Today's News

  • Rockwood sweeps Concord Christian

    By Michael Lindsay

    The Rockwood basketball teams rebounded from a pair of losses against county and district rival Harriman, by sweeping a pair of games with Concord Christian.

    The Tigers defeated Concord Christian 53-39, while the Lady Tigers outscored their guests 57-23.

    Rockwood 53, Concord Christian 39: A strong defensive effort in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference for Coach Paul Kamikawa’s  Tigers, as they survived against district foe Concord Christian by a score of 53-39.

  • Thurman keys Lady Jacket victory

    The Kingston basketball teams returned to District 4AA play Tuesday by hosting Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK), with the Lady Jackets defeating the Lady Warriors 51-43 and the Warriors hitting 12-of 30 3-point baskets in a 69-50 victory over the Yellow Jackets.

    Kingston 51, CAK 43: "We are winning, but are not playing our best," said Kingston Coach Connie Guinn, as Taylor Thurman hits 5-of-6 free throws in fourth quarter.

  • Roads, deannexation part of legislators’ talks

    Education initiatives and funding for road projects across the state were two of the biggest concerns addressed at this year’s Roane County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast.

    The breakfast at Roane State Community College’s main campus was held in time to give input to the legislative delegation one day before the Tennessee General Assembly reconvened.

    State Sen. Ken  Yager said he supports measures to help Middle College students, such as those who attend the program at Roane State.

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  • Roane students eligible for ETF awards

    East Tennessee Foundation has seven scholarships available to Roane County students for the 2015-16 school year.

    The Foundation’s scholarship program requirements range from financial need to scholastic achievement.

  • School Honors Cherokee Middle School

    Cherokee Middle School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls for the second nine weeks’ grading period.
    They are:
    Sixth grade — Shelby Belcher, Austin Brackett , Jillian Dunn, Alyssa Emory,  Casey Kyle, Anna Layne , Timothy Morgan, Wesley Morgan, Julianna Nix, Olivia O’Shell, Trishu Patel, Lila Pickrell, Lindsey Plemons , Jackson Puckett , Kade Roberts, Taylor Soehner, Caleb Tejeda and Alyson Wheeler.

  • Midway STUDENTS help vets in need

    Members of Midway High School FFA, Future Farmers of America Club, partnered with their agriscience class and high school football team for a community service project to help East Tennessee veterans during the holidays and the winter season.

    They put together 500 snack bags and 55 care sets that included a sweatshirt, sweatpants, winter socks, hats and gloves.

    The project stemmed from an agriscience lesson related to leadership and identified various community service opportunities through the FFA.

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  • New initiative designed to help adults finish degree

    “Tennessee Reconnect + Complete,” a Drive to 55 initiative focused on encouraging Tennessee adults with some college credit to return to college and complete their degree, was rolled out this week by Gov. Bill Haslam.

    According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, about 940,000 Tennessee adults have enrolled in a postsecondary institution in the state and achieved some college credit but left before obtaining a degree or credential.

  • Need doesn’t end with the holiday season

    The Christmas season is a time of year when people often donate to charities such as Rockwood Ministerial Association’s food pantry.

    Donations, however, often fall off when January rolls around.

    That could lead to problems in keeping food on their shelves for the ministry that serves about 500 individuals and families per month.

    “It’s important that we continue receiving donations,” Rockwood Ministerial Association Director Steve Osborne said.