Today's News

  • Jackets suffer first loss of season

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets came to Lenoir City Friday night with a lot of positive “buzz” about their 5-0 start, only to get swatted by the Lenoir City Panthers by a 42-14 tally.

  • Tigers ground game grinds up Upperman, 30-24

    After the Rockwood Tigers lost some heartbreakers in the first few weeks to Kingston and Grace Christian, they got the benefit of a bye week, due to the forfeit win of Taft Youth Center. The bye gave the Tigers plenty of time to get set in their offensive and defensive scheme and prepare for the Upperman Bees.  Rockwood fought a hard game with the Bees, and came out on top by a final score of 30-24.

  • Midway dumps Jellico on homecoming, 29-6

    It’s always fun to win on homecoming, and the Midway Green Wave had a lot of fun Friday night as Joe Campbell’s squad downed Jellico, 29-6.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Vrooom, vrooom ... I’m a new road warrior

    There’s an ugly knot on my right shin and a bruise the size of Texas on my calf.
    I earned those injuries over two days of noise, fumes, heat — and fear — at a Motorcycle Safety Foundation riding class at Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley campus.
    And as a result, I now have an “M” for motorcycle operator on my driver’s license.
    For a while now, I’ve been thinking of learning to operate a motorcycle.
    I do a great job as a motorcycle passenger, but, recently, I decided I wanted more.

  • Governor presents grants in OS

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam stopped in Oliver Springs Tuesday afternoon bearing gifts — including two grants for improvements to the small city’s water system and two parks.
    “We’re here actually presenting a total of $960,000 in funds to different entities throughout Anderson County. We are proud to do that,” Haslam said.
    Oliver Springs, which straddles Roane, Anderson and Morgan counties, received a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant for its water system.
    The grant requires a match by the city of $37,700 in local funds.

  • Innovative company finds better way

    A new way of fiberglass fabrication may not just save money but help the environment too.
    Daycab Co. hosted a three-day class on the latest technology in fabrication of fiberglass parts for a variety of industries from motorcycle and boats to its own, which is replacing sleeper cabs on trucks with daycabs fabricated in their Roane County Industrial Park facilities.
    The process includes using the shape of a mold for a part to make a silicon bag.

  • Lots of interest in county parks job, Woody says

    Interest in Roane County’s parks and recreation job is high. County Executive Ron Woody said his office received more than 30 applications for the director’s position.
    The deadline to submit applications was Sept. 14.
    “We could end up interviewing 10 or 15 of these folks,” Woody said.
    Former director Tony Brown went to work for the road department, which created the opening.
    Brown was making $41,863, but $15,000 of that was for serving as the county’s litter grant coordinator.

  • Inmate attacked in county jail

    John P. Little, a Harriman man charged with child rape, was allegedly assaulted by another inmate at the Roane County Jail. Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said a motive wasn’t immediately clear.
    Charles D. Mullins, the inmate who allegedly assaulted Little, is a registered sex offender. Mullins, 31, was convicted of criminal attempt to commit rape in Cumberland County in 2005. He was sentenced to community supervision for life and ordered to wear a GPS tracking unit. 

  • Apply now for scholarships to Tennessee Tech

    Students planning to attend Tennessee Tech University next fall should apply for scholarships now.

    More than 550 scholarships are available to Tennessee Tech students, and the time to apply for the 2013-14 academic year is now.

    The scholarship application system is open until Dec. 15.

    Tennessee Tech offers a variety of generous scholarships funded by the university and private donors.

    In fall 2012, more than a quarter of the freshmen class received nearly 800 academic scholarships worth more than $1.8 million.

  • Educators in the Workplace: Area companies give Roane teachers lessons in what students can expect

    While students were on vacation this summer, 76 educators from eight area school districts went to “summer school” visiting six businesses as part of the Educators in the Workplace program.

    “This program is beneficial for both the businesses and the teachers,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance, one of the program sponsors.