Today's News

  • Christmas Eve Services

    • Glen Alice Christian Church, Rockwood, will have a Christmas Eve candlelight worship service at 8 p.m. The service will focus on Jesus Christ as “God among us” and is themed “O Come Emmanuel.” Open Communion will be offered to all who have submitted at Christian disciples. The church is at 1849 Spring City Hwy.

    • Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, will have a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. The church is at 203 S. Kentucky St.

  • GUEST OPINION: Mistakes in Newtown need discussing

    First Amendment Center
    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen so much flawed reporting as in the news coverage surrounding the horrific school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

    Errors abounded. News organizations identified the wrong man as the shooter, reported that the shooter’s mother was a teacher at the school and mischaracterized both the killers’ weapons and his access to the school. One flawed report said that the killer had a run-in with teachers at the school the day before the massacre.

  • Woody's steal rescues MMS

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets played their final game before Christmas Tuesday by splitting a pair of games with North.

  • Jackets battle Stars

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets played their final game before Christmas Tuesday by splitting a pair of games with North.

  • 'Cats split with Mavs

    It was a good news, bad news type of night Monday for the Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats in their home meeting with Anderson County.

    The good news came in the girls game as Oliver Springs knocked off the Lady Mavericks, 46-41.

  • Harriman picks up key district sweep

    In a match-up that appeared even on paper, the Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Devils came away with a huge District 3-A sweep over county rival Midway Tuesday night.

  • Kingston splits with Sequoyah

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Sequoyah Chiefs finished their season series by splitting a pair of games at Roane County High School Monday evening.

  • Tigers nip Jackets in OT, 50-48

    Rockwood and Kingston showed what a county rivalry is all about Tuesday night as Paul Kamikawa’s Tigers defended their home court with an exciting 50-48 overtime victory at Dr. Tom W. Evans Gymnasium.

  • Massacre jitters felt here, too

    School safety is at the forefront after a tragic school shooting in Connecticut last week took the lives of 20 children and six educators.
    This week Roane County Schools took steps to reassure families and children by coordinating with local law enforcement to have officers at every school when students walked through the doors Monday morning.
    Every community has a school resource officer shared between the high school, elementary and middle schools.
    However, for at least the remainder of this week, a greater police presence will be seen.

  • Roaming sex offender nabbed

    Registered sex offender Jasper Lee Russell has found it difficult to stay out of trouble.
    He was arrested on Sunday for failure to timely register or report. That’s not the first time he’s been arrested this year.
    Russell, 56, was arrested in April on weapons charges. He was also indicted by the Roane County grand jury in June for aggravated sexual battery against a child under 13 years old.