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Today's News

  • Kingston slams Stone Memorial, 19-4

    Twenty-four hours after picking up a 5-2 victory at home over Stone Memorial, Ronnie Ladd’s Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets traveled to Crossville Tuesday and crushed the Lady Panthers in three innings, 19-4.

  • Offense shines for Midway in 13-9 victory

    It wasn't easy and the conditions may have been less than ideal, but the boys from "South Of the River" took a 13-9 win over the Cosby Eagles Wednesday afternoon at Midway. 

  • St. Patrick's Day Punch
  • Oak Ridge Energy Corridor celebrates milestones

    With three major energy initiatives well underway, and more on the horizon, the Oak Ridge Energy Corridor has a lot to celebrate just one year after launching its first initiative. This week, area business leaders and strategic partners joined together to commemorate this milestone anniversary of the energy corridor while taking a look at the past two years since the concept originated, but more importantly, focusing on what lies ahead.

  • Hurley gets huffy over THP ticket

    State Trooper Teresa Brown got an earful from freshman state Rep. Julia Hurley when she stopped her for speeding on Jan. 22.

    Brown clocked Hurley driving 77 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone on Hwy. 27 between Harriman and Rockwood.

    “I didn’t do 77 miles an hour,” Hurley claimed.

    “Yes, ma’am, you were,” Brown responded.

    “Can you show me your radar?,” Hurley asked.

    “I can, but I don’t have to,” Brown responded.

  • Hiked-up ambulance fees still a possibility

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody is still for raising the ambulance service rates — even with hopes that outsourcing billing will bring in more revenue to the cash-strapped department.

    Woody said that compared to other surrounding agencies the county’s service is charging substantially lower.

    “The commission had the opportunity last month to adjust the rates to be more in line with our neighbors,” Woody said at last week’s budget committee meeting.

  • County gets trial run on TVA campground

    Roane County will get to manage TVA’s Riley Creek Campground on a trial basis.

    The Roane County Commission approved  a license agreement for Roane County to operate the recreation area with the condition that it only be for a year.

    The full commission approved the agreement last week.

    TVA is requesting the county open the campground, said Roane County Executive Ron Woody at the March 10 meeting.

  • Youth group does own extreme makeover project

    This week, a special facility for youth in need is getting a makeover fit for a reality television show.

    In fact, Potters House Fellowship youth and adult volunteers had T-shirts tauting their work with Mission Team Oakdale and Extreme Makeover Children’s Home Edition logos.

    The youth group joined forces with other churches and community organizations from Roane and Morgan counties to make some much-needed improvements at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home in Oakdale, which is run by Robert and Abby Rogers.

  • State Rep. Julia Hurley’s Capitol Week Review

    The “Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act” passed the House this week, meaning the legislation is now on its way to the Governor for his signature.
    This bill’s passage is part of a larger effort by the General Assembly to not only encourage job growth, but protect the valuable jobs already in Tennessee.
    The legislation was an integral piece for many legislators’ agendas over the last two years.

  • Why we all need to monitor officials, our government

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    The Tea Party Patriots are divvying up members of Congress.
    The advocacy group is assigning its members to track every member of the House and Senate, monitoring their every legislative move.
    “We have millions of manpower hours and thousands of people willing to do heavy lifting,” Shelby Blakely, the project organizer, told USA Today.