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Today's News

  • Coats for Cold drive underway

    Collections are underway for coat and jacket donations for Dennis Ferguson’s annual Coats for the Cold.

    Collections continue through Oct. 17 at Midtown Pharmacy, Chase Drugs and Hannah’s Tanning Hut in Harriman, United Community Bank in Kingston, and Live and Let Live Drug Store in Rockwood.

    Coats will be distributed beginning at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 in the garden center at Rockwood Walmart Supercenter.

    Anyone in need of a coat or jacket is encouraged to attend and pick up outerwear to keep them warm during the upcoming cold months.

  • Rockwood BPW to mark Business Women’s Week

    Rockwood Business and Professional Women will meet on Oct. 21 as part of the group’s celebration of National Business Women’s Week.

    The dinner meeting will be in Victorian Square.

    Adina Chumley, regional public relations specialist for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, will speak on issues of interest and importance to working women.

  • Food City named year’s top retailer

    Certified Angus Beef recently named Food City its Retail Marketer of the Year within the large chain category.

    “These retailers continue to identify new avenues for sharing our premium quality and farm-to-table stories with customers,” said John Stika, Certified Angus Beef brand’s president. “They offer a vital link between consumers and ranchers who are equally passionate about bringing their best to the table with the Certified Angus Beef brand.”

  • Beaucoup business openings around Roane
  • Irish pull away from Kingston, 49-14

     

    By TANK JOHNSON

    Roane Newspapers

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets needed to play a near-perfect game against the No. 2 ranked Irish from Knoxville Friday night.

  • Bobcats snap losing streak at Jellico, 27-18

     

    JELLICO—In a lopsided series of lopsided high school football games, Friday night’s meeting between the host Blue Devils and Oliver Springs Bobcats almost went Jellico’s way for once.

  • Blue Devils down Green Wave, 35-26

     

    The third time was the charm for the Harriman Blue Devils Friday night, as after dropping heartbreaking games to the Midway Green Wave in each of the past two seasons, Travis Tapp’s squad came out on top, 35-26, in what was a huge victory for the Blue Devils.

  • Tigers no match for Greenback, fall 30-3

     

    Rockwood's hopes of winning the District 3-A championship took a fatal blow Friday night as the Tigers traveled to Greenback and were knocked off by the Cherokees, 30-3.

    "We just made too many mistakes tonight to beat a good team," Tiger Head Coach John Webb said. "We've got to start doing things better."

  • Perfect regular season for OSMS

     

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats finished off an unbeaten regular season with a 36-14 victory at Midway  Thursday night. 

  • Cherokee rolls past Wartburg, 36-8

     

    Having a short field paid huge dividends as the Cherokee Yellow Jackets took a dominating 36-8 win at Wartburg to close out the 2014 middle school season. 

    “We played great tonight, and we had our most physical effort of the season tonight,” Cherokee Head Coach  Wade Creswell said. “We eliminated our mistakes, and it showed on the scoreboard.” 

    Cherokee’s Bradley Keathley returned the opening kickoff 63 yards for a touchdown to put the Jackets on top 6-0 just 13 seconds into the contest.