Today's News

  • Hanging up her pad and pen: Columnist calling it quits at 91

    Rockwood’s voice for community news — from social occasions to club meetings and guests to community members’ homes — is calling it a day.

    Josephine McKinney, the 91-year-old ’Round Rockwoodcolumnist for the Roane County News, has been writing some sort of local news column for a very long time, first taking over for her mother, Carrie Ramsey.

  • Oliver Springs, county mourns Sonny Harvey

    Sonny Harvey was a man who knew just about every little tidbit of history about the town of Oliver Springs.

    Claude Smith “C.S.” Harvey Jr., always known as Sonny, died in Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge Thursday, two days shy of his 83rd birthday.

    The historian had lived a very busy life, including his activities as a historian and chairman of the Oliver Springs Historical Society.

  • 7 jailed for child abuse at meth lab

    Seven people are facing child abuse and drug charges after numerous items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine were found Friday at 100 Oaks Apartments at 900 E. Wheeler St., Rockwood.

    “Deputies made contact with Christopher Lee Powers, who was holding a fixed blade knife, in apartment 204,” the Roane County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

    “Deputies observed Christopher Ryan Jenkins running toward a bathroom in the apartment carrying a glass container.”

  • Calfee, Travis among newest in Tennessee House

    The Tennessee House of Representatives officially gaveled into session last week, marking the beginning of the 108th General Assembly in Tennessee.

    Among the 31-member freshman legislative class are state Rep. Kent Calfee, R-Kingston, and state Rep. Ron Travis, R-Dayton.

    Both took the oath of office in Nashville last week and were officially sworn into the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • Yager takes oath for second term

    State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, took the oath of office last week in Nashville as the 108th General Assembly was gaveled into session.

    The oath was administered by Supreme Court Justice William C. Koch during the legislature’s three-day organizational session.

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  • Tax returns to be processed starting Jan. 30

    Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act, the Internal Revenue Service plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30.

    The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on that date after updating forms and completing programming and testing of its processing systems.

  • 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. Jan. 31 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

  • MMS boys starting to roll

    The Midway Middle School Green Wave won their fifth straight game and avenged an earlier loss when they eased past Greenback 37-34 Thursday night. 

    In the opening game Greenback rolled to a 49-8 decision.

  • HMS, RMS split close games

    The Rockwood Middle School Lady Tigers rose to the occasion, defeating the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils by a 24-17 margin Thursday evening at Harriman.