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Today's News

  • Rockwood teams say thanks

    The boys and girls basketball programs at Rockwood High School would like to thank the following people for the support they have shown our programs this past season:

    * Administration, faculty and staff at Rockwood High School

  • Tennis Tigers ease past Harriman

    The Rockwood boys and girls tennis teams picked up a pair of close victories over Harriman last week in a match played at Roane State. 

    The Tigers and Lady Tigers both won by a score of 5-4.

  • Busy week ahead for Roane teams

    The month of April usually means warmer weather, but on area baseball and softball diamonds, the fourth month of the year is usually when the race for district championships really starts to heat up. 

  • Remember to register boats

    In anticipation of the warm summer months, many people at this time buy, sell or trade boats, and two of the most frequently asked questions new boat owners have for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is, “Do I have to register my boat?” and “how do I do it?”

  • Fadnek too much for Lady 'Cats

    The Lindsey Fadnek pitching clinic made a stop in Oliver Springs last Tuesday, holding the Lady 'Cats to two hits as the Coalfield Lady Jackets took a 6-0 win over their district rivals. 

  • Harriman Police Department knows how to treat a vet

    Harriman Police Department was honored for its patriotism and the support it gave one of its former employees who left for National Guard service.

    Former Harriman K-9 handler Guy McGill nominated the department for the Patriotic Employer Award through the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve, an agency part of the Department of Defense.

    McGill was present when Air Force Brig. Gen. Jim Mungenast presented the award to Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle on Monday.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Man's love of community contagious

    On a recent late winter Friday afternoon, I headed to Rockwood to take up Wayne Pugh on his offer to show me around his beloved hometown.

    I rendezvoused with Pugh — a retired railroad man — at Junior’s Restaurant, where he sipped on coffee, and I ate a grilled cheese sandwich before we hit the road.

    We paid our respects to Junior, the restaurant proprietor and namesake, and a few other locals before we walked out the door.

    And thus began one of the best educations I’ve ever had on Rockwood.

  • Rockwood to make offer for utility chief

    A Morristown man may be a bargain for Rockwood if he accepts the city’s offer to become th new water, sewer and gas manager.

    It was close, but of the final three candidates interviewed for the Rockwood, Water, Sewer and Gas Utility manager position, Brian Fowler, a civil engineer and former wastewater operations manager and city engineer in Morristown, will be approached with a job offer.

  • HUB utility director search may be complete by June

    A new manager to the Harriman Utility Board may be named by June 5.

    That is the hope of HUB board members, who received 19 applications at the regular board meeting this week.

    “There is a lot of work here, a lot of workshops,” said board member Buddy Bowers.

    Applications were given out to most of the advisory committee members  who were present at the meeting.

    A handful of HUB employees and two community members will have input, although no vote, in the hiring.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Wesley M. Goss, violation of registration Aug. 27. Dismissed Oct. 8, cost to state.

    Shirley A. Morgan, speeding Aug. 23. Guilty as charged Oct. 8, convicted. Financial responsibility Aug. 23. Dismissed Oct. 8, cost to state.

    Scarlett R. Brown, speeding and no driver license Aug. 24. Dismissed Oct. 8, cost to state.

    Andrea A. Davis, speeding Aug. 25. Traffic ticket paid Oct. 6.