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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets defeat Fighting Irish 47-21

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Kingston basketball teams traveled to Knox Catholic for a pair of District 4AA games Monday, as the Lady Jackets defeated the Fighting Irish 47-21, while the Fighting Irish mercy-ruled the Yellow Jackets 69-27.
    Kingston 47, Catholic 21: A strong defensive effort led the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets to a win over the Catholic Fighting Irish on Monday by a score of 47-21. The Jackets forced 31 turnovers and had 20 steals against the Irish in their victory.

  • Rockwood loses two 3A games at Tellico Plains

    The Rockwood Tigers took a trip down the Cherohala Skyway to face off against the Tellico Plains Bears, only to come out with a pair of un-“bear”-able results, as the Lady Tigers fell 54-41 while the Rockwood Tigers fell short in a 39-38 defensive donnybrook.
    Tellico Plains 54, Rockwood 41: Despite a valiant, hard-fought effort, the Rockwood Lady Tigers couldn’t quite overcome the Tellico Plains Lady Bears in a 54-41 shootout on Friday

  • Lady Bobcats continue torrid play in 4A

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Oliver Springs basketball teams split a District 4A doubleheader with Jellico Friday evening, as the Lady 'Cats routed the Lady Devils 68-21, while the Blue Devils  bested Oliver Springs 67-51.
    Oliver Springs 68, Jellico 21: Michelle Christopher’s Lady Bobcats continued their successful streak with the victory over the Jellico Blue Devils.

  • Lake Weeds BLIGHT or BENEFICIAL?

    If there is one thing that all sides of the lake weed issue seem to agree on it’s that the problem — if there is a problem — needs to be studied carefully before any action is taken.

    “We do know there is a problem and we’re trying to learn more,” County Commission Chairman Ron Berry said last Monday.

    County Commissioner Carolyn Granger, a member of the county Environmental Review Board, told the commission that a workshop where more information will be presented on weeds is scheduled February 6.

  • Clinch reactor under review

    From staff reports

    TVA’s small modular reactor aspirations have gotten a boost. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced last week that it will review the agency’s Early Site Permit application for its Clinch River site.

    “We are pleased with this development,” TVA spokesman Travis Brickey said. “This means that the NRC staff will now begin its technical review of TVA’s Early Site Permit application for potential construction and operation of SMRs at the Clinch River Site in Oak Ridge.”

  • Fired up by facilities tour
  • ACT scores fall short of lotto benchmark by more than half

    A composite score of 21 on the ACT is one of the requirements for qualifying for the HOPE Scholarship.

    Less than half of students attending Roane County Schools achieved that score during the 2015-16 school year, according to the State Report Card.

    The data released last month showed the percentage of students who scored at least a 21 on the ACT was 41.2 percent.

  • Drought help available to Roane farmers

    Roane and Loudon counties have been approved to accept applications for the Emergency Conservation Program to address damages from the 2016 drought.

    Roane/Loudon County USDA Farm Service Agency is accepting applications through Feb. 1, said FSA Executive Director, Sandi Childs.

    Approved ECP practices under this authorization include emergency water solutions for livestock due to the 2016 drought.

    FSA administers the Program to assist producers with the cost of recovery activities required to restore the agricultural land to predisaster conditions.

  • Margrave Bridge work underway

    From staff reports

    The replacement of Harriman’s Margrave Bridge is expected to be completed by Oct. 23.

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation construction bid was awarded to Jones Bros. Inc. Work on the project began on Sept. 22, 2016.

    “Currently the contractor has cleared the site; installed new storm drain piping and drain structures; and is performing grading operations on Margrave and Queen streets,” said TDOT spokesman Mark Nagi. “Also, construction of bridge foundation structures is beginning.”

  • ROBOTICS DEMONSTRATION