Today's News

  • Grasham recipient of ’11 Bernard-Greif scholarship

    Recent Rockwood High School graduate Bethany Rachel Grasham is the recipient of the 2011 Bernard-Greif Scholarship Award.

    The scholarship’s two-year total is $2,000.

    Grasham accepted the award on May 17 at Rockwood High School’s awards night.

    She wants to continue her education to pursue a career in nursing.

    She ranked seventh in the 2011 Rockwood High School senior class.

    She will attend Roane State Community College in the fall.

  • Five chosen for Tennessee Scholars awards at RSCC

    Five students from Roane County will begin their freshman years at Roane State Community College with $500 Tennessee Scholars scholarships.

    Students apply for the scholarship awards, and winners are selected through a drawing.

    The winners from Roane County schools are Autumn Adkisson of Harriman High School, Shelby Miller of Oliver Springs High School, Sarah Reid of Rockwood High School, Taylor Narramore of Midway High School and Corey Reed of Roane County High School.

  • Bible prophecy series starts May 25

    In recent years, stories about Bible prophecies and ancient predictions have become headline news.
    Some say the world will end on May 21. Others claim the Earth will meet its end in
    With all of this confusion, many people are wondering: Can we know the future? Is it possible to decode the vivid prophecies in the Bible?
    From May 25-28, Pastor John Bradshaw of “It Is Written Television” will use the Bible to explore these mysterious prophecies.

  • Kellytown plans Friends, Family Day

    Kellytown Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have its annual Friends and Family Day on May 22.
    This event is a time for gathering friends and family and meeting for a time of joy and gladness in the celebration of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
    Special music will be provided by The Miller Family of Oliver Springs.
    The Millers were all born
    and raised in the area and have been singing together for several years.  

  • Early voting
  • Fadnek leads Coalfield past Lady Waves in Region 2-A title game, 2-0

    For 28 straight games, Midway's softball team had went without being shutout. Coalfield junior flame thrower Lindsey Fadnek ended that streak by firing a four-hit shutout in a 2-0 Lady Jackets Region 2-A Championship win Wednesday evening.

  • Lady Jackets fall in title game, 5-1

    The Gibbs Lady Eagles used three runs in the first inning to cruise to a 5-1 win over the Kingston Lady Jackets Wednesday afternoon with the Region 2-AA championship on the line. 

  • Rams send Devils on the road, 10-0

    If the Harriman Blue Devils are going to make an appearance in next week’s TSSAA Class A State Tournament in Murfreesboro, they will have to do so by winning Friday’s sectional contest on the road.

  • Rainwater wins region, advances to state

    One week after defeating Christian Academy of Knoxville’s (CAK) Leighton Porter in a three-set tiebreaker for the District 4-A/AA singles title, Rainwater and Porter hooked up again Tuesday with a state tournament berth on the line and again it was Rainwater coming out on top.

  • Four vie for three seats in Kingston

    Three open seats, four capable candidates.

    That is the enviable situation Kingston voters will face in the June 7 city council election.

    Recently all four, including incumbent Norm Sugarman, appeared for a city-sponsored candidate forum. Also running is Tony Brown, John Byrkit and Brenda Timm.

    Among the most recognizable names are Brown and Sugarman. Brown, a former county elections director who currently oversees Roane County Park, has served on the city council twice before.