Today's News

  • ‘Voyager’s’ Kes barred from driving

    Former “Star Trek: Voyager” actress Jennifer Lien’s recent run-in with police resulted in guilty pleas last week. In December she was charged with DUI and simple assault.

    According to the warrant, Roane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Wes Stooksbury spotted Lien driving erratically on Hwy. 70 in a gold Buick.

    “I did detect an odor on her person believed to be associated with an alcoholic beverage,” the warrant said. “I asked again if she had been drinking and she stated she was drunk.”

  • Mason ponders exec bid

    Former Harriman mayor Chris Mason picked up a petition to run for county executive last Wednesday.

    “Anybody that knows me knows that I’ve always been interested in this office,” Mason said. “Right now I’ve picked up a petition and just really investigating the possibility of running and studying all the issues that the county is facing right now.”

    The county executive’s job is currently held by Ron Woody.

  • Buoyed prospects: Roane Alliance marks a stellar year

    Following a strong performance in 2017, Roane County is poised for future success, according to a report from The Roane Alliance.

    The Alliance’s 2017 Annual Report released last week highlights achievements that include infrastructure improvements, new marketing materials and a new marketing plan.

    “The county benefitted greatly from our work with the Alliance last year,” County Executive Ron Woody said.

  • Harriman Care and Rockwood Signature Great Places to Work

    Independent analysts at Great Place to Work have crunched the numbers and certified Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center and Signature HealthCare of Rockwood are as Great Places to Work.

    The two facilities in Roane County earned this distinction based on extensive ratings given by its stakeholders in anonymous surveys.

    “It’s a testament to the hard work exhibited by our great team,” said Benjamin Landy, CEO of Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center.

    Landy said he is extremely humbled to receive this certification.

  • Kingston's top worker

    The city of Kingston named water department employee Shawn Clark, center right, as February’s employee of the month.

    The presentation of the honor at last week’s Kingston City Council meeting includes, from left, Mayor Tim Neal, City Manager David Bolling, Clark’s wife Susie, son Jacob and Clark’s supervisor Jimmy Agee.

  • Rockwood’s Tractor Supply pet friendly with donations

    Rockwood’s Tractor Supply Co. store is donating 96 bags of pet food to feed dogs and cats in need of adoption.

    Recipients of the donation are Roane County Animal Shelter and Roane County PAWS.

    “More often than not, animal shelters and rescues depend greatly on food donations to support the pets they take in that await adoption,” said Kristin McPherson, manager of the Rockwood Tractor Supply store.

  • Junior varsity perfection reached
  • Lady Tigers go cold against Oneida

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers’ suffered heartbreak in a Valentine’s Day loss to Oneida, 56-39, Wednesday at Oneida.
    The outcome of the second round of the district 3 A playoffs was the end of the season for Rockwood.
    The Lady Tigers had been hot in the last week or so of the regular season with wins against Midway and the Lady Indians.
    The Lady Tigers had beaten Oneida just eight days earlier.
    Rockwood continued the streak into the playoffs by knocking off the Oakdale Indians despite a cold shooting spell.

  • Lady Waves refuse to lose

    By Melissa Coley


    South of the river is known for its farmland and the second round of the girls district 3A basketball tournament game between the Lady Bobcats and the hosting Lady Green Waves turned out to be a barn burner as the winner was decided at the final buzzer when Midway’s Rebecca LeMasters hit a three pointer to break a 34-34 tie to send her team to the semi-finals to play Sunbright on Friday night at Roane State Community College.

  • Tigers claw way to win

    The Rockwood Tigers relied on defense and timely shooting to beat the Wartburg Central Bulldogs, 48-39, in the second round of the District 3 A playoffs Thursday night at Wartburg’s Dallas Reed Davis Gym.

    “I thought we played just about as good on defense as we could play,” Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa said. “We got lost a few times, but we did a good job.

    “I know (Dillon) Fountain got into foul trouble, but we held down Wartburg’s other scorers.