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Today's News

  • Waiting in the wings

    Rockwood High School students Taylor Mioduski, left, and Amber Monroe applaud a dance team while waiting to take their turn in the spotlight Thursday during the Academic Festival at Roane State Community College.

    More than 2,000 East Tennessee students participated in the festival, which included events such as art, dancing, singing, speaking, writing and mathematics.

  • Neither snow nor rain ...

    The U.S. Postal Service’s creed may not be that oft-recited refrain, but Rockwood postal worker Carey Spencer proved it somewhat suitable last week as he delivers mail in the rain to downtown businesses.

  • Film-production class kicks off Tuesday at Channel 15 studio

    Award-winning Roane County filmmaker Brooks Benjamin wants to share his enthusiasm for media production.

    He’s teaching a free class, Introduction to Film and Television Production, for interested high schoolage students at the Channel 15 studio in Harriman.

    The classes start Tuesday, April 5. There are openings for 12 students.

    “The channel 15 studio is amazing,” Benjamin marveled. “Their computers are better than mine, what I edit on.”

  • Rockwood teams say thanks

    The boys and girls basketball programs at Rockwood High School would like to thank the following people for the support they have shown our programs this past season:

    * Administration, faculty and staff at Rockwood High School

  • Tennis Tigers ease past Harriman

    The Rockwood boys and girls tennis teams picked up a pair of close victories over Harriman last week in a match played at Roane State. 

    The Tigers and Lady Tigers both won by a score of 5-4.

  • Busy week ahead for Roane teams

    The month of April usually means warmer weather, but on area baseball and softball diamonds, the fourth month of the year is usually when the race for district championships really starts to heat up. 

  • Remember to register boats

    In anticipation of the warm summer months, many people at this time buy, sell or trade boats, and two of the most frequently asked questions new boat owners have for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is, “Do I have to register my boat?” and “how do I do it?”

  • Fadnek too much for Lady 'Cats

    The Lindsey Fadnek pitching clinic made a stop in Oliver Springs last Tuesday, holding the Lady 'Cats to two hits as the Coalfield Lady Jackets took a 6-0 win over their district rivals. 

  • Harriman Police Department knows how to treat a vet

    Harriman Police Department was honored for its patriotism and the support it gave one of its former employees who left for National Guard service.

    Former Harriman K-9 handler Guy McGill nominated the department for the Patriotic Employer Award through the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve, an agency part of the Department of Defense.

    McGill was present when Air Force Brig. Gen. Jim Mungenast presented the award to Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle on Monday.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Man's love of community contagious

    On a recent late winter Friday afternoon, I headed to Rockwood to take up Wayne Pugh on his offer to show me around his beloved hometown.

    I rendezvoused with Pugh — a retired railroad man — at Junior’s Restaurant, where he sipped on coffee, and I ate a grilled cheese sandwich before we hit the road.

    We paid our respects to Junior, the restaurant proprietor and namesake, and a few other locals before we walked out the door.

    And thus began one of the best educations I’ve ever had on Rockwood.