Today's News

  • Fuller, Trew joining Jolly on Rockwood City Council

    Rockwood voters resoundingly supported Mike Fuller for Rockwood City Council.

    Fuller, whose late father is the namesake of Tom Fuller Park, was top vote getter with 1,013, followed by incumbent Jason Jolly, with 967 votes, and Shane Trew, who finished third with 606 votes.

    “I was pleasantly surprised. This is the first time I’ve ever done anything like this,” said Fuller.

    “I sure appreciate the votes, and I’ll do my best to do a good job for the residents, and I appreciate their support,” he said.

  • Election’s history, but OS is still one alderman down

    Oliver Springs residents in Ward 3 have no representation on the Oliver Springs Board of Aldermen.

    No one, including incumbent Omer Cox, ran for the seat, and town officials will address it in the future.

    “We’ll discuss our options at our next Council meeting,” said Mayor Cecil Crowe.

    One option would be to offer it to Cox, but Crowe said they could open it up to anyone interested.

    “We can go through and reappoint the current alderman … or we could go in and appoint somebody else,” Crowe said.

  • CMS Yellow Jackets sweep RMS Tigers Monday night

    The Cherokee Middle School basketball teams swept a pair of games at Rockwood Middle School Monday evening, as the Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Tigers 42-6, while the Cherokees won 36-4.
    Cherokee led 17-0 after one quarter and 36-1 at the half, before outscoring RMS 7-5 in the final half for the final margin of 42-6.
    Leading scorers for Cherokee were Maliyah Martin (8 points), Skylar Brackett (19 points), Raegon Tjon (4 points), Reagan Guillemet (5 points), Allie Townsend (1 point) and Ella Lemons (6 points).

  • RSCC Raiders improve to 1-1; Raiderettes fall to 1-2

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams were busy over the weekend, playing non-conference opponents and posting a 1-2 record, before they returned home Tuesday evening against Snead State.
    The Raiders evened their record at 1-1 with a 90-73 victory over Action Sports Academy, while the Raiderettes fell to 1-2, after losing to 70-63  Friday and 84-47 to Gulf Coast State Saturday.
    Roane State 90, Action Sports Academy 73: The Raiders led 42-26 at halftime, but outscored the visitors 48-47 in the second half for the victory.

  • Roane County results for Yager, Travis, both uncontested in state bids

    State Senate 12th District

    Ken Yager (R) 18,000


    State House 31st District

    Ron Travis (R) 1,872

  • Calfee said support in state House bid 'means a lot to me'

    Kent Calfee is returning to the Tennessee House of Representatives for another term.

    The incumbent Republican easily defeated independent candidate Tyler Overstreet for the seat in the 32nd District, which includes parts of Roane and Loudon counties.

    “I appreciate all my friends that stuck with me, and I picked up support this time that I've never had before,” he said. “It means a lot to me, especially some of the people that came on board.”

  • Roane County results for U.S. House

    Chuck Fleischmann (R) 14,937 73.42%

    Melody Shekari (D) 4062 19.97%

    Topher Kersting (I) 209 1.03%

    Cassandra Mitchell (I) 507 2.49%

    Rick Tyler (I) 629 3.09%

  • Roane County results for President of the United States

    Donald J. Trump (R) 15,863 73.51%

    Hillary Clinton (D) 4833 22.40%

    "Rocky" Roque De La Fuente (I) 60 0.28%

    Gary Johnson (I) 596 2.76%

    Alyson Kennedy (I) 40 0.19%

    Mike Smith (I) 87 0.40%

    Jill Stein (I) 101 0.47%

  • Harriman voters defeat sales-tax increase

    Harriman Sales Tax Referendum

    All precincts reporting

    For 715

    Against 1007

  • OS voters approve liquor by the drink

    Oliver Springs Consumption on the Premises Referendum


    Roane County 150

    Anderson County 429

    Morgan County 1

    Total 580



    Roane County 132

    Anderson County 354

    Morgan County 1

    Total 487