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Today's News

  • RMS rally tops Harriman, 16-12

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers came roaring back from a 12-0 halftime deficit Thursday evening to take a 16-12 come-from-behind win over the Harriman Middle School Blue Devils. 

  • A Rockwood princess faces rare genetic disorder

    A rare condition creates daily struggles for a Rockwood girl, but she and the grandparents who are raising her do the best they can to live normally.

    For Emilie Gregg, 6, this includes going back to kindergarten despite a genetic disorder known as plasminogen deficiency, which causes thick, sometimes wood-like masses to develop in her eyes and in other parts of her body, including her mouth and trachea.  

  • Houstons no show at hearing

    One courtroom spectator commented that it was the easiest Houston hearing on record. That happens when the brothers don’t show up, which was the case on Friday.   

    “Is there any sign that the defendants are present anywhere in the courthouse?” Circuit Judge Amy Hollars asked moments after she took the bench for the 1 p.m. hearing.  

    Rocky and Leon Houston were no where to be found.

  • Grill & Pub: Where a kid can be a kid?

    A bar Roane County authorities have described as a haven for crime and unruly behavior played host to some children on Aug. 20. Grill & Pub owner Grover Norton had an inflatable erected on the outside of the bar for his granddaughter’s birthday party.   

       
    “I rented it for her,” Norton said. “They came and set it up that morning. We had about 30 kids that played on it. They had a ball.”

    Norton said the space outside the bar was an ideal spot for the inflatable.  

  • Fallen officer ride in its fifth year

    A mix of Harley-Davidson and Honda motorcycles revved out of the parking lot at Fort Southwest Point earlier this month for the fifth annual Fallen Officers Memorial Ride.

    Organizers said the riders headed south down Hwy. 58 to Sweetwater and then traveled back up north to Kingston.

  • Aggravated rape charges dropped

    Three of four charges have been dropped against a Rockwood man who was accused of assaulting a woman in Oak Ridge. Edward Eugene Chatman was arrested by Oak Ridge police on Aug. 21, and charged with aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary and reckless endangerment.

    Chatman’s attorney, Mike Ritter of Oak Ridge, said the state dropped the aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and reckless endangerment charges because there wasn’t any proof to substantiate them.

  • Tennessee treasurer visits Roane County

    David Lillard is no stranger to Roane County.

    “In the 1970s, I used to come up here to Roane State when I was a student leader in Tennessee when I was in college,” he said.

    Since then Lillard has moved up from student leader to state leader. He was elected Tennessee Treasurer by the General Assembly in January 2009 and re-elected to the same position earlier this year. He visited Roane County last Thursday with state Rep. Julia Hurley and state Sen. Ken Yager.

  • ‘Hot’ new pizzeria coming to Kingston

    Terrence Rice works in the space where Little Caesars will occupy in approximately two weeks in Kingston. The “hot-and-ready” pizza joint will be located in the same building where Movie Gallery used to be.

  • Bobcats no match for 'Kees, fall 31-20

    The Greenback Cherokees pinned a "catastrophic 31-10 loss on the Oliver Springs Bobcats Friday night in high school football action.

  • Tigers take down South Greene, 35-7

    After dropping an embarrassing 21-0 decision to Sequoyah in their season opener, Rockwood head coach John Webb challenged his team last week in practice to become the physical football team people are accustomed to seeing in Rockwood.

    The challenge worked as the Tigers looked like a totally different team Friday night in dismantling South Greene, 35-7, at Civitan Field.