Today's News

  • Guest Opinion: Will Rockwood show horse sense on crossing?

    Since September 2010, the Roane County Executive’s Office has used a system of management called a 5-Point Star System.

    It identifies five main topics that are the primary focus of the administration.

    Over the last 20 months, some topics have been added and deleted over time, and some are still the focus of our administration. Go to www.roanegov.org and link to county executive’s office to see the progression of the 5-Point Star System.  

  • Another scenic route planned through Roane

    An effort to promote the Upper Cumberland and Cumberland Plateau region includes seeking a federal designation for the old Walton Road as the Walton Road Scenic Byway.

    A meeting was recently held to get public input on how to promote the old wagon road, which started in Roane County around Fort Southwest Point and crossed the Cumberland Plateau to the Caney Fork and Cumberland rivers near Carthage in Smith County.

    The trail traversed areas which now are parts of Hwy. 70 and Interstate 40 going through Kingston, Harriman and Rockwood.

  • Ghosts may aid old building

    Roane Countians who enjoy seeking ghostly encounters won’t have to go far for a chance to explore a haunted venue.

    Tours of the Temperance Building, which has been the location of several paranormal evidence searches, are coming this month.

    “The tours will be from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the third Saturday of every month, starting in April,” said Richard Ruland, the founder of G.H.O.S.T. Paranormal.

  • Fleischmann stumps in Roane

    The Republican Primary is still months away, but incumbent 3rd District Congressman Chuck Fleischmann said his mind is focused on legislative issues in Washington, D.C.

    “If I were to sit here and worry about primaries, I couldn’t focus on my job,” he said during a recent interview. “I think the best way to get re-elected is to go up there, do your job everyday, do the folks a good job and they’ll reward that at the polls.”

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  • EGGS-amining their spoils
  • Lady 'Cats pick up two wins in Rockwood Invitational

    Matt Headden’s Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats would split four games over the weekend in the 2012 Rockwood Invitational.

  • Lady Waves knock off AAA foes

    The Midway Lady Green Waves picked up a pair of victories against Class AAA teams over the weekend in the 2012 Rockwood Invitational.

    Offense was the key in one of those wins as Midway blasted Cookeville, 12-1. 

  • Tigers face stiff competition in tourney

    For years, the Rockwood Tigers have traveled to Lookout Valley High School to play in Lookout Valley's spring tournament to see just where they stand against some of the state's best teams.

  • Bobcats pick up Good Friday sweep

    Good Friday was a good Friday for the Oliver Springs baseball team as Tony Kegley's squad swept Oliver Springs in a doubleheader.