Today's News

  • Line insurance not a municipal thing, local utility warns

    Rockwood Water, Sewer and Gas has nothing to do with a water-line insurance sales pitch that has been circulating in the Rockwood service area.
    A customer recently shared a letter from a company called HomeServe USARepair Management Corp., providing insurance for the repair and service for the customer’s portion of water service line.
    The company has been in trouble in other state, resulting in settlements with state officials.
    “I would like our customers to know this is not through us or endorsed by us,” said manager Kim Ramsey.

  • School work
  • RCWBA hosts state meeting

    On Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, the Roane County Women’s Bowling Association (RCWBA) had the honor of hosting the annual Tennessee State Bowling meeting.

  • Kingston bombs Scott

    After opening the season with back-to-back shutout victories, the Kingston Lady Jacket softball team took to the diamond again Friday and they kept their shutout streak in tact with a doubleheader sweep of Scott High.

  • Tigers washed out twice
  • Jackets, Tigers battle in tennis

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket tennis team opened the 2012 season last Thursday by splitting a pair of rain-shortened matches against Rockwood.

    Kingston’s boys cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Tigers with two of the doubles matches stopped due to weather. 

  • Big fourth inning leads Harriman past Midway, 9-1

    It might just be the second week of the season, but the Harriman Blue Devils picked up an important victory Monday evening as Andy Adcox's squad knocked off visiting Midway, 9-1.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Reunion plans at New China Palace a tasty treat

    You may remember that my wife, Carol, and I grew up in Oak Ridge and schedule “Out to Lunch” high school reunion committee meetings. This lets us plan our reunions, provides an column-writing opportunity, and we get to enjoy a fun lunch.

    Our reunion committee has met several times at New China Palace on Melton Hill Lake Drive in Oak Ridge, but I had never written an “Out to Lunch” column on it until this visit.

  • Methodist sought out by Alabama hospital for orthopedics program

    The successful outcomes of Methodist Medical Center’s patients have gained national recognition through such organizations as U.S. News and World Report, VHA Inc., the American College of Cardiology and Patient Research Consultants.

    Methodist’s orthopedics program is just of one of the services that has been consistently ranked high for both clinical and service excellence.

  • Jobless rates up in Jan.

    Roane County’s 8-percent January unemployment rate may be slightly higher than reported last month, but it’s still lower than it was during the same period in 2011, according to statistics released late last week from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The state’s figures indicate the most recent posting is up 0.6 percent over December’s 7.4 percent rate.

    That means 25,790 workers in the county’s 28,030 labor force were employed in January.