Today's News


    The holiday tradition of gift giving came a bit early this year for TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant due to the generosity of a sister plant in Shawnee, Ky.

    And, though it wasn’t Santa performing the delivery, the 200-ton generator stator made a significant journey involving the hard work of many.

    During a maintenance outage at Kingston Unit 1, the existing stator — the stationary component of an electric generator — was determined to be beyond repair.

  • Neckowicz heading up InVizion

    Professional Project Services Inc., known as Pro2Serve, recently appointed Kristy Tan Neckowicz as president of its software subsidiary, InVizion LLC.

    Neckowicz served as senior vice president of InVizion since March 2014.

    InVizion develops and markets project portfolio management applications that allow executives and managers to rapidly address the impact of changing resource constraints, objectively develop and optimize revised execution strategies, and clearly communicate resulting critical decisions to stakeholders.

  • Workshop to help with starting up new business

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business.

    The workshop will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Registation is required to attend the workshop.

    For details or to register, visit www.roanestate.edu/tsbdc.

    Contact Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2668 or jbangs@tsbdc.org.

  • Grace sweeps up Midway boys, girls

    The Midway Green Waves dropped both games Tuesday night at Grace Christian as the Rams and Lady Rams once again swept the season series.

    The Lady Waves dropped to 2-5 in District 3A. With the loss, the Green Waves remained winless in the district at 0-7.

    Both Grace teams are 6-0 and currently lead the district.

    Midway will play at Meigs County Friday in a set of District 3A games, then turn around and get a little sleep before playing Monterey Saturday with the girls game beginning at 3:30.


  • Lady Devils downed by Wartburg in overtime

    The Lady Bulldogs avenged an early season defeat against the Lady Devils Tuesday night as they picked up a 54-49 overtime victory.


    The first period tipped off and neither team could find an offensive rhythm.

    Harriman was led in scoring by Haley Goldston with six, but the Lady Bulldogs had four players put up two apiece.

    The score was tied up at 8-8 going into the second period of play.

  • Oliver Springs Hall of Fame gets three new members

    For most coaches and athletes, being bestowed the honor of a hall-of-fame induction is the pinnacle of a career. However, for the three newest members of the Oliver Springs Hall of Fame, that pinnacle was going in with family.

    Tuesday night, immediately following the Lady Cats 55-41 victory over Oneida, Eddie Walls, Ron Hackworth and, his daughter, Jessie Hackworth were all recognized for their contributions to the school.

  • Lady Cats down Oneida

    Through three and half quarters, Oliver Springs couldn’t quite shake the Lady Indians.

    After leading by only three points in the last period of play, the Lady Cats closed out with a 14-3 run en route to a 62-48 victory over Oneida.

    “Big win.” Oliver Springs head coach Michelle Christopher said. “I thought the kids really stepped up tonight and came ready to play and did what they needed to do to get a big win.”

  • ‘Next man up’ helps Bobcats find victory

    Oliver Springs head coach Tony Ingram said it took a little while for things to open up for his team Tuesday night against Oneida.

    Once they did, despite the absence of starter Aaron Noe — who served the last of a two-game suspension — the Bobcats defeated the Indians 55-41.

    “They played us in zone a lot, kind of forcing our hand to some outside shots,” Ingram said. “It took us a little while, but we were finally able to knock a couple down, especially late. It was a tight ball game and we opened it up with some shots.”

  • Roane State holds on to defeat Cleveland State

    After opening up with a 17-6 run, Roane State was able to hold off a late rally from Cleveland State to secure an 80-73 victory on their home court Wednesday night.

  • Raiderettes edge past Vikings

    Not every game is a 101-100 shootout — sometimes it’s the defense that steps up and helps a team win.

    That was the case for the Raiderettes Wednesday night as they grinded out a 58-51 victory over Cleveland State.

    “Definitely just glad to get a conference win,” Roane State head coach Monica Boles said.