Today's News

  • TVA says no to long-term health study on ash impacts



    Roane County’s request for a TVA-funded long-term health study has been denied.

    In a letter to Roane County Executive Mike Farmer, TVA environmental executive Anda Ray said the agency doesn’t feel such a program is necessary at this time.

  • Stockton watching for competition



    Sheriff Jack Stockton has seen a lot during his more than 20 years in law enforcement.

    One thing he said he hasn’t seen is an incumbent sheriff run for re-election unopposed.

    He’s not expecting that to happen this year, either. 

    “I’m sure I’ll have an opponent,” Stockton said. “I’ve never known a sheriff to run unopposed.”

  • Devils down rivals


    Roane Newspapers

    Things couldn't have got much better over the weekend for the Harriman Blue Devils as Jeff King's squad picked up victories over the Blue Devils two biggest rivals, Rockwood and Kingston.

    Victory No. 1 came Friday as Harriman downed Kingston, 55-47. The Blue Devils followed that up on Saturday with a 55-48 victory over Rockwood. Saturday's victory was also huge as it helped the Blue Devils stay near the top of the District 3-A standings.

    Harriman vs. Kingston

  • Activist, environmental journalists arrested at TVA's Kingston plant



    TVA police arrested three people, an environmental activist and two reporters from an environmental publication, at the Kingston Fossil Plant Wednesday afternoon.

  • All Tri-County Team announced


    Roane Newspapers

    The 2009 All Tri-County Football Team has been released and it was a good year for Roane County as 17 players and one coach have been selected to the squad.

    Leading the way in 2009 Tri-County Coach of the Year John Webb from Rockwood. Webb guided the Tigers to an 11-3 season and a trip to the TSSAA Class AA semifinals. The semifinal berth was Rockwood's best playoff run since 1976's state championship team.

  • Little public comment on state's health assessment



    An official with the Tennessee Department of Health said public comment on its health assessment of the TVA ash spill has been lackluster.

    “We haven’t received a lot of calls or e-mails or any comments at all,” Communications Director Andrea Turner said.

    The department released the health assessment on the spill in December. It is accepting comments on the assessment through Feb. 9.  

  • Waves split with Harriman


    Roane Newspapers

    It doesn't happen very often, but the Midway Green Waves swept the season series against Harriman with a 53-39 win Friday night at Harriman.

    Midway improved to 8-7 overall and 7-1 in District 3-A with the win while Harriman falls to 4-3 in the district and 8-5 overall.

    In the first game of the evening, it was the Lady Blue Devils picking up a 66-60 win over the Lady Waves.

    Harriman improves to 5-7 overall and 4-2 in the district while Midway falls to 4-11 overall and 1-5 in the district.

    Girls Game

  • 'Cats roar past 'Dogs, 64-41


    Morgan County News

    In a pair of games that meant a lot to the district standings, Wartburg and Oliver Springs battled to a split.

    All four teams entered Tuesday night looking to stay near the top of the District 4-A standings. Wartburg girls kept their hold on second place with an exciting 46-45 win over Oliver Springs, while the Bobcats remained in third with a convincing 64-41 win against the Bulldogs.

    Girls Game

  • Man dies in Harriman fire



    The Tennessee Fire Marshal’s office is assisting in the investigation of a Friday morning fatal house fire at 114 Poplar St., Harriman.

    Harriman officials said  A.J. Melton was found dead between the kitchen and living room area of his burned home.

    “They were good neighbors,” said Johnny “Sambo” Plemons, who lives next door and was among the people who reported the fire to authorities.

  • State cites TVA for leaking pond in Kingston



    TVA violated the requirements of its permit for its flue gas desulfurization stormwater pond at the Kingston Fossil Plant last fall, state officials say.

    According to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, the violations were for failing to make timely notification of a possible leak and for an unpermitted discharge.

    The flue gas desulfurization stormwater pond is occasionally called the gypsum stilling pond.