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Today's News

  • Donations down for Teachers Supply Closet; still time to give items, money

     

  • Roane County E-911 August Dispatches
  • 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.
    Margaret J. Redwine, violation of probation Jan. 6. Guilty plea Jan. 25, convicted.
    Christy J. Wombles, violation of order of protection Aug. 1, 2009. Dismissed Jan. 4, cost to state.
    Daphne L. Watts, no driver license Aug. 5, 2009. Guilty plea Jan. 25, convicted.
    Mandy A. McDonald, theft July 30, 2009. Guilty plea Jan. 11, convicted.

  • OSMS too much for Norwood, 26-6

    In what can be best described as total domination, the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats rolled to a 26-6 win over Norwood Thursday night.
    "Coach Tony Dutton had a great defensive plan and we managed to hold Norwood to just two first downs the whole game." Bobcat head coach Larry Green said. "Our offensive line, Dylan Todd, Bobby Crass, Taylor Murray, Blake Taylor and Casey Wilson, all played well and our backs ran hard tonight."

  • Waves rip Oakdale, 42-0

    The Midway Middle School Green Waves picked up their first win of the season in a big way pounding Oakdale 42-0 last Thursday at Midway.
    “We started a little slow but we managed to get on track and pull away,” Midway coach Lewis Edwards after the win over the Eagles.
    Midway did start slow and could not score in the first quarter against Oakdale. The Waves turned the ball over on downs on their first possession and fumbled the ball away on their second possession.

  • Disc golf tourney coming to Roane County Park

    A sports first will occur in Roane County on Saturday as the 2010 AT&T Bluegrass Disc Golf Tour will be making a stop at the newly opened course at Roane County Park.

  • RMS downs Harriman, 38-8

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers picked up their fourth easy victory of the season Thursday night as Scott Harvey’s squad rolled past rival Harriman, 38-8.
    “We knew coming in that Harriman had a young football team, but you never want to take a rivalry game lightly,” Harvey said following the game. “We wanted to come out and play hard.”
    Rockwood needed less than 15 seconds of game time to take the lead Thursday as Corbin Van Patten returned the opening kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown.
    Kyron Inman added the two-point conversion to give the Tigers an early 8-0 lead.

  • DA opinion: Kirkham raise request not out of line

    Roane County Property Assessor Teresa Kirkham was not out of line when she wrote a letter requesting raises for the County Board of Equalization. This according to District Attorney General Russell Johnson, whose investigation into the matter exonerates Kirkham of any ethical or criminal wrongdoing.

  • Change in store for area Walmart

    Rockwood Walmart Supercenter is getting a facelift.
    Walmart, at 1102 N. Gateway Ave., recently began an extensive renovation.
    The store will receive a full remodel from the inside out to represent the latest in Walmart's store design and customer experience.
    The new design is based on feedback from customers.
    It will feature a clean, open and bright new look in the store with wider aisles, low-profile shelving, bright interior paint scheme and lighting and easy-to-read signage to help customers find the products they need.

  • Workshop to help with starting up a new business

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business.
    The workshop will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Contact Jutta Bangs at 865-483-2663 or jbangs@tsbdc.org for details.