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Today's News

  • Big cut for K-25 East Wing

     URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, also known as UCOR, had a literal breakthrough this week when workers completed a cut through the east wing of the K-25 Building.

    The cut segregated the north 16 sections of the structure from the six southernmost
    sections, five of which are contaminated with Technetium-
    99.

    The sections containing Tc-99, a slow-decaying radioactive metal, will require addition-
    al preparation before demolition.

  • Jobless rate down in July

    Roane County’s unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent in July, a decrease of 0.7 percent over the previous month, according to statistics released late last month from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    That means 26,050 workers in the county’s 28,480 labor force were employed during the month.

    The Roane County rate for July is somewhat higher than the 7.7 percent reported for the same period last year, state statistics show.

  • New photography business open in Rockwood

    Allan Adams has opened his new business, Adams Photography, in Rockwood.

    New clients are now being accepted.

    “We offer portraits, maternity, engagement, baby, school, outdoor, photo restoration, old time, family, friends, anniversary, children, sports, band and custom editing,” Adams said.

    “We can do photo sessions at either your home or a local setting” such as a park or riverfront, he added.

    Adams Photography operates at 103 Meadows Place.

  • Out to Lunch: East Tennessee’s best can be found at Copeland’s

    By Bethel Poston
    I was surprised when our niece, Linda Norman, asked when I was going “Out to Lunch” at Copeland’s. I had to ask where it was, because I’d never heard of it.

    Linda lives on River Road and is a dental hygienist in Rockwood. I’ve always had a problem talking when someone was cleaning my teeth, but evidently her patient mentioned the new Kingston restaurant after a treatment.

    Copeland’s is on Martin Street across from Piggly Wiggly in the former Pizza Hut location.

  • Hooray for Harriman Labor Day Street Festival rain plans

     ‎--The 24th annual Hooray for Harriman Labor Day celebration will go on rain or shine Monday, Sept. 5. 

  • Tigers no match for Rams, fall 28-0

    The Rockwood Tigers got “rammed” Friday night by the Grace Christian Academy Rams in a 28-0 loss.
    “We played a really good team tonight,” said Rockwood head coach John Webb. “We got some experience for in the future when good teams like this. We just gave up too many big plays tonight.”
    Grace Christian got on the board first Friday with a 10-play, 91-yard drive capped off with a 23-yard Will McKamey touchdown run.
    Jonathan Griffith hit the PAT for the Rams to make the score 7-0 with 5:13 left in the first quarter.

  • Midway snaps losing streak with big win

    By JON LEFFEW

    Midway hosted Pickett County Friday night in what appeared to be a great chance for the Green Wave to end their 13-game losing streak.

    Both teams did not win at all last year, but a strong showing in last week’s contest led many Midway fans to feel confident heading into the contest.

    This confidence was obviously deserved, as the Green Wave absolutely destroyed Pickett County by a final score of 52-6.

  • Kingston knocks off Scott, 27-7

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets picked up their third win in as many tries Friday night as Vic King's squad traveled to Huntsville and knocked off the Scott Highlanders, 27-7, in the first District 4-AA contest of the season for both teams.

    Like was the case in last week's victory over Harriman, Kingston's ground game was the key to victory as the Jackets rolled up 324 yards rushing on 40 attempts.

  • Bobcats pick up first win at Oakdale, 37-0

    After opening the season with a pair of disappointing losses, the Oliver Springs Bobcats picked up their first victory of the season Friday night with a 37-0 victory at Oakdale.

    “It's a good feeling anytime you can get a win,” Oliver Springs head coach Wiley Brackett said after the game. “We're still not playing to our potential, but we did some good things tonight. We did have too many penalties tonight and that's something we've got to get better at. We had a lot of big plays called back because of penalties.”

  • Man whose family dies in wreck treated at hospital

    A man who lost his family in a fiery crash was taken to a hospital on Wednesday.

    Stephanie Brown and her three children were killed in the wreck on Hwy. 61 on Tuesday.
     
    Josh Brown was an inmate at the Roane County Jail. Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said he was given a furlough because of the tragedy involving his wife and children.  

    “It’s (a furlough) not uncommon for something like that,” the sheriff said.