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Roane County Schools: Student at RCHS killed in Tuesday accident

A student at Roane County High School, often called “Kingston High School,” died Tuesday night following a traffic accident near the Swan Pond community, according to a post from the school system on social media. No information has been released about the circumstances surrounding the accident, but the post indicates …

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TDEC announces over $232M in grants for water projects

(TDEC/staff reports) The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has announced 102 grants totaling $232,709,981 from the state’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) fund, part of which TDEC is administering in the form of drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure grants. Since August, TDEC has awarded and announced $634,404,544 in grant …

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UCOR, OREM clean up creek bank at ETTP

(UCOR press release) The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and contractor UCOR are in the final stages of cleanup at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP). With all buildings down, crews are focused on soil remediation and other projects to enable the transfer of ETTP land back to the community. …

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Synchronous firefly lottery registration opens Friday

(GSMNP press release) Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host the annual synchronous firefly viewing opportunity at Elkmont from Sunday, June 4 through Sunday, June 11. The public may apply for the limited viewing opportunity by entering a lottery for a vehicle reservation through www.recreation.gov. The lottery opens for reservation applications on …

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UCOR recognized for workforce development partnership with RSCC

(UCOR) The Tennessee Board of Regents has named United Cleanup Oak Ridge, LLC, as the 2023 recipient of its “Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition Partnership Award.” The award recognizes UCOR’s successful workforce development partnership with Roane State Community College. In nominating UCOR for the recognition, Roane State President Chris Whaley lauded …

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CHS Historic Downtown Youth Board cruises into “Elite 8” of Club Madness Challenge

The team representing Clinton High School’s Historic Downtown Youth Board easily moved on to the final eight in ACTPrep.com’s 5th annual Club Madness Challenge in online voting that wrapped up on Tuesday. The team of CHS students easily defeated Concord Broadcasting by the final tally of 155-43, earning the group …

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TBI investigating inmate death at Roane County Jail

According to the Roane County Sheriff’s Office, the TBI is investigating the death of an inmate at the county jail. In a press release, officials say that 51-year-old Timothy James Teasley died while in custody late Monday afternoon. The release states that the DA’s office and TBI were both contacted …

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AC promgoers land big fish

TWRA officials took to social media Monday to recognize two Anderson County teens who caught a big fish on prom night. Mary Jo Mattingly with her Prom Night catch (TWRA) Mary Jo Mattingly caught a seven-pound walleye on her prom night, according to the TWRA post, which says that Mattingly …

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