Today's News

  • TWRA launching TV show on PBS stations


    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is serving as a partner in a new weekly-television program, Tennessee Uncharted which hits the air waves in November.

  • Calvary tames Lions


    In what was a low scoring contest, the Calvary Baptist Academy Lady Crusaders hunted down the Christ’s Legacy Academy Lady Lions by a 38-16 margin Tuesday evening in Kingston. 

    The Lady Crusaders started the game on a 6-0 swing before closing the opening period with a 6-4 lead. 

  • Fishing Report


  • Muzzleloader season starts Saturday


    The 2014 muzzleloader/archery season for deer opens in Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 8 and continues through Friday, Nov. 21 in all three of Tennessee’s deer hunting units, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

  • Rockwood youth football
  • Raiders blast Bryan JV in opener, 94-65

     It has been a rough preseason for the Roane State Raiders, but none of that mattered Tuesday evening as Randy Nesbit’s squad opened the 2014-15 season with a 94-65 victory over the junior varsity squad from Bryan College.

  • The Garden Gate: Indian legends abound about popular veggies

    Editor’s note: As Ellen Probert Williams continues her respite, we share one of her classic columns, first published on Nov. 7, 2012.

    There are some interesting legends among various Indian tribes concerning the origins of some of our most popular vegetables.

    One widely held superstitious belief insists that a naked squaw strolling through her garden on a moonlit night dragging her garment behind her would ensure a good crop and would prevent cutworms from destroying the planted vegetables, especially corn.

  • New United Way funding model to be discussed

    Roane County United Way will have the second of two meetings to share information with the community and potential non-profit partners regarding a new funding model currently being implemented.

    The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in the United Way office at 2735 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Based on community input, the United Way is now focused on helping more members of the community achieve greater financial stability, additional education and job skills, and healthier lifestyles.

  • Preorders taken for DAR veterans book

    The Roane County Veterans Book compiled by Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Kingston, is with the publishing company.

    The books will be sold to the public, and preorders are now being accepted now.

    Contact Connie Williams at 717-3949 or Barbara Wasilko at 310-4560 for details.

    The finished product is expected to be available for public purchase by January.

    Veterans, families and friends submitted the biographies to preserve the history of Roane County veterans.

  • State parks offering vets free golf, camping

    Tennessee State Parks is offering free state parks day to all Tennessee veterans, offering one free night of camping and/or a complimentary round of golf with appropriate identification on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

    “On Veterans Day, we honor the many brave men and women who have served our country,” Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill said.