Today's News

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 1

    25 Years Ago
    The new Blair fire hall and community center was under way. John and Florence Arnold donated the land — the county donated $7,500, and the community pledged more than $30,000 for three years.

    10 Years Ago

  • Kick return costs MMS

    The old General Neyland maxim about special teams proved to be the difference in the game Thursday night between the Sunbright Tigers and the Midway Middle School Green Waves as Sunbright’s Skyler Bunch 70-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and ensuing two-point conversion was enough to give the Tigers an 8-6 win. 

  • Craft fair vendors sought

    The Roane State Community College Support Staff Council is seeking vendors for its 18th annual craft fair from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 on the Roane County campus.
    Proceeds from booth rentals fund the Gayle Mullins Memorial Student Book Scholarship, which helps Roane State students with the costs of textbooks.
    Mullins was a former president of the Support Staff Council. She died in 2000, and the scholarship is named in her honor.

  • Cherokee puts up 50 points in win

    After pummeling Norwood in their season opener, 40-0, the Cherokee Yellow Jackets made it 2-0 recently with a 50-6 victory over Wartburg.

    Cherokee’s offense was unstoppable in the victory as the Yellow Jackets scored on all seven possessions.

  • Rockwood man killed by train

    A man was struck and killed by a train Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened near the Rockwood wastewater plant.
    Rockwood Police Chief Bill Stinnett said they were still investigating
    what happened.
    He identified the deceased man as Stephen Hickey. Stinnett said Hickey lived out toward the mountain and walked along the railroad tracks all the

  • Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Awarded ORNL Subcontract


  • Schools get Shining Star for Tasty Tuesdays

    A healthy eating program in almost all Roane County elementary schools received the 2009-10 Shining Star Award from the Tennessee Governors Council on Physical Fitness and Health.
    The award recognized the Roane County Tennessee Nutrition and Consumer Education Program Coalition for Tasty Tuesdays, a program that provides elementary-age children a chance to try different fruits and vegetables each month.
    Educational information is given to educators to share in the classroom.

  • 'There's many things for Roane County I can work for'

    Public service, not politics.
    James “Dub” Harmon said that’s how he always viewed his job as a county commissioner.
    Harmon’s public service may continue, but his days of doing it as a commissioner will come to an end on Tuesday. That’s when current commission terms expire.
    Harmon, the commission’s most senior member in terms of age and tenure, lost his re-election bid earlier this month.   

  • Apply by Oct. 8 for recycling grant

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Solid Waste Management is accepting applications for recycling equipment grants.
    Grant applications are due by Oct. 8.
    Recycling equipment grants are available to local governments and nonprofit organizations working with local governments.
    Grant funds may be used to purchase key pieces of equipment to establish new recycling programs, to improve existing operations or to prepare recyclable materials for transport or sale.

  • Course helps HR certification

    Human resources professionals who want to review before taking the Professional in Human Resources or Senior Professional in Human Resources certification exams can take advantage of a class offered at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus.
    The college’s Office of Community Outreach and Professional Training is presenting a course that utilizes the SHRM Learning System, the most widely used tool available to prepare for the certification exams.