Today's News

  • Allow me to reintroduce myself

    For those of you who know me well, seeing my name appear in today’s edition of the Roane County News is no surprise. It’s a move many of you knew was coming.

    The rest of you, however, probably have no idea who I am, but I’m taking going to take up several of today’s valuable column inches to clear that up.

    My name is Bradley Keith Stringfield, and, effective Dec . 29, I became the sports editor at the Roane County News.

    Don’t stop reading now. It gets better.

  • Sunbright boys falls to Kingston

    Following its Day 1 victory over Wartburg in the Harriman Christmas Classic, Kingston defeated Sunbright 67-32.

    “We just wanted to get our younger guys some reps in,” Yellow Jackets head coach Colt Narramore said. “I think the older guys did a good job of taking care of business early so our younger guys could play a bunch.

    “It’s always good to get those young guys some playing time, especially around Christmas.”

  • Tigers drop Indians in Christmas Tournament

    Speed may kill, but, as the Rockwood Tigers proved on Tuesday night, defense decimates as they took a 52-34 win over the Oneida Indians.

    The Tigers roared to life throughout the first period with a 14-4 swing as Jason Gaus (7 points) led the Tigers early on.

    Rockwood padded that lead to 23-8 at the half with a 9-4 swing through period number two with Isiah Jones (3 points) leading the Tigers in second period scoring.

  • Rockwood offense struggles in loss to Oneida

    Despite keeping it close early, the Rockwood girls fell to Oneida 34-21.

    “I felt like we played hard,” Rockwood head coach Amy Breazeale said. “I feel like we are getting better at what we do, and that’s what this tournament is about.”

    The Lady Tigers held with Oneida in the first quarter, only trailing 11-8, thanks in part to Lexie Hill.

  • Panthers out-shoot Tigers for win

    Both the Rockwood Tigers and Lenoir City Panthers found success from beyond the arch Wednesday night, combining for nineteen 3-pointers, but it was Lenoir City who came away with the 66-60 on New Year’s Eve.

    The Panthers started the game on a 7-0 run before an 11-6 run by Rockwood narrowed the gap to 13-11 late in the first period. However, a 7-1 surge to close out the first stanza gave Lenoir City the early 20-12 lead. Case Miller led the Tigers in opening period scoring with 9 points.

  • Hill to thrill

    The final game of the Harriman Christmas Tournament on New Year’s Eve was a possible region tournament matchup between the Lady Jackets of Coalfield, and the Lady Tigers of Rockwood.

    With the new year just hours away, the two teams battled inside Richard Pickell Gymnasium with the Tigers coming away with a 36-34 victory.

    Both teams came into the contest with one win a piece.

    Coalfield had picked up a victory over Harriman and a loss to Kingston. Rockwood had one win over Jellico and a loss to Oneida.

  • Make room on the shelf

    Every year the Tennessee Sports Writers Association compiles a list of the top football players in the state for the TSWA All-State Football Teams.

    This year’s teams feature four players from three local schools.

    Midway defensive linemen Hayden Hester, Rockwood defensive linemen Dallas Strader and Garrett Greene and John Langley — both from Harriman — we’re all named members of the Class 1A and Class 2A teams.

  • Worker claims ash spill cleanup caused leukemia

    A Knox County man is suing Jacobs Engineering Group in Roane County Circuit Court, alleging the company caused him to contract leukemia by lying to him about the safety of fly ash at the TVA ash spill cleanup site.

    Bill Rose, 8120 E. Emory Road, Corryton, wants $10 million.

    Jacobs has yet to file an answer to the lawsuit.

    Rose is also suing Titan Excavating & Grading LLC and Jay H. Crippen.

    Crippen is the president of Titan, according to the lawsuit.

  • Suit seeks to void city’s annexations

    Retired attorney Gerald Largen offered his legal services years ago to the people of his home community, Emory Gap, when it was under threat of incorporation into the city of Harriman.

    Now he’s taking the city to task for annexing areas such as South Harriman beginning in March 1959.

    In a lawsuit he filed against the city last month, Largen claims that previous annexations were void because Harriman officials at that time jumped across the Emory River to annex into what is known as South Harriman and eventually including what is now Midtown today.

  • Rockwood officers pay respects to NYPD policeman

    Two Rockwood Police Department officers have spent the weekend in New York paying their final respects to a New York Police Department officer who was executed while sitting in his patrol car.

    “I take it as an honor to be able to go and not only represent Rockwood as the police department but to be able to participate in a major event to honor fallen officers,” said Brad Collins.

    He and his fellow Rockwood officer, Brandon Smith, decided to travel to New York to show their support and solidarity during services for Wenjian Liu of the NYPD.