Today's News

  • Midway Elementary honor roll

    A Honor Roll

    Third Grade

    Dillon Steele

    Sydney Bryant

    Brendan Burnum

    Andrew Burton

    Dalton Carroll

    Eliza Sweeney

    Creek Johnston

    Suzanne Hughes

    Connor Quigley

    Emily Scott

    Gracey Hixon

    Chloe Allen

    Lillian Bacon

    Emily Cawood

    Bailey Quinn

    Kadie Lewis

  • Midway Elementary perfect attendance


    Cadence Miles

    Sierra Cowell

    Jayleigh Davis

    First Grade

    Gracie Click

    Dominic Meza

    R.J. Kupner

    Second Grade

    Ashton Stephens

    Dylan Cowell

    Shelby Green

    Dylan Meza

    Connor Moore

    Blaine Townsend

    Brooke Willett

    Third Grade

  • Rockwood 2000 to award $1,000 scholarship

    Rockwood 2000 plans to award a $1,000 scholarship this year to a Rockwood High School senior.

    This program was established to assist Rockwood High School students attend college or vocational school.  

    Although Rockwood 2000 wishes to recognize academic achievement, the scholarship’s purpose is to also recognize leadership, integrity and community involvement.  

    An application for this scholarship can be obtained from the Guidance Counselor at Rockwood High School.  

  • RSCC scholars graduate May 6-7

    Roane State Community College’s commencement ceremonies will be May 6-7.

    Both events, to be in the gym on the main campus in Roane County, will be equal in presentation.

    The May 6 ceremony starts at 7 p.m. It is for recipients of the Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing, recipients of AAS degrees in allied health sciences, and for recipients of certificates in allied health sciences.

    Mike Belbeck, president and chief administrative officer of Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, will be the speaker.

  • Roane State sets concert next week

    Roane State Community College’s music department will perform Broadway show tunes, classic TV theme songs and hits from the popular TV series “Glee” on April 29 and May 1.

    Both performances will be in the theater on the main campus in Roane County.

    The April 29 concert begins at 7 p.m., and the May 1 concert starts at 3 p.m.

    A $10 donation is suggested for admission.

    The Celebration Singers will perform medleys from Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim and other Broadway selections.

  • Papermill cleanup on hold for now

    Waiting is still the safest option when it comes to the future of the former Harriman Papermill site.

    “My recommendation for the city at this time is to stay away from the site,” said U.S. Environmental Protection Agency retiree Andy Avel.

    Avel has been working with Harriman officials on possible cleanup of the property, which has been owned by several different companies over the years.

    The site along the Emory River is under EPA consideration for possible cleanup designations.

  • Driver killed in Gallaher collision

    A 78-year-old Ten Mile man was killed in an automobile crash on Gallaher Road Tuesday.

    The collision involved a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Amos H. Woods and a 2005 tractor trailer driven by David Burkhart of Knoxville.

    Woods was killed.

    Burkhart, 48, was hauling aluminum shavings.

    The crash happened near Rarity Ridge subdivision.

    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Burkhart was entering the roadway from a parking lot.

  • Line break closes 70E to traffic

    A burst water main across from TVA Credit Union on Hwy. 70 on Tuesday closed the highway’s eastbound lane and snarled traffic for most of the day.

    “When it busted, it was just a mess,” said Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam of the 16-inch main blowout that happened at about noon.

    “It appeared to us that the existing pipeline had pushed apart inside the casing pipe,” Kingston City Manager Jim Pinkerton said. “It appeared to have been leaking some time.”

  • TVA denies making Ladd Landing mess

    A pile of large stumps, limbs, dirt and a handful of tires stands in stark contrast to the image of Kingston’s High Street community in Ladd Landing.

    The pile sits in or near a TVA power line right of way just inside the High Street gate.

    “This has been here for years, but it has gotten worse,” said resident David Naus.

  • Medicare, spending overhaul on D.C. agenda

    Congressmen Chuck Fleischmann and Scott DesJarlais both shared what they’ve done their first 100 days in office during visits in Kingston Tuesday afternoon.

    Fleischmann, who represents six precincts in Roane County, started with a community meeting at Kingston City Park before The Roane Alliance luncheon.

    Both agreed one of the most important thing during their first 100 days was the actions Congress took to cut spending and fix the nation’s deficit.