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Today's News

  • Meth lab cleaned up near Rockwood

    Authorities discovered a meth lab at 1303 Black Jack Road near Rockwood on Monday.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy John H. Mayes said the cleanup took more than six hours.  

    No one was charged, but Mayes said they did find some receipts for pseudoephedrine, which is a main precursor for meth.

    A state database could help authorities find out who purchased the pseudoephedrine.

    Mayes said that could be a valuable lead in determining who was responsible for the lab.
     

  • Raiders top WSCC, 76-60

    The Roane State men’s basketball team earned a convincing 76-60 win in Morristown Saturday night from Walters State.  

    The conference opener gives the Raiders a 1-0 league start and a 3-1 mark overall.

  • Kingston wins two TVL titles

    The 2010 Tennessee Valley League season came to a close recently as four champions were crowned at “Super Saturday” in Kingston.

    The day proved truly super for the Kingston crickets and cutters as both won championships. 

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  • UPDATE: Fatal accident South of the River

    Two people were killed and two other victims were transported to University of Tennessee Medical Center Monday morning following a fiery accident at the intersection of Squaw Valley Road and Hwy. 58.

    Law enforcement and emergency responders confirmed the double fatality at the scene.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol later identified the deceased as Ronnie Ray Brummitt and Matthew A. Sneed. The wreck could have been more horrific if not for quick thinking on those arriving on the scene before police or rescue personnel.

  • Treasures still on tap

    Nov. 6 came and went this year without a Founders’ Day celebration.
    However, that doesn’t mean one won’t happen in the future.
    New County Executive Ron Woody said he plans to continue having the event.
    “We probably will not do that until January or February,” he told commissioners at their Nov. 8 meeting.

  • Second try for budget in Rockwood

    Rockwood City Council will once again be considering a second reading on a budget this Monday, Nov. 15.
    “Basically what I’m doing, I’m putting the budget we passed on first reading right, putting it on the table and I’m going to allow the council, if they have any amendments to that, I’m going to allow them in accordance with the law make recommendations,” said Mayor James Watts.
    The suggested budget has some employees getting a raise while the rest are only up for a bonus.

  • Rockwood man aims to bring an end to malaria

    Evangelist Leonard Heatherly of Rockwood has grown tired of waiting.
    Filled with passion and a sense of urgency, both Heatherly and his wife, Janie, are working hard to bring what could be a low-cost cure for malaria to the African people.
    Heatherly has been working steadily and progressively to grow wormwood tea in Africa since he started hearing about it in 2006.
    Also referred to as artemisia, this herbal tea is grown in China and has been used by the Chinese for thousands of years to control malaria.

  • Volunteers play a major role at Roane Medical

    Roane Medical Center appreciates and values the assistance of community volunteers to help provide a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere for patients and visitors.


    The Harriman-based hospital seeks interested candidates 18 years and older to help in volunteer services.


    “Volunteers play a significant part in our patients’ experiences at the medical center. They can be the first face a person will see upon arrival,” said Tricia Aycock, volunteer coordinator of Roane Medical Center.