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Today's News

  • New app for Tech students

    Members of the Tennessee Technological University community have a new way to keep up with the university on the go with a mobile app full of news, maps, videos and information about athletics and events at the Cookeville university.

    In addition, students have access to information about their courses, including assignments, grades and announcements.

    “Students are so busy and have so many demands on their time that we wanted to give them easier access to information,” said Rick Cumby, administrative software support group director.

  • THP to conduct March sobriety check in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint from 11 p.m. to midnight March 15 on Hwy. 70 at Poland Hollow Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Five Jackets named All-District 4-AA

    The boys and girls coaches in District 4-AA recently got together and chose their all-district teams. That was good news for the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets as a total of five players from Kingston were chosen.

  • Carter to be inducted into Hall of Fame

    Ronnie Carter, former Executive Director of the TSSAA, will become the eighth person and first administrator from the state of Tennessee to be inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame.

  • Lady Patriots fall in opener, 55-35

    The 2012-13 basketball season came to a close Thursday afternoon for the Mt. Pisgah Lady Patriots in the first round of the Tennessee Athletic Association of Christian Schools State Tournament in Springfield. The Lady Patriots dropped a 55-35 decision to Pleasant View Christian School.

  • Mt. Pisgah finishes 3rd in TAACS state tourney

    The Mt. Pisgah Patriots were hoping last week’s trip to Springfield would result in a Tennessee Athletic Association of Christian Schools (TAACS) State Tournament title.

    The trip got off to a great start as the Patriots knocked off the South Haven Christian School Patriots, 59-51, in the TAACS quarterfinals.

  • Lady ‘Cats bow out in sectional, 51-43

    The combination of a three-hour bus ride to Roan Mountain and a Miss Basketball finalist in Brooke Rhodes was a little more than the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats could handle Saturday night as the Cloudland Lady Highlanders knocked off the Lady ‘Cats 51-43 in the TSSAA Class A Sectional.

  • 25-percent tax hike has greater potential costs

    By Ron Woody
    Roane County Executive
    Roane County government’s primary goal is to provide a safe environment in which individuals and communities can improve their standard of living. This goal is supported by three pillars of service provided by the county government: education, law enforcement and infrastructure.
    Roane County supports the pillars of service through many objectives, such as evaluating current programs, identifying new programs, assessing sustainability of programs and striving for a viable and stable tax rate.

  • White House threats, regrets – a perspective

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    Any time a “very senior person” at the White House tells any reporter that the journalist will regret expressing critical comments about the administration, it is worth noting.
    Reports of such a threat made to The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward — whose news reports on Watergate are now the stuff of journalistic legend — instantly galvanized attention from colleagues and national news outlets.

  • Rockwood wants new fire truck

    Rockwood officials will be considering two bids for a fire truck at a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 7.
    The city received only two bids.
    One was from Cumberland Trucks in Nashville, which offered a Sutphen vehicle at $410,588.95.
    The other was from EVS Mid-South in Memphis, which bid a Pierce model for $438,428.
    “The committee appointed by Mayor (James) Watts will recommend the low bid,” City Recorder Becky Ruppe said.
    The department already has several Sutphen vehicles in its fleet.