Today's News

  • Authorities: Former exec hopeful threatened to blow up Nashville studio

    The harassment charges against former Roane County executive candidate Miles Ledbetter Jr. stem from threats he allegedly made against Sony Music.

    According to an affidavit, Ledbetter called Sony Music offices in Nashville on Dec. 23 and threatened to blow up employees and members of the music community.

    His phone number was identified by Sony Music’s caller ID system.

    Robert J. Creighton, director of international security for Sony Music, called Ledbetter on Christmas Eve and left a message for him to call back.

  • Haslam touts job creation during Y-12 visit

    Gov. Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy Haslam, made one of their final East Tennessee stops before Saturday's inauguration at Y-12 National Security Complex.

    Haslam spoke to an audience about 200 economic development and elected officials about the need for regional cooperation and workforce development, and leveraging each region’s unique capabilities to create jobs. The visit took place last Thursday.

  • Roane State Music Recital
  • This week's hoops schedule

    Monday, Jan. 17

    Tellico Plains at Rockwood (High School)


    Tuesday, Jan. 18

  • Lady 'Cats rally past Coalfield

    For 31 minutes, the Coalfield Lady Jackets looked as if they were going to beat the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats, but thanks to the defense of Kellie Ball and a game-saving block by Maleah Murray, the Lady ‘Cats escaped the Jackets' nest with a 52-50 squeaker Friday night. 

  • RMS takes two from Harriman

    Rockwood Middle School traveled up the highway to take on rival Harriman Middle Friday night, making up one of several games that were snowed under last week.

  • Harriman sweeps Midway

    After a week full of snow and ice, the Midway Green Waves and Harriman Blue Devils returned to action Friday night and it would be the Blue Devils and Lady Devils coming away with a big District 3-A sweep.

  • Cooking up a '12-Days-of-Christmas' feast

    For many, Christmas has been long over.

    The gifts have been unwrapped; the tree has been taken down; the new year has already been celebrated — but really, the traditional Christmas season only recently ended Jan. 6.

    In the kitchen at Luminary United Methodist Church in Ten Mile, Lynnea McHenry cooked for the church’s 12-course meal celebrating the famed 12 days of Christmas, which ended with Epiphany. The meal is a fundraiser for the church.

  • Party Animals ready to groom your pet

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce members help Party Animals Pet Salon with its official ribbon-cutting and grand-opening celebration at its shop at 2923 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony are, front row from left, Bob Brock, Sue Ward, Betty Ward, Party Animals Pet Salon owners Trampus and Jill Ward, Janice Brock, Terry Ward, Darrell Williams and Tami Wright of the Roane Chamber of Commerce; and back row, Jane Ward, James Ward and Gil Barkley.

  • IRS offers help with payroll tax laws

    The Internal Revenue Service has released instructions to help employers implement the 2011 cut in payroll taxes, along with new income-tax withholding tables that employers will use during 2011.

    Millions of workers will see their take-home pay rise during 2011 because the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 provides a 2-percentage point payroll tax cut for employees, reducing their Social Security tax withholding rate from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent of wages paid.