Today's News

  • Roane County Schools OPEN Friday

    Roane County Schools will be open on Friday, Director of Schools Gary Aytes said.

    Aytes, who made the decision Thursday evening, said schools will be operating on regular schedule.

  • No school in Roane County on Thursday

    Director of Schools Gary Aytes has called off school in Roane County on Thursday due treacherous driving conditions caused by a wintry mix on Wednesday.

    It's the second snow day for Roane County students. The school system has 11 built-in snow days in its 2015-16 calendar.

    More information on weather conditions and closings as they develop will be posted on RoaneCounty.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Lady Waves upset Harriman 64-47
  • Mayton free throws gives Tigers overtime win

    The Rockwood Tigers converted 9-of-12 free throws in overtime to defeat the Tellico Bears 79-69 to gain a split in their District 3A matchup Friday night, after the Lady Tigers were beaten 48-29 by the Lady Bears. Both teams played again Tuesday night in Tellico Plains.

    Rockwood 79, Tellico Plains 69: “We passed the ball well tonight,” said Tiger Coach Paul Kamikawa, whose team was 26 of 48 from the field, including 7-of-15 from long range, and 20-of-31 from the free-throw line.

  • Lady Jackets sting Lady Highlanders

    The Kingston basketball teams split a pair of games from Scott High Friday night, as the Lady Jackets beat the Lady Highlanders 63-48 and the Jackets lost in overtime to the Highlanders.

    Kingston 63, Scott 48: The Lady Jackets led 18-12 after one quarter and stretched it to 34-23 at the half, with a 16-11 second quarter.

    Kingston used an 18-10 third quarter to extend the lead to 52-33 after three quarters, but Scott finished the game with a 15-12 fourth-quarter for the final margin of 63-48.

  • Evans, Melton, Murray lead Oliver Springs over Jellico

    Tyler Melton, Lane Evans and Taylor Murray scored 17, 14 and 12, respectively, to lead the Oliver Springs Bobcats to a 70-60 victory at Jellico Friday night.

    Oliver Springs 70, Jellico 60: The Bobcats led 19-9 after one quarter and stretched the lead to 34-21 at the half, with a 15-12 second quarter. Jellico used a 19-14 third quarter to slice the deficit to  48-40; however, the Bobcats used a 22-20 fourth quarter to take the 10-point victory.

  • Brrr! First cold, now snow?

    Preplanning and coordination.

    That’s what Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson says are the key to taking on a possible winter storm scheduled for today (Wednesday).

    “We started at 7:30 this morning, and we’ll work all day and maybe into tonight to get ready,” Ferguson said Tuesday.

  • Roane area residents urged to sound off about broadband

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody is encouraging locals to take the state assessment on broadband Internet access.

    “We have a lot of spots in Roane County that still do not have broadband,” he said.

    Broadband Internet access is vital to Tennessee’s future, according to state officials.

    Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced the statewide assessment earlier this month.

  • DUI among charges from head-on crash

    Ryan P. Price, a 33-year-old Oliver Springs man, is facing multiple charges for a head-on crash that occurred on Hwy. 61 near Scandlyn Hollow Road around 5 p.m. last Friday.

    The wreck was investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

    According to the report, Price was traveling east in the westbound lane in a 2003 Dodge Durango when he crashed into a 2014 Jeep Wrangler driven by 66-year-old Rodger Mattox of Oliver Springs.

    The report said Mattox tried to avoid the crash by swerving, but he was unsuccessful.

  • Harriman man accused of counterfeiting

    Harriman police said they uncovered counterfeit money and items used to manufacture counterfeit money at a home earlier this month.

    Eric Gann, 32, has been charged with criminal simulation in the incident.

    According to the warrant, Gann is suspected of using a counterfeit $100 bill to buy items at Rocky Top Market at 1008 S. Roane St., Harriman, on Jan. 10.

    “The defendant was positively identified by this affiant (Lt. Kent Warren) through the use of surveillance images,” the warrant said.