Today's News

  • Midway rolls past Greenback, 38-21

     There was much at stake Friday night when two old, traditional rivals, Midway and Greenback, met for the 50th time in history.

  • Three teams from Roane in playoffs



    The TSSAA playoff brackets have been released and three teams from Roane County are in the field.

    A wild night last night led to several changes to the projected field.

  • Season ends for Kingston with 42-14 loss


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  • Bobcats miss out on playoffs following 36-27 loss


    The Oliver Springs Bobcats would see their season end Friday night with a frustrating 36-27 loss against Monterey in a game played at Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.

  • New faces, new places at 9th District DAG office

    Expansions, departures and shifts in manpower have resulted in substantial changes at District Attorney General Russell Johnson’s office.
    Today — Friday — the 9th Judicial District office will have a swearing-in ceremony at the Roane County Courthouse for new assistant district attorney generals Tiffany Smith and Alyson Kennedy.
    Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood will do the honors.

  • Court forces EPA’s hand

    More than three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held a Knoxville hearing for input on its plan to regulate coal ash, the agency has failed to implement the regulations.
    This week, a federal judge may have given the EPA the spark it needs to get moving.
    Judge Reggie B. Walton ordered the agency to file a written submission with the court setting a proposed deadline “for its compliance with its obligation to review and revise if necessary its Subtitle D regulations concerning coal ash.”

  • Halloween fun for the young
  • More time granted in TVA mediation

    The parties involved in the TVA ash spill litigation were granted an additional 105 days to mediate on Oct. 24.
    “This litigation shall continue to be stayed during the mediation,” Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan said in the order granting the extension.
    The plaintiffs and TVA filed a joint motion requesting the additional time on Oct. 22. It was the third joint request for an extension since Varlan ordered the parties to mediate on Nov. 20, 2012.
    The first request was granted on March 21. The second one was granted on July 12.

  • Blake Norman honored as top Rockwood officer

    Rockwood Police Department officer Blake Norman was recognized as officer of the quarter at the Rockwood City Council meeting Monday.
    “He’s one of those fellows that we can all be proud of. Blake has led the department in arrests,” and been consistent with all his duties, Mayor James Watts said.
    Watts said arrests alone don’t qualify Norman for the honor.
    Norman arrives early for work and leaves late and has a great attitude, follows orders and has a high energy level, according to Watts.

  • Concert at Princess Theatre

    John Fee and The Tuckasee Highway Band will perform Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.
    Presented by Roane State Community College’s Arts and Lectures Committee, the concert also features Johnny Cash tribute artist Philip Ray.
    Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Roane State campuses, by calling (865) 354-3000, Ext. 4515, or at the door on the day of the concert.
    The concert will help fund other Arts and Lectures Committe activities.