Today's News

  • Park View annexation off table for now

    Park View community residents who rebuked Rockwood’s annexation efforts can celebrate.

    This week, Rockwood City Council unanimously approved a first reading of an ordinance to withdraw its pending annexation.

    At Monday’s meeting, Mayor James Watts referred questions as to what brought this change of events to city attorney Elmer Rich.

    The Rockwood City Council had met in executive session with Rich prior to the meeting. Now the issue is on a special-called meeting agenda on Monday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m.

  • Greif recognizes holy days

    Maurice Greif celebrated Rosh Hashana at sundown Wednesday.

    Rosh Hashana represents the Day of Creation, the Rockwood resident explained.

    “It’s a happier occasion,” Greif said. According to the Jewish faith, it’s the day God passes judgment on everyone’s past behaviors in the Book of Life.

    “To honor it, the shofar is blown, a trumpet of a ram’s horn, which will blow on judgment day,” he said.

    Greif, 87, quietly celebrated the 5,772nd Jewish New Year by reading his prayer book at sundown.

  • United Way campaign kicks off
  • At dawn's early light

    Often it is said that the early bird catches the worm. Whether it be walking at the fog-engulfed lake or enjoying a warm cup of coffee, there’s much to see and do in the early morning hours.

  • Deer, bear archery season now underway

    Tennessee’s 2011 deer archery-only season opened across the state on Saturday morning, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

    The archery season dates in all deer hunting units are the same. Dates are: Sept. 24 – Oct. 28, Oct. 31 – Nov. 4.

  • James Yelton III disc golf tourney set for Oct. 15

    Roane County Park will be the site of the James Yelton III disc golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 15.

    Registration for the tournament is 9 a.m. with the action starting at 10 a.m.

  • Martin wins Smoky Mountain feature race

    Greg Martin, of Oliver Springs, recently won the Crate Late Model feature race at Smoky Mountain Speedway. 

    Martin led all 25 laps in picking up the victory.

  • District action highlights Friday schedule

    The stretch run of the 2011 season begins Friday night as all five Roane County teams will be in action against district opponents.

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  • Lively lineup for Rockwood fall fest

    One of East Tennessee’s most popular festivals returns Oct. 1 with an all-star line-up of activities.

    Originally started in 1949 by the Rockwood Business Club (now Rockwood Merchants Association) as the Trade Days Festival,  the annual Rockwood Fall Festival now boasts an array of activities, pageants, entertainment, craft vendors and something to satisfy everyone’s taste.

    Special music artists will be onstage at Homecoming Park throughout the day.