Today's News

  • Rub-a-dub doggie
  • Blue Devils bomb Tellico Plains

    Andy Adcox’s Harriman Blue Devils opened District 3-A play Tuesday with an easy doubleheader sweep of Tellico Plains at Papermaker Field in Harriman.

  • Bobcats take two from Coalfield

    The Oliver Springs Bobcat baseball team picked up a key split in district competition, downing Coalfield in a doubleheader on Tuesday -- taking the first game 14-5 and then taking the nightcap 10-7.

    With both wins under their belts, the Bobcats improved to 4-0 in district play.

  • Tigers knock off Midway, 12-2

    The Rockwood Tigers didn’t have any big innings Tuesday, but Jake Witter’s squad did score at least two runs in every at bat on their way to a 12-2 victory over visiting Midway at Rockwood’s Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

  • Big inning leads Lady Tigers past Midway, 9-3

    Roane County’s best softball rivalry over the past few years has been the battle for the top spot in District 3-A between Rockwood and Midway.

  • 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.

    Jennifer L. Bunch, following too close Jan. 12, 2006. Dismissed Oct. 1, cost to state.

    Rodney L. Gulley, no insurance on file and failure to yield April 14, 2006. Dismissed Oct. 25, cost to state.

    Ronnie W. Maharrey, VOP CPS summons April 27, 2009. Dismissed Oct. 4, cost to state.

    Earl T. Andrew, VOP CPS summons May 24. Dismissed Oct. 25, cost to state.

  • The Garden Gate: April opens tricky but brings us fine flowers

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    As spring begins, April will at last bring us warmer days, new leaves on the trees, birds and squirrels building their nests, and violets and forget-me-nots starring the new grass.

    We progress into the season of Lent and turn our thoughts toward the days of Holy Week and Easter in the Christian faith and Passover in the Jewish tradition.

    But we are also faced with some seemingly frivolous occasions in this varied month.

  • Hembree cited as Hometown Hero

    Members of the Harriman chapter of Modern Woodmen of America have honored Robert “Bob” Hembree of Rockwood through the organization’s Hometown Heroes program.

    The citation honors Hembree for countless hours of service to the community.

    Hembree was honored for volunteering with Rockwood Ministerial Association’s Food Pantry.

  • Disaster drill planned April 1

    Harriman High School will host a disaster drill on April 1.

    This mock disaster will involve students from three Roane County schools: Oliver Springs High School, Roane County High School, and Harriman High School.

    The simulation will show the aftermath of a mock natural disaster, such as a tornado, an earthquake or an airplane crash.

    Many students will portray roles as injured and deceased victims.

    Student makeup artists have been trained to create faux burns, scratches, protruding objects and even brain matter.

  • Time to get serious about filing income taxes for '10

    With April arriving this week, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the filing deadline for 2010 tax returns is April 18, not April 15.

    Emancipation Day is observed April 15 in Washington, D.C., so most federal offices there will be closed.

    By law, the tax filing deadline for the nation is moved to the next business day, Monday, April 18.

    IRS spokesman Dan Boone offers some tips for those who haven't filed yet: