Today's News

  • Lady 'Cats avenge only district loss, 47-35

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats picked up a huge District 4-A win Tuesday night with a 47-35 victory at Oakdale.

  • Lady Waves hold off Grace Christian, 56-55

    Tuesday night at Midway High School was a great night for high school hoops as Midway and Grace Christian Academy locked horns in a pair of close games.

    The first game of the evening was a true nail-biter as the Lady Waves knocked off the Lady Rams, 56-55. 

  • Lady Jackets stun Alcoa, 44-37

    The race for the District 4-AA regular season title was pretty clear Tuesday evening with Alcoa taking their undefeated district mark on the road to Kingston.

  • Cherokee sweeps Green Wave

    With the regular season winding down, the Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets picked up some momentum heading into the postseason Tuesday night by sweeping county rival Midway.

  • Bulldogs take two from Devils

    The Harriman Blue Devils traveled to Wartburg Tuesday night and suffered a sweep at the hands of the Bulldogs and Lady 'Dogs.

    Wartburg opened the evening with a 56-40 victory in the girls game then the Bulldogs completed the sweep with a 66-52 victory in the boys game.

  • Rough night for Rockwood

    It was a long ride to Tellico Plains Tuesday afternoon for the Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers, and an even longer trip back as the host Bears and Lady Bears picked up a District 3-A sweep at the hands of their opponents from Roane County.

  • School funding pinch predicted

    Commissioners heard about issues facing the school system while board members listened to challenges that could impact local revenues during a joint meeting between the Roane County Commission and Board of Education last week.  

  • Weekly papers to end

    A long, storied chapter in the journalistic history of Roane County will be coming to an end next month.
    After the Feb. 27 edition of the combined weekly newspaper Rockwood Times and Harriman Record goes out, the newspaper will be no more.
    The primary unique content — Josephine McKinney’s column ’Round Rockwood and Louise Warmley’s column Harriman Happenings —  will be moved into the Roane County News’ Monday edition, which the weekly subscribers will receive instead.

  • 911-dispatch office wants more money

    With traditional revenue sources drying up, E-911 Director Mike Hooks says he needs more from the municipalities of Roane County.
    But with money tight, in the middle of a budget year, Kingston City Council members aren’t ready to pony up just yet. They heard Hooks’ request at a January work session and tabled it until at least February.

  • Alleged pill peddler indicted

    People looking to obtain oxycodone on the black market in East Tennessee could find it more difficult.
    A man accused of selling it illegally has been indicted by the feds.
    Eric C. Hefner, 41, is in custody at the Blount County Jail in Maryville.
    According to federal court documents, Hefner was indicted on Jan. 10 on one count of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute oxycodone in the Eastern District of Tennessee.