Today's News

  • School Lunch Menu: Aug. 20-24

    MONDAY — Hot dog or chili dog on bun, chicken quesadilla or entrée salad with buttered corn, fresh fruit selection, chilled fruit cup and milk.

    TUESDAY — Chicken sliders, ham or turkey wrap or entrée salad with variety spuds, lettuce/tomato/pickle, fresh fruit selection, chilled fruit cup and milk.

  • Harper devoted to Little Leaf

    By Julia Hopper Daniel, For Roane Newspapers
    Mamie Louise Harper was born Sept. 12, 1915, in Oliver Springs, and died Oct. 8, 1990, while on a visit for the funeral of her sister, Josephine, in Los Angeles.

    She was the daughter of the late Minnie Mae Crozier and William Julian Hopper Sr. She spelled her last name as “Harper,” instead of Hopper, along with her brother Samuel.

    Harper left her mark on society through her work in the church, the community, and the education system.

  • ONE rallies youths from 22 area churches
  • Anti-Drug Coalition awarded 2-year grant

    Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition was awarded a two-year grant to benefit at-risk groups through the East Tennessee Foundation’s 2012 Youth Endowment Grants Program.  

    The $5,000 grant will go toward creating youth-led public-service announcements written, produced and directed by middle and high school students to increase awareness of and reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

    The grant is among the $258,500 in funds given to East Tennessee nonprofit organizations whose programs and projects are helping at-risk youth.

  • New leaders for Roane County Retired Teachers

    Nora Lee Honeycutt, back to camera, recently installed the 2012-13 Roane County Retired Teachers officers.

    The new officers are, from left, President Mary Hickey, President-elect Miriam Bowman, Secretary Pat Brummitt, Treasurer Gretchen Harvey, Assistant Treasurer Eric Brummitt and Parliamentarian Richard Harris.

  • Killer Bees win championship
  • Atomic Rowing to host open tryouts

    After the Gold-medal showing and five-year dominance of the US women’s team, rowing once again takes center stage as an American athletic standard. Here in East Tennessee, Atomic Rowing is looking for student athletes to participate and learn first-hand about the sport of rowing. 

  • Bobcats, Jackets highlight opening week action

    After months of waiting, high school football returns Friday night in Roane County with the start of the 2012 season.

  • Tigers impressive in jamboree

    The Rockwood Tigers scored two touchdowns in less than five minutes Friday night as John Webb’s squad downed Oakdale, 13-0, in the final quarter of the 2012 Roane County Jamboree.

    “We got in a little work and did okay with what we wanted to do,” Webb said. “It’s been a long day and we appreciate all the teams and fans that came down tonight.”

  • Midway falls, 8-6

    The Midway Green Wave played well, but came up just short in Friday’s 2012 Roane County Jamboree in Rockwood, falling 8-6 to Sunbright.