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Today's News

  • Area players competing in Oakdale hoops league

     

    By AARON HARVEY

    Roane Newspapers

    The third week of the high school basketball league being played at Oakdale has been completed and the class of the league so far has been established.

  • Cherokee comes up short against Spring City

     

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets put forth their best effort, but at the end of the night on Tuesday, the Jackets were a two-point conversion away from having a chance to beat the Spring City Bulldogs in a 14-12 loss at Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

  • RMS downs Midway for first win, 44-14

     

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers picked up their first win of the season and they did so in style Tuesday evening as Scott Harvey’s squad downed visiting Midway at Civitan Field, 44-14.

  • Oliver Springs teams at top of TVAA standings

     

    With the halfway point of the 2014 season nearing, the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association  (TVAA) standings are beginning to take shape. Two Oliver Springs teams claimed the top spot in the hopper and cutter divisions. Harriman is tied with Oliver Springs for the cricket division lead, while Rockwood grabbed the number one spot in the mighty mite division.

  • County not happy with PR funds distribution

    Roane County Commissioners directed County Attorney Greg Leffew to look into the Roane County Economic Development Foundation’s handling of the $1 million in TVA ash spill public-image repair money.

    The foundation met last week and voted to divide the funds ,with Kingston and Harriman each receiving $375,000, Roane County getting $150,000 and Rockwood, $100,000.

  • Kingston: “We want what’s ours”

    Kingston City Council members sent a strong message at their Sept. 9 council session: “We want what’s ours.”

    Council voted unanimously for a resolution supporting TVA’s plan to split around $1 million dollars in image repair funds between the various local Roane County governments. The money was part of a $43 million package TVA allocated for rehab — both physical and otherwise — after the disastrous 2008 fly ash spill in Kingston.

  • Dogs for the Dawgs fundraiser
  • Alliance Gala back in Roane

    The biggest fundraiser for economic development in Roane County will be held where it belongs.

    The Roane Alliance Gala will be at the expansive Volkswagen distribution center, which opened its doors in East Roane County in 2013.

    It will be hosted by Volkswagen Group of America on Saturday, Nov. 8.

  • Board of Ed makes cuts, eyes reserves

    The Roane County Board of Education made $1.017 million in budget cuts during a special-called meeting Monday.

    The cuts were necessary after the Roane County Commission voted down the board’s request for a 9-cent increase in the property tax rate last week.

    “That’s their job,” Board Member Mike “Brillo” Miller said of the commission, the funding body for the school system. “We just have to live with it.”

  • OS police officers now wearing body cameras

    Oliver Springs Police Department recently purchased body-worn video systems — or body cameras — and the small cameras are now part of each officer’s uniform in the town.

    The FirstVu HDs from Kansas City-based Digital Ally include 1-inch cameras and 2.5-by-4-inch DVRs that can be worn in a variety of locations.

    Body cameras have garnered a great deal of attention because of several high profile officer-involved shootings across the U.S.