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Today's News

  • Groups rally in defense of Tennessee tourism

    We recently alerted you to a loosely organized boycott of Tennessee tourism by coal miners upset by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s commendable stance in opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining.

    We stand with Alexander on this issue, and we are happy to see others rallying to keep any real boycott, if it really develops, from hurting our fair state.

  • Kingston shows improvement in scrimmage

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    After struggling to move the ball during their first scrimmage at Tyner on Tuesday, the Kingston Yellow Jackets bounced back Friday with a much better showing during a four-way scrimmage at Webb School of Knoxville.

    At Tyner, the Jackets amassed just 125 yards of offense in 53 plays, but against Wartburg, Karns and Webb on Friday, Kingston rolled up a total of 309 total yards in 59 plays.

  • TVA policymakers, not rank-and-file employees, the problem

    We have been critical of TVA on these pages, of that there can be no doubt.

    But our gripe is with the policymakers, the people high up who call the shots.

    Many of the rank-and-file workers and managers are hard-working people who have, we know, expressed their consciences when they saw what they consider a sign of trouble.

    These people are our friends, our family members, fellow members of our community.

  • Tigers enjoy trip to Pigeon Forge

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Last Monday, the Rockwood Tigers scored on three of their four varsity possessions in rolling to a 21-0 victory over Meigs County in Rockwood's first fall scrimmage.

    Thursday evening, the Tigers took the field again and were even more impressive as they scored on all four varsity possessions in picking up a 24-0 victory in a scrimmage at Pigeon Forge.

  • Jackets stung by Rams

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Kingston head coach Vic King knew going into fall practice that replacing all 11 offensive and 10 defensive starters from last season's playoff team would mean his Yellow Jackets would need some time to work out the kinks heading into their season opener against Harriman on Aug. 28.

  • Hey TVA, the whole world is watching

    Every Roane County resident and every TVA ratepayer should be shaking in fury, if not fear, at the latest report from TVA’s own watchdog.

  • Harriman tops Monterey in scrimmage, 20-12

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Harriman football head coach Travis Tapp says that his Blue Devils have a long way to go before they open the season on Aug. 28 at Kingston, but Tapp's squad took a positive step toward their season opener Friday evening with a 20-12 victory over Monterey in a scrimmage at Wallace-Black Field.

  • 'Cats battle Cougars

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats didn't win their first scrimmage of the fall at Campbell County Monday evening, but fourth year Bobcat head coach Wiley Brackett found plenty of positives to build on as his squad stood toe-to-toe with a Class 5A playoff team from 2008 in dropping a 14-7 decision.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Trucking of ash to neighboring counties to begin soon

    From STAFF REPORTS

    Trucks full of TVA fly ash will soon be emanating from Roane County to landfills in outlying areas. State officials has approved a "limited land disposal test run" beginning July 15, according to Tisha Calabrese-Benton, communications director for Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

    The test runs are to four Class I Tennessee landfills in McMinn, Loudon, Anderson/Knox and Scott counties.

  • District 3-A coaches pick Rockwood

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Another sign that football season is just around the corner was last week's release of Murphy Fair's 2009 Tennessee High School Football Preview. Every year the magazine previews all 16 districts in all three classifications in TSSAA's Division I as well as all the private schools in Division II.

    If this year's preview is correct then the Rockwood Tigers will have a great season as John Webb's squad is being picked by the District 3-A coaches as the team to beat this season.