Today's News

  • Meigs County no hits Midway Lady Waves 1-0

    The Midway Lady Green Waves and the Meigs County Lady Tigers played another extraordinary game Monday night at Midway.

    The Lady Tigers held on to their lead in District 3A with a 1-0 win in 10 innings.
    Both Midway pitchers, Raygn Hall and Payton Kelley pitched their hearts out, but the international tiebreaker rules did

    Midway in for the second time this season.

    Midway lost to Tellico Plains two weeks ago when the Lady Bears scored in the 10th under tiebreaker rules.

  • Vanosdale hurls Tigers past Green Waves

    Monday was a nice day for Rockwood Tiger pitcher Jimmy Vanosdale, as he hurled his teammates to a 10-0 District 3A win over the Midway Green Waves at Mike "Brillo" Miller Sports Complex, after defeating beating Sale Creek 9-5 on Friday.

    Rockwood 10, Midway 0: Vanosdale gave up three hits with 10 strikeouts, while getting plenty of hitting support from his teammates. Terrance Ward was batting star, with a single and two doubles with three RBIs, while Nathan Briley smacked a double and a triple with one RBI.

  • Lady Tiger softball lose to Grace Christian; Tiger/Green Wave soccer team loses to Knox Carter

    The Rockwood Lady Tiger softball team was defeated 13-4 at Brickyard Springs Monday by Grace Christian, while the Tiger/Green Wave soccer team was beaten by Knox Carter 2-1 Monday.

    Courtney Denny was the losing pitcher, allowing 13 runs on 14 hits with five strikeouts, five walks and two hit batters.
    Olivia Metcalfe smashed two singles with an RBI, while Megan Monday smacked a double with an RBI. Karlee Bowling also singled.

  • Kingston woman killed in ATV crash

    A Kingston woman died from injuries she sustained in a weekend four-wheeling crash.

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said Donna Pierce was riding on a trail east of Kingston around 12:30 p.m. Sunday when her all-terrain vehicle went into a deep rut, bottomed out and turned over on top of her.

    “She was riding with another girl,” the sheriff said, adding that the other girl “had minor injuries, scrapes.”

    Pierce was airlifted to University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, where she died later that day.

  • Haunted-house clown cleared of sex charge

    Roane County General Sessions Court Judge Terry Stevens on Monday dismissed without prejudice the sexual battery charge against a man accused of groping women at a haunted house in Harriman last year.

    Larry Davis, 30, who was working as a clown at the Haunted Hospital sponsored by the Harriman Fire Department on Oct. 29, had been charged with sexual battery and public intoxication after the alleged victim accused him of groping her and her granddaughter.

  • West Tenn. pair face drug, child endangerment charges

    A West Tennessee man and woman are facing drug and child endangerment charges after an encounter with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

    William Harold Alexander, 42, and Latonya Lashay Alexander, 38, are charged with possession of schedule II drugs for transport, aggravated child endangerment, possession of a firearm while committing a dangerous felony, simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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  • Toho Chamber’s Business of the Year

    Business leaders, elected officials and special guests packed the dining room of Whitestone Country Inn Friday night for the 70th annual Roane County Chamber of Commerce and The Roane Alliance awards banquet.

    Title sponsors of the event included Roane State Foundation and Toho Tenax America Inc.

    Gold sponsors included Coldwell Banker, Jim Henry and Associates, Centrus Energy, CNS Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC, Regions, UCOR and UT Battelle/ORNL.

  • RCHS band plans special community movie event

    The Princess Theatre in Harriman will be busy Saturday.

    Three movies will be shown to benefit the Roane County High School band.

    “I’m excited about this,” band director Zack Williamson said. “Our parents came up with this as a way to raise funds. They went through Roane State and were able to get the movies.

    Movies to be shown are “Minions” at 12:30 p.m., “War Room” at 4 p.m., and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens at 7:30 p.m.