Today's News

  • County, cities take TVA to court

    A lawsuit filed this week by Roane County and the cities of Kingston and Harriman accuses TVA and Jacobs Engineering Group of lying about the dangers of fly ash and creating a public health hazard.

    “Public officials and Roane County citizens previously had reasonably relied on the publicly disseminated information provided by TVA and Jacobs, and are now seeking restitution for the damages caused by the defendants’ lies,” the lawsuit alleges.

    TVA and Jacobs are the defendants in the lawsuit.

  • Roane County, Harriman and Kingston file suit against TVA and Jacobs

    Roane County along with the cities of Kingston and Harriman have filed a lawsuit against TVA and Jacobs Engineering Group in Roane County Circuit Court.

    The lawsuit is over the Dec. 22, 2008, fly ash spill at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant and alleged events that followed.

  • OS late heroics seals Midway’s fate

    By Jack Sims


    The Oliver Springs Bobcats advanced to the district tournament by eliminating the Midway Green Wave from the post season, 9-6, in a play-in game at Paper Maker Field Friday night.

    Toeing up to the rubber for Oliver Springs was Ryan Jones who pitched five and a third innings allowing six runs, five hits, and struck out five over his time on the mound.

  • Turpin sparks Devils for win

    By Jack Sims


    The Harriman Blue Devils eliminated the Oneida Indians in a close 4-3 game in the early play-in game Friday night at Paper Maker Field.

    Stepping onto the mound for the Blue Devils was Brandon Turpin who threw for six and a third innings. He allowed two runs on two hits and struck out six.

    He was relieved for the final two thirds of the final inning by Marcus Nelson.

    The third inning was the big inning of the game for Harriman.

  • Jackets blank Anderson County to start playoffs
  • Seniors bowlers, big scores


    May 3

    1st High Game - Beverly Zeilman, Harold Zeilman 434

    2nd High Game - Diane Moore, Rick Alderfer 467

    3rd High Game - Diane Moore, Rick Alderfer 441

    High Scores today - Rick Alderfer 206, 201 games, Rick Matthews 201 game

    High Series for today - Diane Moore, Rick Alderfer 1316

    High Series for May - Diane Moore, Rick Alderfer 1316

    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 166, Rick Matthews 184

  • Kingston blows out Scott

    The Kingston Lady Jackets started their district softball tournament with a four inning 14-0 win against Scott County Monday evening in Alcoa.

    Lady Jacket ace Keylon Reynolds pitched a complete game as well as striking out 10.

    Trinity Clements went three-for-four at the plate with three runs batted in.

    Clements also hit a walk-off inside the park home run to end the game for Kingston.

    Kesney Brown, Reynolds, Emily Thompson, and Mahala Wallace all finished with two-of-three batting with at least two RBIs each, Brown finished with three.

  • Harriman soccer’s win advances to next round

    By Melissa Coley


    The first 30 minutes in the first round of the district tournament between Oliver Springs and Harriman went scoreless as the Blue Devils dominated with possession time with 80 percent of the offense but the Bobcats came to play and took several shots off their 20 percent.

    In the end, it was Harriman taking the win by a final score of 5-0.

  • Lady Tigers fall behind early

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers were put on the ropes early by the Wartburg Central Lady Bulldogs and never recovered, losing 6-1 in the first round of the softball district tournament in Coalfield.

    Lady Tiger pitcher KaeLee Dyer allowed a single and hit a batter to start the game, but looked to be settling down after striking out the next hitter.

    That was until three straight walks resulted in two runs scoring to make it 2-0.

    Wartburg was able to push another runner across the plate to bring the score to 3-0 before Rockwood could get out of the inning.

  • Lady Cats stop Midway late push

    Tired Midway Lady Waves took the Oliver Springs Lady Cats seven innings before losing 8-5 in the opening round of the district softball tournament Monday in Coalfield.

    Midway was coming out of an 11-1 play-in victory against Sunbright just 30 minutes before the start of this game.

    The Lady Waves were visibly tired.

    The Lady Cats didn’t waste any time in getting things going.

    After loading the bases in the bottom of the first inning, Mabel Johnson grounded into a fielder’s choice, but scored Ella Hampton to make the score 1-0.