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Today's News

  • Roane jobless figures down

    Both Roane County and Tennessee are off to a good start in 2014 — at least on the job front.

    Unemployment rates for both the county and the state fell 0.1 percent to 7.2 percent in January, according to statistics released late last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    Roane County’s is down 1.4 percent from the 8.6 percent rate in January 2013. The state is down 1.8 percent from a year ago, when its unemployment rate was 9.0 percent.

  • Last debris hauled from K-25 Bldg.

    The final truckload of debris from the K-25 Building demolition project was shipped from East Tennessee Technology Park last week.

    The K-25 Building at the East Tennessee Technology Park (the former Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant) was built in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project.

    At that time, K-25 was the world’s largest building under one roof.

    Demolition of the mile-long, U-shaped structure was completed in December 2013. Since then, workers have focused on removing the resulting demolition debris.

  • Lady Tigers bomb Wartburg for 3-0 start

     

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers are off to a great start in 2014.

    Monday and Tuesday, Guy Thompson’s ladies took two games from Oakdale by a combined score of 28-1. On Thursday, the Lady Tigers improved to 3-0 with a 15-0 win over Wartburg in a game that lasted only three innings.

  • Stone Memorial hands Harriman its first loss

     By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • Waves suffer first loss of 2014 season

     

    After a 2-0 start on the season, the Midway Green Waves ran into a talented team in Knox Christian Thursday at Midway. 

    Midway took an early lead at 2-0, but fell apart in the fifth inning, allowing eight runs to the Knights and eventually getting run ruled 13-3 after six innings of play.

  • Kingston rallies past Meigs, 5-4

     The weather may have been bitterly cold, but the action on the softball diamond at Southwest Point Thursday evening was red-hot as the Kingston Lady Jackets rallied from a 3-0 deficit to take a big 5-4 win in extra innings over Meigs County.

  • Hughes qualifies for Junior Nationals

     

    When Midway junior Seth Hughes competed in the Tennessee swimming championships on Feb. 14 and 15, he was hoping to do well enough in the 100-meter backstroke to earn a spot in the Southeast Regionals. Hughes thought a time of 55 seconds could get it done, but considering he had never swam the event in under 56 seconds, he knew he had his work cut out.  

  • Tigers fall at Fulton, 9-8

    A seesaw affair ended with the Rockwood Tigers suffering its first defeat of the season Friday evening at Fulton, 9-8.

    The back-and-forth battle started early with both teams scoring two runs in the first inning, Rockwood holding a 4-3 lead after two innings, and then the Falcons taking a 5-4 lead into the fourth inning.

  • Lady Tigers bomb Wartburg

    It may not have been the strongest outing by the Rockwood Lady Tigers, but they managed to overcome a bit of a sluggish start en route to a 16-4 win over the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs softball squad Friday evening at Wartburg.

    In the top of the first inning, Chelsea Cheek stole home on a wild pitch and Kristin Isham had an RBI double to push the lead to 2-0 early on.

    Wartburg left the bases juiced in the bottom of the first inning when they got to the bottom of the inning.

  • Kingston downs Harriman, 8-0

    Bruce Robinette’s Kingston Yellow Jackets picked up their first win of the 2014 season Friday night as they traveled to Harriman and knocked off the Blue Devils, 8-0.

    The Jackets didn’t pick up the victory by having any big innings or using extra base hits, but rather stringing together singles and being aggressive on the base paths. Of Kingston’s 10 hits on the day, nine were singles. The Jackets also stole nine bases.