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Today's News

  • EPA coal-ash hearing draws advocates, environmentalists

    An industry exists for the fly ash produced at coal-fired power plants.

    People who make a living in that industry were very vocal at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearing on Wednesday.

    Randy Compton said he sells recycled ash, which can be used in products like concrete, cement and wallboard.   

    “I take it from the power plant and sell it to the ready mix producers,” he said.

  • TVL season winding down

    With the last week of the regular season on the horizon, the Tennessee Valley League has only one question remaining as to where a set of teams will finish.

  • Ladd recalls Coach "Hoot" Gibson

    The Coach Jim "Hoot" Gibson Memorial Game returns to Kingston this Friday to remember a great coach and educator for both Loudon and Kingston High Schools. 

  • Regular season comes to an end Friday night

    Oh how time flies.

    It seemed like only yesterday that Roane County’s five football teams put on the pads for the start of practice in the hot July sun, but now blankets and hot chocolate will be in high demand Friday night as the regular season comes to a close.

  • Misusing religion to bash for votes

    By Charles C. Haynes
    First Amendment Center
    Thomas Jefferson may be an iconic Founder today, but in the 1800 presidential campaign he was widely condemned for being an “atheist in religion and a fanatic in politics” who (it was rumored) had a secret plan to confiscate all the Bibles in the land.
    Sad truth be told, rumors, smears and nasty debates over the religious affiliation, or lack thereof, of candidates for office have marred American political campaigns since the early days of the Republic.

  • IMPRESSIONS: Familiarity in bumper-to-bumper madness

    Poking along in post-game traffic following a Bowl Championship Series (BCS … a.k.a. the “big boys”) college football game between two major universities can be monotonous.
    Anyone who’s traveled half an hour or so up the road to catch the Vols at Neyland Stadium knows exactly what I mean. Half an hour can easily turn into several in next to no time; especially afterward.
    You don’t ever need to get in a hurry. And, um, you’d better make sure you “go” before you get going.

  • 6-car pileup fatal

    An elderly Crossville woman died during a crash involving multiple vehicles on a rain-slickened Interstate 40 Monday morning.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the victim in the six-vehicle pileup as 76-year-old Irene Atkins.

    According to THP reports, Arthur J. Rivers III, 36, of Oakdale, was traveling east near the 347 exit shortly after 6 a.m. when his vehicle hydroplaned and ran off the road.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Oct. 27

    25 Years Ago
    Kingston artist Tom Wilson was commissioned by the Rockwood Homecoming ’86 Committee to paint a mural of the old Rockwood railroad depot on the side of A&B Shooters Supply building on West Rockwood Street. When finished, it will be impossible for Front Avenue passersby to miss.

    10 Years Ago

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Aug. 9-12:

    From Ashley Leach to Richard W. Barnett by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, Pine Hills, Lot 106A, $0.

    From Jefferson Federal Bank to Dennis Francis Walsh Revocable Trust and Kathleen Marie Walsh Revocable Trust by warranty deed, Dist. 5, Grande Vista Bay West, Lot 332, $60,000.

    From Branch Banking and Trust Co. to Vincent Adams by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Rarity Ridge, sub-area C, Lot 150, Phase 2, $50,000.

  • 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.

    Jason A. Spradling, aggravated assault Jan. 9. Guilty plea Feb. 22, convicted.

    Jason A. Spradling, aggravated assault Jan. 9. Guilty plea Feb. 22, convicted.

    Jason A. Spradling, aggravated assault Jan. 9. Guilty plea Feb. 22, convicted.

    Patricia D. Lawhon, simple possession Dec. 20, 2009. Dismissed Feb. 22, cost to state.