Today's News

  • Puckett sentencing hearing rescheduled

    The sentencing hearing scheduled in federal court this Thursday for Stephanie Puckett has been reset to Aug. 18.

    She and her husband, Michael, were charged along with numerous others in a pill conspiracy last year.

    Stephanie Puckett worked at number of pain clinics in and around Knoxville, and admitted to accepting bribes from drug dealers to ensure people they sponsored obtained pills. She also had her own group of pill gatherers.

  • Sign up kids for pre-K, kindergarten this week

    Roane County Schools will have kindergarten and pre-K registration for the 2016-17 school year this week.

    Registration will be from 2 to 5:30 p.m. April 14, and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. April 15.

    For information, call the school district’s central office at 376-5592 or the school at which registration will take place.

    School phone numbers are Bowers (Harriman), 882-1185; Dyllis Springs (Oliver Springs), 435-6357; Kingston, 376-5252; Midtown, 882-1228; Midway, 376-2341; or Ridge View (Rockwood), 354-2111.

  • Gas leak closes Bowers early

    Harriman Utility Board responded to gas leak at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and Ruritan Road on Friday.

    “The Rogers Group that’s doing the road work, they got into our gas line out there,” HUB Manager Bill Young said Friday afternoon. “Our guys are out there repairing it right now.”

    Students at nearby Bowers Elementary School were released early because of the leak.

  • Federal prosecutor opposes new hearing for Houston

    Assistant U.S. Attorney David Jennings has laid out his case on why the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals should not grant Rocky Houston a new hearing. A three judge panel of the Sixth Circuit upheld Houston’s firearms conviction in February. Houston now wants a hearing before all the judges that serve in the Sixth Circuit.

  • Let sleeping ducks lie

    Lucky ducks!

    A pair of quackers spend part of a sunny spring day copping a few Z’s on the banks of Watts Bar Lake last week.

    It’s possible that all three were a-snooze, but one early bird untucked her head to give the camera a coy look and pose prettily while her friends remained undisturbed in their beauty slumber.

  • Spring’s the season to enjoy golf in Roane

    With temperatures on the rise, Roane County’s four public golf courses offer a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors.

    Each of Roane County’s four courses offer unique challenges. No one will pay more than $25 to play 18 holes with a cart.

    Three of Roane County’s courses, Lakeside in Kingston, Emory Golf and Country Club in Harriman, and Rockwood Golf and Country Club offer nine holes, while Southwest Point in Kingston is the only 18-hole public course in the county.

  • Chism throws out first pitch at Rockwood Dixie Youth opening ceremonies

    By Michael Lindsay

    The Rockwood Dixie Youth Opening Day ceremony featured an east Tennessee legend on April 2,  as former Tennessee Volunteer Wayne Chism was in attendance to throw out the first pitch.

    Rockwood Parks and Recreation Director Chase Clem used Twitter to reach out to Chism, who responded.

    “It was a friendly tweet. It was great for him to reach out to me, and great to accept it. Everybody could see it and get excited to come out here today” said Chism.

  • Rockwood defeats Region 2A foe Oneida 20-3 Thursday

    The Rockwood Tiger baseball team defeated Oneida Thursday night 20-3 to sweep the season series with their Region 2A foe at Mike "Brillo" Miller Sports Complex.

    Kolby Robbins was credited with the victory, allowing three runs on two hits  with five walks and three hit batters in the 2 2/3 innings, while Kyle Van Patton worked 1 1/3 innings, striking out two with one walk and Will Warner pitched one inning with two strikeouts and one walk.

    Rockwood plated the 20 runs on nine hits with 14 walks.

  • Denny’s RBI single gives Lady Tigers 1-0 win over HHS

    Breanna Denny's RBI single in the top of the seventh inning gave the Rockwood Lady Tigers a 1-0 victory over the Harriman Lady Devils Thursday evening at Flour Mill Flats in Harriman.

    Megan Monday singled and moved from second to third on error and scored the go-ahead run on Breanna Denny's single. Sister, Courtney, retired Harriman in the bottom of the inning to earn in the victory for the Lady Tigers.

    Courtney Denny was the winning pitcher, allowing four hits with seven strikeouts.

  • Kingston track team competed at Anderson County

    The Kingston High School track team competed in a meet at Anderson County High School in Clinton April 5 and will compete at Knox Karns Tuesday afternoon.

    Bri Garcia finished 12th in the 100 meters in 14.67.

    Lindsay Wall finished seventh in the 200 meters in 31.24, followed by Garcia, 11th, 32.40; and Courtney Farrell, 14th in 33.29.

    Sarah Cox took sixth in the 400 meters in 1:14.35 and took fourth in the 800 meters, followed by Mandy King, seventh, 3:28.72 and Zoe Magnum, ninth, 3:29.57.