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Today's News

  • Midway brings Rockwood’s season to a close

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers bounced back from a slow start of softball season by winning eight of their last 12 regular season games. Then they beat Tellico in the first round of the district tourney to grab a place in the double-elimination portion of the tourney being played now at Grace Christian.

    Rockwood ran into trouble when it faced top-seeded Meigs County losing the first round game, 19-3.

    The Lady Tigers then had to play Midway in the first losers bracket game Tuesday, but they weren’t able to get past Midway as the Lady Waves picked up an 8-1 win.

  • Former Lady Cat Crisp named Academic All-Conference

    The University of the Cumberlands softball team is in its final stages of preparation as they head to Bowling Green, Kentucky for the Mid-South Conference (MSC) Tournament.

    As the Patriots continue to work hard on the field, numerous Patriots were honored on Wednesday for their hard work in the classroom by the conference.

    Sixty-three Mid-South Conference softball student-athletes earned Academic All-MSC honors, conference officials announced on Wednesday.

  • Help Roane letter carriers Stamp Out Hunger in community Saturday

    Post offices throughout Tennessee — including those in Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood — are asking for the community’s support on May 9.

    That’s the day they join America’s letter carriers and Feeding America, one of the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organizations, in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

    Hosted each year by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger is one of the largest single-day food drives in the country.

  • Roane awarded funds for emergency food, shelter

    The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program recently awarded Roane County $9,366 in federal funds to be used to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.

    The funding is to be distributed through a local board that consists of members representing the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, area churches, a recipient who has benefitted from the services and the Roane County United Way.

    Agencies interested in applying for the funds need to contact the Roane County United Way at 882-7711 to receive an application.

  • Property transfers: July 1-10, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:

    July 1 – From Donna Pickel Weaver, Donna Sue Pickel and Herbert Lynn Estate Pickel to Glenn Monger by warranty deed, Dist. 3, 1.43 acres, U.S. Hwy. 70, $12,500.

    • From Garvan Walls, Gail Walls and Garvin Walls to Travis Walls and Suzanne Walls by warranty deed, Dist. 2, 14.571 acres, Near Orchard View Road A, $20,000.

  • Roane County E-911: April Dispatches
  • Tennessee Scholars: 121 Roane high school seniors cited

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Roane County Schools, recognized 121 graduating seniors as Tennessee Scholars at a breakfast awards ceremony on April 22.

    The graduating Tennessee Scholars are from the five Roane County high schools.

    At the ceremony, the students received a Tennessee Scholars certificate and medallion from Gary Aytes, director of Roane County Schools, and Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance.

  • RSCC garden plants dreams, too

    Service is becoming an important part of Jeremiah Johnson’s education.

    “You do not really think about all the needs in the community until you serve in the community,” said Johnson, a Roane State Community College freshman. “It has opened me up to things. It has helped me as a person.”

    Johnson receives the tnAchieves scholarship, which offers two years of community college tuition-free.

    The statewide Tennessee Promise program was based on tnAchieves.

  • High School Graduations: Class of 2015
  • Dunn Center’s schools closing

    Michael Dunn Center’s Board voted to close its two school facilities Thursday, much to the disappointment of the families who rely on them.

    Closing will be the school on Michael Dunn property off Gallaher Road. Also to be closed is the Henry Center Day Care off Hwy. 27.

    Budget concerns are what forced the closures.

    The board met for about two hours and heard from concerned families who had students at the schools.