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Today's News

  • Lady Cats shock Coalfield

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It was fundamental softball at its finest Thursday evening as Coalfield traveled to Oliver Springs to take on the Lady Bobcats and were defeated 3-2 in 7 innings.

    Desirae Davis was in the pitcher’s circle for the Lady Cats.

    Davis sat the Lady Jackets down in order in the first as her defense backed her up by getting a groundout and two fly balls to get out of the inning quickly.

    Ella Hampton provided the spark Oliver Springs needed.

  • TVA affirms its commitment to small and diverse suppliers across the valley

    The Tennessee Valley Authority recognized the importance of small and diverse businesses to its mission of service at the 7th Annual TVA Supplier Diversity Outreach Summit in Knoxville on April 16.

    In the past five years, TVA has increased its annual spend with diverse suppliers by 65 percent from $269 million to $445 million.

    TVA’s total Valley business spend in fiscal year 2018 was more than $2 billion. Full supplier diversity performance details are available on TVA’s web site.

  • ‘Dentistry from the Heart’ will be April 26

    Dr. James Walmsley and his office at LakeView Dental Arts is hosting their third annual “Dentistry from the Heart” event Friday, April 26.

    The event is to help adults in Roane County who do not have access to quality dental care.

    Untreated decay and abscesses can lead to serious, even life threatening complications and are linked to many serious diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, even some cancers. Unfortunately, most emergency rooms are not able to treat dental conditions.

  • Food City Career Fair Wednesday, April 24

    Food City will be hosting a company-wide career fair to include hiring for both full-time and part-time positions. Wednesday, April 24.

    Food City plans to hire over 750 additional friendly, smiling faces to work in key customer and food service positions at store locations throughout our market area.

    The positions include both entry-level and experienced/skilled positions, such as meat cutter, cake decorator and retail management.

  • College majors that can lead to higher earnings

    Choosing a college major is an important decision that many students delay making until their sophomore or even junior years.

    While men often lean toward majors like engineering and computer science that have traditionally been linked to high earnings, women have historically gravitated to lower-paying specialties like education and social sciences. But in recent years a shift has occurred, and more women have begun to choose majors associated with higher post-graduate salaries.

  • Historic low unemployment continues

    Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate for March 2019 remains at the historic low of 3.2 percent according to the latest statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    March is the second consecutive month the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate sits at the all-time low. When compared to March 2018, unemployment in Tennessee is down by 0.4 of a percentage point.

  • CHAMBER WINNERS
  • OS and Harriman middle square off

    Harriman’s Talan Moore (left) and Zach Armstrong (above) for Oliver Springs dueled one another from the pitcher’s mound in a recent middle baseball game at Papermaker Field. The Blue Devils won the double header 13-3 and 7-0.

  • Midway Middle splits recent games

    Midway Middle’s Caiden Brewer closed out a recent 21-0 win against Norwood Middle. The Green Wave then faced Scott County Tuesday, losing a close 3-1 decision.

  • Jackets swarm Scott for district win

    Tuesday night, The Roane County High School Yellow Jackets played host to Scott County in a soccer match at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field in Kingston.

    A quick start gave the Yellow Jackets the early momentum needed to pick up the 4-1 win.

    Head coach, Keaton Shillings was pleased with his team’s performance.

    “We performed really well in our third district game of the season,” Shillings.

    “It was a must-win situation for us to see a home district game, so I’m really proud of the effort the boys showed tonight.”