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Today's News

  • Man plans to revive home gun sales issue later

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    The decision by the Roane County Board of Zoning Appeals to deny a Midtown man a special-use permit to sell firearms out of his home stands.

    The issue may not be over, however.

    Jack Yokley’s Chancery Court complaint to overturn the board’s decision was tossed out at his request.

  • Breaking News Leon Houston returned to jail

    Leon Houston, awaiting his second trial on charges of murder in the slayings of a sheriff's deputy and his friend, was ordered back to jail Thursday morning after he said he was unable to pay for his monitoring bracelet.

    See more as information becomes available, or read the story in Friday's edition of the Roane County News.

  • Tornado Watch until 10 p.m.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 767 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT /9 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS, INCLUDING ROANE COUNTY: 

    IN NORTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 2 COUNTIES

    IN SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA

    CHEROKEE CLAY

    IN TENNESSEE THIS WATCH INCLUDES 33 COUNTIES IN EAST TENNESSEE :

  • Rockwood "picks" off Unaka in first round, 32-6

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    For three quarters, the Unaka Rangers gave the Rockwood Tigers all they could handle, but eventually, five Ranger interceptions proved too much to overcome for Unaka as they fell 32-6 to the Tigers.

    “We played really sloppy in the first half,” Rockwood head coach John Webb. “We moved the ball well, but we were simply unable to cash in our opportunities early on.”

  • Nov. 9 Update: Rain could have moved evidence in Houston case

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    Something worried TBI forensic scientist Robert Daniel Royse when he made the trip from Nashville to Roane County on May 11, 2006.   

    “It was raining the entire way,” Royse said. 

  • White cloud indicates startup of new scrubber

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    Cleaner emissions from TVA’s Kingston Fossil plant will come in the form of a big white cloud of steam.

    The first of two scrubber units will be online this week at the plant. All units are scheduled to be online by spring 2010.

    Scrubbers, the units being put in place around the TVA system, are another step the plant is making toward cleaner air under the Clean Air Act.

    “The purpose of the scrubber is to remove the sulfur dioxide,” said Bob Rehberg, maintenance manager.

  • Ray signs with Bryan

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    It's always good to get what you want and Bryan women's basketball head coach Jamy Bechler got the player he wanted most as Kingston senior Jenna Ray signed scholarship papers last week to play for the Lady Lions.

    "When we discovered her we made her our No. 1 priority," Bechler said after her signing. "We followed her pretty much all summer playing for Tennessee Hustle. We didn't offer any other player before we offered her."

  • Bobcats gear up for big game

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    In years past when a team played a non district game in football it usually didn't go a long way in determining whether or not a team made the playoffs.

  • Muddy Tigers shutout Wartburg

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Despite less-than-desirable field conditions, the Rockwood Tigers managed to escape from Wartburg with a 14-0 win over the Bulldogs.

    “I think, considering the field conditions tonight, our kids played really well,” Rockwood head coach John Webb said.

    Wartburg started off the game with an excellent kick-off return getting into Rockwood territory. However, the Bulldogs were unable to capitalize as they fumbled the ball back to Rockwood.

  • Tigers down Devils, 35-7

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Powered by a huge second half, the Rockwood Tigers secured an automatic berth in the TSSAA Class AA playoffs Friday night with a 35-7 victory at Harriman.

    Rockwood and Harriman were tied 7-7 at halftime, but John Webb's Tigers opened the second half with an eight-play, 65-yard scoring drive and the rest was history.