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Today's News

  • Waterfowl season set at TWRC meeting

    The 2011-12 waterfowl hunting seasons were established by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission at a recent meeting, held at the Meadowview Conference Center.

  • Romero leads Bobcats past Wildcats, 20-6

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats were truly the “Purple People Eaters” Friday night as they notched an impressive 20-6 win over the previously undefeated Sweetwater Wildcats. 

  • Bad first quarter dooms Devils

    After opening the season with a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Monterey, the Harriman Blue Devils have now dropped two straight games following Friday's 43-12 setback against Upperman.

    The passing of York QB Connor York was the main concern of Harriman heading into Friday's contest with the Bees, and York showed why as he completed 8 of 9 passes on the night for 121 yards and 3 TDs.

  • Kingston wins county championship

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets remained unbeaten and captured the 2011 Roane County Championship Friday night with a hard-fought 20-13 victory at Rockwood's Civitan Field.

    Friday's victory wasn't pretty as both teams made mistakes, especially in special teams, but in the end Kingston head coach Vic King was happy with the victory.

  • 9/11 a decade later: What if your father worked at the Pentagon?

    It was a sunny Tuesday morning, and seventh-graders in Kathy Allen’s first-period science class at Rockwood Middle School were studying the digestive system.

    The normalcy ended abruptly for students and teacher with a phone call early into the class period.

    The date: Sept. 11, 2001.

    One student quickly picked up on cues from the teacher that something was amiss.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: 9/11 was, still is, a very local story

    The phone rang a little after 6 a.m. Arizona time, jangling my nerves on a sleepy September morning.

    I lifted the receiver and croaked, “Hello.”

    “Turn on your TV,” came my mother’s voice from more than a thousand miles away. There was an urgency I didn’t question — I just rose, plodded into the living room and clicked on the television. I knew whatever I was about to see wasn’t going to be good.

  • 9/11 memorial at Kingston Fossil Plant won't be finished for 10th anniversary

    The 9/11 memorial in the works at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant will not be finished by Sunday’s 10th anniversary.

    The memorial will include steel from the World Trade Center.

    “They’re still trying to construct the base for the steel,” TVA spokesman Scott Brooks said. “They are going to take their time and make sure it’s done right rather than try to rush and put something up.”

    TVA took delivery of the steel during a ceremony at the plant on Aug. 12.  

  • Local pilot scrambles to get home after 9/11

    On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, veteran pilot David Stevenson and another local pilot, Henry Piper, had plans.

    “To go flying,” Stevenson, a Roane County resident, recalled. “To no place in particular.”

    They took off, but had to make one necessary stop.

    “We flew first to Rockwood for fuel, but finding the office closed we opted to fly to Dayton,” Stevenson said.

  • Goss watched as NYC firefighters rescued, died

    Harriman Fire Department’s stations were somber places on Sept. 11, 2001.

    When firefighters weren’t on calls, they were at the fire hall watching horrific live television images that included firefighters like themselves.

    “All day long, other than answering calls, it was like operations at the fire hall just ceased,” Harriman Fire Chief Brad Goss said. “Everyone was glued to the TV to see if anything else happened.”

  • 911 shock created homeland security priorities

    Howie Rose, director of the Roane County Office of Emergency Services, was off duty when the first plane hit the World Trade Center that fateful day 10 years ago.

    At the time, Rose was working full time at the ambulance service in Roane County, training for the position he’s now been at since 2002.

    “I had got off work that morning and come home,” Rose recalled. “I don’t  remember what I was doing, but I remember the TV was on and Tom Brokaw broke in ... and said a plane had hit the building.”