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Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Republicans at the center of week’s news

     

    Gentle reader: As so often happens when we come to organize the items we wish to communicate about with you, this week’s topics seem all to center around one or more of our Republican friends. 

    In fact, in each of the subjects which I hope to write about, if enough room is available, one or more Republicans plays a major role.

  • Tigers hold off Norris in sectional play, 54-48

     The Rockwood Middle School Tigers have blown out a lot of opponents in amassing a 24-0 record entering Wednesday’s TMSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional quarterfinal.

    Win 25, however, was anything but easy as the Norris Senators hung around all night, but in the end it was the Tigers advancing to Friday’s tournament semifinals with a 54-48 victory.

  • Rockwood gets defensive in Senior Night sweep

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    Tuesday night marked a special night at Tom Evans Gymnasium, as the Rockwood Tigersplayed their last regular season home game of the year. 

  • Lady ’Cats roll into sectional semis

     

    After receiving a first round bye for winning the Area 4-AA Tournament, the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats opened play in the TSSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional Wednesday evening with a dominating 42-21 victory over New Center.

  • Aycock signs with Walters State

     

    Kingston senior Alex Aycock has had a lifelong dream to play college softball. That dream will become a reality this fall as the Lady Jacket catcher signed scholarship papers Monday with Walters State Community College in Morristown.

  • Jackets sting Alcoa, 63-60

     

    What was supposed to be a blowout turned into a major upset Tuesday night as Colt Narramore’s Kingston Yellow Jackets picked up its first District 4-AA win of the season with a stunning 63-60 victory over district-leading Alcoa.

  • Jackets sting Alcoa, 63-60

     

    What was supposed to be a blowout turned into a major upset Tuesday night as Colt Narramore’s Kingston Yellow Jackets picked up its first District 4-AA win of the season with a stunning 63-60 victory over district-leading Alcoa.

  • Sterner picks up first win at RSCC

     Zack Sterner picked up his first win as head coach of the Roane State Raiders Tuesday afternoon with a 6-2 victory over visiting Bryan College JV.

    The Raiders pounded out 11 hits on the day and jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings of play. Roane State added single runs in the fifth and seventh innings to claim victory.

  • Plucked from the ice

    Neil Crass hadn’t used the boat he purchased last year.

    “I bought it to duck hunt in and had never gotten to take it out,” he said. “About two weeks ago I was thinking, why in the world did I buy this boat?”

    He’s not asking any more.

    Crass, his son, Hunter, and Blair Volunteer firefighter Larry Sather used the boat Saturday to rescue three boys who had fallen into the Emory River.

    The incident began around noon on Saturday in the area of 161 Lakewood Estates Lane.

  • TVA ash spill mediation gets extended again

    Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan has approved another extension in the TVA ash spill mediation. It’s the fourth time Varlan has done so since he ordered the sides into mediation on Nov. 20, 2012.

    The ash spill occurred at the Kingston Fossil Plant on Dec. 22, 2008. The spill released more than 5 million cubic yards of fly ash.

    TVA became a magnet for lawsuits after the disaster, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regards as one of the worst ever.