Today's News

  • Harriman at Rockwood tickets are available online

    Individual game tickets for the Harriman (4-0) at Rockwood (2-2) game Friday night are available online at gofan/Rockwood Tigers.com. The Harriman at Rockwood game is oldest rivary in the state and is alumni night, when the 1976 state championship team will be recognized at halftime.
    Kickoff for the game is 7:30 p.m. on Civitan Field.

  • Roane County golfers head to region

    Several Roane County golfers will be advancing into region golf action after Monday's region golf tournament in Sevierville.
    The Rockwood girls and boys,  five members of the Kingston teams and one player from Oliver Springs will advance into next week's action in Sevierville.
    The top three boys and girls teams and the top five individuals not on the winning teams advance to the region tournament.

  • Cherokee Middle Schools wins defensive battle over Oliver Springs Middle School

    The Cherokee Middle School School Yellow Jackets defeated the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats Saturday night 12-10 in a defensive standoff.
    The Cherokee offense rushed for 99 yards on 19 carries and completed 5-of-10 passes for 30 yards with only four first downs for 129 total yards, while the Oliver Springs offensive rushed for 97 ads on 39 carries and completed 6-of-10 passes for 63 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception for 160 totals with nine first downs.

  • Commissioner working for Road Dept.

    Randy Ellis, Roane County commissioner and chairman of the Road Committee, will be working for the Roane County Road Department.

    According to county payroll records, Ellis was hired by Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson for the position of “office personnel” effective Sept. 13.

    “He’s doing the litter, the fuel and the payroll,” Ferguson said. “He’s also helping with a beautification project we’re working on and the new internal controls we have to do for county offices.”


    Roane County residents joined the rest of Tennessee in feeling the crunch of a gas panic that ensued after word that a pipeline was temporarily shut down because of a leak.

    That panic led many people to rush to the pumps to fill up in fear of a gas shortage and prices jumped about 10 cents since last week.

    Stations in the area typically hovered around the $2 mark last week. Now prices are ranging from $2.09 to $2.19 per gallon of regular gas in Roane County.

  • No breach of account info in Credit Union texting scam

    Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union representatives said a texting scam that began this weekend is not a data breach for the agency.

    Credit Union representatives also said this week all account information is secure and has not been hacked.

    “Please remind all citizens no financial institution will ever text or call a customer to request personal information,” said Rebecca E. Lawson, chief support officer/administration for Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union.

  • Eblen, Simmons portraits now at courthouse

    Retired judges E. Eugene Eblen and Russell E. Simmons Jr. returned Friday to the courtroom they presided over for many years.

    They weren’t back to hear another case, however.

    Eblen and Simmons were there to witness the unveiling of their portraits that will hang in the Circuit/Criminal Courtroom at the Roane County Courthouse.

    That’s a big honor for a judge, according to judicial officials.

  • Rockwood teen hurt in crash, father charged with DUI

    A Rockwood father was arrested on Friday after he allegedly caused a car crash that injured his teenage daughter.

    Steve Eugene Frizzell, 44, is charged with driving under the influence, child endangerment and vehicular assault.

    The accident happened near the intersection of Hwy. 70 and Delozier Lane around 6 p.m.

    According to warrants filed by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Woody, Frizzell was behind the wheel of a 1999 Buick that was headed south when the crash occurred.

    “The suspect was intoxicated,” warrants said.

  • Harriman Middle softball teams beats Wartburg 9-1

    The Harriman Middle School Lady Devils took the field last Tuesday evening as they hosted the Lady Bulldogs from Wartburg Central Middle School and picked up a convincing 9-1 win.

    After losing to an unbeaten Coalfield Middle School last Monday night for their second loss of the season, Harriman bounced back with the victory over Wartburg.

    “We went through some hitting drills before the game on Tuesday.” Said co head coach Chasity Lowery.

    The Lady Devils for sure benefited from it on Tuesday night.

  • Rose, Collins shine in Cherokee Middle’s victory over Rockwood Middle School

    Kain Collins passed for two touchdowns and rushed for one more, and Marcus Rose scored two touchdowns to lead the Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets to a 36-18 victory over the Rockwood Middle School Tigers Thursday evening on Dr. Nat Sugarman Field at Kingston High School.

    Collins rushed for 62 yards on nine carries with one TD and completed 5-of-6 passes for 97 yards with two touchdowns, a 24-yarder to Rose and an 11-yarder to Landon Diggs.