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Today's News

  • Yager: No bill deal struck with Caldwell in exchange for condo

     

    State Sen. Ken Yager said his condo deal with Kingston developer Matt Caldwell had nothing to do with a bill he got passed that could benefit Caldwell financially.  

    “I keep my private business totally separate from my legislative work,” Yager said.

    Yager was the sponsor of Senate Bill 1346 that allows property owners to get a break on their delinquent tax penalties because of the TVA ash spill. 

  • Shillings tapped for alderman

     

    Don Shillings was selected on Thursday to fill the remainder of James Brummett’s seat on the Oliver Springs Board of Aldermen.

    He was one of two applicants.

    “Council made the motion to put Don in,” said Oliver Springs Mayor Chris Hepler.

    “I think he’ll do fine. He’s served two terms before. It is good to have a full council,” Hepler said.

  • FEDS RAID OS FACILITY

    Federal agents raided a Department of Energy subcontractor’s Oliver Springs facility Thursday.

    FBI agent Marshall Stone would only confirm the agents were at the Oliver Springs headquarters of Transportation, Operations and Professional Services on Thursday.

    “We don’t want to jeopardize the ongoing case,” he said.

    Stone said the ongoing investigation is a joint effort between the FBI, DOE and the Internal Revenue Service. 

  • Regular season ends for Midway Middle

     

    The regular season came to a close for Midway Middle School Thursday night by dropping two games to visiting Wartburg. 

    Girls Game

    The Lady Waves fell to 3-14 after the 40-24 loss to Wartburg. 

  • Kingston sweeps Sweetwater

     The Kingston Yellow Jackets made the short drive to Sweetwater Thursday night and took a pair of games from the Wildcats.

    In the first game of the evening, the Lady Jackets took control early and rolled to a 49-26 victory. The final game of the night was closer, but Kingston still won by a comfortable 15-point margin, 66-51.

  • Lady Devils knock off Coalfield, 40-29

     The Coalfield Yellow Jackets traveled to Harriman Thursday night for a rare late season non-district game. 

    The Lady Jackets, playing without their two leading scorers, fell for the second time this season to the Lady Devils, this time by the score of 40-29. 

  • Cherokee splits road games

     

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets spent Monday and Tuesday of last week playing games at Sweetwater and Philadelphia.

    The trip to Sweetwater didn’t go well as the Jackets dropped a 52-39 decision at the hands of the Wildcats. Philadelphia was a much better trip, however, as Mike Snow’s squad downed the Warriors, 40-35.

  • OSMS, Harriman end regular season with split

     By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • Walls, Ladd put up big numbers in Patriots sweep

     

    The Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Patriots got 26 points from Morgan Walls and 15 more from Sonja Miller in a 47-40 victory over Maryville Christian Thursday evening. 

  • Lady Jackets pick up two wins

     

    There’s no place like home, but the road wasn’t too bad either for the Cherokee Lady Jackets last week as Ashlee Brackett’s squad picked up wins at Sweetwater and Philadelphia.