Today's News

  • Retired Teachers to meet

    Roane County Retired Teachers will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2 in Kingston Community Center for lunch.

    The Rev. Bill Fowler will speak about Roane County and the Civil War.

    Guests must make reservations for lunch by Jan. 30 by calling Wendy Howard at 548-5702.

  • Harriman may put splash pad at city’s community center

    Harriman officials are looking more strongly at putting a future splash pad next to the Harriman Community Center.

    During the Harriman City Council workshop last week, officials listed the pros of having it at the community center, including existing amenities such as bathrooms and concessions in the center and a staff member at the community center who can provide a level of oversight.

    They also discussed possible changes, such as renovations of the center to change entrances and moving the concession stand.

  • Inmate breaks out of Morgan prison

    An inmate at the Morgan County Correctional Complex was able to break out of the secure part of the facility.

    The incident happened earlier this month, but Tennessee Department of Correction officials didn’t issue a press release about it until Friday.

    The inmate was identified as Robert Fusco.

  • Police say man kidnapped wife

    A man is facing charges for allegedly kidnapping a Rockwood woman last week.

    According to the report, Don Wyrick contacted authorities Wednesday morning because his niece, Kimberly Webb, didn’t show up for work.

    “Mr. Wyrick said he was afraid that her husband Thaddeus Webb had kidnapped her due to his behavior in the past couple of months,” Rockwood Police Officer Blake Norman said in his report.

  • DUI gets teacher a school warning

    Special education teacher Michael P. Neal received a warning from school officials following his New Year’s Eve arrest.

    “On Jan. 3, 2018, Roane County School System received a complaint regarding your recent charges of leaving the scene, driving under the influence and immediate notice of accident,” Roane County Director of Schools Leah Rice Watkins wrote in a Jan. 3 letter to Neal.


    A colorful cast of Rockwood’s more fascinating characters will come alive in March at a celebration marking the city’s first 150 years.

    “This area became Rockwood on March 11, 1868. So the weekend of March 10-11, we have an event planned for the whole weekend,” said Leanne Malicoat, assistant principal at Rockwood High School.

    “So if you want to know how we got our name and how March 11 is our birthday, you need to come, because it is a really interesting story,” she added.

  • Blue Devils can’t hold off Meigs Tigers

    Harriman was swept in the boys and girls games Monday night by the Meigs County Tigers.

    In the opener, Harriman lost, 54-36.

    The Lady Devils were able to keep pace with Meigs throughout the first half thanks to the play of Christina Pack, Olivia Goins, Micaela Goins, and McKenzie Breeden.

    At intermission the score was in the Lady Tigers favor, but it was a respectable 26-19.

    During the second half it was apparent the Lady Devils’ stamina was spent and Meigs capitalized.

  • CMS knocked out by Meigs Middle

    Cherokee Middle’s Braxton Fritz fights for the ball during Monday’s middle school tournament game in Athens. The Lady Jackets lost, 40-32.

  • Roane teams highlight middle school tourney

    By Melissa Coley


    Midway falls to Lenoir City

    In the opening game of the district semi-finals, Midway lost to the Lenoir City Lady Panthers, 41-33.

    The Lady Waves started out strong as Emmy Taylor was a one woman show in the first quarter by snatching three steals, two rebounds and scoring four of her teams six points but the Lady Panthers had their own show stopper in Emily Gonzalez who had five steals along with five points as Lenoir City leads after one by a score of 9-6.