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Today's News

  • Midway beats Rockwood to close out season

    With the Class 1A District 3 postseason looming, the Rockwood Lady Tigers fell to the Midway Lady Waves in a big senior night 48-16 win Friday at Midway High School’s Boyd Woody Gym.

    Tiani Porter quickly put the Lady Tigers on the board with a long jump shot to make the score 2-0.

    It was the last time Rockwood would be in the lead.

    A series of turnovers and fast strikes from the Midway offense led by Rebecca Lemasters, Paige Bacon, and Caitlyn Ross quickly put the Lady Tigers down, 12-2 at the end of the first.

  • Good Greif, Cleveland State!
  • Guinn honored for milestone

    Kingston Lady Jacket Head Coach Connie Guinn is joined by her parents during a ceremony at Roane County High School. Guinn was honored

  • Kingston splits at season’s end

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets split a pair of games with Sequoyah last Monday to end the regular season.

    The Lady Jackets had four players score in double figures on the way to a 58-31 win.

    Maliyah Martin led with 12 points. Amadea Pankey, Mackenzie Haba, and Skylar Brackett all scored 10 apiece.

    Sequoyah (31): Harrell 8, Carroll 8, Miner 2, Watson 1, Bailey 7.

    Kingston (58): Martin 12, Baildon 4, H. Bailey 2, Pankey 10, Haba 10, Ferguson 2, Stooksbury 8, Brackett 10, E. Bailey 2.

  • Tigers move on with win

    The Rockwood Tigers’ slow and methodical approach won out over the fast paced Wartburg Bulldogs Thursday night at Dallas Davis Gym, eliminating the home team from the District 3 playoffs, 60-38.

    Rockwood’s defensive pressure paid off early.

    “We played good defense,” Tiger Coach Paul Kamikawa said. “I think Wartburg shot the ball 7-of-24 in the first half and we got better in the second half defensively.

    “We figured them out a little bit and handled their run and jump well.”

  • What’s the SCORE? Focus on employee retention

    By Dana Peterka

    Why is employee retention important?

    Two key points come to mind.

    First, is worker availability. Unemployment rates are hovering below 4 percent, a 49-year low, making it difficult to find replacement workers.

    The second is the cost of hiring an employee. Do you know what the cost is in your organization? The average cost-per-hire is $4,129, while the average time it takes to fill a given position is 42 days, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

  • Pantex, Y-12’s contributions to United Way topped $1 million

    Pantex and Y-12 contributions to the United Way topped $1 million in 2018 in donations gathered from employees, retirees, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, the sites’ managing and operating contractor, announced.

    The sites engaged in yearlong campaigns to generate money for the United Way, raising funds through silent auctions and various jewelry, book and food sales at the sites as well as employee contributions.

    A $150,000 donation from CNS’ parent companies also was included in the total.

  • Lee freezes new business regulations

    Earlier this month Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order to halt new regulations for the next 90 days across all state executive branch departments.

    “As part of our efforts to limit the size of state government, we are taking a close look at the regulations we are imposing on citizens and businesses in Tennessee,” said Lee.

    “Our goal is to make Tennessee the most job-friendly state in the country and we are working to promote job creation and a commonsense regulatory approach.”

  • Midway beats Rockwood to close out season

    With the Class 1A District 3 postseason looming, the Rockwood Lady Tigers fell to the Midway Lady Waves in a big senior night 48-16 win Friday at Midway High School’s Boyd Woody Gym.

    Tiani Porter quickly put the Lady Tigers on the board with a long jump shot to make the score 2-0.

    It was the last time Rockwood would be in the lead.

    A series of turnovers and fast strikes from the Midway offense led by Rebecca Lemasters, Paige Bacon, and Caitlyn Ross quickly put the Lady Tigers down, 12-2 at the end of the first.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Virginia politics fascinate & Lusty SBC preachers

    Gentle reader, inasmuch as the old curmudgeon’s family had resided in Tidewater, Virginia for over a hundred and fifty years before crossing the mountains into the Tennessee Valley, he has always had a certain particular interest in the Old Dominion. Therefore he has followed closely the current political debacle involving the leaders of the state government.