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Today's News

  • This week's hoops schedule

    Monday, Feb. 14

    TMSAA East Tennessee Sectional Tournament (Pigeon Forge/Sevierville)

    Midway at Rockwood (High School)

     

  • Jackets fall to Highlanders

    Tuesday night was another tough night in District 4-AA action for the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets as both were swept at Scott High.

  • Waves knock off Berean Christian

    The Midway Green Waves and Lady Waves picked up a pair of big wins Tuesday as both knocked off Berean Christian School in a pair of District 3-A games at Midway.

  • Raiders open season with sweep

    The weather produced a cold start to the 2011 baseball season on Saturday for David Lane’s Roane State Raiders, but that was about all that went wrong as Roane State travelled to Cleveland State and swept the Cougars in a double header.

  • Fishing Report

  • TWRA seeks survey help

    Scott Somershoe, ornithologist for The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, has announced the agency is looking for bald eagle nests across Tennessee in 2011.

  • Jolley signs with Bryan College

    When college coaches look for catchers, they think defense first and if a potential prospect can hit it’s considered a bonus.

  • Let sleeping cats lie at Tiger Haven animal sanctuary

    We are well aware of the concerns being voiced by some of the East Roane County residents who live near the Tiger Haven big-cat sanctuary.
    We are sympathetic to those who have expressed their fears.
    However, this ongoing battle is one that appears to have no end in sight — at least not one that will satisfy those who have complained.
    Tiger Haven has gone through inspection after inspection by multiple state and county officials and agencies. It is operating within the law, all have deemed.
    Could the laws be changed?

  • A view from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen

    All right class, we are going to start the lessons with a pop quiz.
    What president of the U.S. during an eight year tenure in that office got the Congress to raise taxes a total of 11 times, thus averaging more than one tax increase each year?
    The answer appears at the end of this column. (If you listened to NPR’s “Morning Edition”, last Friday, [WUOT, 5 a. m. to 7 a.m., repeated 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., each weekday,] you will immediately have the answer.)
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  • Tiger Haven strikes back at county

    Last month the Roane County Commission instructed County Executive Ron Woody to write Tiger Haven a letter requesting a group inspection.
    The answer came this week.
    “Tiger Haven respectfully declines the commission’s request for such an inspection,” Tiger Haven attorney S. Douglas Drinnon informed Woody in a letter on Wednesday.
    Drinnon added that, “as a courtesy,” he would allow Woody to take a tour of the property.