Today's News

  • OUT to LUNCH: Excellent food, scenery will draw you to Caramella

    If you were in the area in 1960, you may remember seeing Larry and Tway Oran building a small concrete structure at the entrance of Kingston City Park, next door to the white, two-story Oran family home.

    Their mother operated Lakeside Grill in the building for a short time. Over the years, several other businesses have occupied the building, most recently the Blue Moon café.

    In February 2011, Hungarian chef Andras Bartha began adding the foundation for a sidewalk bistro to the building.

  • Midway wins at Pickett County, 38-14

    “It was just good to get a win,” said a relieved Joe Campbell after his Midway Green Wave rolled to a 38-14 win over Pickett County Friday in Byrdstown.

  • Jackets cruise past Scott, 35-6

    The Kingston yellow Jackets used a timely passing game in the first half and a balanced rushing attack to beat the Scott Highlanders, 35-6, last Friday night at Kingston’s Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

  • Bobcats slam Eagles, 62-6

    After just scoring seven points in their first two games, the Oliver Springs Bobcats roared to life Friday night with a 62-6 victory over Oakdale on homecoming at D.J. Brittan Field.

    “We played well tonight,” Oliver Springs head coach Wiley Brackett said. “We started quick on offense then our defense was able to come up with a lot of turnovers. This is a good win for us after a tough first couple of games.”

    Oliver Springs fast start was almost hard to believe as the Bobcats scored 55 points in the first half alone.

  • Church Calendar: Aug. 31-Sept. 9

    FRIDAY, AUG. 31
    • Rockwood First Presbyterian Church will have an open house and neighborhood block party from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church at 429 W. Rockwood St. Food, games, prizes and Christian fellowship are among the attractions; those attending will have opportunities to visit the city’s oldest church and hear about the Presbyterian denomination.

  • New pastor leads Clymersville church

    Chad Morrison is the new pastor at Clymersville Baptist Church in Rockwood.

    His first Sunday in the pulpit was July 29.

    “This is my first pastorate. It’s exciting, but I’m very nervous,” he said.

    Morrison, 29, comes to Rockwood from Louisville in Blount County.

    He and his wife Melissa have a son, Levi, 3.

    Over the past nine years, Morrison has served as youth and family pastor at three different churches in Maryville and Kingston.

  • Play tackles Christian hypocrisy

    An original Christian drama will tackle the issues of Christians who live one way Sunday and a completely different life the rest of the week.

    “Mistaken Identity” is a drama written and produced by a Roane County production, DouHar, created as a result of a partnership between childhood friends,  Mary Alice Douglass and Alicia Harris.

    It will be presented at Jamieson Community Development Center on Margrave Drive, Harriman, at 6 p.m. Sept. 1. A $5 donation will be taken at the door.

  • Tech Center in challenge to aid Teachers Supply Closet

    Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman’s Honor Society has challenged classes at the Harriman center to see who can generate the most support for this year’s Teachers Supply Closet.

    The students from each class will donate items and canvass the community to solicit support through monetary donations or donated school supplies.

    The winning class will celebrate with a pizza party provided by the Honor Society, which is an organization of students from all of the center’s full-time programs.

  • Excel students see science lesson

    Dr. Sylvia Mende of Tennessee Eye Care in Midtown was the guest speaker for the last Excel after-school science class at Midway Elementary School.

    The class of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students, taught by Vivian Harris, were shown causes of common eye injures, eye replacements and the parts of the eye and their jobs.

    Afterward, the students received hands-on experience dissecting cow eyes and identifying their parts.

    Parents were invited to attend the class.

  • Safety Fest coming to Oak Ridge Sept. 11-14

    Oak Ridge Business Safety Partnership’s inaugural Oak Ridge Safety Fest is planned for Sept. 11-14.

    Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, Roane State Community College and New Hope Center will be the site of the various sessions.