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Today's News

  • Rockwood man charged with rape, hit his mom

    Warren E. Dyer, a 29-year-old Rockwood man, is accused of raping a woman in March.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Geyer picked up Dyer on May 3 at the Anderson County Jail, where he was being held in an unrelated case.

    Dyer was brought to Kingston and booked into the Roane County Jail for rape and other charges.

    Dyer was not a stranger to his accuser. According to the warrant, he took the woman to his mother’s apartment just outside the Rockwood city limits on March 17.

  • Better to file lien on land than own it, attorney says

    Rockwood officials have had some luck with property owners who would rather turn over their property to the city than face court time and cleanup costs.

    In one recent instance, however, city attorney Greg Leffew advised officials against taking the bait, no matter how tempting it is to make progress toward getting it cleaned up.

    That’s because a mortgage is connected to the property.

  • Another Dollar General, this time in Harriman

    Dollar General stores are popping up all over Roane County — and Harriman isn’t any different.

    In fact, Roane County’s next Dollar General will be at Roane Street and Georgia Avenue in North Harriman.

    “It is a well-needed store that will service parts of Morgan County and everyone on the north end of Harriman,” said Mayor Chris Mason.

    Several homes in that area will have to come down to make way for the new store.

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  • Meigs County eliminates Midway from tournament

    For the second consecutive year, the Midway Lady Green Waves suffered a heartbreaking loss in the District 3-A loser’s bracket final.

    Last year Midway fell 3-2 to Grace Christian, and the Lady Rams went on to win the title beating Meigs in the next two games.

    This year a dramatic seventh inning home run from Meigs County shortstop Madison Stiner sent the Lady Waves reeling again as they fell out of the tournament, 2-1.

    The good news for Midway and head coach Megan Arndts, however, is they will return seven juniors for another go at the title.

  • Rockwood soccer to play for district championship

    While soccer is over for most, Rockwood is still alive and kicking.

    With their season on the line, the Tigers defeated Grace Christian, 4-3, on Tuesday to advance to the district championship.

    The Tigers jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but two successful penalty kicks converted by Grace closed the gap, but Rockwood was able to hold on for the win.

    Cameron Hashmi was responsible for two of the Tigers’ goals. Meanwhile, Adam Klinker and Drake Lamm found the back of the net for the other two.

  • Kingston makes way to district tournament championship round

    After a 6-0 loss on Tuesday to No. 1 seed CAK, the Kingston Yellow Jackets faced the possibility of their season coming to an end. To advance, Kingston had to beat Alcoa for the second time in three days.

    The first two innings set the tone for what appeared to be a pitcher duel. Neither team could mount any offense as both teams had only one player reach base in the first inning. In the third inning, things would change in a big way.

  • Midway brings Rockwood’s season to a close

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers bounced back from a slow start of softball season by winning eight of their last 12 regular season games. Then they beat Tellico in the first round of the district tourney to grab a place in the double-elimination portion of the tourney being played now at Grace Christian.

    Rockwood ran into trouble when it faced top-seeded Meigs County losing the first round game, 19-3.

    The Lady Tigers then had to play Midway in the first losers bracket game Tuesday, but they weren’t able to get past Midway as the Lady Waves picked up an 8-1 win.

  • Former Lady Cat Crisp named Academic All-Conference

    The University of the Cumberlands softball team is in its final stages of preparation as they head to Bowling Green, Kentucky for the Mid-South Conference (MSC) Tournament.

    As the Patriots continue to work hard on the field, numerous Patriots were honored on Wednesday for their hard work in the classroom by the conference.

    Sixty-three Mid-South Conference softball student-athletes earned Academic All-MSC honors, conference officials announced on Wednesday.

  • Help Roane letter carriers Stamp Out Hunger in community Saturday

    Post offices throughout Tennessee — including those in Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood — are asking for the community’s support on May 9.

    That’s the day they join America’s letter carriers and Feeding America, one of the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organizations, in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

    Hosted each year by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger is one of the largest single-day food drives in the country.