Today's News

  • Murder in the End Zone
  • Roane county players honored this week
  • Off the trail after 40 years

    John Bilbrey had many travelers along for the ride in his 40-year journey to complete the Appalachian Trail a section at a time.

    Many of them were with him when his family sprung a surprise party in his honor upon his return to Roane County after completing the last leg of his trip, summiting Mount Katahdin in Maine in August.

    “I really don’t know what to say except thank you for coming out and being part of this. This is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. I’ve been dreaming of this since I was a teen,” said Bilbrey.

  • Shooting suspect, victim charged

    The suspect and the alleged victim in a Rockwood shooting are both facing charges. The incident happened at 204 N. Front Ave., last Thursday.

    According to the police report, David Russell allegedly shot Carl R. Matthews with a shotgun loaded with rubber pellet shells.

    Detective Josh Rymer and Officer Rick Thomas responded.

    “While I (Rymer) was speaking with Carl Matthews on the front porch, he jumped off the porch and ran from the scene,” the report said. “I chased him a couple of blocks before losing sight of him.”

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  • Career, arts & sports

    School and county officials heard about the programs and facilities that could be offered at a new consolidated high school on Thursday.

    “We can actually see what’s going to be in that school,” said Richard Foster, director of design for Lewis Group Architects.

    The firm was hired by the Roane County Board of Education to work on the new school project.

    “We’ve really been listening to the community to get a sense of what the community is really wanting out of a new high school,” Foster said.

  • Lady Cougars barely scratch out win against Lady ‘Cats
  • Lady Tigers open up district strong

    Rockwood - Midway Lady Tigerwaves soccer beat Cumberland Gap in their first district game of the season 4-1.

    Kaley Legg scored a pair of goals, Maggie Poland and Adyson Goldberg also chipped in with a goal each. Goalkeeper Jordan Penley also posted 13 saves in the win.

  • Lady Devils sweep Eagles in 3 straight

    By Melissa Coley


    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils volleyball team improved their record to 5-2 as they traveled up the mountain to take on the Lady Eagles from Oakdale Thursday evening and dominated with a 3-game sweep with scores of 25-5, 25-14 and 25-14.

  • Midway Middle clips Eagles, 40-6

    On Tuesday night the Green Waves of Midway travelled to Oakdale to take on the Eagles in Middle School football action. Midway was able to control the contest, winning 40-6. Despite the score, the Eagles were able to show bright spots in the loss.

    Oakdale received to start the ball game with the ball on their own 25 yard line. Seth Gordon got a big sack for the Green Waves to set up fourth and long for a Eagles punt. The Eagles downed the ball on their own forty yard line with Midway taking over on their own 40.