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Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Yes, we are Taxed Enough Already, aren’t we?

    Well, gentle reader, we cannot help but wonder what has happened to our Tea Party folks.

    As you will recall, the founders of this movement were the fiscal conservatives who felt that governments were wasting too much of our money. In fact, as you know, the Tea Party name is short for “Taxed Enough Already?”

  • Boy, 13, to play at Tennessee Valley Fair

    A young up-and-coming musician from Roane County is scheduled to perform at the Tennessee Valley Fair on Saturday.

    Thirteen-year-old guitar-player Joey Pierce and his band, the Joey Pierce Project, will open for the Southern Drawl Band.

    “He’s like a 30-year-old trapped in a 13-year-old musically,” Joey’s mother, Monica, said. “I’m excited for him. I was really surprised they gave him the opportunity.”

  • Roane State seeks sidewalk artists

    Artists of all ages will create art with chalk on sidewalk squares after community supporters “buy” squares by writing checks.

    In these ways, the Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival can be a big fund-raising success, organizers say.

    In addition, participants in this event can help improve East Tennessee’s economy by giving students the chance to learn valuable technical skills that companies require.

  • Lady Tigers edge Alcoa, 3-2

     The Rockwood Lady Tigers continued their impressive early season run Monday evening with a narrow 3-2 victory over Alcoa at Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex in Rockwood.

  • Lady Jackets suffer first loss

     In a rather stunning turn of events, the Scott High Lady Highlanders shocked the Kingston Lady Jackets with a 2-0 win on Tuesday evening at Kingston. 

    For Kingston, Tuesday’s loss was the first of the season as the Lady Jackets are now 5-0-2 on the season. The Lady Jackets are 2-1 in district play.

  • Rivalry game highlights Friday schedule

     

    The 2013 season hits its fourth week and all five teams in Roane County will be in action on Friday the 13th. Whether that is good or bad luck remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, all five county teams need as many wins as possible to help build their postseason resume.

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  • Vandy offers hope against bird flu virus

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are reporting in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that they were able to kill the deadly laboratory-created H5N1 avian influenza virus with human antibodies to the natural strain of H5N1.
     H5N1 avian influenza virus hasn’t transmitted from person to person in nature, only directly from birds to people. 

  • Former TVA official pleads guilty

    From STAFF REPORTS
    A former TVA vice president who made illegal investments in Iran pleaded guilty last week.
    Masoud Bajestani, 58, was charged in U.S. District Court with conspiracy, violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Iranian Transactions Regulations, making a false statement to a federal agency, international money laundering and filing false income tax returns.

  • HUB work may delay traffic

    From STAFF REPORTS
    Water and gas lines being moved and renovated on Pansy Hill may soon result in some traffic issues.
    Drivers may want to stick to Roane Street instead of taking the popular shortcut into the old part of town.
    Harriman Utility Board manager Bill Young said the utility recently had its pre-construction meeting.
    At times, he said, “we are going to have to shut down at least one lane on the bridge.”