Today's News

  • Tigers take next step following 13-3 victory

    Following play on Monday, the Rockwood Tigers, Midway Green Wave and Harriman Blue Devils were all still alive in the District 3-A Tournament along with Grace Christian Academy.

  • Bobcats batter Bulldogs, advance to region

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats baseball team secured a berth in Monday's Region 2-A Tournament by knocking off Wartburg 13-2 Tuesday evening in the second round of the District 4-A Tournament being played at Arrowhead Park.

  • Lady Waves force winner-take-all title game

    It hasn't happened often in recent years, but the Midway Lady Green Waves had to fight their way through the loser's bracket of the District 3-A Tournament at Greenback to secure a spot in next week's Region 2-A Tournament.

  • Lady Devils season ends with 3-2 loss

    The 2012 season ended in heartbreak for the Harriman Lady Blue Devils Tuesday evening as Travis Langley's squad dropped a 3-2 decision at the hands of Tellico Plains in the District 3-A Tournament at Greenback.

  • Griffis, Gasque advance to region tourney

    After two days and dozens of matches, the Kingston duo of Brandon Griffis and Quint Gasque survived the District 4 A/AA Tennis Tournament at Stone Memorial High School and will play in next week's Region 2 A/AA Tournament after a second place overall finish.

  • Firefighter sets nine fires?

    A member of the South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department recently confessed to setting nine fires, according to a press release from the Roane County Sheriff’s Office.
    Suspicion began to arise about Keith L. Hephner Jr. when firefighters responded to a structure fire on Laurel Bluff Road on April 20.
    “Firefighters on the scene felt there was evidence of arson,” the release said. “The sheriff’s office arson investigation division was called to the scene and found evidence that was of suspicious nature.”

  • Dogs that bit boy set to be euthanized

    Two pit bulls that reportedly attacked a 4-year-old boy are set to be euthanized after a 10-day quarantine. 
    “Since they have bit somebody, we have to hold them for 10 days for observation,” Roane County Animal Control Officer Josh Strickland said. “After that, we can put them to sleep.”
    Annette Broshears called 911 on Monday just before 1 p.m. and reported one of her dogs had bitten off her son’s ear. The Roane County Sheriff’s Office, medical personnel and animal control responded to the home at 542 Emory Heights Road.

  • Child’s death from severe malnutrition

    The circumstances surrounding the death of a 2-year-old Roane County boy remain under investigation, but authorities have determined a cause of death.
    An autopsy was conducted on Clifford Dotson on Friday. Roane County Sheriff’s Office investigator Art Wolff said preliminary findings indicate the boy died of severe malnutrition. 
    Wolff said he was notified at 4:50 a.m. on May 3 that a mother had taken a toddler to Fort Loudoun Medical Center in Lenoir City.
    Wolff said the toddler was dead on arrival.

  • Hear music, support fireworks in Kingston

    Kingston parks and recreation department is hosting the Battle of the Bands fundraiser Friday adjacent to Byrd Field. The event, located at 1150 Sevier Perry Road, will begin at 6 p.m. and will help pay for programs on July 4 and for the Kingston Country Fair.
    Interested bands of any genre are encouraged to enter. The only requirement is that bands cannot have a CD that they are marketing.

  • United Way has Fun Day at RSCC

    Roane County United Way’s fourth annual “Family Fun Day” will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Roane State Community College.
    “We invite folks to come out and show their support to the dedicated and hardworking organizations that help meet the needs of our community with the many resources and services that they offer,” said Amy Harmon, United Way executive director.