Today's News

  • Jefferson pulls away from Harriman, 36-14

    For almost three quarters, the Harriman Blue Devils gave the Jefferson Middle School Eagles all they could handle before falling in the end by a 36-14 final score. 

  • OSMS advances to title game

    In what was being billed as the regular season district championship game, Oliver Springs turned it into a 48-8 rout of Sunbright in middle school football action last Thursday night to clinch the 2010 championship.

  • RMS blasts Wartburg for 7-0 start

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers rolled to their seventh easy win of the season as Scott Harvey's squad picked up a 42-6 victory over visiting Wartburg.

  • Imagination Library registration form

    Download this form and sign your children (ages birth to 5) up for Roane Imagination Library. Your child will receive a special, age-appropriate book once a month.

  • Skinner invention handy to gardeners

    By Katie Hogin

    Most everyone improvises with resources at hand in order to create a convenient way of completing tasks.

    For Martin Skinner of Kingston, one of those conveniences include the Koil Kaddy, which helps him tote his coil hose while gardening.

    “Most everybody is an inventor,” 87-year-old Skinner said while displaying his patent-pending Koil Kaddy that he has worked on for nearly seven years.

  • Senior citizens picnic scheduled for Oct. 7

    Mid-East Community Action Agency welcomes area seniors to the annual Roane County Senior Citizen picnic on Oct. 7.

    The picnic will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roane County Park shed 2.

    “Area seniors can look forward to a day filled with good food, entertainment, bingo, door prizes, vendors and a cake walk,” said Amber Jacks, Mid-East senior service director. “Plan to bring a side dish if you are able.”

    Call 354-0450, Ext. 227, to register or for details concerning the picnic.

  • Never too early to plan for college
  • DOE to test sirens Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested Oct. 6 in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

    The sirens are near DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • Harriman leader pushing to clean up paper mill site

    Harriman City Council member Buddy Holley wants something done sooner than later.

    However, he believes the cleanup of a former paper mill in the city will be delegated to the “later” category if the site is named to a National Priorities List.

    “It will delay this thing for years,” he said. “This is not going to be a high-priority NPL.”

    Holley pointed out a site where uranium had been milled as an example. He said that site went 15 years before a shovel of dirt was moved.

  • Rockwood kicks off construction