Today's News

  • Roane County High School marching band camp
  • Rockwood city budget up for second reading, final approval

    Might Rockwood finally put its budget to rest this week?

    On Thursday Rockwood officials are set to consider a second reading of the city’s 2013 budget at a special-called meeting at 4 p.m.

    At issue is whether to make final the proposed $6.3 million budget.

    It’s been a divisive issue, with three Rockwood City Council members favoring the proposed budget and three others equally as determined to continue to study and tweak it.

    First reading passed unanimously, despite previous failed attempts at passing a budget early on.

  • Women arrested at meth house

    Two women who returned to the scene of a meth lab were arrested Saturday night. Kerry
    Elizabeth Ivey, 30, and Rebecca Leigh Webb, 28, are charged with criminal trespassing.

    Last month they were charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia when a meth lab and a 3-year-old child was discovered at 126 Broken Arrow Point.

    The residence was put under quarantine.

    According to the report on the criminal trespassing charges, an anonymous caller said two women were trespassing at the residence.

  • Riddle competes in twirling competition
  • Jackets battle in four-way scrimmage

    The popping of football pads commenced once again on Friday evening as the Kingston Yellow Jackets traveled to Webb School of Knoxville to scrimmage against the Morristown East Hurricanes, Webb Spartans, and Clinton Dragons with Kingston tying the Hurricanes 1-1, losing to the Spartans 1-0 and extinguishing the Dragons 2-1. 

  • Moore's computer likes Rockwood, Kingston

    With the start of the 2012 high school football season less than two weeks away, now is a great time to see what Sonny Moore Computer Power Ratings have to say about the upcoming season.

  • Tigers play well in first scrimmage

    With the start of the Tennessee high school football season only nine days away, the Rockwood Tigers got in a lot of valuable time Friday by participating in a five-way scrimmage at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.

  • Nominees sought for recognition in preservation

    East Tennessee Preservation Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2012 East Tennessee Preservation Awards, given annually for outstanding contributions to historic preservation in the 16-county region.

    These awards will be presented at the awards banquet in conjunction with the East Tennessee Preservation Conference  on Nov. 9 in Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg.

  • 'Round Rockwood: Aug. 6

    We enjoyed a nice visit with our son David and wife, Wanda, who came to visit Friday evening.

    We were talking about how much fun it was to stay at Fickey's Store and buy candy and gum or little lollipops.

    The bus driver would let children get off long enough for him to go over the bridge and pick up other children and turn around and come back for those who had got off at the store to get back on.

  • Take Charge of Your Diabetes class offered starting Aug. 8

    Roane County Extension and Roane County Health Department have partnered to offer Take Charge of Your Diabetes, a six-week class that starts Aug. 8.

    “This class can be the turning point between enduring everyday life and enjoying everyday life,” said Donna Raines of Roane County Health Department.

    The class, a $1,200 value, is offered free. Call Roane County Health Department at 354-1220, Ext. 108, to sign up

    Participants will be taught to:

    • Manage your symptoms