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Today's News

  • Woody 2015 president of association

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody was recently elected president of the Association of Tennessee Valley Governments for 2015.

    Woody was elected during the annual meeting in Gatlinburg.

    He heads a slate of officers that include First Vice President Don Stisher of Morgan County, Ala., and Second Vice President Gary Reasons of Crockett County.

    “We are pleased to have this strong team of officers assuming ATVG board leadership,” siad N.E. Reed, an Edmondson County, Ky., judge who headed the nomination committee.

  • Midway closes regular season with 37-16 loss

     

    A kind of strange regular season came to a close for the Midway Green Wave Friday night as Joe Campbell’s squad dropped a 37-16 decision at home against Greenback.

  • Jackets miss playoffs following 42-20 loss at CAK

     

    Kingston head coach Brian Pankey knew if his Yellow Jackets were to beat Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) Friday night and secure a berth in the TSSAA Class 3A playoffs, they would have to play a great game.

    That didn’t happen as the Warriors took advantage of early Kingston turnovers in picking up a 42-20 in west Knoxville.

  • Bobcats no match for Monterey, fall 49-14

     

    The 2014 football season came to a close for the Oliver Springs Bobcats Thursday night with a 49-14 loss against Monterey.

    In what was a rebuilding season for the Bobcats, Wiley Brackett’s squad finished with a 3-7 overall record and a 2-4 mark in District 4-A.

  • Rockwood stuns Grace Christian, 22-15

     

    There's something about the Grace Christian Rams that brings out the best in the Rockwood Tigers. That was the case Thursday night as John Webb's squad knocked off the District 3-A champions at Civitan Field, 22-15.

  • THP to conduct sobriety checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint during the week of Nov. 9 on Hwy. 27 at Tyler Pointe shopping center in Roane County.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the THP.

  • Still openings in AARP Smart Driver class

    There are still some openings available in the AARP driver safety course to be taught in Roane County next month.

    The eight-hour class, from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 4-5, offers area senior citizens a refresher course on driving and an update on rules of the road.

    The class will be in Rockwood Community Center at 710 N. Chamberlain Ave.

    Course participants will be taught to adjust to age-related physical changes; reduce incidents of violations and accidents; and update driving skills and rules of the road in a stress-free environment.

  • Gala set in Oak Ridge

    Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance will have the Alexander Inn Gala Preservation Celebration in Oak Ridge on Nov. 7.

    Those attending will be among the first to experience the newly restored and renovated historic Guest House/Alexander Inn and celebrate this significant preservation achievement for East Tennessee and the nation.

    A 1950s-era cocktail party will take place while those attending revisit the onn’s storied past and discover its new place as part of the future of Oak Ridge.

  • Youngsters in the pink for breast cancer awareness

    The Henry Center, a program of the Michael Dunn Center, chose Oct. 29 as a day of recognition for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Youngsters donning their pink in observance of the month are Lukas Hanousek, Cadyn Newman, Walter Poland, Anaya Patel, Ally Freels, Bryson Brackins, Abbigail Welch, Mylaah Chatman, Isabella Whittenbarger, Zayden Vanover, Karissa Vanover, Opal Morris, Bella Williams, Zailyn Dyer, James Reid, Sam Segatto, Ta’Naya Scandlyn, Jaxon Armes, Preston Pugh, Kelley Cleveland and Tom Evans.

  • Baines new Piney Grove pastor

    Piney Grove Baptist Church, Midtown, recently called Thomas Baines as its pastor.

    Baines, a native of Lebanon, is a 1965 graduate of Donelson High School.

    He graduated with an associate’s degree in 1971 from Cumberland Junior College in Lebanon.

    He received a bachelor’s degree in 1973 from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

    He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68 and served in Vietnam in 1967.

    From 1973-80, Baines was a teacher and coach at Lebanon High School.