Today's News

  • Pet adoptions, more for appreciation week

    Pet Appreciation Week is Sept. 17-21, and a number of pets will be available for adoption on Sept. 20 in an event at Tractor Supply Co., Rockwood.

    The adoptions are part of the company’s partnership with Petfinder.

    “Our team loves animals big and small, and our dogs and cats are members of the family,” said Susan Brown, manager of Rockwood Tractor Supply store.

    “Pet Appreciation Week gives us the opportunity to highlight the work being done by our community partners and introduce more families to the fun of owning a pet.”

  • October Sky Fest one for the books

    Oliver Springs will be the cultural hub of the area during its October Sky Festival on Oct. 18 at Arrowhead Park.

    Arts, crafts and all sorts of creativity will be center stage during the festival. The Roane County Arts Council will have a double booth. While all area artists and crafters are encouraged to book their own spaces, they are welcome to join the Arts Council’s booth. Email artscouncilofroanecounty@gmail.com to place works at the group’s booth.

    Exposure for more musically inclined members is also encouraged.

  • Tennessee first lady to be in Roane on Sept. 19

    Tennessee first lady Crissy Haslam will be in Roane County next week as part of The

    Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Tour.

    Haslam will be with the tour during its stop for Roane Imagination Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Pinnacle Pointe shopping center on Hwy. 70, Harriman.

    Roane Imagination Library  will honor corporate sponsors Pro2Serve and MCLinc during the tour stop.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: GOP-ruled Tennessee, third most corrupt state?

    Last week we pointed out how the Republican Party’s unification behind their apostle of adultery and abortion, Dr. Scott DesJarlais, their candidate for re-election as congressman from the Fourth Congressional District of Tennessee must perforce result in the party itself being henceforth labeled, not the pro-life party of family values, but instead the party of Adultery and Abortion.

  • ORNL reactor makes history books

    The high flux isotope reactor, now in its 48th year of providing neutrons for research and isotope production at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society.

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Tigers, Jackets highlight Friday football action


    It has taken four weeks, but the weather has finally starting to cool off and that’s good news for players and fans across Roane County entering the second weekend of September.

  • Late goal lifts Lady Jackets, 3-2


    Brooke Bales scored a goal in the 78th minute of play Tuesday evening and that proved to be the difference as the Kingston Lady Yellow edged Alcoa at Southwest Point, 3-2.

    Bales has a monster evening for the Lady Jackets (3-1-3) as she scored all three goals for Elik Pickell’s squad.

  • Close games galore in Oakdale league



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  • Lady Tigers pick up two more wins

     Since starting the season with a 4-0 loss at Christian Academy of Knoxville, the Rockwood Lady Tigers have been hot, as Wes Ford’s squad have now won nine straight games following recent victories over Gatlinburg-Pittman, 4-1, and Carter, 5-0.

    In its nine-game winning streak, the Lady Tigers have pitched seven shutouts while outscoring opponents 52-4.