Today's News

  • Inspector General finds issues at TVA Kingston

    The TVA Office of the Inspector General has uncovered more issues at the Kingston Fossil Plant.

    Some of the ones detailed in a March 10 report deal with employee morale, trust and communication.

    Those things could be improved, according to the report.

  • TVA touts small modular reactor, not all convinced

    Environmentalists are already lining up against TVA’s plan to deploy a small modular reactor at its Clinch River Site in Roane County.

    “From what I know about these small modular reactors, the thing that worries me the most is people who are for them seem to be taking for granted that just because they’re smaller, they’d be cheaper, safer and better,” said Lou Zeller, executive director of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League.

  • Coalfield murder victim former Harriman man

    Editor's note: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information. It has been updated.

    From staff reports

    A Coalfield man was murdered early Monday morning, and officials are asking for the public’s help in apprehending the perpetrator.

    James Pete McCarroll, 71, was found shot and beaten outside Allied Metal Recovery and Refining just after 6 a.m. Monday.

    It is believed he was killed between 5:30 and 6 a.m., according to a release from the 9th District Attorney General’s Office.

  • Rockwood Library reopens recently
  • School board selects new director

    The Roane County Board of Education selected Leah Rice Watkins as its new director at its meeting Wednesday night.

    The board did final interviews with Watkins, the instructional supervisor for the Paris, Tenn., Special School District, and Keevin Woody, Roane County Schools Elementary Supervisor on Wednesday. The Board held a special called meeting immediately after.

    Look in Friday's Roane County News for the full story.

  • Kingston beats Harriman 6-1 in county soccer action

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket soccer team defeated the Harriman Blue Devils 6-1 Monday night.

    The Yellow Jackets led 3-0 at the half and outscored the Blue Devils 3-1 in the second half to post the victory.

    Zac McCoig scored Kingston's first goal on an assist from Brandon McClure, followed by an unassisted goal from Austin Courteau, who assisted Zac Williams on Kingston's third goal for the 3-0 advantage.

  • Harriman, Rockwood split district tennis matches at RSCC Monday

    Roane State Community College was again the site for another tennis match between two Roane County teams, as Rockwood played Harriman on a warm Monday afternoon.

    Rockwood won the girls match 6-3, as the Lady Tigers won four of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches, while Harriman won the boys match 6-3, as the two teams split the singles, but the Blue Devils took all three doubles matches for the victory.

    Rockwood 6, Harriman 3

    Madison Mioduski (R) defeated Amber Frost 8-1.

  • Lady Jackets post 2-2 record in Duff Tournament

    The Kingston Lady Jacket softball team posted a 2-2 record in the Duff Tournament played in Cookeville over the weekend. Kiingston beat Beech 3-2 and Cookeville 10-6, and lost to Dobyns-Bennett 12-6 and Macon East 10-3.

    Kingston 3, Beech 2: Beech grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, but Kingston tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth; however, Beech took a 2-1 lead in the top of third.

    Casey Gaines singled home Makenzie Spurgeon and Meredith Garrett.

  • Curry hurls two-hit shutout over Webb

    Tony Curry tossed a two-hit shut out with 12 strikeouts, as the Kingston Yellow Jackets defeated Knox Webb 2-0 Monday evening on Legion Field at Southwest Point.

    Kingston 2, Knox Webb 0: Ben Hargis smashed two singles, while Paul Bolden, Curry and Preston Edmonds each poked one single for Kingston.

    Kingston's first run came in the bottom of the fourth inning on Noah Cash's sacrifice fly. The Yellow Jackets added another run in the bottom of the fifth for the 2-0 lead, which they relinquished.

  • Briley passes Tigers over Tellico Plains Monday

    The Rockwood Tiger baseball team defeated Tellico Plains 10-4 Monday evening at Tellico Plains, sparked by the pitching of Nathan Briley, who allowed four runs on two hits with nine strikeouts and two walks.

    Terrance Ward smashed three singles with two RBIs, while Dalton Monroe cracked a single and a triple with two RBIs; Austin Lloyd singled and doubled, Will Warner homered with three RBIs and Rickey McElhaney smacked a single with an RBI.