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Today's News

  • Lady Waves cruise in district opener, 17-0

    The Midway Lady Green Waves opened the 2013 portion of their schedule Tuesday evening with a convincing 17-0 thee-inning victory over Greenback.

  • Oliver Springs drops district doubleheader

    Twice, the Oliver Springs Bobcats baseball team had the Sunbright Tigers on the ropes, but on both occasions, however, the Tigers rebounded to sweep the Bobcats in a District 4-A doubleheader by scores of 6-3 and 9-6.

  • Tigers pick up split in tennis action

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers tennis teams hosted Stone Memorial Tuesday afternoon at Roane State’s tennis courts, but playing on their home court didn’t help as the Panthers and Lady Panthers each picked up 7-2 victories.

  • Tigers wallop Tellico Plains, 20-2

    The Rockwood Tigers hosted the Tellico Plains Bears Tuesday night after a Monday night rain out between the two teams. A day off for rain didn't slow the Tigers, as they came out swinging and put on an offensive show, winning by a final score of 20-2.

  • DUI case bound over to grand jury

    The DUI case of Kingston Councilman Kevin McClure was bound over to the June grand jury after his preliminary hearing Monday.
    McClure was found unresponsive in his vehicle, which sat with the engine running, on Ladd Wright Road on May 22, 2012.
    “When I first opened the door, once the air came out I smelled an odor commonly associated with an alcoholic beverage,” Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Self testified.

  • Vice principal arrested again

    Oliver Springs High School Assistant Principal Donna Renee Moore was arrested on Saturday.
    Oliver Springs police charged her with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law. Moore was booked at the Anderson County Jail.
    According to the incident report, officer Shannon Runyan was dispatched to the skating rink on Tri-County Boulevard late Friday on a complaint that a parent who arrived to pick up their child was possibly intoxicated.

  • Inmates help spruce up Rockwood

    Free labor has done a lot toward freshening the look of Rockwood municipal facilities.
    Fresh green paint is on the walls inside Rockwood City Hall, and new windows for city services are also being installed.
    “There are a lot of things going on to make this a better place,” Councilman Bill Thompson said.
    The paint and windows are just some of the many remodeling tasks tackled with the help of inmates from Morgan County Correctional Facility.
    “I’m really proud our building is beginning to shape up,” Mayor James Watts said.

  • REACH concert a charity fundraiser

    After missing its fundraising goal last year, Operation REACH is starting early in 2013.
    “That’s what it’s going to take,” President Jane Ollis said.
    A benefit concert featuring Ten Foot Grave and Site 109 is scheduled at Midway High School on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Butler, the school resource officer for Midway, said the concert is free, but donations for REACH are appreciated. 
    “Everyone is welcome,” he said.

  • Woody issues tax-rate warning

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody has expressed concerns that an increase in the county’s property tax rate could hurt its chances to recruit industry.
    The rate is currently $2.18 per $100 valuation.
    The rate could rise this year with the school system facing a budget shortfall.
    At the same time, school and county officials are looking to beef up security at the schools.

  • Spring Into Action with upcoming seminar on issues affecting seniors

    Spring Into Action, a free six-week senior- and community-focused educational event, will kick off April 3 with an American Red Cross presentation on senior disaster preparedness.

    The seminar will begin at noon each Wednesday through May 8 in Kingston United Methodist Church at 212 W. Church St.

    Those attending are encouraged to bring a bag lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided.