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Today's News

  • Farmer OK’d three raises in final days

    Former Roane County executive Mike Farmer allowed raises to be granted for three employees less than a week before he had to leave office in 2010.

    Heather Stooksbury, who worked in purchasing, received a $3,200 raise.

    Jacque Coleman, who also worked in purchasing, received a $1,000 raise.

    “I have met with the county executive and he has authorized me to make the following adjustments in the purchasing budget with an effective date of Aug. 22, 2010,” purchasing agent Lynn Farnham said in an email to payroll clerk Linda Stooksbury.

  • Scammer claims to be officer at Rockwood

    A caller claiming to be from the Rockwood Police Department and telling people to send money is a scam being investigated by the department.

    Rockwood Police Department Chief Danny Wright said the department has received reports of a man claiming to be a Lt. John Davis from the Rockwood Police Department telling people either they missed a jury summons or have an outstanding warrant and instructing them to mail him a prepaid debit card for $486.13.

    Wright said no John Davis works for Rockwood Police Department.

  • Wamp: ‘Obamacare’ tactic childish

    Weston Wamp called Congressman Chuck Fleischmann childish for his recent “Unhappy Birthday Obamacare” campaign.

    “Sometimes they’ll talk about me being the young candidate,” Wamp said. “If he’s wishing a piece of legislation an unhappy birthday, I don’t know who the more immature candidate is,” he added.

    “It sounds like him.”

    March 23 marked the fourth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare.”

  • Alley-oops finish 2nd in tourney
  • Lady ’Cats slam Sunbright, 15-0

     The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats ran their season record to 10-2 overall and 5-0 in District 4-A Friday evening with a 15-0 thumping of Sunbright.

  • Big innings lead Midway past Wartburg

     

    Following a pair of losses in Knoxville earlier in the week, Midway ended the streak with a 17-7 win over Wartburg Friday at home.

    Midway improved to 10-7 with the win and the Green Wave are now set to begin the last portion of the season with several district series yet to be played.

  • Witter notches 100th win at Rockwood

     Rockwood head coach Jake Witter picked up the 100th win of his career Saturday as his Rockwood Tigers rolled to a 14-4 victory over Fulton at Mike “Brillo” Miller Rockwood Sports Complex.

    Witter’s 99th win came 24 hours earlier as the Tigers bombed Sweetwater at home, 17-2.

  • Bobcats claw Bears in six innings, 15-5

     

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats baseball team put together a solid performance Friday evening in picking up a 15-5 victory over the Tellico Plains Bears in a game played at Arrowhead Park.

    Tellico Plains started the game off with a run, but the Bears also left a man on second in the top of the first inning.

  • Breazeale signs with Bryan College

     

    If your last name is Breazeale and you play baseball at Rockwood High School, there’s a good chance you’re going to play college baseball in Dayton at Bryan College.

  • NNSA up for support honor

    Oak Ridge’s National Nuclear Security Administration and its Office of Secure Transportation are among the 58 employers that Tennessee National Guard and Reserve members nominated for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

    The Freedom Award is the Department of Defense’s highest recognition for employers supporting employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

    Up to 15 award recipients will be announced this summer and honored at the Pentagon in September at the 19th annual Freedom Award ceremony.