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Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: “Rich White Trash” Triumphant in today’s U.S.
  • State offering grants to preserve historic projects

    The Tennessee Historical Commission is accepting grant applications for historic preservation projects beginning Dec. 1.

    These federally funded grants will be available after Congress passes the federal budget. The exact amount of funds available grants is not known, but it is expected to be in the range of $250,000.

    Applications will be reviewed, rated, and ranked. Decisions on funding grants will be made when the exact amount of funds are known. This may be as late as next August, depending on when Congress completes work on the budget.

  • Senior bowlers keep on rolling big

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    November 24

    1st High Game------Connie Millhollon, Harold Zeilman----446

    2nd High Game----Connie Millhollon, Harols Zeilman---429

    3rd High Game ----Beverly Zeilman, Rick Matthews---433

    High Scores today ------Rick Alderfer—204, game Rick Matthews—211,220, games, 612 Series

    High Series today---- Connie Millhollon, Harold Zeilman---1293

    High Series For November------- Connie Millhollon, Harold Zeilman--1293

  • Community Calendar

    The Rockwood Rotary Club will host its annual RHS football awards night. It is scheduled for Thursday night, january 11, 2018 in the First Baptist Church Famil Life Center located on Chamberlain Avenue in Rockwood. Cost of tickets will be $8 each or two for $15. Order early because tickets at the door will be $10. It is expected that there will be limited seating this year due to the RHS Tigers’ successful season. B.J. Coleman, former quarterback for the UTC Moccasins, will be the guest speaker. The event is scheduled for 6:30pm start.

  • Fort Loudoun disabled vet hunt a success

    The first Fort Loudoun State Park, Disabled Veterans Hunt took place Monday, November 20. Six veterans from the Disabled American Veterans, a nonprofit charity that provides support for veterans and their families, joined staff and volunteers before sunrise for breakfast and a quick briefing before heading to their hunting blinds.

  • Roane County teams in tourney

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Roane County teams including Oliver Springs and Harriman High Junior Varsity boys and Cherokee Middle boys competed in a JV tournament over the Thanksgiving weekend at Coalfield.

    Oliver Springs vs Scott County JV

    Oliver Springs defeated Scott County by a score of 27-23 on Friday afternoon. The Bobcats started out slow trailing the Highlanders 7-4 after one. Bryson Alcorn was the lone scorer for OS with two baskets.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Rights need to be preserved for all

    As the father of two daughters, I feel I have a stake in the debate over sexual harassment. As much as I’m concerned about my daughters’ safety, I think the issue is really about people treating each other with respect.

    Unfortunately we live in a world where respect for other people, especially those with whom we disagree, seems to be in short supply.

    No person should have to worry about being harassed at school, work or in public.

    Anyone subjected to such an assault should be able to seek justice through our legal system.

  • GLIMPSES: Common man’s attorney legacy lives on

    By MARK BANKER

    Nearly 60 years have passed since John F. Kennedy emerged on the national political stage. The youthful 35th president, who was assassinated 54 years ago last week, both reflected and inspired lofty impulses that have ebbed and flowed throughout United States history.

    In hindsight from a deeply polarized 2017, Kennedy’s personal shortcomings and the mixed legacies and limited accomplishments of his idealistic vision are apparent.

  • Sheriff’s detective resigns

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said he was planning to make a decision about detective Greg Scalf’s future with his office on Monday.

    It turns out he didn’t have to because Scalf resigned Sunday afternoon.

    “Everybody makes mistakes,” Stockton said. “I just hope that he learns from them.”

    Scalf, 43, was arrested for driving under the influence in Knox County on Nov. 17. According to the incident report, he was stopped driving the wrong way on Interstate 40 shortly after midnight.

  • Men arrested on gun, drug charges

    Larry Shane Chrisco, a 41-year-old man with a Harriman address, is facing felony drug and weapon charges following a Monday morning traffic stop in Rockwood.

    According to the report, Chrisco was driving a Gold Nissan Altima that was stopped at 2 a.m. in the parking lot of a restaurant on Gateway Avenue for illegal window tint. There were two passengers in the vehicle, identified in the report as Freddy R. Collins and Shannon Drake.