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Today's News

  • Some expression now unfree after court's ruling

    By Ken Paulson, First Amendment Center
    The Supreme Court just put a price tag on some formerly free speech.

    In a 6-2 vote on Jan. 18, the Court upheld a 1994 law that extended copyright protection to foreign films, books, paintings and other art that had previously been in the public domain and available free to U.S. residents.

  • A View from Lick Skillet: Rockwood & Ruppe will make a great team

    By Gerald Largen
    We were more than a little surprised last Friday to find ourself occupying a front page, above-the-fold location in that day’s Roane County News lead article about the “Crowded field” in the Property Assessor’s race.

  • Kingston sewer plant expansion officially on

    Kingston officials broke ground late last month on the city’s $5 million wastewater treatment plant expansion at 1501 James Ferry Road. Kingston Mayor Troy Beets, City Councilmen Don White, John Byrkit, Kevin McClure and Norm Sugarman and TVA officials Katie Kline, Bob Morris, Burt Robinson, Steve McCracken, Bob Deacy and Aaron Stewart were in attendance, along with City Manager Jim Pinkerton, contractors Dan Berry and Evan Haron, engineer Rick Kirby and Tony Workman, who will be running the plant.

  • Lady Waves top Berean, Green Wave lose in OT

    Midway hosted Berean Christian Tuesday night and the two teams would battle to a draw.

    The Lady Waves opened the evening with a 59-49 victory, but the Eagles got their revenge in the boys contest as they won in overtime, 62-59.

  • 'Cats pick up district split

    The regular season is winding down and the Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats are now in the process of getting ready for postseason play.

    Part of that fine-tuning took place Tuesday night as the Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats picked up a split at Sunbright.

  • Tigers impressive in sectional opener

    After having to fight and claw their way to the Area 4 AA title last week, the Rockwood Tigers played their first game in the TMSAA Class AA East Tennessee Sectional Tournament Wednesday evening and the Tigers put on a show in rolling to a 44-28 victory over New Center.

  • Jackets split with Highlanders

    Tuesday night was a good night for the Kingston Lady Jackets as Connie Guinn's squad picked up a 56-48 victory over Scott at home.

    The news wasn't as good for Kingston's boys, however, as the Highlanders left Roane County with a 51-41 victory.

  • Wild finish keeps Rockwood atop District 3-A standings

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers picked up a huge District 3-A sweep Tuesday night as both squads knocked off Greenback at Dr. Tom W. Evans Gymnasium.

  • Greene signs with Cumberland

    Harriman senior Jace Green is a prime example of how hard work on the gridiron and in the class room can pay off as Wednesday afternoon Greene signed scholarship papers with Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn.

  • OSHS asst. principal ‘good person’

    Oliver Springs High School Assistant Principal Donna R. Moore said she’s been devastated by reports about her recent arrest.
    Moore, 43, was arrested on Jan. 26 for domestic assault against her husband. 
    “It’s very frustrating,” she said Monday. “I’ve never had something like this happen to me in my life.”
    According to the arrest report, Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Davis arrived at 133 Authorn Sheldon Road in Coalfield around 10:30 p.m. to investigate the alleged assault.