Today's News

  • Tigers bats catch fire in 17-4 victory

    Monday evening, the Rockwood Tigers swept Tellico Plains in a doubleheader, but Tiger head coach Jake Witter wasn’t happy with his offense and decided to make some changes entering Thursday’s non district contest with Sweetwater.

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  • Radford University dean's list: Fall semester 2011

    Sarah Caroline Oliver of Kingston has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Radford University.

    She is a sophomore dance major.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have taken 15 or more credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.4 or above with no grade below a C.

    Radford University is in Radford, Va.

  • Coastal Carolina University dean's list: Fall semester 2011

    Alaina M. Jordan of Harriman is among the Coastal Carolina University students who earned dean’s list status for fall semester.

    To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade-point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 GPA.

    All students must be enrolled full time.

    Coastal Carolina University is in Conway, S.C.

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga dean's list: Fall semester 2011

    Two King College students from Roane County earned placement on the president’s list for fall semester.

    Shirley Ann Carter of Kingston and Jerry Michele Crowe of Rockwood earned the honors, which recognizes students taking at least 12 hours of academic work and attaining a semester grade-point average of 4.0.

    Five students were honored for earning dean’s list placement.

  • School Field Trips Approved: March 2012

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in March:
    March 14-17 — One Harriman High DECA student to compete at state convention in Franklin.

    April 13 — Roane County High anatomy, AP biology and physics classes to attend Bodies Exhibit/Titanic in Atlanta

    April 29-May 2 — Ten Roane County High DECA students to compete at National DECA Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Arrests: March 3-7, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 3 — Michael Christopher Waldrop, 27, 919 Old Roane St., Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license and resisting arrest. Total bond $2,000; court date April 30.

    • Elker Elester Washington, 22, 1000 James Ferry Road, Apt. C62, Kingston: manufacture/delivery/sell controlled substance and two counts possession of schedule II. Bond $9,000; court dates March 12 and April 9.

  • Three years for One Faith

    Pastor Shawn Hatfield and his wife, Heather, will help One Faith Community Church, Rockwood, commemorate its third anniversary with a special celebration during the 11 a.m. worship service April 1 in Roane County Skating Center on North Gateway Avenue.

    The celebration will also commemorate Hatfield’s fifth year in the ministry.

  • Palm Sunday program to be at West Hills

    The Harriman Music Club’s annual community Palm Sunday program will be presented at 2:30 p.m. April 1 in West Hills Presbyterian Church at 506 West Hills Drive, Harriman.

    Vocal and instrumental soloists, ensembles and choirs from the community will provide musical selections in remembrance of this day.

    The Harriman Music Club presents the program as its annual gift to the Roane County community.

  • Kingston mistake meant lower tax bills

    A clerical error has cost the city of Kingston about $70,000 in revenue — and resulted in one employee being placed on administrative leave.
    Taxpayers, however, got a break in the mistake — one they will have make up for next year.
    When Kingston adopted its current budget, city council members approved a $1.0834 property tax rate per $100 assessed valuation. However, the rate that was sent to the state, as required, was $1.034, and that’s the rate that went out on property tax bills.