Today's News

  • Horsehead emissions concerns addressed

    More than a dozen people shared their concerns about Horsehead Corp. emissions during a permit hearing Thursday.

    Horsehead Corp. is a Rockwood facility that processes EAF dust in the creation of crude zinc oxide and iron-rich material.

    Nick Barrett, who lives at 420 W. Rockwood St., showed a number of videos he recorded from his home that showed emissions from various parts of the facility, including what looks like large gray cloud coming out of different areas.

  • Middle College almost over for inaugural class

    Roane State Middle College students took on a challenge when they enrolled in both a daunting college workload while also juggling their high school courses.

    They proved they were more than up to the task, not only managing but excelling alongside more traditional college students.

    The first class, which began in fall 2014, will graduate with associate’s degrees on May 6.

    “These guys show up every day. They are self- motivated,” said David Lane, Middle College coordinator.

  • BUMPERTOBUMPER: I-40 work makes the going slow

    Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam received a lot of calls last week.

    The calls weren’t about crimes, though — they were about traffic.

    Construction work on Interstate 40 is prompting many drivers to take detours around clogged interstate arteries and into downtown Kingston.

    “Our biggest concern is the 18-wheelers that are coming through town,” Washam said.

  • Curtis introduced as Rockwood boys coach

    A meet and greet for Rockwood's basketball coach was held Thursday evening in the school library.

    Former Sequoyah coach Daniel Curtis has been named as the Tigers' new coach, replacing Paul Kamikawa, who finished 488-398 in more than 20 seasons as either the boys or girls coach. Coach K will remain on the staff as a teacher and the school's athletic director.

  • Rachel Layne to play basketball at Roane State

    Kingston Lady Jacket senior Rachel Layne signed April 13 to continue her basketball career at Roane State Community, some 30 years to the day her father, Sam, signed to play basketball at Roane State under former Coach Carroll Smith.

    Layne, who finished her career with 1,030 points, led Kingston with 483 points or 16.1 per game and was the second leading rebounder with 170 or 5.7 per game with 48 assists and 51 steals as a senior.

  • Cornellison signs with Lee University in Cleveland

    Roane State Raiderette sophomore Haley Cornellison will be continuing her basketball career this fall at Lee University in Cleveland, where she will be joining Midway senior Abby Bertram, who signed during the early signing period in November.

    "Lee had everything to offer. I liked their coaches, and they have similar workout program to Roane State's. It will be an easy transition for me," said Cornellison last Wednesday.

  • Riley Clem making a big splash at the University of Tennessee

    If you are a sports fan in Roane County and you hear the last name Clem, the first thing you will think about is the Tigers of Rockwood. A certain former Tiger is making a big splash at the University of Tennessee.

    Riley Clem, a junior at the University of Tennessee, attended Rockwood High School from 2009 to 2013, and in the process, was a impact player for the Tigers on the baseball diamond and the basketball court.

    The second baseman/point guard will go down as a Rockwood great and accomplished great things during his career.

  • Wampler inks with North Carolina Sports University

    Harriman High School senior Alex Wampler will be continuing his baseball career at North Carolina Sports University, a school partnering with Waldorf University.

    “It has always been a dream of mine since elementary school,” said Alex Wampler.
    Wampler said he connected with North Carolina Sports University after participating in the Tennessee High School Showcase at the Tennesee Smokies stadium in Kodak.

  • Lady Waves hammer out victories over Grace Christian and Tellico Plains last week

    After going 6-1 in the long two-day Gibbs Invitational Tournament April 8-9 in  Knoxville, the Midway Lady Green Waves hammered out two big District 3A wins last week..

    Midway evened up the series with Tellico grabbing a 2-1 win at Tellico last Tuesday and on Thursday, they beat Grace Christian 9-3 to break a year's long losing streak.

  • Green Waves win two non-district baseball games last week under new coach

    After a change in head coaches, the Midway Green Waves responded with two non-district wins to give them a 3-11 mark on the year. George Nichols took over as coach, replacing Alex Bray who was relieved of his duties, but is still teaching at Harriman Middle School.

    They eased past Wartburg 4-3 last April 8 and, then six days later, they clobbered Oakdale 10-2. In between they were hammered by Grace Christian 15-0 and 9-0 to leave them winless in the district.