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Today's News

  • Harriman, Rockwood split contests

    Tuesday night brought together two county rivals, as well as a big district match up when the Rockwood Middle School Tigers traveled to take on the Blue Devils of Harriman Middle School.

    The Lady Tigers were able to travel home with the 24-11 victory, but the home standing Blue Devils picked up the 42-30 win.

  • Oliver Springs girls rally past Wartburg

    While it wasn’t the win Oliver Springs head coach Michelle Christopher was looking for, it was a win nonetheless.

    After falling in a 13-5 hole in the first quarter, the Lady Bobcats rallied to a 48-34 victory over Wartburg.

    “Very rough start,” Christopher said. “I don’t think the kids were exactly mentally focused, but then we got into foul trouble. I thought they showed a lot of heart and will to win. They made a big run and actually had a pretty good second half.”

  • Bobcats survive three technical fouls, late charge to beat Bulldogs

    It seems like anytime a team from Morgan or Roane County cross that thin, imaginary line things get interesting.

    When Oliver Springs traveled to Wartburg Tuesday night that pattern held true as the Bobcats escaped with a 59-52 victory.

    “That’s one of those games nothing seemed to go right,” Oliver Springs head coach Tony Ingram said. “Basically an ugly, sloppy game. We just had to find a way to win it and I think some of our guys did. We hit the wall, we hit adversity, we hit bad times, but we found a way to win.”

  • TDOT ready to tackle roadways this winter season

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season.

    Over the last several weeks, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks for the winter season.

    “Tennessee often sees the bulk of its winter weather in January and February,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said.

    “Our salt bins are fully stocked and we have more than a thousand employees ready to mobilize in the event of inclement weather.”

  • Hallock to share Get Real message at Luminary

    A little more than a decade ago, Doug Hallock owned a successful insurance business in Arizona.

    But beneath the veneer of stability, he had a secret: Hallock was a heroin addict.

    “It seemed like I had been a drug addict all my life,” he said.

    Blessedly, those closest to him decided to stop being fooled and to stop him from fooling himself any longer.

    They held a classic intervention, and Hallock began to receive the treatment he needed.

  • Roane State extends hours

    Roane State Community College will offer extended business hours to help students get ready for the start of spring classes.

    Extended hours for the Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses will be:

    • Monday, Jan. 12-Thursday, Jan. 15 — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    • Tuesday, Jan. 20-Thursday, Jan. 22 — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    On Fridays, the Roane County and Oak Ridge campus will maintain usual business hours, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Midtown’s Panthers place in Lego League Challenge

    The Roane County Board of Education recognized members of the Midtown Elementary School Panthers at its December meeting.

    The Panthers placed second in the core values presentation in the Lego League challenge.

    Lego League is a program designed to help students develop a better understanding and appreciation of science and technology.

  • RSCC student wins at GIS conference

    Roane State Community College student Joe Pyle enjoys working with his hands.

    As a student in the college’s geographic information systems program, his raw material of choice is data, and his craftsmanship has received statewide recognition.

    Pyle’s map predicting cell phone coverage along the Cumberland Trail won in the Best Analysis category at the East Tennessee Geographic Information Council Forum.

    Pyle’s map depicts the Cumberland Trail from Frozen Head State Park to LaFollette.

  • Obama visit, but no Fleischmann

    U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann is not expected to be among the officials in attendance for President Barack Obama’s visit to East Tennessee today — Friday.

    “He is currently scheduled to be in D.C. voting during that time,” Fleischmann spokesman Tyler Threadgill said.

    Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden are scheduled to make stops at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville and the Techmer PM in Clinton.

  • State extends landfill comment period

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has decided to extend the public comment period on TVA’s application for a permit modification of its Class II landfill at the Kingston Fossil Plant.

    The landfill has already been built and is currently being used to store gypsum. The modification to the permit would allow TVA to also store dry fly ash there.

    The public comment period has been extended to Feb. 9.