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Today's News

  • Big year for Chamber’s shopping spree

    Thanks to the overwhelming response from Roane County Chamber of Commerce members, this year’s Shopping Spree Contest provided even more cheer for the holiday season.

    Three winners were awarded an overall $1,000 in cash prizes during drawings at The Roane Alliance’s annual Christmas open house.

    Tammy Darland of Kingston won the $500 grand prize, and Jo Ann Jones of Harriman and Dennis Ellis of Monroe County each won $250.

    Single mother Darland was excited to hear she had won.

  • MMS battles Lenoir City

     

    On a night where defense was the name of the game, the Midway Middle School Green Wave split a pair of games at Lenoir City.

    The Lady Waves opened the evening with a tough 22-16 loss at the hands of the Lady Panthers, but Midway got its revenge in the nightcap game, winning 26-23.

  • Griffith girls lead Lady ’Cats past Loudon

     

    The "Wonder Twin" powers of Emily and Rachel Griffith were activated in the final period of the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats 63-54 win over the Loudon Lady Redskins Thursday night. 

  • Midway splits with Tellico Plains

     

    By MISSY CARTER

    The Advocate & Democrat

    It was rough night in the "Bears Den" for the Tellico Plains boys. 

  • Calvary picks up 8th win

     

    The Lady Crusaders of Calvary Baptist ran its season record to 8-1 recently with a 51-17 victory over visiting Rhea Christian.

  • Freezing temperatures after math

    Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas workers had their hands full Wednesday repairing multiple water-line bursts around the city. A 6-inch main line break flooded some of North Gateway Avenue. Workers estimated the break happened during the evening hours, but they didn’t receive a call until morning.

  • Light-headed

    Someone was feeling a little light-headed outside the Rockwood Police Department as a dismembered Betty Boop head lay next to a trash can.

  • Giving a little more

    Malcolm Springs of Rockwood gave blood for the second time ever when the Medic Regional Blood Center made its way into Harriman on Dec. 30. Phlebotomist Ashely Shultz helped work with the donors who lined up in the cold outside the Medic bus at  the KFC. Medic Regional Blood Center has been struggling to meet the needs of area hospitals. It was offering with special holiday incentives — in this case, free movie tickets — hoping to entice more people to roll up their sleeves. 

  • Man falls through floor, freezes

    A Korean War veteran, former Rockwood American Legion Post 50 commander and longtime veterans service officer was found dead in his home at 620 Elm Ave. Tuesday, apparently from the freezing temperatures.

    Ray Arley Knight Jr., 85, was found around 4 p.m. by Rockwood Police Sgt. Kelly Pittman, who went to the home on a welfare check request.

    It appeared Knight fell through the floor of the sagging woodframe house and was stuck at his armpits.

  • Schools use three snow days, eight left to go

    Roane County students returned to school on Thursday after three unexpected days off. Officials canceled classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday because of the cold spell that gripped the area.

    “Hopefully, we won’t see this frigid weather again for a while,” Director of Schools Gary Aytes said.

    If the frigid temperatures do return, the school system has eight more inclement weather days to use this school year.

    “Those should get us through,” Aytes said.