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Today's News

  • Rockwood tennis defeats Carter, splits Kingston

    The Rockwood boys and girls tennis teams competed in a combined four matches this week, picking up three victories.

    In Wednesday’s match up, both teams picked up victories over Carter, 9-0 and 7-2.

    On the boy’s side, Drake Long would be the only Tiger made to compete for his victory. Long defeated Carter’s Aaron King 8-0, and the rest of the team picked up wins by forfeit.

    The victory improved the Tigers’ squad to 4-1 on the year.

    The Lady Tigers nearly pulled a clean sweep, but dropped two matches to Carter, 7-2.

  • Midway’s Edwards signs with Hiwassee

    For the fourth time this school year, the students of Midway High School made their way to the gym to watch one of their fellow students realize a dream.

    This time, it would be Zach Edwards, who signed to play baseball with Hiwassee College.

    “It’s been a long ride,” Edwards said.

    For the senior from South of the River, Hiwassee was just what he was looking for.

    “It fits me. It’s a Christian school and the baseball program is just how I want it. It was probably Hiwassee all the way.”

  • Midway coaching search continues

    It’s been more than two weeks since Joe Campbell announced his intentions to leave his job with the Midway football team to take over the head coaching duties of Loudon High School.

    Since that time, Midway High School athletic director and principal Scott Mason has been busy trying to find the next head coach.

    “It’s going to have to happen in the next week or so,” Mason said on selecting a new coach. “We’ve already got assistant coaches in place.”

  • Former Coalfield, Oliver Springs athlete Walls memorialized

    On April 30, 2012 the communities of Oliver Springs and Coalfield, for once, put down their arms to comfort each other after the passing of 17-year-old Brady Walls.

    Nearly three years later, the two communities once again came together to honor Walls, by renaming a bridge on the road linking the two towns the Aaron Brady Walls Memorial Bridge.

  • Divorce on hold for gay marriage ruling

    A resolution in Roane County’s same-sex divorce case is on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court makes a decision on same-sex marriage.

    Oral arguments are scheduled for April 28, and a ruling from the high court could come in late spring or early summer.

    The decision will impact the Roane County case, in which Frederick Michael Borman is seeking a divorce from Larry Kevin Pyles-Borman.

    In 2010, the two Roane County residents were married in Iowa.

  • Plateau Park said to be site for solar panels

    A new 1-megawatt solar array in Oak Ridge is just the start for a busy partnership who also plan to eventually locate one of the large solar arrays at other sites, including Plateau Partnership Park.

    Plateau Partnership Park is an economic development partnership between Roane, Cumberland and Morgan counties.

    “This project represents an exciting partnership between leaders in the Tennessee solar industry,” said Carlos Mayer, president and CEO of Vis Solis Inc., a company that has partnered with Restoration Services Inc.

  • You're a grand ol' flag

    Third-grader Will Letner shows his enthusiastic patriotism during Midway Elementary School’s “Let’s Sing, America!” program last week.

    The school’s third-, fourth- and fifth-graders presented the concert of red, white and blue favorites, including “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “God Bless the U.S.A.” and “The Spirit of America.”

  • Body cameras now part of Kingston PD uniform

    The Kingston Police Department has joined the growing list of agencies to outfit officers with body cameras.

    “It’s not that we don’t trust the officers, but with all these things going on nationwide, it was just a matter of time,” Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said.

    Several high-profile incidents involving police nationally is driving the body camera movement among law-enforcement agencies.

  • Tract that once was Houstons’ sold off

    The thought of holding onto land that once belonged to brothers Rocky and Leon Houston didn’t go over well with Roane County Habitat for Humanity.

    “It made us a bit uncomfortable,” Vice President Jim Smith said.

    Cleveland attorney James Logan donated two Houston tracts to Habitat as a gift in 2012.

    Habitat sold one of the tracts in February to Estel and Bonnie Ridge for $30,000.

    “We found some local folks that wanted to buy it, so we thought that was a good arrangement,” Smith said.

  • CVMR taking résumés

    CVMR, the advanced materials company that last month announced it is moving its international headquarters to the Horizon Center in Roane County, is now accepting résumés.

    It has not, however, specified what jobs it is seeking to fill.

    To submit a résumé, send it to hr@cvmr.ca