Today's News

  • Ellis no longer on committee for roads: Commissioner took job with department

    County Commissioner Randy Ellis has resigned his role as chairman of the Roane County Commission’s road committee.

    Ellis, who began working for the county roads department on Sept. 13, said Friday his resignation from the road committee would be announced at the next County Commission meeting.

    “I’ve submitted my resignation from the Road Committee to the County Commission,” he said. “There is no meeting or official business to be conducted by the road committee between now and then.”

  • From mayor to manager: Harriman’s Mason takes Oliver Springs town post

    Former Harriman Mayor Chris Mason has been chosen as the new town manager for Oliver Springs.

    In a 3-1 vote, the Oliver Springs Board of Mayor and Aldermen chose Mason for the job Thursday night during their regularly scheduled meeting.

    “I have a very high opinion of him and his capabilities,” Oliver Springs Mayor Cecil Crowe said Friday.

    The position had been vacant since the June 30 resignation of Becky Campbell.

    Cecil Crowe said it had been “a struggle to find someone with the qualities that we really wanted.”

  • Tigers hold hold off Oliver Springs for region win

    By Ed Greif
    Nate Brackett scored on a 2-yard run with 6:57 left in the third quarter to rally the Rockwood Tigers from a 14-13 halftime deficit to post a 21-14 Region 2-2A victory over the Oliver Springs Bobcats Friday evening to keep their playoff hopes alive.
    The Tigers led 13-0 after the first quarter, but the Bobcats scored 14 second quarter points for the 1-point halftime lead.

  • Harriman Blue Devils record big region victory

    It was a make or break night for Midway last Friday at Harriman. A Midway win could have thrown Region 2A for a loop as far as the playoff standings were concerned.
    For Harriman it was a game they had to win to stay in the chase for a region title. The Blue Devils already have a loss to Coalfield and another loss would have hurt their chances for the title and maybe even making the playoffs.

  • Kingston Yellow Jackets sting York Dragons 35-15

    Kingston’s Maurice Lane had a huge game Friday night, as the Yellow Jacket senior running back scored four of his team’s five touchdowns in a 35-15 homecoming victory over York Institute.
    “Mo has been banged up this year and has been a little down,” Kingston head coach Brian Pankey said. “I just told him to do what he’s been blessed to do and that’s run the football. He did that tonight.”
    Lane finished the evening with 95 yards and 2 TDs rushing on only nine carries while adding 47 yards and 2 TDs on two receptions.

  • OSMS blanks Coalfield in season finale

    Jeremiah Taylor rushed for 115 yards on seven carries with two touchdowns, and Landon Galyon tallied 105 yards on six carries with three touchdowns to lead the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats to a 50-0 victory at Coalfield last Tuesday night.
    Taylor scored on runs of 6 and 89 yards, while Galyon scored on runs of 13, 16 and 29 yards.
    Victor Guzman rushed for 25 yards on five carries and scored on a 4-yard run, while Gavin Hill carried 10 times for 79 yards and added a 3-yard TD run.

  • Cherokee Middle defeats Midway Middle

    The Cherokee Middle Yellow Jackets had already secured the top seed of the TMSAA area 4 AAA west division, but they had a to take care of one last thing - a visit to Midway Middle School - before heading into the playoffs in two weeks.
    The Yellow Jackets efficiently took care of the Green Wave, 34-6, Thursday evening, by scoring five touchdowns on 10 plays in the first half to finish 7-1 on the season. MMS ended the season at 2-6.

  • Round one

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers defeated the Cumberland Gap Middle School Panthers 34-6 to close out the regular season on Civitan Field at Tom Pemberton Stadium; however, the two teams will square off again Thursday night in the first round of the TMSAA playoffs.
    "We are in the playoffs for the first time in a few years. I'm excited," said Coach Scott Harvey.

  • Old times there are not forgotten: Wheat homecoming

    The Wheat community may be long gone, but former residents, students and their descendants are making sure it is not forgotten.

    In remembrance, several dozen folks gathered last Sunday at George Jones Memorial Baptist Church just off Blair Road to celebrate the group’s 85th reunion.

    Nestled in the Oak Ridge portion of Roane County — and encompassing land from Bear Creek to Bethel Valley, East Fork Valley and Sugar Grove Valley — the entire community was displaced in 1942 to make way for the ongoing war effort.

  • ‘Nobody knows the chief’: Harriman’s top cop lauded, process panned

    The recent hiring of Derek Pacifico as Harriman police chief drew a mixed reaction from the standing-room-only crowd in Harriman’s City Council chambers Tuesday.

    Some, including residents who participated in the selection process and Pacifico’s students from Farragut, turned out in support.

    Others, however, would have preferred to have a Roane County candidate to fill the post.