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Today's News

  • THP to conduct license checks in May

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting two driver license roadside safety checkpoints during May in Roane County.

    A  checkpoint is planned from 10 to 11 a.m. May 6 near the new bridge on Hwy. 58.

    Another checkpoint, from 9 to 10 p.m. May 20, will be at Hwy. 70 and Poland Hollow Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Ready for the exam? Take a test run at it on state website

    There seems to be a test for everything these days.

    Students and people who are changing careers are especially challenged with stressful — and at times overwhelming — required tests.

    The Tennessee Electronic Library can help. TEL is available to everyone in Tennessee and provides the tools needed to prepare for a variety of exams and take studying to the next level.

  • Plaque honors Rockwood's top grads

    Rockwood High School Classmates present Principal Alan Reed with a plaque containing the names of every valedictorian and salutatorian from 1920 to the present. “We just think it’s kinda unique,” said Mary Alexander Kau, who was among those making the presentation.

    The project began when Patsy Pierce started collecting names of past graduates.

    Kau figured, “Wouldn’t it be nice to honor them some way?”

  • Roane students recipients of Tenn. Tech scholarships

    Two Tennessee Tech University students from Roane County are the recipients of nursing awards from the Cookeville-based university.

    Nikki Taylor, a 2008 graduate of Midway High School, is this year’s recipient of the Whitlow-Crawford Endowed  Scholarship.

    Amanda Foster is the recipient of the Nursing Development Council Endowment and McSpadden-McNew School of Nursing Endowment.

    She is a 2002 graduate of Calvary Baptist School.

    Both students are juniors in Tech’s nursing program.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Suresh K. Nekuri, speeding Nov. 2. Dismissed Jan. 14, cost to state.

    Frederico Martinez, violation of driver license and following too close Nov. 5. Traffic ticket paid Jan. 10.

    Eric J. Frilling, speeding Nov. 5. Guilty as charged Jan. 7, convicted.

    Amy E. Monday, speeding Oct. 6. Traffic ticket paid Jan. 3.

  • National Day of Prayer is May 5

    The 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will be on May 5.

    In Roane County, the observance will be marked with a special gathering in prayer at noon at the Harriman Temperance Building.

    A Mighty Fortress is Our God, from Psalm 91:2, is this year’s theme.

    Millions of people are expected to gather in thousands of forums across America for this special event to pray for this nation.

  • Y-12 opens Bear Creek Road bypass

    A new bypass on Y‑12’s east–west thoroughfare, Bear Creek Road, is now open to traffic.

    The segment of road north of Jack Case Center and east of Bear Creek Portal parking lot was completed by Chattanooga’s Stein Construction Co. Inc.

    John Howanitz, senior vice president for transformation and projects, said Y-12 sought a contractor with infrastructure expertise rather than attempting the work in-house.

    He credited Stein Construction with completing the project well within the desired budget and time frame.

  • Secret City Fest tickets set to go on sale Monday

    It’s festival time again in Oak Ridge.

    The bands have been selected, the schedule is getting full, and tickets to this year’s headliner concerts go on sale May 2.

    Tickets will be priced at an early bird rate of $15. After June 6, ticket prices will go up to $20.

    Fan favorites The Village People, will take the stage on June 17. The Friday night concert will begin when regional band Dishwater Blonde belts out some funk, rock and soul music.

  • Bobcats no match for Bulldogs

    Twenty-four hours after dropping a heartbreaking 9-8 decision against Wartburg in extra innings, the Oliver Springs Bobcats were knocked off again by the Bulldogs on Tuesday, but this game wasn't a heart-breaker as the Bulldogs blasted the Bobcats in six innings, 13-3.

  • Lady 'Cats top Rockwood

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning Tuesday evening and that was the difference as Matt Headden's squad went on the road and picked up a 4-3 victory over Rockwood.