Today's News

  • Ferguson a road board no-show

    One person who has been noticeably absent from Road Committee meetings is Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson.

    He said he doesn’t go because he doesn’t like how the committee does business.

    “We’ve tried to go and they wanted to do it on their own and do everything different and didn’t want to cooperate with us,” he said. “Their job really is supposed to be to help the road superintendent with whatever he needs help with in his department.”

    That hasn’t been the case, according to Ferguson.

  • Festival Fun

    The Rockwood Fall Festival meant lots of fun for youngsters on Saturday

  • FCE Club a natural fit for former 4-H’er Silvis

    Longtime Family and Community Education Club member Jo Ann Silvis started out in 4-H as a youngster, getting her early experiences in many of the homemaking skills she would continue honing as a member of the Bradbury FCE Club.

    Her parents were farmers, and she was heavily involved in the 4-H program in the 1940s and ‘50s.

    “I was in 4-H and was in All Stars. It was just a step up in 4-H,” said Silvis.

  • FCE a way to connect, learn vital skills

    For decades Roane County Family and Community Education clubs have been a place for people to connect and learn vital skills, whether it’s canning or home economics.

    Club members will be celebrating their organization during National Family Community Education Week on Oct. 9-15 with an open house 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kingston Community Center.

  • Rockwood may borrow funds for energy efficiency

    Rockwood City Council recently passed a resolution that opens up the possibility of borrowing up to $5 million in general obligation bonds for energy efficiency projects in the city.

    At 11:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, Rockwood City Council will be meeting with Trane to discuss an energy audit that will give them a direction to go regarding the types of energy-saving improvements that could be made in the city.

    “The $5 million is a not to exceed $5 million,” said Rockwood City Administrator Becky Ruppe.

  • Harriman Music Club to meet

    Harriman Music Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the home of Diana Knobloch.

    Area musicians Gary Alley, Ronnie Slack and Jeff Jenkins will present the program; potential club members are welcome to attend. For details or directions, call Knobloch at 882-1472 or Anne Horner at 376-5882.

  • Season to remember

    By Melissa Coley


    Huge crowds flocked to see their favorite team and players compete in the Clinch River Valley state sectional middle school softball tournament played the last week of September at the Flour Mill Flats ballfield in Harriman.

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils went the distance and won the triple crown of middle school softball when they became the Clinch River Valley State Champions, district tournament champions and regular season champions for the 2017 season.

  • Green Wave crested at right time

    By Melissa Coley


    The Midway Green Waves came to play ball on Monday evening in the first round of the state sectional played at the Flour Mills Flats ballfield in Harriman.

    The Lady Waves first victim was the Bulldogs from Wartburg. Midway gave up one run in the first on a wild pitch that scored Emma Lowe but pitcher Chloe Kyle was able to get three outs to keep the score at 1-0.

  • Lady Tigers roar in state sectional

    By Melissa Coley


    Rockwood defeating the Oneida Indians in a walk feast on Monday evening.

    Rockwood scored 10 in the first with a single by Hayley Griffis in between several walks. Oneida was able to get three outs but the damage was already done as Rockwood led 10-0 going into the bottom of the 1st.