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Today's News

  • Director says humidity, not mold, at Dyllis Springs

    Roane County Director of Schools Leah Rice Watkins said everything is fine at Dyllis Springs Elementary School, despite concerns that have been expressed about mold in the building.

    “The term mold has been tossed around,” she said Wednesday. “I can’t use that word. I know there was a humidity issue and we had to deal with that pretty rapidly, but everything is going great now.”

    Dyllis Springs, which is located on Ollis Road, is Roane County’s newest school, having opened in 2012.

  • Trial postponed for dad accused of starvation

    The state’s intent to seek life without parole for Matthew Dotson has caused a delay of his Aug. 29 trial date.

    The notice was filed on Aug. 10. Dotson responded to the notice by asking for a continuance.

    The move wasn’t opposed by the state, and the order granting the request was signed by Circuit Court Judge Mike Pemberton on Wednesday.

    Dotson’s trial was reset for Nov. 28. He remains free on a $100,000 bond while the case is pending.

  • Harriman busts counterfeiters

    From staff reports

    Late last month Harriman Police Department located several individuals and found counterfeit money, printers, washing material and other counterfeiting paraphernalia at a local motel.

    The case is still under investigation. No other information was available at press time.

    The department has had multiple complaints regarding counterfeit money in recent weeks.

    On Friday, Aug. 12, two men reportedly passed $1,000 in fake $100 bills.

  • Oneida Indians defeat RMS Tigers 36-6 in season opener

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers opened the season Monday night on Civitian Field with a 36-6 loss to Oneida.
    "We knew they were a good team. The single wing is hard to stop. The defense played well, but we had some gap coverage breaks," said RMS Coach Scott Harvey.

    After a scoreless first quarter, Oneida scored on a one-yard run by Dakota Alcorn, but the two-point conversion was no good.

  • Lady Tigers soccer team finishes 2-1 in Smoky Mountain Cup

    The Rockwood Lady Tiger soccer team was back on the field this past weekend playing three games competing in the Fall Smoky Mountain Cup at the Rocky Top Sports World complex in Gatlinburg, finishing 2-1 on the weekend.
    They defeated Seymour 3-0 and Grayson County 7-1 and lost to Henry County 5-0.

  • Lady Devil soccer loses to Scott, Concord Christian

    The Harriman Lady Devils soccer team dropped two matches over the last week, losing to 4-0 to Scott and 6-1 to Concord Christian.

    Scott 4, Harriman 0: The Harriman Lady Blue Devils Soccer team has been improving throughout the early part of the season, they just haven’t been able to catch many breaks.

    Harriman took on the Lady Highlanders Monday night and were already at a disadvantage numbers wise.

  • Three county teams in action this week

    Week two of the high school football season is here and once again Roane County fans get a bonus night of football, as one game will again be played on Thursday this week.

    This week's Thursday game will be at Harriman's Wallace Black Field, as the Blue Devils host Wartburg in a non-region contest.

    Two more games will be played on Friday, and both are within Roane County's borders.

    One is a non-region contest with Kingston hosting Cumberland County. The second is a Region 2-2A game with

  • Three county teams in action this week

    Week two of the high school football season is here and once again Roane County fans get a bonus night of football, as one game will again be played on Thursday this week.

    This week's Thursday game will be at Harriman's Wallace Black Field, as the Blue Devils host Wartburg in a non-region contest.

    Two more games will be played on Friday, and both are within Roane County's borders.

    One is a non-region contest with Kingston hosting Cumberland County. The second is a Region 2-2A game with

  • Reception marks Park Service’s centennial anniversary

    In celebration of the National Park Service turning 100 years old, the Obed Wild and Scenic River is planning a combined birthday party and an Art in the Park reception.

    The reception begins at 5 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Obed Visitor Center at 208 N. Maiden St., downtown Wartburg.

    The National Park Service has been celebrating its impending centennial for more than a year, but Aug. 25 marks the actual day when the National Park Service can claim 100 years of protecting our nation’s most treasured places.

  • AAA: gas prices down, insurance rates up

    According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey, 37 percent of Tennesseans have not reviewed their auto insurance policy with an agent in the past year.

    “Many drivers, even those who have not had a recent crash or have points on their license, have seen their auto insurance rates rise this year,” said Gene Calkins, AAA’s vice president of insurance.