Today's News

  • Tigers stun Green Wave

    By Melissa Coley


    The Rockwood Lady Tigers became the “Cinderella” team of the middle school softball district tournament over the weekend as they advance to the state sectional by defeating the 2nd ranked Midway Green waves by a score of 9-3.

  • Lady Devils advance to district title game with big win

    By Melissa Coley


    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils answered a two run first inning by Spring City with eight runs of their own and never looked back.

  • Road to middle school softball section

    By Melissa Coley


  • IRS fraud nets man 41 months

    A convicted sex offender will spend time in federal prison for failing to register and committing tax fraud.

    Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Phillips sentenced Roger A. Beu Jr. to 41 months on Sept. 20.

    Beu, 57, conspired with Morgan County businessman Joseph Armes Jr. to defraud the government of more than $1.4 million in tax revenue.

  • Literacy numbers up for schools

    The Tennessee Department of Education has released Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System data for the 2016-17 school year.

    TVAAS uses a 1 to 5 scale to measure student growth. Level 5 is most effective, level 4 is above average effectiveness, level 3 is average effectiveness, level 2 is approaching average effectiveness and level 1 is least effective.

  • Two in Rockwood latest casualties in area’s ‘bad, bad’ drug problem

    Police believe two back-to-back deaths in Rockwood within the span of 24 hours may be drug related.

    Rockwood Police Chief Bill Stinnett said a 29-year-old Crab Orchard woman staying with a friend in Rockwood is believed to have accidentally overdosed.

    “They completed her autopsy this morning, so we are waiting for the toxicology to come back to know her actual cause of death,” Stinnett said late last week.

    “Right now there doesn’t appear to be any foul play at this time,” said Stinnett.

  • Meth defendant in prison for 10 years

    Another defendant has been sentenced in a Roane County methamphetamine conspiracy.

    U.S. District Court Judge Pamela Reeves sentenced Justin Redmon of Harriman to 10 years in prison on Thursday. The sentence will be followed by five years of supervised release.

    Redmon, 33, conspired with others to buy meth in Rome, Ga., and resale it in East Tennessee.

  • Harriman streets ready for paving

    Harriman drivers may notice a number of roads are getting smoother, but the work is far from done.

    “It will look good when we get through,” said Public Works Director Darrell “Drack” Langley.

    One of the big projects is on Scenic Drive and Sherwood Lane where tiles are being installed.

    “Once the tile work is complete we will be paving Scenic Drive and Sherwood Lane,” said City Manager Kevin Helms.

  • Rockwood Golf Course manager busted for DUI, possession of pot

    Tennessee Highway Patrol reported finding two marijuana cigarettes in the pocket of Rockwood Golf Course manager Richard Spradling during a DUI checkpoint Friday, Sept. 22.

    Spradling, 59, 750 Eagle Furnace Road, Rockwood, was charged with driving under the influence, simple possession or casual exchange and implied consent.

    “We are aware of the situation and what happened,” Rockwood City Administrator Becky Ruppe said Monday. “Just like everyone else, you’re innocent until proven guilty, so he’s still working.