Today's News

  • Viar stays strong depsite struggles


    Roane Newspapers

    Before Midway hosted Grace Christian Academy Friday night, most prognosticators did not expect many bright spots for the Green Wave.

  • No. 1 CAK downs Kingston, 48-21

    Kingston's hopes of winning the District 4-AA regular season championship came to an end Friday night as the state's top ranked Class AAA team, Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK), downed the Yellow Jackets on senior night, 48-21.

  • Tigers slam Bears, 40-0

    The Rockwood Tigers moved one step closer to securing a berth in the Class AA playoffs Friday night with a dominating 40-0 victory at Tellico Plains.

  • England bombs Oliver Springs

    Last year, the Oliver Springs Bobcats dropped a 53-52 heart-breaker to

    the Sunbright Tigers. 

  • Bobcats take three of four from Kingston

    It was a day of near sweeps and one sweep in the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA) last Saturday around Roane County

    Kingston avoided a sweep by beating Oliver Springs in the mighty mite game. Oliver Springs rolled to three wins after that.

  • Rain no problem for Lady Jackets

    In what was nothing short of, as people in East Tennessee would call, a “gully-warsher”, the Kingston Lady Jackets made it rain soccer goals Tuesday evening against the Scott County Lady Highlanders on senior night in Kingston.

  • Blue Devils claim Clinch Valley title

    The drought is over for the Harriman Middle School Blue Devils, as Thursday night Baron Tapp's squad defeated Midway in the Clinch Valley Conference small division championship game, 36-16.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: I’m revving up my shiny, new ... um ... toy

    You should see my shiny, powerful new high-rpm toy. I have it parked in the basement — right next to the dryer.
    I know.
    Not too many people get excited over a new clothes washer, but this one is perfection. It’s an energy-saving high-efficiency, high-capacity top-loader with a gleaming stainless steel tub.

  • Bridge project alters route to Loudon County

    A pair of bridge replacement projects will temporarily close Hwy. 72, the South of the River roadway to Loudon County from Roane County.
    Tennessee Department of Transportation officials announced the roadway would be closed to traffic beginning Friday and should be reopened to traffic by Monday, Oct. 24, at 6 a.m.
    The bridges being repaired are over Paint Rock Creek and Stamp Creek.
    The Tennessee Department of Transportation put up signs along Kentucky Street near the Interstate 40 exchange this week announcing the roads closure.

  • Farmer, Ruppe apply for Rockwood position

    Two former county chiefs — Mike Farmer of Roane County and Becky Ruppe of Morgan County — have applied for the Rockwood city administrator position.
    Farmer served the term prior to current officeholder Ron Woody.
    Rockwood City Council will be interviewing them and Jack Miller, a former city manager in Crossville
    at a workshop Monday, Oct. 17, at 3:30 p.m.