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Today's News

  • ORNL aids emergency responders with novel computing

    As hurricanes barrel toward the coastlines and wildfires rage in arid regions of the United States, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are providing critical geospatial data to support first responders as they work to save lives and property.

  • Recovered Relics

    If it’s interesting, odd, unique or vintage, Domenic Parisella either has it on the shelf at Recovered Relics at 710 N. Kentucky St. in Kingston, or he’s looking to buy it.

    Parisella and his sister Deanna Parisella-Sacket relocated from Rhode Island, bringing their love for antiques and collectibles with them.

    Their shop in Kingston is crammed full of interesting things ranging from old cameras, toys and furniture to books, pocket knives and old sewing machines.

  • Tennessee Promise needs 4,500 volunteers

    With only seven weeks remaining, tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise, needs 4,500 more mentors to meet its goal of providing every applicant from the class of 2019 with a local support system. 

    Roane County needs 16 more mentors to meet student demand.

    Each TN Promise applicant is assigned a volunteer mentor who assists the student in eliminating the barriers associated with college access and success.

  • Alumni group urging STEAM Academy at Oliver Springs

    Efforts are underway to rebrand Oliver Springs High School as Oliver Springs STEAM Academy, the Oliver Springs Alumni Foundation announced recently.

    STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) has become increasingly more popular as an educational approach in school systems across the nation.

    Using these subjects as an access point allows students to view real-world problems in a more critical yet broader scope.

  • Ten from Roane County to receive RSCC Middle College scholarships

    Ten Roane County students participating in Roane State Community College’s Middle College have received $34,000 annual scholarships thanks to UT-Battelle.

    Roane State’s Middle College program allows high school students to take college classes in their junior and senior years and then graduate with their associate degrees and their diplomas. Middle College graduates are then able to complete their bachelor’s degrees just two years after finishing high school.

  • Second fiction writing workshop offered by award-winning Roane State professor

    Award-winning writer and Roane State Community College assistant professor Elizabeth Genovise will offer a second workshop, Fiction Writing 102, to help budding authors further develop their skills.

    Genovise will teach Fiction Writing 102 in November at Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave. Sessions will be held on Fridays — Nov. 2, Nov. 9, and Nov. 16, from 1-3 p.m. Eastern.

    The cost is $89 for all three sessions. The workshop is open to anyone.

  • Kingston vball season ends

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    For every season there is a beginning and an ending and it ended Tuesday evening for the Kingston Lady Jackets Volleyball.

    The Kingston team traveled to East Hamilton High for the AA Region 3 Volleyball tournament.

    There they opened (and closed) against the Hixson High School Lady Wildcats. The Lady Cats took the matchup in three straight sets.

    The initial game looked promising for the Lady Jackets as they surged out to a 5 – 1 lead.

  • Yellow Jackets host powerhouse Alcoa

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets will host perennial powerhouse Alcoa tonight at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field. Although Alcoa has run roughshod over opposition this season on the way to a 7-0 record, Kingston has found some life in the last week or so after a slow start to the year. The Jackets went back to basics in their 20-13 win against Scott County last week. Kingston relied more on its running game and backs Bradley Keathley and Elijah Hill as the Jacket offensive line exerted their will on the Scott defense. The game is schedule for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

  • Tigers return with Wartburg game

    The Rockwood Tigers will return to action tonight after having last week off. The Tigers will face Wartburg at Civitan Field witha 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

    Rockwood’s offense has had trouble at times in putting points on the board this season, only scoring as much as 14 points in the majority of contests. Wartburg had been on a three-game winning streak until York ended that last week. With both teams sporting a 3-4 record, Wartburg has the edge in the region with a 1-2 record. A win by Rockwood will important to stay in the playoff hunt as the season winds down.

  • Devils to face top ranked Greenback

    The Harriman Blue Devils travel into Loudon County tonight to face top ranked Greenback. The Devils will be looking to stop their three game losing skid in the contest. Greenback is thus far undefeated this season and is coming off a shutout of Coalfield last Friday. Kick is 7:30 p.m.