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Today's News

  • 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.

  • ‘Death By Chocolate’ rescheduled

     “Death By Chocolate With Dr. Bill Bass,” a Roane State Foundation fundraising chocolate tasting event, has been rescheduled, to 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in the theater on the main campus in Roane County.

    Bass will present tales of forensic anthropology beginning at 7. Tickets are $15 each, $25 per couple or $10 for students and are available from Roane State Foundation or at the door. Call 882-4507 for details.

  • Calfee, Yager invited to talk at breakfast

    The Tennessee General Assembly has been in session since Jan. 14.

    Bills dealing with election laws, Common Core Standards in education, Medicaid expansion, charter schools, Hall Income Tax, and the Affordable Care Act are being considered.

    Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ Breakfast with the Legislators provides a forum to get to know key decision makers and to ask questions on issues moving forward in state government.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 19

    25 Years Ago
    Charles and Nancy Lee of Rockwood’s Charles Lee Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Chrysler put forth funding for a new Roane County Chamber of Commerce award. The Athena Award will be presented annually to an outstanding businesswoman who has excelled in business or promoted women in business exceptionally well.” Recipients will be awarded a smaller version of a statuette that was to remain in the Chamber’s office lobby.

  • Evans-Lewallen

    Bradley Shane Lewallen and Lindsey Elizabeth Evans, together with their families, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. March 22 in Rockwood First Baptist Church.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Thomas R. “Butch” and Hyda Evans of Rockwood.

    She is a registered nurse at Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    The prospective groom is the son of Ray Lewallen and Cynthia Reynolds of Huntsville.

  • Caydence Darnell LaSalle

    Caydence Darnell LaSalle was born at 8:29 a.m. Feb. 8 in Turkey Creek Medical Center, Knoxville.

    He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    He is the son of Felicity Erin LaSalle of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Layla LaSalle and Tony LaSalle, both of Kingston.

    Great-grandparents are Debbie Aiello and Tony Aiello, both of Kingston.