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Today's News

  • Roberts awarded CCW scholarship

    The Council of Catholic Women at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Harriman, recently presented a $1,000 scholarchip to Cynthia Roberts.

    Roberts, a 2014 Roane County High School graduate, finished with a 3.85 grade-point average.

    She was president of both the Key Club and Future Business Leaders of America.

    She was also secretary of both DECA and the Beta Club, and she served as a woodwind section leader in the Roane County High School Band.

  • Oral Baptist plans patriotic program

    Oral Baptist Church, Roane County, will have a special patriotic program on July 2.

    The free community event begins at 7 p.m. and features the Whitestone Singers.

    Under the direction of Eugene Hattaway, the group is a favorite at Whitestone Country Inn during the Christmas and Fourth of July seasons.

    The Whitestone Singers perform

    annually for candlelight tours at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., and participate in the chorus for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

  • Farm Hands Quartet to give free concert at Midtown church

    The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet will give a free gospel concert at 5 p.m. July 13 in Midtown Valley United Methodist Church.

    The church is at 1625 Roane State Hwy. A love offering will be taken, and a potluck supper will follow the concert.

    Call Diane at 376-6877 for information.

    The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet performs more than 150 dates per year.

    The quartet’s album, “In a Country Town,” is the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America’s 2014 Album of the Year.

  • Rockwood 2000 sets candidate forum

    Rockwood 2000 will have a public candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. July 10 in Rockwood City Hall.

    The purpose of this event is to introduce the public to candidates running in the Aug. 7 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, Roane County Commission District 1, Roane County Board of Education District 1, circuit court judge and sheriff in the August 7th Election.

    The public forum objective is informing as many people as possible the positions of each candidate.

    Candidates will be grouped according to the position for which they are running.

  • OS letter carriers collect donated food

    Rural letter carriers at the Oliver Springs Post Office recently served the community by volunteering their time to pick up donated food generously donated by postal patrons in the Oliver Springs area.

    The food was donated to an area food bank.

  • October Sky Fest applications available

    Planning for Oliver Springs’ seventh annual October Sky Festival and Pageant is in full swing, and applications for interested vendors and exhibitors are now available on line.

    Applications may be downloaded at www.octoberskyfestivaltn.org.

    This year’s event will be on Oct. 18 at Arrowhead Park. Sept. 1 is the application deadline.

  • New Greif book gives Bernard information

    Rockwood’s Maurice Greif has penned a third book, “80-Plus Years of Greif: My In-Laws, The Bernards of Rockwood.”

    “There is a lot of information about the families, its beginnings, etc.,” Greif said.

    “This book contains lots of early pictures and information about the Stone and Bernard families.”

    Greif, a longtime Rockwood resident and businessman, said he would not be in Rockwood had it not been for the Bernards and his wife, the former Carolyn Bernard, who passed away in May 2000.

  • AA Blue Devils win Dixie Youth title
  • Kingston All-Stars win sub-district tourney

     

    The Kingston A All-Stars brought home the Dixie Youth District 8 A west sub-district title Tuesday evening with a 13-5 five-inning victory over Lake City in a game played at Spring City.

    Tuesday’s victory capped an impressive tourney run for Kingston. The Jackets went 4-0 in the tourney, and they won all four games via the slaughter rule.

  • Rocky wants no hard-nosed sentencer

    Rocky Houston doesn’t want to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves.

    In a motion filed on June 15, Houston attorney Michael McGovern contends Reeves should recuse himself because of what he was exposed to during the trials and sentencing of Leon Houston, who is Rocky Houston’s older brother.

    Leon was tried in federal court for possession of firearms while under the influence of an illegal substance and using a telephone communication to threaten to kill Cleveland, Tenn., attorney James Logan.