning turn of events, the Scott High Lady Highlanders shocked the Kingston Lady Jackets with a 2-0 win on Tuesday evening at Kingston. 

    For Kingston, Tuesday’s loss was the first of the season as the Lady Jackets are now 5-0-2 on the season. The Lady Jackets are 2-1 in district play.

  • Rivalry game highlights Friday schedule


    The 2013 season hits its fourth week and all five teams in Roane County will be in action on Friday the 13th. Whether that is good or bad luck remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, all five county teams need as many wins as possible to help build their postseason resume.

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