Today's News

  • Cleanup planned in Rockwood

    Rockwood will be holding spring cleanup from April 9-13.

    People that know they will need items picked up are asked to call Christy at city hall at 354-0163 to arrange a pickup.

    Tires will not be picked up, but batteries will as long as they are separate from other trash.

  • United Way plans Family Fun Day

    United Way is holding its annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Roane State Community College.

    There is no charge for admission.

    If your local organization or business would like to set up a free information or promotional booth, or would like to perform or entertain at the Family Fun Day, call the United Way office at 882-7711 or Christy Adair at 717-0021.

  • Michael Dunn chief named to state council

    Michael Dunn Center’s president and CEO has been named chairman of a statewide planning and policy council for the state’s Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and DIDD Commissioner Jim Henry announced McElhinney’s appointment as the first chair of the council in a news release this week. The council was formed in the Tennessee code when DIDD was established as a state department.

  • Devils, Tigers drop tennis matches

    Tuesday was a rough day for the Harriman and Rockwood tennis teams as both suffered losses in district competition.

    Harriman traveled to Loudon and suffered an 8-1 loss in boys play and a 6-3 setback on the girls side.

  • Schools director search narrowed to 10

    Three Roane County Schools employees who applied for the director of schools position were among the 10 people recommended for an interview with the Board of Education.

    The group includes Gary Aytes, Elizabeth Rose and Keevin Woody. The board plans to interview them along with seven other candidates in April.

    “I'm glad that all Roane County candidates got in the top 10,” Board Member Darrell “Drack” Langley said.

  • Lady 'Cats blank Oakdale, 9-0

    The Oliver Springs Lady ‘Cats used a five-run second inning and a dominate performance on the mound by freshman Courtney Jones to shut out the Oakdale Lady Eagles 9-0 Tuesday evening at Oakdale High School.   

  • Lady Jackets blast Sequoyah, fall at Stone Memorial

    The Kingston Lady Jackets hit the road on Monday and Tuesday for a pair of games that would see differing results.

  • Midway picks up split with late rally

    For the second week in a row, the Midway Green Wave managed to get a split in a two-game regular season series in district play. Last week it was against Harriman, but this week Midway rallied for a game two 7-6 win against Rockwood in extra innings.

  • Bad inning costs Lady Waves

    For five innings on Wednesday it looked as if the Midway Lady Green Wave stood a good chance of knocking off visiting Knoxville Catholic. But then the sixth inning came and the Lady Irish erupted for five runs in what would be a 7-4 victory for Catholic.

  • Bobcats, Lady 'Cats sweep Oakdale

    Monday was a good day for the Oliver Springs baseball and softball teams as the Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats picked up District 4-A victories over Oakdale at Arrowhead Park.

    On the softball diamond, Oliver Springs spotted Oakdale an early lead before rallying for an 8-3 victory.