Today's News

  • Blue Devils seek first state title since 1994-’95

    The Harriman Blue Devils will be seeking their first Class A State Tournament championship since the 1994-95 season under former Coach Richard Pickell and its  first appearance to the tournament since March 17, 2010, when they lost to CSAS.
    Other scores from sectional play Monday were Grace Christian 64, Hampton 63; Van Buren County 71, Pickett County 44; Clay County 55, CSAS 38; Columbia Academy 71, Huntland 47; Loretto 87, Community 63; and Humboldt 86, Middleton 80; Mitchell 61, Halls 43.

  • 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.

  • Case against deputies, EMS heads to trial

    Attorneys representing Dustin Barnwell’s estate are preparing for trial following Friday’s decision from the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    “The judge will tell us when,” Chattanooga attorney John Wolfe said. “It might be seven or eight months down the road.”

  • Pro wrestling Hall-of-Famers please fans in Rockwood

    On Friday, March 31 the legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Express tag team of Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of WrestleMania 33 weekend in Orlando.

    However, professional wrestling’s biggest event, the former world tag-team champions spent Saturday night in Rockwood wrestling in front of a packed house in a smaller venue as part of Mid-South Wrestling Alliance’s Mid-South Mania event at National Guard Armory.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: A Leadership project to remember

    I’ve learned a lot about Roane County history, government and social services in the past seven months during which I have been enrolled in the Leadership Roane County Class of 2017.

    Each month we’ve focused on a different subject and invested an entire day getting to meet county leaders and others involved in all the various departments, agencies and facilities that add value to Roane County.

    This week our class heads to Nashville to tour the state House before meeting with the governor and other state elected officials.

  • GLIMPSES: Happy birthday, Michael Dunn Center!

    In 1969, five Roane County families met to discuss the lack of services for their developmentally disabled children and grandchildren.

    Two years later, in March 1971, the group formally organized the Exceptional Children’s Day Care. C.R. Lay, grandfather of a young man with Down syndrome, spearheaded these early efforts. Eventually, the program took the name of Lay’s grandson.

  • Domestic assault charge against Rockwood High principal dismissed

    The domestic assault charge against Rockwood High School Principal Shannon Cawood was dismissed Monday afternoon in Roane County General Sessions Court.

    The alleged victim is his wife, Midway Middle School Principal Amy Cawood. She appeared with him in court.

    “I do not wish to pursue the case against him,” she wrote in a letter that was entered into the court record. “I do not fear Shannon. He has taken it upon himself to seek counseling with a private licensed marriage and family therapist.”


    A standing room only crowd in Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium Thursday night witnessed some history, as the Harriman Blue Devils defeated the Grace Christian Academy Rams 76-63 to claim their first Region 2A championship since 2007 and their first win over GCA since 2013.
    After winning the region title in 2007, the Blue Devils lost to Cloudland 50-47 in the sectional.
    Harriman will host Cosby tonight at 7 with the winner earning a berth in the Class A state tournament beginning March 15 at MTSU's Murphy Center.