Today's News

  • Woman charged with exposing breasts to Rockwood children

    A Rockwood woman is accused of exposing her breasts to children.

    Tiffany Laura Edwards, 39, is facing an indecent exposure charge in the Feb. 28 incident. Rockwood Police Department Detective Dwayne Gray investigated.

    “I spoke to complainant, Jessie Soles, who stated Tiffany Edwards was in front of her house at 305 W. Dunn St., lifting her shirt, exposing her bare breasts to the children in the area,” the warrant said. “Mr. Soles stated that one of the children that Ms. Edwards exposed herself to was his 11-year-old son.”

  • Roane Choral Society to present ‘100 Years of American Music’

    Roane Choral Society will present “100 Years of American Music” at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Princess Theatre, Harriman.

    Music and events from each decade beginning with the early 1900s will be featured.

    School choruses from Bowers Elementary, Midtown Elementary and Rhea County High will be featured.

    Admission is by donation.

    Visit www.roanechoralsociety.org for more information.

  • TNComp handles contested filings

    The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation now uses an innovative new system that allows attorneys and self-represented litigants to file documents without printing copies or traveling to Bureau offices across the state.
    The new TNComp electronic filing system allows all parties to file contested case pleadings in a more efficient and cost-effective manner.

  • Doggone Clean Pup

    Lady Bird gets ready to make her spring debut with a bath given by Ezra Marks last week at the KleanCar dog wash room in Rockwood. The self-service dog wash is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Two types of shampoo and conditioner, as well as dryers are available in the climate-controlled indoor facility; however, dog washers may bring in Fido’s favorite shampoos and towels to use during bath time. A deskunking treatment is also available for canines unfortunate to cross paths with one of nature’s smelliest beasts. KleanCar dog wash room is at 715 N. Gateway Ave.

  • Preservation group on the lookout for Endangered Eight

    The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2018 East Tennessee Endangered Eight, a listing of the eight most threatened historic sites in the region.

    The objective of the list is to inform area communities about the real threat of losing these important sites to development, demolition or lack of maintenance as well as the value of what will be lost if action isn’t taken soon to avoid their destruction.

  • Out to Lunch: Ratchet's: Some things never change

    I wrote an “Out to Lunch” article in 2008 on Ratchet’s Bar & Grill in Rockwood.

    I’m repeating the comments below from that almost-10-year-old article about the location,

    “Unless you’ve played golf at the Rockwood Golf Course, someone would have to tell you about the restaurant at the clubhouse.

    “I’ve noticed the sign for Ratchet’s east of Rockwood on Hwy 70, at the road leading to the golf course.”

  • Kingston can’t get bats going

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets couldn’t get the bats going in the baseball season opener against Grace Christian, losing, 8-3, Tuesday evening.

    Kingston started strong with a run in the top of the first inning.

    The advantage was short lived.

    Grace scored three in the bottom of the inning to put the Jackets into a hole.

    They added two more in the second to make the score 5-1.

    Before Kingston count push across another run in the fifth inning, Grace had tacked on another two runs to make the score 7-1.

  • Harriman blanked in opener

    On Monday morning the snow was falling and surrounding counties were getting out of school due to weather as the students of Harriman high School were already enjoying their spring break. That could only mean one thing, the start of baseball season!

    Despite the conditions in the morning, the weather cleared up and the sun came out and it was a good day for baseball as the Blue Devils of Harriman High School travelled to Karns to take on the Rams of Grace Christian Academy in a little non district baseball season to kick off the regular season for the Devils.

  • OS clean sweeps twin bill

    Winter weather coming in Monday in Oneida, caused a double header to be played on Tuesday in Oliver Springs as the Bobcats kicked off their regular season.

    On what was a very cold night, the Bobcats had very hot bats as they picked up the first win by a score of 7-3. The Bobcats kept their bats rolling in game number 2 as they won by a score of 10-5.

    “With us getting cancelled yesterday, we came in and hit for a while and then we came back in today and got another session in,” said Oliver Springs head coach Tony Kegley.