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Today's News

  • Lady 'Cats take control of District 4-A

    The Oliver Springs girls and Wartburg boys stayed in control of District 4-A with impressive wins Tuesday night.

    The Lady ‘Cats downed Wartburg 54-41 in the first game of the evening, and that win gives Michelle Christopher’s squad a two-game lead in district play.

  • Rockwood picks up road split

    The Rockwood Tigers and Oakdale Lady Eagles used a similar path to victory Tuesday night as both survived a low scoring first half before picking up the pace offensively in the second half on their way to easy victories.
    The Lady Eagles took the floor first and picked up a 41-21 victory and that was followed by Rockwood’s boys knocking off the home team, 74-42.
    Both teams return to action Friday night. Rockwood travels to Tellico Plains for a District 3-A contest while Oakdale hosts Wartburg in a District 4-A battle.
    Girls Game

  • Midway stumbles on road

    The Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves made the long trip to Tellico Plains Tuesday night, but the trip was not a good one as the Bears and Lady Bears took both games from Midway.
    The girls game would see the Lady Bears grab a big early lead and cruise to a 61-46 victory. The second game of the evening was a barn burner as overtime was needed for Tellico Plains to pick up a 56-55 victory.
    Midway will look to rebound from the tough losses Friday night when they host Harriman.
    Girls Game

  • Rockwood, Midway battle in middle school action

    The Rockwood Middle Tigers and the Midway Middle Green Waves played Monday night.
    In the boys game, the Tigers and Green Waves turned in a barn burner that Midway pulled out in overtime, 46-42.
    In the opening girls game, Rockwood pulled away for a 35-11 win over the Lady Waves.
    Both teams will be in action again on Monday as Midway travels to Lenoir City while Rockwood hosts Wartburg.
    Girls Game
    Rockwood head coach Jeff Allen may have broke a little sweat in the first half against Midway. His Lady Tigers missed a lot of shots and led only 8-2 at the end of one.

  • Paper mill cleanup may be near

    Efforts to clean up an old paper mill site in Harriman are moving forward.
    Getting the Clinch River Corp.’s site on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  National Priorities List is the goal.
    Harriman City Councilman Buddy Holley recently received heartening news about the designation.
    “I hope in February we should know something,” Holley said. Once started, he added, the cleanup work could move quickly.
    “I don’t think it will take over a year or so because it is not that bad,” he said.

  • Gospel group has local connection

    Thursday’s concert at the Princess Theatre will be extra special for one of the Kingdom Heirs.
    “I grew up in Harriman, went to my very first movie there at the Princess Theatre when I was just 5 years old,” piano player Andy Stringfield said. “I’m very excited to come back and it’s really going to be an honor to play at the Princess Theatre.”
    The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Midtown Volunteer Fire Department. 

  • Driver honored with blood drive

    A beloved school bus driver was honored by a blood drive at Bowers Elementary Monday afternoon.
    The community decided to hold a blood drive for John Lewis.
    He has leukemia and is at home in hospice care.
    Initially the idea was to replenish supplies for his daily blood transfusions, but now the family looks at it as an opportunity to help others.
    “He said even though I can’t use it, somebody else could,” said his son David Lewis, who was giving his own donation Monday afternoon at Bowers Elementary.

  • McClure DUI hearing set for next week

    On Jan. 14, Kingston City Councilman Kevin McClure is set for his first hearing on a driving under the influence charge.
    Police said McClure was found unresponsive in his vehicle in the middle of Ladd Wright Road on May 22, 2012.His initial hearing was first set for June 11, 2012, then rescheduled several times.
    Court records said McClure was found in the driver’s seat of his vehicle, which was still running.
    An officer had to break a window to get into the vehicle.

  • Nuclear waste company changing hands

    EnergySolutions Inc. this week announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a subsidiary of Energy Capital Partners II LLC.
    The transaction is worth $1.1 billion, EnergySolutions said in a press release.
    The company’s Roane County operations include facilities on Bear Creek Road in Oak Ridge and Gallaher Road in Kingston.

  • Newest four named to TVA board

    The United States Senate confirmed Joe H. Ritch of Alabama, Michael McWherter and Vera Lynn Evans of Tennessee and C. Peter Mahurin of Kentucky to serve on the TVA Board of Directors.
    According to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s office, the four nominees passed the Senate by unanimous consent on Jan. 1. 
    “Assuming the president signs all four confirmations, we will have eight members with one seat vacant,” TVA spokesman Scott Brooks said. “A quorum is a simple majority of five, so yes, we will then have a quorum.”