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Today's News

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Zaxby's exZactly the choice for four generations

    This “Out to Lunch” adventure at Zaxby’s in Midtown involves four generations of the Poston family.

    My wife Carol and I live in Midtown Heights. We pass Zaxby’s every time we go to Kroger, Lowe’s, church, Kingston, Harriman, Interstate 40, Knoxville and other places going east.

    I’ve had Zaxby’s on my “Out to Lunch” prospect list for some time, waiting for an opportunity to pop up.

    We were excited when our grandson Brady, wife Toni and our 8-month-old great-grandson Benjamin, said they would like to spend their vacation at our house.

  • TVA signs warns ‘Do not breathe dust’

    Signs at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant warn about dangers of fly ash.

    “I checked again and you are correct, there are signs posted ONSITE now for a number of materials including hydrogen gas, ammonia, diesel and for handling of fly ash,” TVA spokesman Scott Brooks said.

    “The sign you sent us is for fly ash.”

    More than 5 million cubic yards of ash was released into the environment when a dike failed at the fossil plant on Dec. 22, 2008.

    The cleanup, which cost more than $1 billion, was completed in 2015.

  • Tennessee voter registration a mere mouse click away

    Registering to vote just got easier in Tennessee.

    Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett officially launched the state’s new online voter registration system last week at Roane State Community College’s main campus between Harriman and Rockwood.

    “This system meets people where they already are: online,” Hargett said. “It will improve accuracy and efficiency for voters and election officials by ensuring there are fewer errors and more accurate voter rolls.”

  • Tigers down Bobcats in middle school action

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats travelled to Rockwood on thursday night to take on Tigers in middle school football action.

    Using big plays, the Tigers were able to grind out the victory on what ended up being a chilly September night by a score of 22-6.

    Rockwood was led on the ground by Dakota Waldo who carried the ball 7 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns

  • UT basketball coach visits Roane State
  • Kingston soccer squares off with Alcoa
  • Harriman comes back to take win against Coalfield

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils volleyball team improved their record to 6-2 as they traveled to Coalfield Tuesday evening and won the battle 3-1 in a hard-fought match that included athletic dives, long volleys, floater serves and over the net spikes. Coalfield won the first game by a score of 25-21 but Harriman won the final three by scores of 26-24, 25-18 and 25-18.

  • Harriman gives Midway a devil of a time

    The Harriman Middle Blue Devils won their first game of the season Thursday evening, beating the Midway Middle Green Wave, 20-16 with two minutes to go at Midway.

    “That’s one of those games where you don’t want either team to lose,” Harriman Middle Coach Baron Tapp said, “both teams were playing their hearts out.

    “We’ve been beat up for three weeks in a row.

    “I’m just proud of my kids for stepping up and playing.”

  • Cherokee stays hot, extends streak

    By Brittani Barger

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets remain undefeated after beating the Spring City Bulldogs 12-0 on Thursday night in Kingston.

    In the first two games for the Yellow Jackets, they dominated from beginning to end to come out with sizable victories. The Bulldogs were a formidable foe throughout the entire game that was littered with penalties.

    Cherokee won the coin toss and opted to defer to the second half. On the kickoff, Spring City fumbled but was able to recover.

  • Bobcats can’t handle Cougar offensive burst

    Cougars are known to be at their most dangerous at dusk and dawn; the same can be said for the Cougars of Northview Academy.

    The Cougars traveled on the road to take on the Oliver Springs Bobcats in front of a packed crowd and showed why they’re dangerous at night.

    After not finding the end zone in the first quarter against the Bobcats, the Cougars managed to score five touchdowns in the last three quarters en route to a 35-7 victory.