Today's News

  • Rockwood suffers sweep

    For three periods of play, the Rockwood Lady Tigers held pace with the Wartburg Central Lady Bulldogs, but a 5-1 three-point shooting deficit helped the Lady Bulldogs pick up a 42-30 win. 

  • Raiderettes pick up conference road sweep

    Good teams win on the road and that’s just what the Roane State Raiderettes did over the weekend as Monica Boles’ squad knocked off conference foes Jackson State and Columbia State.

  • Lady Jackets fall short in upset bid

    The Kingston Lady Jackets gave the Stone Memorial Lady Panthers all they could handle, but a shot by Nicole Hassler off a rebound for Stone Memorial quashed the hopes of what would have been a stunning upset as the Lady Panthers escaped the Jackets’ Nest with a 39-38 win. 

  • Tigers, Lady 'Cats win Area 4 titles

    Saturday afternoon was a special afternoon for the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats and Rockwood Middle School Tigers as both wrapped up Area 4 AA Tournament titles in Harriman.

  • Catalog business alive in Rockwood


  • Five Star honor for Gateway IGA, Sharp

    Rockwood’s Gateway IGA and owner Roger Sharp have been awarded the IGA Five Star honor for achievement in the company’s assessment program.
    Five Star is the highest level of recognition possible under the program’s rigorous standards.
    “We at Gateway IGA are so proud to be Rockwood’s Five Star IGA,” Sharp said.
    “We achieved this honor by working
    as a team to meet the needs of our customers. I’d like to thank my dedicated team for their hard work day in and day out.”

  • Little travel required for medical equipment, supplies


  • Treadway marks 25 years at job


    Lori Treadway was recently honored for her 25 years of service at Griffin Insurance Agency.
    She started with the agency in 1986 and has held the designation of certified insurance service representative for the pas 20 years.
    Treadway also has served as personal lines manager for the agency at 414 N. Kentucky St., Kingston.  
    She is still active in her career and continues with her education to better serve her clients.
    Treadway and her husband, David, plan to re-tire someday to Myrtle Beach, where they own property.

  • Yette's words inspired a nation

    Samuel F. Yette, one of the most influential figures to ever emerge from Roane County, has died.

    Yette, 81, was the first black Washington, D.C., reporter for Newsweek magazine. He also worked for LIFE magazine, partnering with famed photographer Gordon Parks for a five-part series on segregation in 1956.

    He also wrote about the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington.

    Yette not only chronicled the divisions of racism, he experienced them firsthand.

  • 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.

    Richard J. Lawson, violation of driver license Feb. 19, 2010. Dismissed May 21, cost to state.

    Jonathan C. Pettross, speeding Feb. 14, 2010. Traffic ticket paid May 25.

    Marjorie W. Thompson, speeding March 3. Dismissed May 21, cost to defendant.

    Jacqueline J. Willard, speeding March 3. Dismissed May 21, traffic school.