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Today's News

  • SCHOOL PLAN PRICE TAG $68 MILLION

    The Roane County Commission could vote in the coming months on how to pay for a $68 million plan that would combine three high schools and shuffle around other schools.

    School officials and Lewis Group Architects revealed the plan to County Commissioners and the public during a work session at Roane State Community College on Tuesday.

    “This isn’t the end,” Commission Chairman Ron Berry said. “This is just the beginning.”

  • Going with the Flo: The right needs to protect our rights before we’re left

    Friday is what is called, “Good Friday” and is the example of what Jesus did after he prayed in the garden of Gethsemane – not My will but Thine be done.

    Jesus was our example of dying to self. Our country exists because many gave up their desires and left their homes and loved ones to sacrifice so that we could have a free county.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Local echoes of St. Mary’s, MD, school shooting

    This week, gentle reader, my major topic is of a more restricted interest than usual, in that it addresses my family’s history.

    However, since it necessarily encompasses a goodly portion of the native Roane County population, it may, in fact concern you, gentle reader, for there are so many of you who have in your family tree the Ladd brothers who came to this county and settled early in the second decade of the Nineteenth Century.

  • Kingston dominant on tennis court

    Boys Singles

    (Kingston wins 3-1-2)

    Dylan Love (Kingston) 8-5 Thackery Porter (Rockwood)

    Cody Charles (Kingston) 8-2 Logan Brock (Rockwood)

    Jacob Logan (Kingston) 1-8 Eric Jones (Rockwood)

    Austin Key (Kingston) Win by forfeit

    Tie

    Tie

    Girls Singles

    (Kingston wins 6-0)

    Emily Cash (Kingston) 8-3 Kelli Ross (Rockwood)

    Kerah Darley (Kingston) 8-2 Kyler Gunter (Rockwood)

    Madi Mclure (Kingston) 8-1 Pryid Patel (Rockwood)

  • Senior bowlers putting up big numbers

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    March 16

    1st High Game------Diane Moore, George Wadlington---450

    2nd High Game-------Alma Williams, Ken Altes---455

    3rd High Game ---Diane Moore, George Wadlington---468

    High Scores today ----- Connie Millhollon—201 game, Larry Blankenship 208 game, Rick Alderfer, 235 game, Rick Matthews---207,235 games.

    High Series today---- Diane Moore, George Wadlington---1368

    High Series For March---- Diane Moore, George Wadlington---1368

  • Lady Tigers can’t get bats going in loss

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Sunbright Lady Tigers shocked the district Thursday night by pulling off a 19-2 run-rule victory at Rockwood.

    “We didn’t show up at all,” Rockwood head coach Guy Thompson said. “We didn’t make any plays; we just didn’t do anything tonight.”

  • Tigers’ stay hot against Sunbright

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Rockwood’s Kyle Van Patten and Nate Brackett pitched a pair of perfect games in Thursday’s doubleheader against Sunbright.

    Neither game lasted longer than three innings as the Rockwood Tigers remained patient at the plate and took advantage of Sunbright errors to win the first contest 20-0 and the second 17-0.

  • Green Wave hammers Eagles

    The Midway Green Wave swept the Oakdale Eagles in a double-header Friday evening, 7-0 and 11-1, at Midway.

    The name of the game for the Green Wave was defense and pitching.

    Gabe Moore pitched a complete game no hitter in the first game, while Andrew Burton pitched four innings of one-hit baseball in the second game with 5 strikeouts.

    Brandon Burnum came in the final inning to end things for Midway in the second contest.

  • Rockwood falls to Sunbright

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Sunbright used a combination of great pitching, defense and timely hitting to defeat Rockwood in a seven inning clash of the Tigers by a final score of 4-1.

    Rockwood threatened in the first with the bases loaded and only one out but Sunbright’s “south paw” pitcher Sydney Treadway got out of the inning unscathed as the next two hitters popped up in short left and grounded out to 2nd for the third out, leaving three Lady Tigers in green on base.

  • More suing ash spill contractor

    Another lawsuit has been filed over the TVA ash spill cleanup. This one, which includes more than 100 plaintiffs, was filed in Roane County Circuit Court.

    Jacobs Engineering Group, Rogers Group and EnSafe Engineering Services and EnSafe Inc. are named as defendants.