Today's News

  • Rockwood cleaning up insurance quagmire

    Rockwood’s city hall was once a swinging door for insurance salespeople, who approached employees with life insurance and other policies not related to the city-provided health insurance.

    “We started opening doors and letting a dozen insurance people come through here,” Mayor James Watts said.

    The city began helping its employees by having automatic payroll deductions to pay for these policies, a practice that has now resulted in confusion according to city officials.

  • Midway falls at Cloudland, 28-12

    Midway’s return to the TSSAA Class 1A playoffs did not turn out as well as they hoped, dropping a 28-12 decision to Cloudland Saturday afternoon. 

  • Bobcats end season on high note

    Although they did not make the playoffs, the Oliver Springs Bobcats did play a game over the weekend as Wiley Brackett’s squad defeated Stone Memorial, 47-30, Saturday afternoon at Grace Christian Academy.

  • Liquor sales defeated in OS; Calfee holds onto strong lead with 96 percent of votes in

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    President and Vice President of the United States

    Electors for MITT ROMNEY and PAUL RYAN 14,719

    Electors for BARACK OBAMA and JOE BIDEN 6,014

    Electors for VIRGIL GOODE and JIM CLYMER 72

    Electors for JILL STEIN and CHERI HONKALA 50

  • Beginning 2 End Events now open in Kingston

    Beginning 2 End Events celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting event at The Roane Alliance to provide a chance to hear about their new event-planning business in Kingston.

    Taking part in the celebration are, from left, Paulette Ray, Kim Harris, Beginning 2 End Events owners Christina Branham and Jennifer Tipton, Nikki Bradley, Darrell Williams of The Roane Alliance, Marilyn McCormick and Jan Treadway.

    Branham and Tipton also discussed how they can help throw a wonderful event from beginning to end.

  • Enrichment credit union kicking off Gloves of Love

     Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County Branch will soon begin collecting gloves, hats and scarves for school children in Roane County through its annual Gloves of Love campaign.

    Many children go to school without warm coverings for their heads and hands, and the credit union aims to keep the children warm during the cold months of the year.

  • Leadership Roane County Class of 2013

    Leadership Roane County recently announced members of its class of 2013.

  • Barger new to RSCC Foundation

    Roane County business leader Eric Barger is the newest member of the board of directors for the Roane State Community College Foundation.

    Barger is vice president of C.R. Barger & Sons Inc., a Roane County company founded in the early 1960s by his grandparents, C.R. and Mary Barger.

    A 1994 Harriman High School graduate, Barger completed his associate’s degree at Roane State in 1997 and then earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tennessee Technological University.

  • How does United Way divvy up funds?

    Roane County United Way is extremely grateful to all the volunteers who have served and continue to serve on its funds allocation review panels.

    “For those who may not know, the United Way uses a very rigorous process for determining how your contributions will be divided among our community partners,” said Deborah Alexander Davis of the Roane County United Way. “This process ensures contributions are allocated to best meet the needs of Roane County residents across six service areas.”

  • Program aims to protect voter rights

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Perry H. Piper will lead the efforts of the U.S. Attorney’s office, in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program, for the upcoming Nov. 6 general elections.

    Piper has been appointed to serve as the district election officer for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

    In that capacity, he is responsible for overseeing the district’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington.