Today's News

  • Tennis Tigers drop matches

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers tennis teams suffered through two tough losses last week in matches against Loudon and Alcoa.

    On the boys side, Rockwood lost by identical 7-2 scores against the Redskins and Tornadoes.

  • Raiderette camp set for June 13-17

    The 2011 Roane State Raiderettes Girls Basketball Camp for ages 8-14 will be held from June 13-17 at the Roane State gymnasium in Harriman.

    The camp will focus on individual and team fundamental skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting as well as defensive skills. 

  • RSCC boys camp set for June 20-24

    The 2011 RSCC Raider Boys Basketball Camp session for boys ages 8-13 will be held June 20-24 in the Roane State Athletic Complex.

  • Chesser leads Blue Devils past Bobcats, 11-0

    In what could a preview of the Region 2-A Tournament, the Harriman Blue Devils traveled to Oliver Springs Thursday evening and defeated the Bobcats 11-0 in five innings.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Ready to two-wheel the roads

    I have written about my hiking lately. Not counting dog walks and casual rambling, I logged 18 miles on the trail in one seven-day period recently.
    But I believe in diversification, which is why I’m getting my two bicycles ready for riding soon.
    I’ve been an avid cyclist since I learned to ride on my older sister’s navy-blue bicycle at age 5. I never was able to ride using training wheels, not with the classic parental hand steadying the seat.

  • A view from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen: When thinking of national debt, recall 1835

    As we predicted last week, we continue to be inundated with statements, almost sermons, about the national debt and how some of our right-wing wise guys are going to pay off the debt. To this you, learned reader, may well express some doubt — a sort of ‘I’ll believe it when I see it” type attitude — and your doubt is well justified, as we will now demonstrate:

  • Seminar focuses on helping kids succeed

    Roane County Schools recently hosted a four-day training seminar focused on increasing a child’s chances to succeed in school and life, as well as increase their positive, civil behaviors.

    Derek Peterson, founder of the ICARE-US initiative, personally instructed Phase I and Phase II of the Integrative Youth Development Program “Phlight Academy” for Roane County school counselors, support team, health coordinator, truancy officer, anti-drug coalition program coordinator and Mid-East Head Start staff.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Anthony E. Britton, initiation of process Sept. 12, 2009. Dismissed Nov. 22, cost to state.

    Larry W. Frost, VOP CPS summons. Guilty as charged Nov. 22, convicted.

    Larry W. Frost, VOP CPS summons. Guilty as charged Nov. 22, convicted.

    Jared Hayes Turpin, violation of probation May 24. Dismissed Nov. 22, cost to state.

  • Bowers Elementary perfect attendance


    Abraham Barry

    First Grade

    Dominic Chesser

    Allan Hovey

    Loki Lutrell

    Zachary Parks

    Sabrina Peters

    Second Grade

    Abby Bailey

    Keshana Garrett

    Jeremy Schafer

    Addy Woitaszewski Third Grade

    Bailey Bowlin

    Cadence Byrd

    Jasmine Hardy

    Charli Liles

  • Oliver Springs Elementary perfect attendance

    Jenna Baker

    Kelsey Blank

    Adam Carroll

    Joseph Chaston

    Jacob Dameron

    Brooke Davis

    Drew Davis

    David Edmundson

    Lexie Edmundson

    Matthew Gaylor

    Kaylin Gibson

    Jacob Grace

    Lindsay Grace

    Devyn Hayes

    Deven Hester

    Laci Hester

    Deven Hubbard

    Brady Jackson

    Owen Jackson