Today's News

  • Rockwood football team honored with banquet

    Members of the Rockwood High School football team and cheerleaders were recognized at their annual banquet sponsored by the Rockwood Rotary Club Thursday  in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
    Dr. Chris Whaley, Roane State Community College president, will be the guest speaker, followed by presentation of awards and letters to the Rockwood players and cheerleaders.
    "Athletes bring us students. They play sports to get an education. Athletics are a vehicle to get students," said Whaley.

  • Rockwood Police Department investigating accident with two confirmed dead

    Rockwood Police Department is investigating a car accident that took the lives of at least two individuals on Kingston Avenue Friday afternoon.

    In addition to two fatalities, two others were transported to area hospitals with unknown injuries.

    Initial reports were that three died in the single vehicle accident.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol Critical Incident Response Team was assisting on the scene.

    Look for more in the Monday, Jan. 9, edition of the Roane County News.

  • Friday basketball games snowed out

    District basketball games slated Friday night were snowed out. The affective games were Rockwood at Harriman (District 3A), Meigs County at Midway (District 3A), Catholic at Kingston (District 4AA) and Coalfield at Oliver Springs (District 4A). The Rockwood at Harriman game will be made up Jan. 14, beginning at 3:30 p.m. with a boys junior varsity game. No other make-up dates were announced.

  • Blue Devils’ winning streak is now at 15

     teams split a pair of District 3A games with Midway Tuesday evening, as the Blue Devils calmed the Green Wave 90-43 to extend its winning streak to 15 games, while the Lady Waves defeated the Lady Devils 45-34.
    Harriman 90, Midway 43: "We still have some work to do. I am proud of the guys who came off the bench and played well," said Blue Devil Coach Shay Shannon, whose team improved 15-2 overall and 6-0 in the district.

  • Lady Bobcats finish third in Florida

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats finished 2-1 for third place in the Hilton Sandestin Basketball Blowout in Destin, Fla., last weekend, defeating St. Paul 60-40 in game one, losing to Cookeville 56-34 in game two and beating Freeport High School 38-34.
    OS 60, St. Paul 34: All-Tournament selection Racheal Crass scored six first-quarter points, as the Lady 'Cats outscored St. Paul  20-8, and extended the lead to 34-17 at the half. Alivia Baker scored eight points in the second quarter.

  • Wartburg sweeps Oliver Springs in district contest

    By Michael Lindsay
    Coaches often say their teams play sluggish on off-days or the first day back in school, and this was the case on Tuesday as the Oliver Springs Bobcats were swept by the Wartburg Bulldogs, as the Lady Bulldogs edged the Lady 'Cats 29-28, while the Bulldogs bit the Bobcats  64-36.
    Wartburg 29, Oliver Springs 28: The Lady ‘Cats lost the low-scoring affair at Wartburg by a score of 29-28; however, Oliver Springs had chances to take the lead late, but were unable to capitalize.

  • LeMond fires Harriman expert

    The partnership between three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond and carbon fiber pioneer Connie Jackson didn’t last long.

    Jackson was fired as chief executive officer of LeMond Companies on Dec. 9.

    The firing came less than two months after the pair got together with local, state and federal officials to announce the creation of 242 new jobs in Roane County.

    Jackson, who lives in Harriman, responded to the firing by filing a federal lawsuit against Greg LeMond, LeMond Companies, LeMond Composites, Nicolas Wegener and Alex Jacome.

  • Harriman man jailed for firing gun during argument

    From staff reports

    A Harriman man was taken into custody after police responded to a report of shots fired at an Anzie Way apartment Tuesday night.

    Christopher John Harmon, 37, of 135 Anzie Way, was charged with aggravated domestic assault, felony reckless endangerment, simple possession of a Schedule VI, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a weapon.

    Harmon, who has a previous felony drug conviction, is barred from possessing firearms.

  • Big goals for Harriman recreation

    The New Year is bringing upgrades to Harriman Community Center.

    Parks and Recreation Director Allen Hickman is making changes to the facility’s basketball court.

    “We just put in height adjustors on our goals,” Hickman said Wednesday. “We have three different divisions that play on three different heights from 8 to 10 feet. This will save us a lot of time and labor as now one person can handle it.

    “We are also putting in new breakaway goals in the next couple of weeks.”