Today's News

  • Oliver Springs wins slugfest over Oakdale

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats swept their series with the Oakdale Eagles Tuesday, winning 11-9 at Arrowhead Park.
    Coach Tony Kegley used two pitchers - Blake Crass, and Matt Gaylor.
    Crass pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on five hits with one walk, while Gaylor hurled 4 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on four hits with three strikeouts.
    Dakaota Nelson and Garrett Best pitched for the Eagles, allowing 11 runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and nine walks. The Eagles committed five errors and hit four batters.

  • Rockwood splits tennis matches with Harriman, Kingston

    The Rockwood tennis teams played Harriman and Kingston over the last week.
    The Blue Devils defeated the Tigers 6-0, while the Lady Tigers defeated Harriman 9-0.
    Harriman 6, Rockwood 0
    Thackery Porter (R) vs Hunter Kirkland 2-8
    Logan Brock (R) vs Tim Dishner 0-8
    Drake Henderson (R) vs Isaiah Hackworth  6-8
    Derek Smith (R) vs Keaton Jones 0-8
    Porter/Smith (R) vs. Kirkland/Dishner 2-8
    Brock/Henderson (R) vs. Hackworth/Jones 1-8
    Rockwood 9, Harriman 0

  • Harriman basketball team honored by county commission
  • NBC turns focus to Smoot case

    The murder case of Brooke Nicole Morris will be featured on an episode of NBC’s “Dateline” tonight.

    The 23-year-old Powell woman was found shot to death at the intersection of Blair Road and Old Blair Road in Roane County on Oct. 15, 2011.

  • Oak Ridge crash kills OS man

    From staff reports

    An Oliver Springs man perished from injuries suffered in a Monday vehicle crash on Hwy. 95 just south of White Wing Road, Oak Ridge.

    Ralph Connor, 78, was taken to Fort Loudoun Medical Center, Lenoir City, where he later died.

    A release from the Oak Ridge Police Department said officers determined a four-door sedan driven by Connor was traveling southbound on Hwy. 95 and crossed over the double yellow line and struck the trailer of a semi-truck in the northbound lane.

  • Missing ring leads to drug arrests

    A burglary call last week in Rockwood led to nine arrests — most of which were drug infractions.

    Rockwood Police Officer Rick Thomas was dispatched on April 7 to 143 Evans Heights after being alerted to an alleged burglary.

    When he arrived, Jason Allen Goins was standing in front of Apartment 142. However, the alleged burglary had occurred at Apartment 143, where Thomas found resident and complainant Michalia Beth Blake and her boyfriend, Jeffrey Eugene Holcomb.

  • PT Cruiser snoozer, meat heist keep police busy

    Rockwood police said a woman was asleep in the driver’s seat of a PT Cruiser that was in the middle of the street on Saturday.

    The woman, identified as Sherri Smith, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possession of drugs without a prescription and violation of the implied consent law.

    According to the warrant, Officer Rick Thomas was dispatched to the 200 block of North Kingston Avenue to assist Detective Dwayne Gray after Gray found Smith asleep behind the wheel of the car.

  • Hung jury in sex case

    Prosecutors plan to retry Jonathan Edward Hanson on a charge of aggravated sexual battery. His Wednesday trial at the Roane County Courthouse ended in a hung jury.

    “We will try him again,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said.

    Criminal Court Judge Jeff Wicks sent the jury back to deliberate at 5:06 p.m. Wednesday. The jury came back into the courtroom at 7:30 p.m., and announced that it was hopelessly deadlocked. Wicks declared a mistrial.

  • It’s Junior Ranger Day at museum

    Manhattan Project National Historical Park encourages families to visit the park this week as part of National Park Week.

    Children of all ages are welcome to visit the American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge, on April 15 to hear how to “explore, learn and protect” the park on April 15, and become an official Junior Ranger.

    Visit https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm for a preview of the planned activities.

    All participants will receive Junior Ranger badges or patches and a certificate upon completion of the program.