Today's News

  • Yellow Jacket soccer is third in District 4A/AA

    After shutting out Scott High 4-0 Monday night, the Kingston Yellow Jacket soccer team was shut out 7-0 at CAK Tuesday evening.

    The Yellow Jackets are in District 4A/AA behind CAK andKnox Catholic, and ahead of Alcoa, Oneida, Oliver Springs and Scott.

    Kingston 4, Scott 0: The Kingston Yellow Jacket soccer team shut out Scott High last Friday 4-0. Goals were scored by Riley Roberts, Zach McCoig, Zac Williams and Kieran Lamoureux.

  • Oliver Springs teams have busy week

    The Oliver Springs baseball, softball and soccer teams have been busy this week.

    • The Bobcat baseball team lost 2-0 to Tellico Plains in a non-district game on Tuesday.

    They are currently in District 4A with Wartburg, Oneida, Coalfield , Oakdale, Sunbright and Jellico.

    Oliver Springs played at Rockwood Thursday and hosts the Tigers Friday, before closing out the regular season Monday at Campbell County.

  • 17th Roane County Invitational set May 5-7

    For nearly 20 years, a lot of area golfers have taken to the course to help a worthy cause, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

    This year will be no different as Rockwood Golf and Country Club will host the 17th annual Roane County Invitational on May 5,6 and 7.

  • Lady Waves secure second place in District 3A

    The Midway Lady Waves secured second place in District 3A with a 4-2 victory at Meigs County Wednesday in a make-up game and a 5-1 win over Grace Christian Tuesday in Knoxville to improve to 8-2 in the league, behind Meigs County (10-1).

    Tellico Plains is third at  7-5, followed by Grace Christian (5-5), Rockwood (5-5), Harriman (2-9) and Greenback (1-11).
    Playin games will be next weekend, with the tournament moving to Brickyard Springs in Rockwood, beginning May 9.

  • District 3A softball tournament scheduled

    The District 3A softball tournament begins next weekend with play in games at the site of the highest seed, with the double elimination portion moving to Brickyard Springs in Rockwood beginning May 9.

    Meigs County leads the district at 10-1, followed by Midway (8-2), Tellico Plains (7-5), Grace Christian (5-5), Rockwood (5-5), Harriman (2-9) and Greenback (1-11).

    Rockwood and Midway play other twice, and Harriman has Grace left.

    Concord Christian did not play a softball schedule this season.

  • Rockwood tennis teams lose to Grace Christian

    The Rockwood tennis teams closed out their regular season Wednesday by losing to Grace Christian at Roane State Community College.

    The Lady Tigers lost 6-3 to fall to 9-2 on the season, while the Tigers fell 9-0 to finish 2-9 on the season.

    Grace Christian 6,Lady Tigers 3

  • Michael Dunn Center schooled on upping its brand awareness

    A chance meeting between Michael Dunn Vice President of Public Relations, Development and Quality Assurance Michaele Butler and University of Tennessee Professor Austin Lance could change how Michael Dunn Center promotes itself.

    The center on Gallaher Road partnered with UT’s business school to help increase Michael Dunn Center’s brand awareness.

    “I went to speak with the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club and the professor met with me after,” Butler said.

  • Los Alamos history enthusiast to speak in OR

    Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society, will be the featured guest speaker at the May membership and public meeting of the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association.
    The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. May 3 in Midtown Community Center at 103 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

    A native New Mexican, McClenahan spent 14 years in other parts of the country before returning her beloved Land of Enchantment and her husband’s hometown of Los Alamos.

  • Kids get up-close view of county at work

    Wade Creswell has a good idea of what business people want in their employees, thanks to his job as president and CEO of The Roane Alliance.

    “They want skill sets,” he said. “They want experience. They want people who professionally are trained to do what they need done, but what they need more than anything else is dependability.”

    He said students can demonstrate their dependability to employers by doing four things.

  • Testing vendor fails to deliver

    Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes has seen a lot during his more than four decades in education.

    Wednesday was a first, however.

    The Tennessee Department of Education announced the termination of its testing contract with Measurement Inc., along with the suspension of all state testing in grades 3-8.

    “I’ve never seen anything like this,” Aytes said. “I took standardized tests when I was in elementary school, and I’ve been in this 41 years, and we’ve always given one.”