Today's News

  • Bowers celebrates Unity Day
  • Carmichael school group meeting set

    Julia H. Daniel will give a report on “Echoes of Emancipation: One Region, Many Voices” during the next Mayme Carmichael School Organization Inc. regular monthly meeting.

    The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 in Oliver Springs Municipal Services Annex Building at 906  E. Tri County Blvd.

    Daniel attended the “Echoes of Emancipation: One Region, Many Voices” conference on Oct. 4-5 at Tusculum College, Greeneville.

  • TVAA season winding down


    The Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA) heads into the final week  of play with all four division regular season championships settled. 

  • Green teams collide in county title game


    The Rockwood Tigers and Midway Green Wave usually don’t need any extra incentive to get fired up to play each other on the gridiron, but they will have just that Friday night as the winner of Friday’s game at Civitan Field will take home the Roane County Championship Trophy.

  • Jackets playing for Haynes Friday night


    Homecoming week at Roane County High School is supposed to be a happy time for the Kingston Yellow Jackets, but that hasn’t been the case this week as Brian Pankey’s squad is struggling emotionally to deal with a career-ending injury to teammate Seth Haynes.

  • ’Cats, Devils need wins to improve playoff chances


    With two weeks left in the regular season, the race for the playoffs is in full gear.

  • Hot, Hot, HOT!

    Wellington Place of Kingston had its Fall Chili Cook-off to benefit Alzheimer’s Tennessee Friday. Jenn Brackett, resident assistant, left, and Mona Wright, daughter of resident DeeVee Gardner, spoon out sample cups.

  • Updated: Morgan named in paternity suit

    An Illinois woman has filed a paternity suit against Property Assessor David Morgan in Roane County Circuit Court.

    Melissa Everts contends Morgan is the father of her 16-year-old son. The suit included a Jan. 15, 2003, parentage testing report.

  • Lucky break on broken neck

    Athletic trainers and emergency personnel know that when a player suffers a neck injury, the best thing to do is immobilize the neck first.
    That knowledge may have saved the life of Roane County High School sophomore Seth Haynes Friday night.
    Haynes suffered a broken neck during the game at Sequoyah High School in Monroe County.

    He has since gone through successful surgery at University of Tennessee Medical Center.
    While the injury is career-ending in terms of football, things could have been a lot worse.

  • Tiger Haven shooter indicted

    Toby Rhynehart said he’s looking forward to proving he is innocent of allegations that he shot at Tiger Haven in May.
    He’ll get that chance because the Roane County grand jury indicted him on a charge of reckless endangerment on Monday.
    “I’m going to prove my innocence,” Rhynehart said Tuesday. “I think I can prove it with no problem.”

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Self arrested Rhynehart on May 14 after responding to Tiger Haven on a shots-fired call.