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Today's News

  • Atomic Rowing to host open tryouts

    After the Gold-medal showing and five-year dominance of the US women’s team, rowing once again takes center stage as an American athletic standard. Here in East Tennessee, Atomic Rowing is looking for student athletes to participate and learn first-hand about the sport of rowing. 

  • Bobcats, Jackets highlight opening week action

    After months of waiting, high school football returns Friday night in Roane County with the start of the 2012 season.

  • Tigers impressive in jamboree

    The Rockwood Tigers scored two touchdowns in less than five minutes Friday night as John Webb’s squad downed Oakdale, 13-0, in the final quarter of the 2012 Roane County Jamboree.

    “We got in a little work and did okay with what we wanted to do,” Webb said. “It’s been a long day and we appreciate all the teams and fans that came down tonight.”

  • Midway falls, 8-6

    The Midway Green Wave played well, but came up just short in Friday’s 2012 Roane County Jamboree in Rockwood, falling 8-6 to Sunbright.

  • Jackets, Indians don't disappoint in scoreless period

    The most anticipated quarter of Friday’s jamboree produced a scoreless tie as the Oneida Indians and Kingston Yellow Jackets both used goal line stands to preserve the tie.

  • United Way campaign kickoff set

    Roane County United Way will have its 2013 campaign kickoff from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Heritage Center on the former K-25 Site.

    The kickoff event is open to all interested individuals and representatives from nonprofits and businesses that support United Way each year.

    Roane County United Way, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, works to maximize the impact of individual and business donations as partner agencies work together to serve all Roane Countians.  

  • Roane County United Way Partner Agencies

    • American Red Cross     

    • Boy Scouts, 588-6514

    • CASA of the Ninth Judicial District, 423- 539-5550

    • Catholic Charities     

    • Child Advocacy Center, 865-986-1505

    • Child and Family Tennessee, 524-7483

    • The Children’s Fund , 882-1185

    • Clinch River Home Health     

  • RSCC library reopens Aug. 17

    The library at Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County will remain closed through Aug. 16 while work continues to install a new HVAC system.

    The Oak Ridge campus library remains open on its normal schedule. The main campus library is scheduled to reopen Aug. 17.

    Those needing library help may call the Oak Ridge campus library at 865-481-2004.

  • THP to conduct August sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Roane County on Aug. 31 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge.

    The checkpoint will take place from 11 p.m. to midnight.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Arrests: Aug. 9-10, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 9 — Kelli Grace Aslinger, 30, 923 Paint Rock Ferry Road, Kingston: public intoxication, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct. Total bond $3,000; court date Sept. 24.

    • Branton Lee Bodine, 25, 298 Tucker Lane, Lenoir City: aggravated burglary. No bond or court date listed.