Today's News

  • Things to Do

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    FRIDAY, JAN. 25
    • A public country music show and dance featuring The Riverfront Band will be from 7 to 10 a.m. in the Harriman American Legion. Smoking and alcohol are prohibited.

    MONDAY, JAN. 28

  • Tigers take two from Greenback

    As the calender gets closer and closer to February, basketball teams all across the state are jockeying for postseason position.

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers are no different, and Tuesday night they picked up a huge District 3-A sweep with a pair of victories over Greenback.

  • Devils down TSD, 69-55

    The Harriman Blue Devils traveled to Knoxville Monday and picked up a 69-55 victory over Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD). 

  • Rockwood splits with Sunbright

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers played a rare set of games on Saturday and the result was a split with visiting Sunbright.

    The girls game would see Rockwood lead from start to finish in knocking off the Morgan County version of the Lady Tigers, 47-34. The boys game would see the visitors from Morgan County knocking off the home team, 42-35.

  • Jackets swept by Alcoa

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets were hoping to make a statement in District 4-AA Tuesday night on the road at Alcoa, but the home team had a different plan as the Tornadoes and Lady Tornadoes swept Kingston.

  • Oliver Springs gets revenge on Coalfield

    Oliver Springs used a stellar defensive performance from their boys and girls to earn a sweep Tuesday night at Terry Hacker gymnasium.

    Girls Game

  • Lawyer goes after Houston land

    The signs brothers Rocky and Leon Houston have been accused of erecting South of the River could be coming down.
    Cleveland attorney James F. Logan Jr. has filed a petition in Roane County Probate Court to be appointed administrator of the estate of the brothers’ late father, Clifford Clyde Houston.

  • Airport key to progress, officials say

    The Rockwood Municipal Airport promise is why Vice Mayor Peggy Evans says she pushed so hard for Tennessee Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division monies to help develop T-hangars — storage space for aircraft that land at the airport.
    “I think it is vital for this whole area,” Evans said.
    She and others helped raise matching funds to go with the Federal Aviation Administration funds to build the T-hangars and fueling upgrades, which will be completed this spring.

  • YMCA promising, Kingston mayor says

    Roane County has trawled for its own YMCA in years past, but Kingston Mayor Troy Beets believes the next couple of years could see the county finally land the big one.
    After a number of failed attempts at bringing a “Y” to Roane over the years, the city of Kingston made a serious go of it in 2012 when it submitted a grant request to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to build a “safe room” on a parcel of land donated by developer Matt Caldwell in the Ladd Landing commercial park.

  • New DOE security contract announced

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced last week that a $181,672,893 protective force services contract has been awarded to National Strategic Protective Services LLC.
    The contract period of performance is five years, which includes a three-year base and a two-year option period. A 60-day transition period was scheduled to start on Tuesday.