Today's News

  • DOE plans burns at the reservation

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office will initiate controlled burns of woodland areas on the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation within the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Black Oak Ridge Conservation Easement East Tract and Parcel ED-6 along North Boundary Road and Wisconsin Avenue off of Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Firebreak installation activities supporting these burns will begin in the near future with ignitions taking place as soon thereafter as weather conditions permit and continuing through December.

  • Juice and smoothie bar opens near RSCC

    Jolly Bowl Juice and Smoothie Bar, located at 4331 Roane State Hwy., offers a delicious juicy alternative for those looking to eat healthier.

    The store, which opened in October, was the brainchild of Kaylah Gronda, who was inspired by the decision in her own life to eat better.

    When Gronda had her first child in 2012 she decided to be healthier for her son, so she set out in the kitchen to experiment with various combinations of flavors and tastes.

    Through this trial and error, the menu for her shop evolved.

  • Roane charities get grant funds for preservation

    Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC and the East Tennessee Foundation awarded three Roane County grant winners of the CNS Y-12 Community Investment Fund.

    Three charities received funds for historical/cultural preservation. Two grantees are centered on the historic Roane County Courthouse.

    The Avery Trace Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution requested funds for a Revolutionary War Patriots Monument at the courthouse, and the Roane County Heritage Commission requested funds to support the restoration of the courthouse.

  • Santa for Seniors focuses on elderly

    A new charitable cause will be available to help seniors in Kingston this holiday season.

    Cayle Coy, who teaches at Roane State Community College, is leading the effort.

    “We do a lot for the children, but sometimes the seniors get pushed aside,” she said.

    Santa for Seniors’s goal is to provide care packages for all 43 residents of Lakewood Village, which is located in Kingston.

  • Harriman middle still going strong

    By Melissa Coley


    The Harriman Blue Devils have started the season 4-0 after defeating Lenoir City by a final score of 42-26 and the Lady Devils improved to 3-1 with a 34-29 victory over the Lady Panthers.

    The ladies in blue started the night off on a good note for the home crowd with a tenacious defense that lead to numerous steals and an impressive offensive show with the combination of Skyler Johnson and Addison Oliver, who both scored four points to keep the game even at ten as the first quarter ended.

  • Tellico Plains downs Oliver Springs in opener

    By Jack Sims


    The Oliver Springs Bobcats opened the basketball season Tuesday night with a 74-47 loss to Tellico Plains at Tellico.

    The Bears took the opening tipoff and never looked back.

    Tellico took the early lead.

    A fast paced game by the Bears rocked the Bobcats back on their collective heels along with the Bears ability to make it rain three-point shots.

    At one point early on, Tellico fired back to back to back triples to stun the Bobcats.

  • Lady Bears dominate Lady Bobcats

    By Jack Sims


    The season opening road game for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats didn’t go well as the Tellico Plains Lady Bears were dominant with a 60-32 win.

    Bobcat Coach Michelle Christopher later commented that the loss of five seniors from last year and lack of playing time for a lot of the returning players was a factor in the loss.

  • Lady Jackets can’t keep up in opener

    The season didn’t get off to a good start for the Kingston Lady Jackets Tuesday night as they lost at home to Cumberland County, 77-50.

    The Lady Jets size and experience came into play early and it was a combo Kingston had trouble dealing with for the entire evening.

    In the early goings, Kingston was able to keep pace at it worked the ball inside to Amadea Pankey in the post.

    The scrappy senior post player floated out to beyond the perimeter to catch Cumberland County’s defense napping to sink a pair of three-point shots.

  • Harriman falls to Sweetwater
  • Lady Devils open with win in OT