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Today's News

  • Heat postpones Fishing Rodeo

    A summer family tradition has fallen victim to East Tennessee’s oppressive heat.

    Dennis Ferguson’s annual Fishing Rodeo for Kids — scheduled for July 29 at Roane County Park — has been postponed until fall.

    “It’s just so hot and humid right now,” said Ferguson, namesake and founder of the event that draws crowds to the banks of Caney Creek for camaraderie and hopes of the big catch.

  • CASA statewide campaign seeks help

    Tennessee Court Appointed Special Advocates has launched a statewide campaign aimed at attracting volunteers to close the gap between abused and neglected children in need of an advocate to represent their best interests with the goal of securing a safe, permanent home.

    It is estimated that 20,000 vulnerable children in Tennessee could benefit from a CASA volunteer each year as they seek a permanent solution while navigating the juvenile court system.

  • Look out for app said to urge harm, suicide

    The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network has fielded several inquiries from the public regarding the Blue Whale challenge, a cellphone app that reportedly encourages users to engage in acts of self-harm and ultimately suicide.

    Reports about the game and deaths connected to it, both in Russia where it apparently originated and in the United States, have prompted widespread media coverage as well as warnings from school districts and law enforcement agencies.

  • A need for speed?

    Area law enforcement is participating in Operation Southern Shield, a week-long crackdown on speeding and aggressive driving across the South.

    Authorities in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina are involved in the enforcement effort.

    “NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has told us that speed is a major factor in a lot of accidents,” Rockwood Police Department Deputy Chief John Mayes said.

  • It’s TOMATO TIME in TENNESSEE
  • Senior bowlers keep up high level of play

    Friday July 21

    1st High Game------ Wayne Croy—(Solo)------464

    2nd High Game----Elke Hansard, Dean Griffin---449

    3rd High Game ----Wayne Croy ( Solo)---562

    High Scores today—Carolyn McGill-224- game, Loretta Carrington-205 game- Dean Griffin-,232,233 games, 657 series--Rick Alderfer—232 game, David Dawson --201 game- Harold Zeilman-215 game, Wayne Croy- 232 game

    High Series today---- Elke Hansard, Dean Griffin--1297

    High Series For July------- Elke Hansard, Dean Griffin--1297

  • Season tickets now on sale for Rockwood home games

    Season tickets are now on sale for the Rockwood Tigers football home games.

    With five home games this year, reserved seating will only cost $35 dollars per ticket. The home games also include the Roane County Jamboree scheduled for August 11.

    Fans can also purchase a parking pass for special parking behind the visitors’ bleachers it will be only an extra $10. If only interested in the parking pass, it is $20.

    To purchase the season tickets and/or a parking pass please submit payment to:

    Rockwood High School

  • Are you ready for some football?

    Although the heat and humidity may trick you and have you thinking summer is here to stay, you would be wrong.

    Summer’s end is fast approaching and fall is coming.

    With fall comes football.

    For me, a transplant from the West Virginia and Kentucky border, it’s going to be exciting to experience my first Tennessee football season.

    I don’t think it will be drastically different. After all, football knocked baseball out of the coveted “America’s game” spot a long, long, time ago. So football is football.

  • Athletic training growing in Roane County sports

    Athletic training conjures different images in everyones’ minds.

    Most everyone shares the idea that athletic trainers are the people that wrap ankles for sports teams and stand on the sidelines during football games with water bottles.

    Some of this is still true, but in the 21st century, there is so much more to athletic training.

    According to Chip Ladd and Jon Beach of Star Physical Therapy in Midtown, there is a lot that goes into helping athletes and it all starts with the athletic trainer.

  • Ham radio enthusiasts to meet

    Roane County Amateur Radio Club will meet in regular monthly session at 7 p.m. Aug. 10.

    The meeting will be in Rockwood Community Center at 701 N. Chamberlain Ave.

    Call or email Jim at k4apy@yahoo.com or 603-7212 or Cliff at kd4gt.tn@gmail.com for details.

    Information is also available at www.ke4rx.org.