Today's News

  • Iris in bloom
  • Bobcats rally comes up short

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats rallied from five runs down twice to force extra innings Monday evening in their District 4-A showdown with Wartburg, but the rally went for naught as the Bulldogs scored a run in the top of the ninth inning and held on for a 9-8 victory.

  • Lady Waves roll past Harriman, 11-1

    The Midway Lady Waves celebrated Senior Night with an impressive 11-1 District 3-A win over the Harriman Lady Blue Devils on Monday. 

  • RCHS girls camp set for June 6-9

    Roane County High School will hold a girls youth basketball camp for girls entering second grade up to eighth grade on June 6-9 from 8 a.m. until noon daily.

    The cost of the camp is $60 and each camper will receive a camp t-shirt.

  • Harriman bats catch fire in 16-1 victory

    There’s not much sweeter than picking up a win on Senior Day. That was the case Monday evening as Andy Adcox’s Harriman Blue Devils celebrated Senior Day 2011 with a 16-1 victory over county and District 3-A rival Midway.

  • Ambulance director loses job

    Gloria Wright is no longer director of the Roane County ambulance department. She was informed about the county's desire to go in another direction on Monday.

    "We asked Gloria to basically take a position lower than what she's at now," Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    Woody said Office of Emergency Services Director Howie Rose and consultant Jack Jinks will manage the ambulance department on an interim basis.

    "Until we do a search or determine exactly what we need to do," he said.

  • Lady Waves pick up big win

    The Midway Lady Green Waves knew if they wanted a chance to win the regular season District 3-A title that they had to beat Rockwood last week.

    Midway did just that as the Lady Waves erased a 6-2 deficit by scoring 14 unanswered runs in the fifth and sixth innings to beat the Lady Tigers, 16-6.

  • Making a run for the prize egg
  • Paper unemployment checks a thing of the past

    Tennesseans receiving unemployment benefits are no longer looking for that check in the mail.
    That’s because the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has phased out paper checks.
    Claimants are now receiving either a Visa debit card called Tennessee Automa-
    ted Payment or electing to have their benefits directly deposited into their bank account.

  • Roane jobless rate at 7.8 percent

    Roane County’s unemployment rate took a big drop in March to 7.8 percent, according to statistics released late last month from the
    Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
    The state’s numbers show  that Roane County’s rate is down by 0.6 percent over the February rate — and 0.9 percent lower than in March 2010.
    That means 26,060 workers in the county’s 28,250 labor force were employed in March.