Today's News

  • Harriman property owners asked to clean it up

    Overgrown yards, dilapidated and burned homes are all reasons various properties are part of a list of attention-needing properties in Harriman.

    Three of those on the list — a School Street home, one at 318 Byrd Drive and another at 113 Redwood Drive —  are all planned to be demolished.

    It cannot come soon enough for neighbor Juanita Lewis, who lives next to the School Street home, which has slowly decayed. A fire caused further damage a few years ago.

  • DOE moves to terminate WSI contract

    The U.S. Department of Energy has formally requested that WSI Oak Ridge’s protective force contract at Y-12 be terminated.

    “This decision comes after the top leadership of WSI at Y-12 were removed and are no longer welcome at DOE sites, and the officers associated with the incident were fired, demoted or suspended without pay,” the National Nuclear Security Administration said in a prepared statement. “Additionally, three federal officials with security oversight responsibilities were reassigned.”

  • Ash spill plaintiffs want mediation

    As directed, the parties in the TVA ash spill litigation have filed documents with the federal court in Knoxville on how they think the second phase of the trial should proceed.

    TVA is liable for damages to the plaintiffs, provided each one can show they are entitled to relief under claims of negligence, trespass or private nuisance. That determination will be made in a second phase of the trial.

    Plaintiffs, however, want U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan to first order the parties to participate in mediation.

  • Rockwood woman gets chance to meet men who saved her life

    Call it luck, fate or divine intervention, Archie Ann White of Rockwood is alive today because of a miraculous chain of circumstances that occurred when she came to the aid of one of her daughters whose family was involved in a wreck on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County.

    It all began when White arrived at the scene of a single-car accident on May 6 on I-40 East at the 336-mile marker.

  • OS explodes past Jellico, 55-8

    Sometimes a week off can pay off with big dividends.

    That was the case this past week for the Oliver Springs Bobcats as after a bye week, Wiley Brackett’s squad rolled into Jellico and thrashed the Blue Devils, 55-6.

  • Midway sets Bear trap, 28-14

    For the first time since 1992, the Midway Green Wave would get a win over Tellico Plains, as Joe Campbell’s squad downed the Bears, 28-14 Friday night at Midway.

  • Rockwood takes care of old foe, 41-6

    It wasn’t their best performance, but the Rockwood Tigers played pretty well Friday night in picking up a 41-6 victory over Harriman.

    “We looked sloppy at times, but we got the win,” Tiger head coach John Webb said following the victory. “I’d like to look a little sharper at this point of the season.”

  • Bobcats roll over Jellico, 55-8

    Sometimes a week off can pay off with big dividends.

  • Kingston no match for Alcoa

    Sometimes the other team is simply better.

    That was the case Thursday night as Blair Harrison’s Kingston Yellow Jackets suffered a 56-0 loss at the hands of Alcoa.

  • Schools for sale – cheap?

    The Roane County Board of Education is moving ahead with the auction of two schools, setting minimum bids for Walnut Hill and Dyllis elementary schools.
    Walnut Hill closed after the 2010-11 school year and Dyllis closed last summer.
    The board also plans to auction 2.32 acres of vacant land it owns off Eureka Road near Rockwood.
    The board voted to set the minimum bid for Walnut Hill at $25,000 and the minimum bid for Dyllis at $70,000.
    The minimum bid on the Eureka property was set at $5,000.