Today's News

  • Tigers enjoy trip to Pigeon Forge


    Roane Newspapers

    Last Monday, the Rockwood Tigers scored on three of their four varsity possessions in rolling to a 21-0 victory over Meigs County in Rockwood's first fall scrimmage.

    Thursday evening, the Tigers took the field again and were even more impressive as they scored on all four varsity possessions in picking up a 24-0 victory in a scrimmage at Pigeon Forge.

  • Jackets stung by Rams


    Roane Newspapers

    Kingston head coach Vic King knew going into fall practice that replacing all 11 offensive and 10 defensive starters from last season's playoff team would mean his Yellow Jackets would need some time to work out the kinks heading into their season opener against Harriman on Aug. 28.

  • Hey TVA, the whole world is watching

    Every Roane County resident and every TVA ratepayer should be shaking in fury, if not fear, at the latest report from TVA’s own watchdog.

  • Harriman tops Monterey in scrimmage, 20-12


    Roane Newspapers

    Harriman football head coach Travis Tapp says that his Blue Devils have a long way to go before they open the season on Aug. 28 at Kingston, but Tapp's squad took a positive step toward their season opener Friday evening with a 20-12 victory over Monterey in a scrimmage at Wallace-Black Field.

  • 'Cats battle Cougars


    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats didn't win their first scrimmage of the fall at Campbell County Monday evening, but fourth year Bobcat head coach Wiley Brackett found plenty of positives to build on as his squad stood toe-to-toe with a Class 5A playoff team from 2008 in dropping a 14-7 decision.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Trucking of ash to neighboring counties to begin soon


    Trucks full of TVA fly ash will soon be emanating from Roane County to landfills in outlying areas. State officials has approved a "limited land disposal test run" beginning July 15, according to Tisha Calabrese-Benton, communications director for Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

    The test runs are to four Class I Tennessee landfills in McMinn, Loudon, Anderson/Knox and Scott counties.

  • District 3-A coaches pick Rockwood


    Roane Newspapers

    Another sign that football season is just around the corner was last week's release of Murphy Fair's 2009 Tennessee High School Football Preview. Every year the magazine previews all 16 districts in all three classifications in TSSAA's Division I as well as all the private schools in Division II.

    If this year's preview is correct then the Rockwood Tigers will have a great season as John Webb's squad is being picked by the District 3-A coaches as the team to beat this season.

  • And now, a little pat on the back

    We’ve been pretty critical of our state legislators this year, and, we believe, with cause.

    But we’d now like to address an area where they deserve strong praise.

    We’re talking about legislation the Tennessee General Assembly passed last year to deter the escalating crime of metal theft.

    The legislation, which went into place last fall, imposes stricter requirements on those buying and selling metal.  

  • Roane County's games to watch


    Roane Newspapers

    Today is the day that a lot of Roane County football fans have been waiting on as practice in pads officially starts across Tennessee.

    With the start of practice it's also a good time to look at some of the biggest games on tap in Roane County this season. Like always, the battle for county bragging rights take center stage, but there are also plenty of big games outside the county borders that will determine the postseason fate of Roane County's five teams.

    Here are 12 of the biggest games heading into the season:

  • Trucking fly ash just adds to disaster's pain

    When word got out that officials were investigating possible terrorism in connection with the TVA disaster, few of us expected that there was anything to it.

    And we were right.

    However, there’s no arguing that ours has been a community hijacked by this disaster.

    Even outside the immediately impacted area, our concerns, and those of our public officials in very trying economic times, have been steered to deal with this problem.