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Today's News

  • Fire displaces Rockwood family
  • Spending Sunday atop Mount Roosevelt
  • Rockwood High principal’s domestic abuse case dismissed

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson agreed to voluntary dismiss a domestic assault charge against Rockwood High School Principal Shannon Cawood on Monday.

    However, Johnson let it be known that a grand jury indictment on the charge is still possible over the next year if Cawood gets into any more trouble.

    “We meet again in the Roane County grand jury in June, again in October and then again in February,” Johnson told General Sessions Court Judge Terry Stevens.

  • STATE CHAMPS!
  • HARRIMAN WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

    March 18 is a good day for the Harriman Blue Devils.

    It was on that day in 1995 that the Blue Devils won their first TSSAA State Championship with a victory over Sweetwater. Twenty-two years later, and again on March 18, the Blue Devils won their second state title following a  74-73 victory over Clay County in a gripping TSSAA Class A State Championship matchup Saturday night.

  • Late to report? Go directly to jail

    Alleged tardiness resulted in a trip to jail for convicted sex offender Gary Wayne Pierce, who is facing a charge of violation of the sex offender registry.  

    The warrant was taken out by state probation/parole officer Timothy Craig on Feb. 3. According to the warrant, state law gives sex offenders 48 hours to report when they are released from jail.

  • INSIDE the First AMENDMENT: Admit it: We need First Amendment

    You may think you love the First Amendment. You may get misty-eyed just thinking about it.

    It calls to mind Woodward and Bernstein unraveling the Watergate scandal, Dr. King leading the March on Washington, Voltaire proclaiming, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” (Voltaire didn’t actually say that, but he probably wouldn’t mind that you think he did.)

    But sooner or later, you will come across something that will make you wonder just what’s so great about freedom of speech.

  • State hoop champs to be honored

    A community-wide celebration for the Class A State Champions Harriman Blue Devil basketball team will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium.
    T-shirts will be available for order and purchase for $15 to $20 with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the purchase of championship rings for the coaches and players.  
    Fans are encouraged to buy state championship t-shirts at the school, according to HHS principal Scott Calahan.

  • Blue Devil soccer team downs Knox Fulton 4-2

    With Monday marking the first day of spring, what a better day to kick off the soccer season for the Harriman High School Blue Devils under second-year head coach Christina VanMeter.
    The Blue Devils travelled to Knoxville Fulton and returned down I-40 with a 4-2 victory.
    “We made some mistakes, but we were able to hold on to win,” said VanMeter.
    The Devils are in more comfortable situation under their second year with VanMeter, as they all know each other better.

  • Kingston defeated 5-2 by Lady Chiefs

    By Brody Jones
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    A 3-run opening inning by the Sequoyah Lady Chiefs, not to mention a 4-RBI performance from Lady Chiefs’ freshman sensation Macy Bavard, proved to be too much for the Kingston Lady Jackets to overcome as the Lady Jackets took a 5-2 loss on a cool, crisp Thursday afternoon at Southwest Point.