Today's News

  • Abels celebrates his 90th birthday

    Kenneth Ray “Kenny” Abels Sr. of Oliver Springs celebrated his 90th birthday on Sept. 3 with a party given in his honor and attended by many relatives and friends.

    He is the son of the late Robert and Nancy Ables, who lived in Rockwood.

    He and his wife, Kathleen Daniels Abels, had been married for 45 years when she died in 1991.

    A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he worked as a coal miner in Fork Mountain, Tenn., then at Brushy Mountain Prison. He retired from J.C. Penney Co. in 1984.

  • Scholarship among the winnings in Rockwood Fall Fest pageant

    This year’s winner of Rockwood Fall Festival’s Miss Teen Fall Festival Pageant will receive more than a sash and tiara.

    Pageant sponsor Rockwood 2000 is awarding the 2010 winner a $500 scholarship to be applied toward tuition at her choice of educational institution, including universities, colleges, beauty and technical education centers.

    The pageant is among those Rockwood 2000 will have during the Rockwood Fall Festival on Oct. 2 at Homecoming Park on North Front Avenue in downtown Rockwood.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Tedder

    Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tedder will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception for family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 in Kingston Community Center.

    Tedder and the former Barbara Young were married on Sept. 25, 1960, in Harriman, with Bro. J.T. West officiating.

    He is retired from Y-12.

    Their two sons and daughters-in-law are Eddie and Patty Tedder of Friendsville and Marty and Robin Tedder of Harriman.

    There are three grandchildren, Carrie Tedder, Jace Tedder and Cole Tedder.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Cox 44th

    Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cox of Kingston will celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary on Sept. 23 at their home with family.

    Cox and the former Betty Murray were married on Sept. 23, 1966, in Riverside Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tom Scarbrough officiating.

    He is a retired teacher from the Harriman City school system, and she is a housewife.

    Their three children and spouses are Tonya and Randy Peterson of Niota; Sonya and Bryan Miller of Kingston; and Michael Cox of Kingston.

  • Tigers win sub district

    The Rockwood boys golf team put on an impressive show last week as the Tigers cruised to a 14-shot victory at the sub District 3-A/AA Tournament.

    The Tigers shot a team total of 150, which was 14 shots better than Stone Memorial.

  • RMS rips Sunbright, 40-0

    In a much ballyhooed encounter between the unbeaten Sunbright Tigers and the unbeaten Rockwood Middle School Tigers, it was Rockwood getting a decisive 40-0 blowout victory. 

  • MMS rallies past Harriman, 20-16

    The Midway Middle School Green Waves picked up their second win of the season over Harriman Thursday at Midway, 20-16.

    While Midway improved to 2-3 with the win, the loss would leave Harriman winless on the year. 

  • Cherokee downs OSMS, 14-0

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets picked up a big win Thursday night as Brian Pankey's squad traveled to Oliver Springs and downed the Bobcats, 14-0, in a hard-hitting game.

  • Diverse personalities oversee county’s spending, savings

    Roane County’s new budget committee will meet for the first time today — Sept. 20 — at 3 p.m. in the county executive’s conference room at the courthouse.

    “I’m looking forward to working with those guys,” Commissioner Bobby Collier said. “We won’t always agree, but that’s what causes debate.”

    The commission unanimously approved new County Executive Ron Woody’s budget committee recommendations last week.

  • UT work blessing to OS agency, area residents

    Know your spots.

    That is what Georgette Samaras, education coordinator for the Cancer Institute at University of Tennessee Medical Center, said during a recent free skin screening at Oliver Springs Housing Authority.

    The demand for that screening was so high the authority is scheduling appointments for a second clinic on Oct. 5.

    Samaras talked with visitors about any suspicious marks on their bodies and took pictures to be looked at by Dr. James Lewis, the program coordinator, and a surgical oncologist specializing in melanoma.