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Today's News

  • Meth maker gets 8 years

    A man arrested for making meth around his 6-year-old son was sentenced to eight years in prison last week.

    Christopher Michael Raby pleaded guilty in Roane County Criminal Court to initiating the process to manufacture meth, attempted aggravated child abuse and child neglect.

    He was sentenced as a Range 1 standard offender, which means he only has to serve 30 percent of the time before he’s eligible for release.

  • Supporter gives David Morgan praise

    Rockwood resident Roberta Dennis said she believes Roane County Property Assessor David Morgan has been treated unfairly, and she let the Roane County Commission know at last week’s meeting.

    “He has been working very hard,” she said. “His office has been working hard, and I have to say with both hands tied behind his back by the County Commission, particularly some on the County Commission.”

  • Retiring Roane principals recognized

    Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes said Dyllis Springs Elementary School Principal Gwendolyn Johnson and Midway Middle School Principal Nadine Jackson are retiring at the end of the school year.

    “They’ve been two fixtures in Roane County for a long time,” Aytes said.

    “We’re going to miss them. They’re not only great administrators, but they’re great people.”

    Aytes said the retirements were no surprise.

  • Teachers of year honored
  • Student says Middle College impacts his class ranking

    Oliver Springs High School student Brandon Buck hopes to become valedictorian one day, but he’s concerned his participation in the middle college program at Roane State Community College may have him at a disadvantage.

    He addressed the issue with the Roane County Board of Education last Thursday.

  • Oliver Springs football hosting Lift-A-Thon

    The Oliver Springs High School football team will be hosting a Lift-A-Thon event to help raise money for the 2015-16 football season with new head coach Larry Green. The team is looking for money to help rebuild the program which includes providing equipment, food, transportation and other player necesities. The event will take place April 27-May 1 at Oliver Springs High School. On Friday, May 1, the team will hold a cookout for people to meet the 2015-16 players and coaches.

  • Kingston’s McCoig completes hat trick to pick up win against Oliver Springs

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets soccer team scored six goals on Tuesday night to defeat Oliver Springs, 6-1. Zach McCoig completed the hat trick for Kingston, recording the first three goals. Carson Heidle, Andres Guerrero and Colin Haba each added additional goals. Marcus Miller was responsible for the Bobcats lone goal.

  • Rockwood softball shuts out Greenback
  • Two from Trousdale headed to RSCC

    The Roane State baseball team has added two new members to this year’s class of signees.

    On Tuesday, it was announced that Trousdale County duo of Luke Fergusson and Marquel Claiborne would be suiting up for the Raiders in 2016.

    The duo has helped the Yellow Jackets to a 9-13 record this season.

    “It’s kind of crazy,” Fergusson said. “I always wanted to play at the next level.”

    For Fergusson, the idea of being able to stay somewhat close to home helped make his decision.

  • Harriman sweeps injured Midway

    The Midway Green Waves have been hit with an injury bug that left three starters unable to play when they faced Harriman twice this week. One set of injuries came on the same play when Landon Davidson and C. J. Huff collided in the outfield on a fly ball catch. Davidson suffered a concussion, and Huff broke his leg. To top it off senior right fielder Garrett Weingarten sprained a knee ligament.

    With three starters out, Harriman was able to handle the Green Waves both games Tuesday and Wednesday winning 12-2 at Harriman and then 10-2 at Midway.