Today's News

  • Tigers look sharp in Cordell Christmas Classic

    Paul Kamikawa’s Rockwood Tigers are heading into the 2013 with a lot of momentum.

    That momentum came thanks to a strong showing in the 2012 Jim Cordell Christmas Classic where the Tigers picked up three wins in three days against stiff competition.

  • Bobcats close out 2012 with victory

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats finished off the 2012 portion of their schedule last week with a seventh place finish in the 2012 Jon Loden Holiday Classic at Midway.

  • HMS girls, RMS boys fall in title game

    Rockwood Middle School hosted 30 games in three days as part of the 2012 Rockwood Middle School Christmas Classic.

  • Jackets play well despite setbacks

    Their record might have been only 1-2 at last week’s Pilot Winterfest Classic at Knoxville Catholic High School, but the Kingston Yellow Jackets played perhaps their best basketball of the season as the 2012 calendar was winding down.

  • Lady Devils pick up win in Cordell Classic

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils were able to stay home for the holidays last week as Johnny Jones’ squad hosted the 2012 Jim Cordell Christmas Classic.

  • Berry completes Leadership program

    Roane County Commissioner Ron Berry was among 42 county and municipal government leaders who successfully completed the Local Government Leadership Program hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service’s Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership.
    UT faculty and private consultants led the three-day, invitation-only program that focused on personal leadership, stress management and ethics, and improving government effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Church to give away food

    From staff reports
    A tractor-trailer load of food will be distributed at Courts of Praise Church in Harriman starting 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4.
    Food will be given out to the needy until supplies run out.
    “They need a valid driver’s license or photo ID,” said Dwayne Linger, one of the coordinators of the food pantry at Courts of Praise.
    Linger said it would be appreciated if people could bring their own boxes and bags in which to carry supplies.

  • Alliance official’s DUI case delayed

    The drunk-driving case against Darrell Williams has been postponed again.
    Kingston police charged him with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent following a lunchtime crash on Sept. 17.
    Williams, 51, was the vice president of business development for The Roane Alliance at the time of his arrest, and he still holds that position.
    His court date in the case was set for Nov. 12, but got reset to Dec. 10.
    Williams’ attorney, Tom McFarland, reportedly had a conflict that day, so the case was rescheduled for March 4.

  • Roane’s bravest, finest of ’12 honored
  • Mediators for TVA ash spill suits selected

    Two people have been selected to serve as mediators in the litigation over the TVA ash spill.
    Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan granted a motion by the plaintiffs to refer the cases to mediation in November and ordered the parties to select a mediator within 30 days.
    The parties settled on Pamela L. Reeves and Rodney A. Max to serve as joint mediators.
    The judge issued an order on Dec. 21 approving the selections.
    “The court finds the parties’ joint proposal regarding the selection of mediators acceptable,” Varlan wrote.