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Today's News

  • Congressman takes tour of Y-12 facilities

    U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Ooltewah, toured the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge earlier this month with Tom D’Agostino, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

    Taking part in the congressman’s first visit to the facilities are, from left, Darrel Kohlhorst, president and general manager of B&W Y-12 LLC; Fleischmann; D’Agostino; and Ted Sherry, manager of NNSA’s Y-12 Site Office.

    Y-12 is operated for NNSA by B&W Y-12, a partnership of Babcock & Wilcox and Bechtel National.

  • Veterans, mayor, judge among most recent Treasures honorees

    The newest group of Roane Treasures were honored during the county’s Founders Day Celebration last Tuesday.

    The group includes Clyde Collins, C.H. Smith, Albert Armour, Joe Woody and Sanny Bowman.

    The late Glenn Hollis Kindred was honored posthumously as the Golden Treasure.  

    “We celebrate today what they’ve given us,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    Woody’s predecessor, Mike Farmer, started Founders Day in 2007.

  • Several arrested on meth charges

    From staff reports

    An East Roane County woman is accused of running afoul of state TennCare laws.

    Amber Dee Feezell of 204 Cherry Lane B was arrested last Wednesday. Feezell, 28, is charged with TennCare fraud, identity theft and obtaining drugs by fraud.

    She’s scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 28.

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    Authorities discovered a meth lab at 1539 Mountain View Road outside of Rockwood last Tuesday.

  • Woody: EMS overtime stems from scheduling

    Commissioners had questions at the Feb. 14 meeting about the amount of money that’s being spent on overtime in the Roane County ambulance department.      

    “We have some overtime issues, but bear in mind part of our overtime is scheduled overtime for our employees when we hire them,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody explained.

    From July 1 to Feb. 10, $316,171.66 was spent on overtime pay.

  • Beta Club gets Volunteer boost

    Midway Middle School Principal Nadine Jackson accepts a $2,000 grant check on behalf of the school’s Beta Club from Alton Lingerfelt, a board member for VECustomers Share.

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share also recently awarded $1,000 to the Midway Music Club.

    VECustomers Share is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization covering Volunteer Energy’s 17-county service area.

  • Adams steps down after 13 years of leading Kingston wrestling

    After 13 years as the only coach the Kingston High School wrestling team has ever known, Chris Adams is stepping down.

  • Dayton to host high school fishing state championship

    The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW Outdoors, announced the inaugural Student Angler Federation Tennessee High School Fishing State Championship presented by the University of Tennessee/Chattanooga, April 9 on Lake Chickamauga just outside of Dayton, Tenn. The state championship is a two person team event for students in grades 9 -12. 

  • Manning signs with Tennessee Wesleyan

    Good left-handed pitchers are hard to find, but Tennessee Wesleyan College landed one last week as Midway senior Josh Manning signed scholarship papers with the Bulldogs.

  • More serious implications of proposal ignored

    By FRANK GIBSON
    I remember my initiation into a college leadership society. Blindfolded and taken into the woods somewhere in Blount County, we were paraded one-by-one in front of student leaders, who would recite some moral maxim, poke us on the chest and ask: “Get the point?”

  • A view from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen

    Last week, we wrote about the Tennessee General Assembly’s assault upon the Tennessee Education Association, the teachers’ union.
    This is just one small piece in the giant mosaic of right-wing attacks upon the poor, the underprivileged and the working class.