Today's News

  • Rockwood loses two games at Grace Christian Friday

    The Rockwood basketball teams traveled to Grace Christian last Friday night for a District 3A twin-bill, but came home losing both contests. The Tigers lost 71-38 and the Lady Tigers lost 54-39.

    Grace Christian 71, Rockwood 38: Austin Cooper led Rockwood with 13 points. Case Miller added eight.
    Jacob Wilson was the leading rebounder with five, while Matthew Thompson had four steals.

  • Tuttle scores 32 points in Lady Waves’ win over Oakdale

    It was a career night for Rachael Tuttle and the Midway Lady Waves as they swept the season series against Oakdale Monday night in a make up game from an earlier postponement because of weather.

    Tuttle scored a career high 32 points that included seven three point baskets as the Lady Waves eased away from the Lady Eagles 75-54. Midway improved to 15-5 on the year and are a perfect 9-0 in non-district games.

  • Meigs County, Midway split games Friday

    The District 3A-leading Meigs Co. Lady Tigers and Tigers rolled into Midway last Friday and came away still leading and unbeaten in the league

    The Lady Green Waves put up a good fight for a half but lost all firepower in the second half and fell 52-38. Midway dropped to 6-5 in the district and are 14-5 overall.

    The Green Waves lost by 50 earlier at Meigs Co. but only lost by 41 this time 87-46. Midway drops to 2-9 in the district and are now 3-17 overall.

  • Recovery Court offers a second chance

    Earnest Bright said he easily blew through paychecks to feed his addiction.

    “It took my home. It took my car. Took my family. It took everything from me,” he said. “It put me in jail, took my freedom ...

    “It takes your paycheck. Everything you make is gone as soon as you get it.”

    Bright is among three people who are the first to participate in Roane County Recovery Court.

  • DIRECTOR SEARCH: School staffers may get interview promise

    The Roane County Board of Education’s director of schools search committee is recommending that any current employee who applies for the job get an interview.

    “That will be part of it when we recommend this to the full board,” Board Member Mike “Brillo” Miller said.

    Miller, along with two other members of the search committee – Board Members Sam Cox and Vic King – discussed the search process during a meeting on Monday.

  • Reminder: Property taxes due by month’s end

    February is the final month to pay 2015 property taxes without penalty.

    To accommodate the expected rush, Roane County Trustee Wilma Eblen said her office at the courthouse will open on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

    She said her office plans to stick to its normal hours for the rest of the month.

    The trustee’s office is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday; and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

    The courthouse will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, for Presidents Day.

  • TVA meetings to address ash disposal options

    TVA is hosting information open houses this week to receive comments from the public about options for disposal of ash and other coal combustion products at its Bull Run and Kingston Fossil Plants.

    The open house on Bull Run will take place today – Wednesday – at the Oak Ridge Civic Center on Oak Ridge Turnpike from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    The open house on the Kingston Fossil Plant is scheduled for Thursday at Roane County High School from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Roane County High School is located on Cumberland Street in Kingston.

  • A Sanctuary for the soul

    A good vacation can change your life.

    That’s what happened to Paul Cowell in 1963 when he visited a resort in New York.

    “I grew up on a dairy farm, and my family never went on vacations or went to eat at restaurants,” Cowell said.

    “I was out of college in 1963, and my wife [Jean] and I went to a resort in the Adirondacks,” he remembered of that fateful excursion.

    “I had never been on a vacation and thought it was a wonderful experience.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Barbecue baked beans among the good eats at Smokehouse

    If I told you, “We had a barbecue at Schrock’s Roadside Café,” and you knew where we went – you may be a senior citizen.

    This “Out to Lunch” adventure took place in that same location, 708 W. Race St. in Kingston – now known as Smokehouse Bar & Grill.

    I wrote about Smokehouse in October 2009. At that time, it was still the same size building when Bob and Wilma Schrock operated the Café several years ago.

  • Having A Grand Time


    Oliver Springs Middle School  Principal Nancy Wilson combines work with family time while she has fun with her grandson, Dawson “Thumper” Justes, at Thursday’s Area 4 AA Tournament at Wartburg Central Middle School.