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Today's News

  • Walls, Ladd put up big numbers in Patriots sweep

     

    The Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Patriots got 26 points from Morgan Walls and 15 more from Sonja Miller in a 47-40 victory over Maryville Christian Thursday evening. 

  • Lady Jackets pick up two wins

     

    There’s no place like home, but the road wasn’t too bad either for the Cherokee Lady Jackets last week as Ashlee Brackett’s squad picked up wins at Sweetwater and Philadelphia.

  • Tigers complete perfect regular season

     

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers put the finishing touches on a perfect 21-0 regular season Thursday night with a 71-47 victory at home over Cherokee.

  • Calvary downs Concord Christian, 51-47

     

    With a strong night from the starting five, the Crusaders of Calvary Baptist were able to hold on for a hard fought 51-47 victory over Concord Christian.

  • Goddards face bittersweet celebration

    District 2 Roane County Commissioner Jerry Goddard and his wife, Sherron, will celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary next month.

    The keepsakes gathered over those years were lost in a fire at the couple’s Cemetery Lane home last month.

    “Every single thing was lost,” he said. “Forty-nine years of saving stuff gone down the drain.”

  • Rockwood to look in on elderly

    The Rockwood community was devastated by the hypothermia death of resident Ray Knight during a recent cold snap.

    Officials are keen to try out a new way to help prevent such tragedies in the future.

    Rockwood Police Chief Danny Wright and Fire Chief Mike Wertz have come up with a program they call R U Safe, which allows needy elderly to be referred to the city for wellness checks during extreme weather.

    They hope to build a database of all those who might need looking in on.

  • Ren Fair clears city hurdles

    The last government obstacle to a Renaissance Festival in Harriman was handled when the city passed final reading of an ordinance to rezone the property.

    “C2 (commercial) would be a better fit for the Renaissance Festival,” said Mayor Chris Mason.

    Nobody opposed the rezoning from open space during a public hearing Tuesday.

    Barrie and Lars Paulson originally wanted to open this summer, but after the late start, decided to move their opening to the fall.

  • Consignment sale also helps food pantry

    Tulle and twinkling sequins covered the walls at the Kingston Community Center last weekend as a charity prom dress sale went on.

    The “Say Yes to the Dress” consignment sale was put on by Roane County High School senior Amber Luttrell.

    Girls from all over the county donated dresses to be sold during the community event.

    These girls are doing more than just getting a little money back; they are also helping Roane County.

  • Watts Bar nuclear work on schedule

    Work on Watts Bar Nuclear Plant’s Unit 2 reactor remains on schedule and on budget, according to TVA.

    The project team has shifted its focus from large-scale construction to completion and testing of individual plant systems.

    TVA this week released its sixth quarterly update on the progress of the Watts Bar 2 project, covering the August-October 2013 period.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Curmudgeonly comments on current events

    This week’s contribution is an admixture of miscellaneous comments, mainly on recent events.

    First there is the contretemps in which Gov. Chris Christie finds himself, and his reaction to it.