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Today's News

  • RMS caps perfect season with TMSAA title

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers put the finishing touches on a perfect season over the weekend as Bryan Powers' squad knocked off Sullivan North Friday night and Holston Saturday afternoon to capture the TMSAA East Tennessee State Sectional Championship.

  • Tigers advance to 3-A title game

    Paul Kamikawa's Rockwood Tigers punched their ticket to the District 3-A championship game on Wednesday by knocking off Berean Christian, 58-44, Monday night in the semifinals at Greenback.

  • Harriman holds off Midway

    A strong start saved the Harriman Blue Devils Monday night as Jeff King's squad picked up a 72-69 victory over Midway in the District 3-A Tournament semifinals at Greenback.

  • Roane Area Reunions

    Editor’s note: The Roane County News publishes reunions each Monday. Reunion notices should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Thursday to appear in the following Monday paper.

     

  • Mexican cuisine and mariachi, too
  • Sunny days are play days
  • Going green for the Tigers
  • Hospital sees red for good heart health

    Some Roane Medical Center employees recently traded in their scrubs and sported their best red attire to show support for American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day.

    “The ladies in our department felt we had to recognize heart disease. It isn’t just a ‘man’s disease’ anymore,” said Wanda Diden, mammography technologist at Roane Medical Center of Harriman.

    “Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women over 20 years old,” she added. “We’ve been forced to

  • Ex-fire chief may go for Harriman mayor

    A former Harriman fire chief has indicated his intention to run against incumbent Chris Mason in the upcoming mayoral race.

    Both Mason and Wayne Best have taken out qualifying petitions to seek the office. As of Friday, neither man had returned the petitions, according to the Roane County Election Commission’s website.

    Both are former members of Harriman City Council, with Mason on the heels of completing his first term as mayor.

    All of Roane County’s municipalities will elect new city leaders on June 7.

  • 'Idol' over for Arthur

    Oliver Springs’ Janelle Arthur’s dreams of being the next “American Idol” have ended almost as quickly as they began.

    The 20-year-old singer was eliminated from the 10th season of the FOX talent-show-

    type series on Wednesday during Group Week, a challenge that in the past has proven to be the most difficult of the Hollywood Round.

    When judges gave Arthur their decision, she appeared pulled together but dejected.