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Today's News

  • Sales taxes up in December

    Could Rockwood’s best December in years for local option sales tax be another sign the economy is making a turnaround?

    Or could the growing number of low-priced retail stores be a contribution, with shoppers tightening their belts, shopping local and spending less for more items?

    Regardless, Rockwood city recorder Jim Hines announced revenue information to the Rockwood City Council Monday that included some good news.

  • It's that time — tax time, that is

     

    Tammy Cagle assists Charles and Teresa Cates in filing their taxes at Jax EZ Tax in Rockwood Thursday afternoon. Roane County residents fill the front lobby most days eagerly waiting to hear about their tax deductions.

  • Roane man charged with murder in Illinois cold case

    A Roane County man faces a murder charge in an Illinois cold case.    

    Robert “Bobby” Bostic of 354 Tennessee Chapel Circle was arrested by authorities on Jan. 25.   

    Bostic, 70, is accused of killing Carlton Richmond on June 25, 1982.

    According to the Round Lake Beach Police Department in Illinois, Bostic and Richmond were members of the same motorcycle club.

  • Utility bill reminder put back in place

    Rockwood customers will still get a friendly reminder to pay their utility bills.

    Rockwood Water, Sewer and Gas Board revoked a recently established policy to eliminate penalty notices.

    “I have recommended we keep the present policy in effect by going ahead and mailing out the penalty notices,” Mayor James Watts said.

    “Sometimes our minds need to be jogged a little bit,” Councilwoman Peggy Evans said.

  • Roane, Anderson sharing extension agent

    The University of Tennessee Extension is trying to meet $5.4 million in budget reductions by making restaffing changes.

    Sixty positions will be cut statewide, and some employees will have to transfer.

    How will these cuts and redistributions affect Roane County’s extension office?

    Both Roane and Anderson counties will share one agent between them, said Tim Cross, UT’s dean of extension.

  • Daniels bags 23-point buck
  • TWRA News

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission has delayed a decision for at least to two years to move forward through the regulation process and request the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to establish a hunting season for sandhill cranes in the state. 

  • This week's hoops schedule

    Monday, Jan. 31

    Harriman at Greenback (High School)

    Rockwood at Wartburg (High School)

     

  • Jackets keep season alive with victory

    With their season on the line, the Cherokee Yellow Jackets stayed alive in the Area 4 AAA Tournament Thursday evening with a 42-32 victory over Sweetwater.

  • Lady 'Cats reach Area 4 title game

    While upsets seemed to be the norm during the Area 4 AA middle school basketball tournament all week, girls' semifinal action seemed to work out just the way the brackets intended.