Today's News

  • Lady Tigers season ends, 11-1

    The 2011 season came to an end for the Rockwood Lady Tigers Wednesday afternoon as Larry Brackett's squad suffered an 11-1 loss at the hands of Grace Christian Academy in the loser's bracket final of the District 3-A Tournament at Midway.

  • Lady Waves bring home another district title

    Winning championships isn't supposed to be easy, but the Midway Lady Green Waves made it look easy Wednesday evening as Craig Hutchinson and Barry Narramore's squad rolled to a 17-1 victory over Grace Christian Academy.

  • Bad day ends Lady 'Cats season

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats picked a bad time to have an off-day as Matt Headden’s squad suffered a pair of losses that ended their season Wednesday in the District 4-A Tournament.

  • Devils top Tigers on way to region tourney, 5-2

    It was a good news bad news type of day Wednesday for the Harriman Blue Devils.

    The good news came first as the Blue Devils knocked off Rockwood 5-2 to earn a berth in next week’s Region 2-A Tournament.

  • Bobcats fall in seventh, 5-4

    It was close but no cigar Tuesday evening for the Oliver Springs Bobcats as the Wartburg Bulldogs rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the final two innings to take a 5-4 victory over the Bobcats in the third round of the District 4-A Tournament at Coalfield.

  • Storms, fuel prices burn up road funds

    Roane County Road Superintendent Tom Hamby is having to transfer $20,000 from his hot mix budget to his diesel fuel budget.

    That means less money for patching and paving roads.

    Hamby said bad weather coupled with higher fuel prices have taken a toll on the fuel budget this fiscal year, which ends June 30.

    “This has been the worst year I’ve had in several years with storms,” he said.

    Storms during the winter led to more work because of snow and ice on the roads.

  • Kingston sounds July 4th funding alarm

    Every year, Kingston must go begging to raise money for its annual fireworks show.

    This year, officials are really feeling the fizzle of the economy as they set out to raise the thousands of dollars needed for the event.

    “We’re the lowest we’ve been in seven years,” said Rick Ross, the city’s parks and recreation director. “We streamlined the event and made it lower cost for everybody, but it still costs money.”

  • Federal court hands down tough sentences for meth makers

    Wonder just how tough the federal courts are on people who manufacture the illegal drug methamphetamine?

    Just look at the sentence Kristi Miller received last week in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga.

    According to court records, Miller was given 240 months in prison for a guilty plea on  conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.  

    Miller was one of 21 defendants charged in a 264-count federal indictment last year.

  • Sounding of TVA siren no cause for alarm

    TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant will test its ammonia warning alarm system on Wednesday, May 11, at about 11:15 a.m. 

    The test will be announced over the plant’s public-address system, and a siren will sound for three to five minutes.

    The public should not be concerned if they are near the plant at this time and hear the siren. 

    Notice of the alarm system test has been posted in local newspapers.

  • Malpractice suit settled

    The last malpractice lawsuit from when the city operated Roane Medical Center has been settled.

    The final lawsuit involved Roane Medical Center’s operation of the Emory River Geriatric Center for a patient admitted in 2008.

    The lawsuit alleged he was injured during the period he was admitted.

    Harriman City Attorney Harold Balcom said the city had money set aside from the sale of the hospital to Covenant Health, who will be opening a larger facility in Midtown, to agree to the terms of $50,000.