Today's News

  • Bad call? School could pay

    Criticism of game officials could hit schools in the pocketbooks.

    The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Legislative Council approved an addition to the bylaws at the Dec. 10 meeting in Hermitage.

    Section 8 says TSSAA schools are responsible for how coaches conduct themselves.

    “Public criticism of game officials by administrators or coaches will result in a fine of $500 assessed to the school,” the section states.

  • Senior bowlers
  • History on the hardwood

    Rockwood High School’s Austin Cooper, left, fends off a block from Harriman’s Javian Witherspoon when the two teams met up last week.

    It was a milestone game; Cooper and his teammates wore jerseys to honor the former Campbell High School, a school for African Americans during the days of segregation.

    The regional school was in Rockwood and was noted for both its athletics and academics.

  • Midway Holiday Classic
  • Arrests: Oct. 14-27, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Oct. 14 — Ryan Matthew Cox, 28, 665 Old Hwy. 70, Harriman: unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated assault, theft of property up to $500, three counts violation of probation/parole, vandalism $10,000-$59,999.

    • Gregory David Evans, 43, 417 Foremast Road, Kingston: domestic assault.

  • Births: Oct. 2-Dec. 13, 2014

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    Oct. 2 — Rebecca and Jeremy Miles, Rockwood. A girl, Emilee Fayth, 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Sibling: Marlee Brooke. Grandparents: Sonya and Raymond Golliher; Sandra and Michael Miles.

    • Jennifer Malinda Al-hussein, Harriman. A girl, Gracelynn Skye, 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Siblings: Addie, Noah and Sophia. Grandparents: Darrell Gann; Dorthey Denise Gann.

  • Planning our future: Changing government by research, study, and analysis

    Roane County Executive
    This is the first in a series of article about your local government.

    In 1973, Mike Hayes, a new teacher at Midway Junior and Senior High School assigned our seventh-grade class a civics project to create a city on a poster board.  

    Each of us had to name our city, and I chose the name “Tomorrowville.”

    The purpose of the project was not to have a creative drawing but to think through a process of planning and simple civil engineering.  

  • Obed film wins national honors

    The Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center’s film, “The Obed: Find Yourself Here,” recently placed first in the short video category of the National Association of Interpretation’s 2014 Media Award Winners.

    The awards competition promotes excellence in the delivery of natural, cultural and historical information.

    The National Association for Interpretation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional organization, is dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation, currently serving pro-


    Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County Branch presented items collected in the sixth year of the Gloves of Love campaign on Dec. 16.

    Gloves, hats and scarves were collected for school children in Roane County.

    Many children arrive at school without warm coverings for their heads and hands, said Becky Woody, Roane County senior branch manager.

    That’s why she said the credit union is making it its mission to keep the children warm during the cold months of the


  • Zeiger new executive at Ridgeview

    Nathan Zeiger has been named chief operating officer of Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services.

    Zeiger, who holds a master’s degree in social work, began his new post on Dec. 8.

    He previously served as executive director of Bell Therapy Inc. in Milwaukee.

    “He is an accomplished, results-driven executive with 20 years of experience in community-based social services, including integrated care and programming for adults and children and youth with mental illness and substance use disorders,” said Brian Buuck, Ridge View CEO.