Today's News

  • Who is next to head the schools?

    Roane County Board of Education Member Frank Mee said he’s concern about the lack of action on the system’s top position.

    Director of Schools Toni McGriff’s contract is set to expire on June 30.

    The board has not voted to extend the current contract or start the search for a new director.

    “We can’t just wait until the end of the year to address this,” Mee said. “If we’re going to be looking for one, we need to get the word out right now, so if anyone is interested they can get in touch with us.”

  • Cleaning up
  • Tigers split with Wartburg

    In what could be a preview of the upcoming Region 2-A Tournament, the Rockwood Tigers and Wartburg Bulldogs split a pair of games at Rockwood's Tom W. Evans Gymnasium Friday night.

  • Roane State fights off Cleveland State

    In what was a very physical basketball game, the Roane State Raiderettes held off a late rally by the Cleveland State Lady Cougars to take a 70-62 victory on Breast Cancer Awareness night. 

  • Kingston sweeps Midway

    The Kingston Lady Jackets led wire-to-wire Friday night with a 62-29 triumph over the Midway Lady Waves. 

    Kingston started the game on a 10-0 tilt en route to an early 18-6 lead after one period of play. 

  • Lady Raiders looking to contend in 2011

    Roane State Community College softball coach Sue Niemi believes her team’s fall success against four-year colleges will carry over into the spring season.

  • Season ends for Cherokee, Midway Middle

    There would be no magical tournament run for the Midway Middle School Green Waves or Cherokee Lady Yellow Jackets as both would drop opening round games in the TMSAA East Tennessee Sectional Tournament played in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge.

  • Tigers wipe out Green Waves on Senior Night

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers celebrated Senior Night Monday with a pair of big District 3-A wins over Midway.

    The Lady Tigers took the floor first and picked up a 61-37 victory.

  • Brackett gears up for state tournament

    Kingston’s Darik Brackett is bound to have some butterflies in his stomach come Thursday afternoon as that’s when the Yellow Jacket senior will make his debut at the TSSAA Division I State Wrestling Tournament in Franklin.

  • ORNL credit union to start board election

    ORNL Federal Credit Union will begin conducting online voting at 12:01 a.m. Feb. 22 to fill three available three-year terms on its board of directors.
    Results from the voting will be announced online and at the 63rd annual meeting of the membership beginning at 6 p.m. March 10 in Oak Ridge’s Double Tree Hotel.
    Online voting will end at 11:59 p.m. March 3. Members must be 18 or older and have an account established with the credit union as of Jan. 31 to be eligible to vote.
    Paper ballots will be available during the voting period at credit union branch offices.