Today's News

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 16

    25 Years Ago
    Plans for a long-anticipated Food Lion warehouse and distribution center in the Roane County Industrial Park were dashed when the Food Lion corporate office decided to locate in Georgia instead. According to Food Lion officials, the decision was determined by cold, hard figures, and had nothing to do with any shortcomings of the county.

    10 Years Ago

  • Honor Air trip to D.C. included 4 veterans from Roane County

    When the HonorAir flight landed in Knoxville the evening of April 18, the organization successfully completed 12 flights taking more than 1,300 East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built to honor their sacrifices.

    Among the 130 veterans on this most recent flight were Roane County’s Clyfton Chandler, Eddie Owings and Charles Wilson, accompanied by volunteer guardian John Owings.

  • Historic preservation topic of Thursday DOE session

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management program will have a consultation meeting on May 17 to discuss historic preservation plans for East Tennessee Technology Park.

    The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Building 2714-G Conference Room, across from the Federal Building.

    There will be an opportunity for members of the public to provide comment.

  • Wagaman honored for helping trucker in Va.

    Tim Wagaman of Rockwood was recently honored by the Virginia State Police Association for helping an injured truck driver to safety during the 2011 Christmas holiday sea-

    Wagaman received the association’s Citizen Award for his actions.

    “The driver would have most certainly died from his injuries and the consuming fire” without the aid of Wagaman, Virginia Trooper C.H. Campbell Jr. and three Virginia residents, said a release from the Virginia State Police Association.

  • CASA car show, festival Memorial Day weekend

    CASA of the Ninth Judicial District will have its inaugural Festival and Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 26 at Fort Southwest Point, Kingston.

    This kickoff to the Memorial Day weekend is to raise public awareness of and financial support for CASA’s mission, while providing entertainment for the entire family.

    Admission is free.

    The festival will include demonstrations and re-enactments at the fort, a band, a craft fair and a silent auction.

  • White-nose syndrome found in Lookout Mountain cave

    According to the National Park Service, a biologist and volunteers working within the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park collected two tricolored bats in a park cave in Hamilton County, Tennessee, one of which tested positive for white-nose syndrome (WNS). 

  • Rough ending for Lady Jackets

    There’s just some places you don’t want to go to play softball.

  • Griffis, Gasque bow out in semis

    After a strong second place finish in last week’s District 4 A/AA Tournament, the Kingston Yellow Jackets doubles team of Brandon Griffis and Quint Gasque would see their season come to an end Monday at Webb School of Knoxville in the Region 2 A/AA Tournament semifinals at the hands Pigeon Forge’s Garrett Byrd and Alex Delozier, 6-1, 6-1.

  • Settles records rare hole-in-one
  • Out to Lunch: Save room for dessert at Westel’s Mountain Top Inn

    Dane Kable, known as CB Man, recently emailed me about a new restaurant opening in Westel at exit 338 off Interstate 40.

    You’ve probably noticed, in view from the interstate at Westel, all the motor homes at the Boat-N-RV Superstore that began developing in 2008.

    Mountain Top Inn opened in late February as an addition to Boat-N-RV. It faces the interstate, on the left as you travel toward Nashville from Roane County.