Today's News

  • Ferguson, Beason, Mullins seek road supervisor seat

    Three people have picked up petitions to run for road superintendent in next year’s county election. The list doesn’t include incumbent Tom Hamby.

    “I’m not going to run this time,” Hamby said. “I’ve had some heart problems and I decided this would be a good time for me to get out of it.”

  • CASA to benefit from courts

    Guilty people will have to fork over more money in court fees. At its Nov. 14 meeting, the Roane County
    Commission passed a resolution authorizing the collection of a victims assistance assessment of $45. The resolution said the fee will apply to anyone who pleads guilty, is found guilty or enters a no contest plea.

    The fee will not apply to crimes where the maximum punishment is a fine of less than $500 and no imprisonment. It also won’t apply to traffic offenses, except for DUI.

  • Rockwood recall petition signing day


    Rockwood’s recall petition to oust Mayor James Watts and Councilwoman Jane Long from their positions was getting little interest as of nearly 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. The petition was stationed at the Rockwood Event Center on West Rockwood Street from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Kingston First Baptist Youth decorate interstate tree


    Lucas Stephenson hands an ornament to Cameron Van Horn, both of Kingston’s First Baptist Church youth group, while decorating a cedar tree on Interstate 40 last week. Every year, the youth group goes out to trim the same tree. It sits between Exits 355 and 352. The tradition of the decorated tree goes back to 1978, and the youth group has been decorating it since 1993.

  • Holiday cheer

    This week gasoline prices dropped below $3 a gallon at some Roane County fuel pumps. They are still well above the $2.65 average for this time last year, according to officials at AAA of East Tennessee.

  • Rockwood Middle sweeps Bobcats

    Monday night was a good night for the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Lady Tigers, as both squads traveled to Oliver Springs and picked up victories over the Bobcats and Lady 'Cats.

  • Howard scores 32 in Harriman victory

    The Harriman Blue Devils and Oakdale Eagles renewed their longtime rivalry Tuesday night and both communities would have a little bit to be happy about following a split.

  • Late surge lifts Roane State, 98-91

    The Roane State Raiders picked up a hard-fought victory Monday night as Randy Nesbit's squad picked up a 98-91 win over Gadsden State.

  • Kingston sweeps Wartburg

    The Kingston basketball teams picked up a non-district sweep with a pair of wins over Wartburg Tuesday night.

    The Lady Jackets enjoyed a 53-36 win, while the Kingston boys pulled out a 56-51 victory.

  • Raiderettes suffer tough weekend

    The Roane State Raiderettes suffered through a cold-shooting spell over the weekend at the GPC Thanksgiving tournament in Decatur, Ga.