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Today's News

  • Raiderettes looking to run, run, run

    Roane State Community College women’s basketball coach Monica Boles fine-tuned her team’s conditioning regimen during the offseason.

    The result, she said, is a team that’s ready to run.

  • Raiders open season with win

    Tuesday night at Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC) in upstate South Carolina, the Roane State men’s basketball team came away with a 66-52 victory in the season opener for both teams.

  • Second season kicks off Friday night

    It seems like only yesterday Roane County’s five high school teams were putting on the pads in preparation for the hot August sun and the upcoming season.

  • Application hints at new industry

    An application for a permit to disturb wetlands in Roane Regional Business and Technology Park may have hints to a major new industry here.
    The applicant is listed as CDP Development Inc., 1600 Division Street, Suite 670, Nashville. Panattoni Development Co. list that same address for its Tennessee office.

  • More seek to join TVA ash lawsuits

    More people are seeking compensation from TVA for the Dec. 22, 2008, ash spill.
    Gary Davis, one of the attorneys involved in litigation against the agency over the disaster, told U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan on Tuesday that they are seeking to add an additional 300 plaintiffs to their case.
    A TVA lawyer said he thought the action was odd because the case Davis wants to add the plaintiffs to had a trial that concluded last month.

  • Crossville man Rockwood’s choice

    Former Crossville city manager Jack Miller may be taking charge of Rockwood’s administration this month.
    The Rockwood City Council met on Halloween to select one candidate from their short list of seven to begin negotiations with.
    “We’re excited about going ahead and getting this filled and going ahead to get things started,” Mayor James Watts said.

  • Nuclear regulatory meeting set on Unit 2

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled a Nov. 8 meeting in Athens to discuss the status of construction at the Watts Bar nuclear plant’s second unit. 
    The meeting, at Comfort Inn, 2811 Decatur Pike, will begin at 1 p.m. with a presentation by NRC staff on the Unit 2 construction schedule, including major milestones and potential challenges.
    After the business portion of the meeting, the NRC staff will be available to answer questions from the public about the plant near Spring City.

  • Sad times for Vol fans
  • Lions collecting for White Cane Days Nov. 6-12

    Kingston Lions Club has designated Nov. 6-12 as White Cane Days in Kingston.

    White Cane Days is an effort to collect funds to support many eye-related projects of the District of Lionism.  These projects include the Lions East Tennessee Eye Center, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Lions Volunteer Industries for the Blind and similar endeavors.

    Lions Club members will be at Harriman Kroger from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 and from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 11.

    A roadblock is planned for Nov. 12 in downtown Kingston.

  • Noisy November on tap

    Did you know a human scream can travel more that half mile — or that a baby's cry at 115 decibels is louder than a car horn?

    Did you know cats can make 100 different vocal sounds, while dogs only make 10?

    These are a few of the sound-wave factoids that are sprinkled throughout the NOISE! interactive exhibition through December at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Museum visitors can play and experiment with sound-wave physics in a variety of ways in the NOISE! exhibit.