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Today's News

  • Lady 'Cats claim share of district title

    When the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats were sitting on a 4-13 record after a 41-37 loss to Unicoi County on Dec. 28, a District 4-A Championship seemed unlikely to happen this season for Michelle Christopher’s squad.

  • Rough night for Roane County

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    glindsay@roanecounty.com

    Three fantastic seasons came to an end Friday night as the Rockwood Middle School Tigers, Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats and Cherokee Lady Yellow Jackets would all fall in TMSAA East Tennessee Sectional semifinal action.

  • Cherokee’s season ends in quarterfinals

     

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets would see their postseason run end Tuesday evening with a 36-25 loss at the hands of Area 3-AAA champion Heritage in the quarterfinal round of TMSAA East Tennessee AAA Sectional at Sevierville Middle School.

  • Midway surprised by CCA, 78-69

     

    What was first thought to be a tune-up game for the end of the regular season turned nightmarish for Midway Tuesday night as the Green Wave dropped a 78-69 decision to Crossroad Christian Academy (CCA) from near Lenoir City.

  • Oliver Springs wins cat fight with Sunbright

     

    By AARON HARVEY

    Roane Newspapers

    For the second time in less than two weeks, the Bobcats of Oliver Springs got the best of the Sunbright Tigers. 

  • Kingston rewards positive behavior

    Balloons and streamers filled the dimly lit Kingston Elementary School gymnasium, accompanied by the smell of freshly made popcorn. Young girls huddled together, dancing and singing at the top of their lungs.

    Based on the smiles seen on both boys’ and girls’ faces, Kington’s Winter Dance on Jan. 27 was a success on many levels.

    School officials held the dance as part of their Schoolwide Positive Behavior system.

  • 72 days under the sea

    Two Roane State faculty members plan to live under the surface of the ocean for 72 days this fall semester.

    If successful, they will not only set a world record for living underwater, but will also provide a unique educational experience by teaching from their underwater quarters.

  • Pemberton also seeks to be judge

    Another candidate has joined the race for 9th Judicial District circuit court judge.

    Mike Pemberton filed his petition with the Roane County Election Commission on Monday.

    “I’ve practiced law for 30 years, and have tried a lot of lawsuits,” he said. “I’ve always had an interest in being a judge and now is the time.”

    Pemberton, a Rockwood native, joins Roane County Circuit Court Clerk Kim Nelson and Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland as candidates in the race.

  • Rockwood retiree sets sights on falls

    For nearly 33 years, Roy Cook has been the go-to guy to fix a city vehicle or climb around the ceiling of Rockwood City Hall laying wire for a sound system.

    He even made Christmas ornaments at the city hall.

    “They kept sending paychecks every two weeks,” Cook quipped. “And I enjoyed the work.”

    Cook was head mechanic before he recently retired.

    City officials say they’ll miss him.

    “Roy’s loss is going to be a tremendous loss to the city of Rockwood,” Mayor James Watts said.

  • Duke Energy contacts TVA

    Duke Energy reached out to TVA following the ash spill this week at Duke’s Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C.

    TVA spokesman Scott Brooks confirmed Duke’s call for help.

    TVA knows first-hand what it’s like to deal with an ash spill. On Dec. 22, 2008, a dike failure at the agency’s Kingston Fossil Plant released more than 5 million cubic yards of ash.