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Today's News

  • Rockwood sweeps Greenback Thursday

    The Rockwood basketball teams swept a pair of games from Greenback Thursday on senior night, as the Lady Tigers won 39-32, and the Tigers were victorious 62-36.

    Rockwood 39, Greenback 32: "This was a big game for us. I wanted the seniors to go out on a winning note. They played well and were focused on doing things better," said Coach Amy Breazeale.

    Lexie Hill led Rockwood with 14 points and five rebounds, while Zoie Hill added seven points with seven rebounds. Karlee Bowling chipped in seven points and five rebounds.

  • Cornellison, Napier recognized by RSCC

    When the Roane State Raiderettes hosted Cleveland State Community College Wednesday night, two players from Roane County, Kingston's Haley Cornellison and Rockwood's Jade Napier, were among the six sophomores honored between games.

    Napier recorded seven points, one rebound and four assists in the 87-62 loss to the Lady Cougars, while Cornellison scored eight points with one rebound, two assists and four steals.

    Haley, a 5'11" guard/post combo from Kingston, is the daughter of Eric and Jennifer Cornellison and has a younger brother, Jace.

  • Cleveland State, Roane State split games Wednesday

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams split a pair of games with Cleveland State Community last Wednesday night, as the Raiders defeated the Cougars 73-65 and the Raiderettes lost 87-62.

    Roane State 73, Cleveland State 65: The Cougars led 41-27 after the first half, but the Raiders used a 46-24 second half to notch the victory.

  • Cleveland State, Roane State split games Wednesday

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams split a pair of games with Cleveland State Community last Wednesday night, as the Raiders defeated the Cougars 73-65 and the Raiderettes lost 87-62.

    Roane State 73, Cleveland State 65: The Cougars led 41-27 after the first half, but the Raiders used a 46-24 second half to notch the victory.

  • Hike in sales tax pitched for city projects

    Harriman City Council approved first reading of an ordinance calling for a sales tax referendum to ask voters to increase the city’s local sales tax for infrastructure needs.

    Currently, the city’s local sales and use tax is 2.5 percent of the 9.5 percent rate imposed on purchases in Harriman.

    The ordinance proposes a referendum asking voters to decide on increasing the city’s share to 2.75 percent, which Harriman Mayor Chris Mason estimates could generate as much as $400,000 annually.

  • Downtown streets make paving cut

    Harriman City Council approved a list of streets to prioritize during paving and also contractor Rogers Group for the work.

    Rogers Group told city officials they could be on site to begin paving as early as April.

    The roads selected were graded on their condition thanks to a road committee that included Public Works Director Darrell “Drack” Langley and City Manager Kevin Helms.

    “It looks like a great job,” said Councilman Buddy Holley.

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  • Legislation could affect county’s Gencay holdings

    Future back tax sales could be less risky for Roane County if a bill pending in the Tennessee General Assembly becomes law.

    The bill would allow a county that obtains property at a back tax sale to ask the chancellor to set aside its bid if the financial and environmental risks are greater than the value of the property.

  • TVA ponders two types of impoundment closures

    TVA is considering two methods for closing the impoundments at its coal-fired power facilities, which include the Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County.

    The impoundments hold coal combustion residuals, such as fly ash and bottom ash.

    Close in place means the materials would remain in the impoundments. Close-by removal means they would be excavated and hauled off-site.

  • Demolition starts on last gaseous diffusion bldg.

    Demolition of the K-27 gaseous diffusion building began Monday, moving the U.S. Department of Energy a step closer to fulfilling its Vision 2016 — the removal of all gaseous diffusion buildings from the site by the end of the year.

    K-27 is the last of five gaseous diffusion facilities to be torn down at the East Tennessee Technology Park, the former Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

    Demolition of the four-story, 383,000-square-foot building remains one of DOE’s highest cleanup priorities.