Today's News

  • England bombs Oliver Springs

    Last year, the Oliver Springs Bobcats dropped a 53-52 heart-breaker to

    the Sunbright Tigers. 

  • Bobcats take three of four from Kingston

    It was a day of near sweeps and one sweep in the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA) last Saturday around Roane County

    Kingston avoided a sweep by beating Oliver Springs in the mighty mite game. Oliver Springs rolled to three wins after that.

  • Rain no problem for Lady Jackets

    In what was nothing short of, as people in East Tennessee would call, a “gully-warsher”, the Kingston Lady Jackets made it rain soccer goals Tuesday evening against the Scott County Lady Highlanders on senior night in Kingston.

  • Blue Devils claim Clinch Valley title

    The drought is over for the Harriman Middle School Blue Devils, as Thursday night Baron Tapp's squad defeated Midway in the Clinch Valley Conference small division championship game, 36-16.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: I’m revving up my shiny, new ... um ... toy

    You should see my shiny, powerful new high-rpm toy. I have it parked in the basement — right next to the dryer.
    I know.
    Not too many people get excited over a new clothes washer, but this one is perfection. It’s an energy-saving high-efficiency, high-capacity top-loader with a gleaming stainless steel tub.

  • Bridge project alters route to Loudon County

    A pair of bridge replacement projects will temporarily close Hwy. 72, the South of the River roadway to Loudon County from Roane County.
    Tennessee Department of Transportation officials announced the roadway would be closed to traffic beginning Friday and should be reopened to traffic by Monday, Oct. 24, at 6 a.m.
    The bridges being repaired are over Paint Rock Creek and Stamp Creek.
    The Tennessee Department of Transportation put up signs along Kentucky Street near the Interstate 40 exchange this week announcing the roads closure.

  • Farmer, Ruppe apply for Rockwood position

    Two former county chiefs — Mike Farmer of Roane County and Becky Ruppe of Morgan County — have applied for the Rockwood city administrator position.
    Farmer served the term prior to current officeholder Ron Woody.
    Rockwood City Council will be interviewing them and Jack Miller, a former city manager in Crossville
    at a workshop Monday, Oct. 17, at 3:30 p.m.

  • Brakes applied on LOC dissolution

    The Oak Ridge City Council passed a resolution this week that directs its mayor — Tom Beehan — to not vote for the dissolution of the Oak Ridge Reservation Local Oversight Committee.
    The committee’s board of directors, on which Beehan serves, is scheduled to have a special meeting today (Friday) at The Roane Alliance Building in Kingston at 3 p.m.
    A resolution to dissolve the committee, a sort of watchdog on U.S. Department of Energy activities in and around Oak Ridge, is on the agenda.

  • TVA ASH SPILL LAWSUIT: Failure signs ‘everywhere’

    No one died when the dike failure at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant released more than 5 million cubic yards of coal ash slurry on Dec. 22, 2008.
    For an agency that also deals with nuclear energy, another disaster might not turn out as fortunate.
    Attorney Jeff Friedman told U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan that’s why his job is so important.
    “This court has the power to give TVA the wakeup call they so badly need,” he said.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Sept. 9-21:

    From Jason Rose and Kimberly Rose to Thomas P. Hanrahan by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Rarity Ridge, Lot T24C, Phase 3, sub-area E, $100,000.

    From Tamara B. Miller and Thomas M. Kain to Jennifer Hess by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Villages of Center Farm, Newport Village, Lot 106, $156,000.

    From Howard A. Fehl to Federal National Mortgage Association by deed, Dist. 4, 12.25 acres, Gap, Lot 1, $0.