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Today's News

  • Harriman paving finished

    Drivers now have a sleek ride on many of the Harriman roadways that were for months made worse by much-needed utility repairs.

    Over recent weeks Harriman’s long-talked-about paving has been under way and is now completed.

    “We would like to continue paving every year if we can afford it,” said Harriman Mayor Chris Mason.

    He said Harriman Treasurer Charles Kerley “has identified gas tax money that we may set aside for future projects.

  • Kingston, Oliver Springs split games

    Girls Game

    The Roane County High School Lady Jackets gave the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats all they could handle, but could not overcome three Lady Jackets fouling out. The Lady 'Cats took a 53-48 win Thursday evening.

    Oliver Springs took a 14-12 lead at the end of the first period. The Lady 'Cats used a 6-0 surge to close out the half to take a 29-24 lead.

  • Only five more days until Super Saturday

    Saturday’s going to be a special day — and not just because it’s the weekend or the week before Christmas.

    It’s not only special, it’s Super Saturday.

    That’s the name Roane County Chamber of Commerce has chosen for Dec. 18, which is being touted across the county as the day for all residents to Shop Roane First this holiday season.

    Chamber members said the dedicated shopping day serves as a reminder that it boosts the local economy when consumers spend their dollars with Roane County businesses.

  • Sex offender pleads guilty in ’09 death

    Lonnie Lee White was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the death of  Misty Dawn Wilmeth.

    White, a convicted sex offender, was indicted for second-degree murder in June 2009.

    He reached a deal with prosecutors and pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter on Friday in Roane County Criminal Court.

  • Rockwood lights up the holidays
  • TWRA trout stocking program set

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will once again conduct its winter trout release program with more than 82,000 rainbow trout on schedule to be stocked into Tennessee waters from December through March.

    The program provides numerous close to home trout fishing opportunities for Middle and West Tennessee anglers during the winter months.  These fisheries also provide a great opportunity to introduce children or first-time anglers to fishing.

  • Cherokee, Midway middles split two

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Midway Green Waves split a pair of games last Monday night at Roane County High School. The Lady Jackets won the opening game 40-25. Midway won the final game of the night 41-24.

    Girls Game

    Monday's game was a great game for a half, but the second half was dominated by Cherokee as Ashley Brackett's squad rolled to a 15-point victory.

    The first quarter was low scoring for both teams as Cherokee led 6-5 after six minutes of play.

  • Rockwood teams defeat BCS

    Girls Game

    For the Rockwood Lady Tigers, their showdown with the Berean Christian School Lady Eagles was a lop-sided affair, with the Lady Tigers taking a 76-38 win last Tuesday evening. Rockwood started the game on a 9-0 run before Berean Christian closed to within 11-9. But the Lady Tigers closed out the opening period strong, taking a 17-9 lead.

  • RHS football awards night set

    Former Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller will be the guest speaker for the annual Rockwood High School football awards night on Thursday, Dec. 16.


    The banquet and awards ceremony honoring the 2010 district championship team will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Rockwood First Baptist Church’s family life center.

  • Walnut Hill's festive finale

    Younger children giggled as Walnut Hill Elementary School’s fourth- and fifth-graders danced, sang and performed in their Christmas-themed garb.

    They witnessed and performed in “Santa’s Holiday Playlist,” the last Christmas program at the Harriman school.

    “It is our last play because our school is shutting down,” explained fifth-grader Sara Hamby, 10.

    The Roane County Board of Education plans to close Walnut Hill once renovations to nearby Bowers Elementary School are completed.