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Today's News

  • Rockwood floats hope for lakeside developer

    Rockwood officials have been trying for years to develop 55 acres on Watts Bar Reservoir deeded to the city in the 1950s.

    They now are working with Knoxville-based Blue Ridge Development LLC., who wants a ground lease of the property to have amenities such as a marina, park for recreational vehicles, and other activities.

    “I have been dealing with a developer really interested in developing our lakefront property,” said Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller.

  • Have yourself a Mary little Christmas
  • Sitters accused of shopping while intoxicated

    A couple was arrested on Nov. 26 after they were allegedly found intoxicated inside Walmart with an 11-month old.

    Rockwood police charged Bryon Cody Copeland, 25, and Marcella Marie Forrester, 26, with child abuse and neglect, theft of property, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.

    The report said Copeland and Forrester were baby sitters for the 11-month-old. Police approached the pair because they “appeared to be under the influence,” the report said.

  • Merry Christmas from Roane parks

    From staff reports

    Roane County’s parks and recreation departments are working together to share the holiday spirit of giving.

    Our Parks Care is a collaboration between Kingston, Harriman, Rockwood and Roane County parks, where small gifts will be hidden at parks for people to find and share with someone in need.

  • Christmas comes to Rockwood

    Rockwood’s Downtown Christmas festivities will begin on Dec. 1 with live holiday music starting at 3:45 p.m.

    Two carriages will be available for horse-and-carriage rides around town starting at 5.

    Music will be provided by the Roane State Carolers, the Evans Family Singers and Rockwood High School Band.

    The festivities will include a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and the lighting of the downtown Christmas tree in Rockwood’s Homecoming Park.

    The annual event is presented by Rockwood 2000.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Screen Door Café sure to wow you

    I’m always looking for unique places for my “Out to Lunch” articles. You’ll want to plan to visit the latest unique restaurant we selected.

    “You guys ought to eat at the Screen Door Café, in Dayton,” Louise Turbyville Shipwash told my wife Carol, during a recent bridge group gathering they have regularly.

    “I’ve enjoyed eating there twice, and the food is great.”

  • Harriman middle drops pair

    The Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils and Blue Devils travelled to Lenoir City on Monday night to take on the Lady Panthers and Panthers of Lenoir City Middle School in some hoops action.

    The week didn’t start off well for the Big Blue as neither team was able to secure a victory against Lenoir City as the Lady Devils fell by a score of 35-16 and the Blue Devils lost by a score of 40-17.

    The Lady Devils were unable to get much offense going on Monday night as the Lady Panthers didn’t have much of a problem putting up points on the scoreboard.

  • Lenoir City claws Rockwood

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    On a wet and rainy day outside, the Rockwood Tigers girls and boys basketball teams took the court against the Lenoir City Panthers.

    Rain and darkness are a combination that don’t usually lead to the best of days, and it was hard for the Tigers to weather the storm on Tuesday night.

    In the first game, the girls faced a tenacious Panthers defense that constantly created pressure defensively, making it hard on the Tigers offense.

  • OSMS and MMS split games

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Midway’s Emmy Taylor scored 17 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had 6 steals to lead her team to a 49-20 victory over the Lady Bobcats of Oliver Springs on Monday evening.

    The Lady Green Waves came out with an aggressive full court press that stunned OS and forced numerous turnovers. Taylor and teammate Stella Tilley combined for 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals in the first frame to take the early 12-3 lead.

  • Cherokee hoops round-up

    The Cherokee Middle Lady Jackets lost a close one to Dayton, 35-33, Tuesday night.

    Keira Leffew led the scoring attack for Cherokee by putting up 14 points in the contest

    For Dayton, Emma Gently topped all scorers and accounted for the lion’s share of her team’s offense with 24 points.

    Cherokee (33): Lemons 8, Leffew 14, Burns 5, Guillemet 4, Fritz 2.

    Dayton (35): Gently 23, Kinney 11.