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Today's News

  • Harriman downs Midway, 6-1

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    While the Harriman Blue Devils overall record isn’t sparkling, they do remain in a tie for first place in District 3-A after the Blue Devils eased past Midway 6-1 Monday at Harriman.

  • Lady Devils notch 13th win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils improved to 13-2 overall with an 8-1 victory over Sunbright in the first game of a road doubleheader on Thursday.

    Harriman never had one huge inning against the Lady Tigers, but David Currier's squad did score at least one run in all five innings of play.

    Harriman's first run came in the top of the first inning as Moriah Anderson opened the game with a bunt single and she would score on a ground out from Lindsey Daugherty.

  • Beard signs with Hiwassee

     By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

  • Jackets rally to beat OS

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

     

    Roane Newspapers

     

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets spent most of Thursday evening playing catch-up at Oliver Springs’ Arrowhead Park, but in the end Bruce Robinette’s squad used an RBI ground out from Josh Banken with one out in the top of the seventh inning to pick up a 6-5 victory over the Bobcats.

     

  • Deregulation isn't a bad word anymore

    Deregulation.

    That’s a word we’ve heard a lot in the news lately.

    Extremes in deregulation in the finance sector have been blamed for the severe economic crisis we currently are trying to survive,

    Extremes in deregulation of coal ash storage may be to blame for the massive environmental disaster Roane County faces today.

    This week, a congressional panel told TVA officials they can expect more oversight as a result of last December’s massive ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant.

  • Confusion reigns after Houston verdict; lawyer says retrial likely

    By TERRI LIKENS

    rceditor@bellsouth.net

    Neither side in the double-murder trial of Rocky Houston will find resolution in their Christmas stockings.

    A jury on Friday afternoon found Houston not guilty of some charges and could not agree on others.

    Judge James “Buddy” Scott did not immediately declare it a mistrial as he did when jurors could not agree in the trial last summer of Rocky's brother, Leon.

  • TVA mudslide forces Swan Pond evacuation

    BY TERRI LIKENS

    rceditor@bellsouth.net

    About a dozen homes were evacuated overnight after a dike collapsed, spilling a thick sludge of water and ash near the Kingston Steam Plant. Homes affected are in the area of Swan Pond Road and Swan Pond Circle.

  • TVA impoundment breaks, moving homes, covering roads, railway

    By TERRI LIKENS

    rceditor@bellsouth.net

    A Roane County man took a wild ride when his home was pushed off its foundation and into the road by a wall of sludge from a TVA containment pond.

    That Swan Pond area home near TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant was one of about a dozen residences that were inundated with a thick sludge from a fly ash retention  pond that collapsed just before 1 a.m. Monday.

    It was a rude awakening on a night where temperatures dropped to 11 degrees.

  • Emory River closed by spill

    By TERRI LIKENS

    rceditor@bellsouth.net

    The U.S. Coast Guard closed part of the Emory River Tuesday because of sludge and debris from Monday’s TVA retention pond break.

    TVA President Tom Kilgore, in a news conference Tuesday, released inspection reports that showed two minor breaches in the failed retention pond — one in 2003 and another in 2006.

  • Bredesen: State will be looking over TVA's shoulder