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Today's News

  • Trio plead guilty in federal meth case

    Three people pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday for their roles in an area methamphetamine conspiracy.

    Roane County residents Amanda Wells and Lamar England, and Morgan County resident Clarence Laymance are tentatively scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 2.

    Each appeared before U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves on Wednesday at the federal courthouse in Knoxville. Wells, 28, and England, 48, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 5 grams or more of meth. Laymance, 45, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of meth.

  • Health-care road show stops at Michael Dunn
  • Police: Speed caused fatal wreck

    From staff reports

    Rockwood Police Department has identified speeds in excess of 85 mph as a factor in the single-car crash that killed three on North Kingston Avenue last week.

    “The RPD, using information obtained from CIRT using data analysis downloaded yesterday from the vehicle’s Electronic Control Module [ECM] is complete,” said Rockwood Police Chief Danny Wright in a press release.

  • King aimed to uplift all

    By John Doloreaux

    Special to Roane County News

    As we look back in time to reflect on the many legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is critical to understand that his vision for humanity was not exclusive to the black race.

    King’s goal was to uplift the poor and forgotten, regardless of color. While he was a minister, he believed that human beings should not have to wait for an afterlife to gain relief from their corporeal suffering on Earth.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Bits and bites prompted by the day’s news

    Gentle reader, we hope that you read assistant editrix Cheryl Duncan’s “Off the Cuff” column in the issue of Wednesday, 4 January, titled “Retreat from out-of-town meeting”, concerning the Roane County Board of Education’s proposed week-end out of town on a supposed “retreat” to decide on the future of education in Roane County.

  • Green Wave swamps Bears for first District 3A win

    By Ed Greif
    egreif@roanecounty.com
    The Midway basketball teams swept a pair of District 3A games from the Tellico Plains Bears Tuesday. The Green Wave defeated the Bears 50-44 to notch their first district win of the season, while the Lady Waves beat the Lady Bears 41-37.
    Midway 50, Tellico Plains 44:  "I am proud of my guys. They are trying to improve every day," Midway Coach Justin O'Toole. "Tellico Plains is well-coached. We battled tonight and breaks went our way at the end."

  • Green Wave swamps Tellico Plains Bears for District 3A win

    The Midway basketball teams swept a pair of District 3A games from the Tellico Plains Bears Tuesday. The Green Wave defeated the Bears 50-44 to notch their first district win of the season, while the Lady Waves beat the Lady Bears 41-37.
    Midway 50, Tellico Plains 44:  "I am proud of my guys. They are trying to improve every day," Midway Coach Justin O'Toole. "Tellico Plains is well-coached. We battled tonight and breaks went our way at the end."

  • Rockwood loses 51-47 at Concord Christian

    The Rockwood Tigers were beaten 51-47 at Concord Christian Tuesday evening in Knoxville.
    Matt Massengill tallied nine first-quarter points to help Concord Christian build a 14-8 advantage, Ryan McCain had eight points for Tigers.
    McCain scored eight more points in the second quarter, as the Tigers cut the deficit to 24-22 with a 14-10 run. Dylan Brandenburg buried two 3-point baskets for Concord Christian.

  • Harriman Middle spilts with Greenback

    For the first time since Dec. 20, the Harriman Middle School basketball teams returned to the court hosting Greenback Tuesday, after Monday's game at Rockwood was snowed out.
    The Lady Devils were beaten 28-15, while the Blue Devils picked up a 45-9 victory.
    Greenback 28, HMS 15: The Lady Devils played a good game, but were unable to get the necessary scoring.
    Harriman started slow as they were outscored 5-2 after one quarter. Sydney McCullum had the Lady Devil points.

  • Suttles nails two free throws to give Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats victory over Oneida

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Terry L. Hackler Gymnasium was the place to be Tuesday evening, as the Oliver Springs Bobcats split a pair of District 4A games with the Oneida Indians, with the Lady 'Cats taking game one a pair of free throws by Allysa Suttles, while the 'Cats were beaten in double overtime by the Indians.