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Today's News

  • A good day for a stroll
  • Golf Scores

    Boys

    Rockwood (164) Taylor 36, Robbins 40, Bell 43, Clem (45).

    Kingston (180) Harvey 42, Roschli 43, Bailey 47, Mullins 48.

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  • Cherokee runs past Midway, 38-0

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets ran their season record to 2-0 Thursday night with an impressive 38-0 victory over Midway at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

  • 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.