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Today's News

  • Lady Tigers edge Alcoa, 3-2

     The Rockwood Lady Tigers continued their impressive early season run Monday evening with a narrow 3-2 victory over Alcoa at Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex in Rockwood.

  • Lady Jackets suffer first loss

     In a rather stunning turn of events, the Scott High Lady Highlanders shocked the Kingston Lady Jackets with a 2-0 win on Tuesday evening at Kingston. 

    For Kingston, Tuesday’s loss was the first of the season as the Lady Jackets are now 5-0-2 on the season. The Lady Jackets are 2-1 in district play.

  • Rivalry game highlights Friday schedule

     

    The 2013 season hits its fourth week and all five teams in Roane County will be in action on Friday the 13th. Whether that is good or bad luck remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, all five county teams need as many wins as possible to help build their postseason resume.

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  • Vandy offers hope against bird flu virus

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are reporting in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that they were able to kill the deadly laboratory-created H5N1 avian influenza virus with human antibodies to the natural strain of H5N1.
     H5N1 avian influenza virus hasn’t transmitted from person to person in nature, only directly from birds to people. 

  • Former TVA official pleads guilty

    From STAFF REPORTS
    A former TVA vice president who made illegal investments in Iran pleaded guilty last week.
    Masoud Bajestani, 58, was charged in U.S. District Court with conspiracy, violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Iranian Transactions Regulations, making a false statement to a federal agency, international money laundering and filing false income tax returns.

  • HUB work may delay traffic

    From STAFF REPORTS
    Water and gas lines being moved and renovated on Pansy Hill may soon result in some traffic issues.
    Drivers may want to stick to Roane Street instead of taking the popular shortcut into the old part of town.
    Harriman Utility Board manager Bill Young said the utility recently had its pre-construction meeting.
    At times, he said, “we are going to have to shut down at least one lane on the bridge.”

  • County employee bonuses approved

    Elected officials will be allowed to grant employee bonuses.
    The Roane County Commission passed the resolution allowing them to do so on Monday.
    The vote was 15-0, but the resolution did spark some discussion.
    The County Executive’s Office calculated $375 for each permanent part-time worker – someone who works a minimum of 1,000 hours a year – and $750 for each full-time employee.
    However, the bonuses are discretionary, meaning an elected official can choose to give some employees more and others less.

  • Expert to speak at joint meeting

    A consultant is expected to speak during a Roane County Commission/Board of Education public workshop on Thursday.
    Wesley Robertson is with the County Technical Assistance Service and was the executive director of local finance for the Tennessee Department of Education.
    Roane County Executive Ron Woody called Robertson an expert on the Basic Education Program.
    “He was the one that was running the BEP formula,” Woody said.

  • Judge: Leon playing delay game

    Leon Houston’s latest effort to get rid of an attorney failed last week.
    “The court is beginning to discern a pattern of the defendant seeking to delay his trial once it draws near,” U.S. Magistrate C. Clifford Shirley Jr. said in an order filed Sept. 6.
    Two previous trial dates in Houston’s case have been postponed. For the moment, the Sept. 24 trial date is still set.