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Today's News

  • Fresh look at Cherokee history

    For the first time in intertribal history, the Cherokee Nation and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are partnering to host “Cherokee Days,” a public educational program that shares the Cherokee story.

    The event is April 3-5 at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

  • Alleged meth lab in Rockwood

    From STAFF REPORTS

    Rockwood Police found what is believed to be a methamphetamine lab on Tuesday evening in the Evans Heights neighborhood.

    Rockwood Police Chief Danny Wright credited his police officers for their community patrolling.

    Officer Brandon Smith was driving when he saw Raymond Earl Racey, 33, 479 Bullard Rd., Harriman, and knew he had an outstanding warrant and followed him back to an apartment in Evans Heights.

  • RCHS debuts grand band room

    With a steadily growing band and a dedicated leader, Roane County High School proudly unveiled its new band room at a concert Tuesday.

    “I’m blessed to have this facility,” said band director Zack Williamson.

    The $804,000, 5,000-square-feet facility was filled with those wishing to have a sneak peek at the building funded by part of the TVA funds given to the Roane County school system as reparation for the Kingston Fossil Plant ash spill in December 2008.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET:Now choice GOP criticism is ‘It’s a job killer’

    Few of our readers are as long in the tooth as the old curmudgeon, thus they will not share his recollection of events and conditions over the past seven decades, so it is not amiss for him to point out a few things he has observed on the political scene in that time period.

    For instance, our Republican friends have always had a pretty universal theme, that all loyal members are expected to voice constantly and consistently.

  • Tick could cause deadly meat allergy

    Lone Star tick bites are likely the cause of thousands of cases of severe red meat allergies that are plaguing people in Southeastern states including Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia  — and spreading up the Eastern Seaboard along with the deer population.

    Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program clinic is seeing one or more new cases each week of patients allergic to the alpha-gal sugar present in red meat, according to Dr. Robert Valet, assistant professor of medicine.

  • Couple sues ash cleanup company after miscarriage

    Another federal lawsuit has been filed against Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. over its handling of the TVA ash spill cleanup.

    This one, filed on behalf of Spring City residents Joe and Taylor Cunningham last month, accuses the company of causing a miscarriage.

    A dike failure at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant in December 2008 released more than 5 million cubic yards of fly ash.

    The disaster sparked a billion-dollar cleanup.

    Jacobs had a contract with TVA to provide safety for cleanup workers, the lawsuit said.

  • Crusaders top Seymour Christian School, 64-15

     

    The Calvary Crusaders dominated Seymour Christian Community School (SCCS) in a late season match-up, 64-15.

    Calvary’s Malachi Blake took the opening tip to the rim for the first score of the game. The Crusaders never slowed down in the first quarter with Zephaniah Blake, Malachi Blake and Paul Plemons scored.

  • Ambassadors spoil Mount Pisgah Senior Night

     

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • Free throws cost Harriman in loss

     The charity stripe proved to be the deciding factor in the District 3-A consolation game Tuesday evening as the Tellico Plains Lady Bears used a 24-10 swing in points from the free-throw line to take third place in the district tournament by a 52-39 margin. 

  • Tigers take third in district tourney

    A fast start and a strong finish were the keys to victory Thursday night for the Rockwood Tigers as Paul Kamikawa’s squad claimed third place in the District 3-A Tournament with a 58-46 victory over Tellico Plains.

    Rockwood came out on fire against the Bears. After a 2-2 tie to start the game, the Tigers ripped off 17 straight points in eventually taking a 19-6 lead after eight minutes of play.