Today's News

  • Lady Waves win district title

    The Midway Lady Green Waves captured the TMSAA district title Saturday with an impressive 11-2 victory over Cherokee.

  • Clinton downs Lady 'Cats, 8-1

    The Clinton Lady Dragons soccer team was certainly breathing fire Monday night as they scorched the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats by an 8-1 margin. 

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • TVAA heats up with cooler weather

    Oliver Springs, Kingston and Midway made bold moves the last two weeks in the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA) rankings. 

  • Huge games on Friday's schedule

    While this week has featured quite a few good games in the Major League Baseball playoffs, Friday night will feature a lot of interesting games that will help determine the playoff fate for a lot of teams across the state.

  • Survey highlights radiation concerns

    Each year, the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board surveys residents in communities adjacent to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation to learn about any concerns regarding environmental cleanup activities under way or about issues that may need to be addressed by DOE’s Environmental Management program.

    The Public Environmental Survey is mailed to about 800 area residents and is distributed at various locations and at presentations the advisory board’s Public Outreach Committee gives to community groups.

  • Dollhouse wins Emilie’s heart

    A Rockwood girl facing a rare genetic disorder now has a new treasure to enjoy when she can’t be outdoors.

    Emilie Gregg, who was diagnosed with plasminogen deficiency in 2010, got a handmade dollhouse decked out with detailed furniture.

    She didn’t know why she was meeting Gail May when the family first came to her home.

    When she was shown the dollhouse, it seemed to take a moment to sink in it was hers.

  • Cox takes role as new school board chair

    The Roane County Board of Education has selected Sam Cox as its new chairman.

    Rob Jago was elected vice chairman at the board meeting late last month.

    “I appreciate the confidence the board showed by electing me the chairman,” Cox said. “I don’t know if I’m going to be able to withstand the pressure like some of the other boys have, but I’ll do the best I can.”

    Cox, who represents the Oliver Springs/Dyllis area, will serve as chairman through September of next year.

  • TVA sponsors second forum on utilities, environment

    Many of the country’s leading electric utilities participated in the second annual Environmental Forum on managing their environmental footprint and improving environmental operations.

    The Utility Environmental Benchmarking Forum,, spearheaded by TVA, was in Nashville on Sept. 27-29.
    It drew participants from throughout the United States and Canada.

    Utility representatives shared their experiences since last year’s inaugural session in Chattanooga, discussed ways to measure that progress and ideas about best-in-class environmental activities.

  • Nuts & Bolts by Terri Likens: There’s nothing better than a good backup plan

    If this edition of the newspaper is late, hang onto this thought: It’s good to have backup.

    When I showed up Monday morning, interim general manager Kevin Kile was trying to solve a problem with a broken image setter.

    The image setter prints large film versions of our news pages, which are then, by technology I can’t explain — (ma-JIC!) — made into plates to go on our presses.