Today's News

  • Roane man charged with murder in Illinois cold case

    A Roane County man faces a murder charge in an Illinois cold case.    

    Robert “Bobby” Bostic of 354 Tennessee Chapel Circle was arrested by authorities on Jan. 25.   

    Bostic, 70, is accused of killing Carlton Richmond on June 25, 1982.

    According to the Round Lake Beach Police Department in Illinois, Bostic and Richmond were members of the same motorcycle club.

  • Utility bill reminder put back in place

    Rockwood customers will still get a friendly reminder to pay their utility bills.

    Rockwood Water, Sewer and Gas Board revoked a recently established policy to eliminate penalty notices.

    “I have recommended we keep the present policy in effect by going ahead and mailing out the penalty notices,” Mayor James Watts said.

    “Sometimes our minds need to be jogged a little bit,” Councilwoman Peggy Evans said.

  • Roane, Anderson sharing extension agent

    The University of Tennessee Extension is trying to meet $5.4 million in budget reductions by making restaffing changes.

    Sixty positions will be cut statewide, and some employees will have to transfer.

    How will these cuts and redistributions affect Roane County’s extension office?

    Both Roane and Anderson counties will share one agent between them, said Tim Cross, UT’s dean of extension.

  • Daniels bags 23-point buck
  • TWRA News

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission has delayed a decision for at least to two years to move forward through the regulation process and request the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to establish a hunting season for sandhill cranes in the state. 

  • This week's hoops schedule

    Monday, Jan. 31

    Harriman at Greenback (High School)

    Rockwood at Wartburg (High School)


  • Jackets keep season alive with victory

    With their season on the line, the Cherokee Yellow Jackets stayed alive in the Area 4 AAA Tournament Thursday evening with a 42-32 victory over Sweetwater.

  • Lady 'Cats reach Area 4 title game

    While upsets seemed to be the norm during the Area 4 AA middle school basketball tournament all week, girls' semifinal action seemed to work out just the way the brackets intended.

  • Adequate notice is a treasure for democracy

    The Paris Post-Intelligencer
    Most people probably pay little attention to public notices in newspapers. But — like the fire department that’s out of mind until you need it — they fill an essential role in good government.

  • A view from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen

    Gentle readers, be not disturbed if you do not immediately recognize the name Hetty Green, for she has not been prominent in the news for more than three-quarters of a century.
    But around 1900, Hetty Green was the richest woman in the entire world!
    And the tabloids of the period often wrote of her on account of her miserly ways.