Today's News

  • Oh, deer! Pay extra attention on the road; crashes increase in fall, winter

    Three people were killed in Tennessee in crashes involving deer in 2012, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol cautions motorists to be particularly watchful for deer in the fall and winter.

    “The chances of striking deer are considerably higher during hunting and mating season, especially in November,” said THP Col. Tracy Trott.

    “We want to urge drivers to be aware and cautious in areas where deer are populated, and most importantly, slow down,” he added.

  • Arrests: May 23-June 6, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 23 — Roy Eugene Adcox, 46, 1277 Caywood Road, Spring City: contempt of court. Bond $500; no court date listed.

    • Wesley Edward Archer, 39, 915 Queen St., Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,000; court date July 15.

  • Student Government Day set Oct. 31

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody has designated Thursday, Oct. 31, as Student Government Day 2013.

    This annual event is sponsored by area American Legion Posts with Roane State Community College preparing lunch for the participating students.

    On this day, students from each high school will spend time with the official whom they were selected to represent.

    “This event is a great opportunity for our students to see their county government at work,” Woody said.

  • Midway students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Tim Thompson, back row at far left, and assistant principal Jennifer Spakes, back row at far right, honor September students of the month.

    They are, in grade order, Braydon Walker,  Tate Mason, Taven Lewis, Kiersten Ruffner, Izak Bettis, Dalton Cowell, Sean Knecht, Kali Kile, Reese Collier, Zachary Price, Meredith Sweeney, Ayshia Turner, Shayla Wood, Zane Edwards, McKayla McFarland, Blaine Townsend, Connor Johnson and Dylan Cowell.

  • ETSU, Tenn. Tech among 13 colleges nationwide losing ROTC programs

    Reserve Officers Training Corps programs at East Tennessee State University and Tennessee Technological University are among 13 across the nation identified for closure by the U.S. Army.

    The two-year phase-out plan begins immediately and is expected to be completed by August 2015.

    “We are devastated said Brian Noland, ETSU president. “We feel this decision is an injustice to our students, to our graduates, and to the outstanding men and women who have led this program since it was founded in 1952.”

  • Green Wave thriving under pressure


    Don’t be surprised if you see someone selling Tums and doing manicures at future Midway games.

  • Busy night in store for county teams


    Friday’s night’s going to be a busy night for high school football across the state of Tennessee and Roane County will be no different as all five county teams will be in action in five different places.

  • Lady Tigers roll past Carter, 7-0


    The Rockwood Lady Tigers closed out the regular season Monday with an impressive 7-0 victory over Carter.

    The Lady Tigers made quick work of the Lady Hornets with five first half goals. Katy Cisson and Lexie Hill combined for all five Lady Tiger goals in the first half.

  • Dove season begins again Saturday


    The first segment of the 2013 dove season concluded on Sept. 26. The second segment starts on Oct. 12 and will continue for 15 days through Oct. 27.

    The third and final segment of the season will start Dec. 19 and concludes Jan. 15, 2014.

  • Cherokee enjoys strong season

     The Cherokee Middle School softball team started the 2013 season in dominating fashion at the annual Middle School Classic at Athens Regional Park.  The Lady Jackets did not allow a single run in games versus Meigs County, Cleveland and Maryville en route to winning this tournament championship for the first time in school history.