Today's News

  • Harriman at Rockwood is marquee matchup

    The high school football season hits the midway point Friday night, and Roane County football fans are blessed with a great schedule this week as county rivalry games take center stage.
    The marquee game this week is the state's longest running consecutive running rivalry resumes when Harriman visits Rockwood for the 97th meeting between the two teams.
    The series started in 1921, and the Blue Devils have played every year consecutively since 1924 Rockwood currently holds a 55-35-6 advantage in the series.

  • Lexie Hill leads Lady Tigers to 11th win

    Lexie Hill scored three goals to lead, as the Rockwood Lady Tigers soccer team went on the prowl for their 11th win this,  defeating Greenback 6-1 at Mike "Brillo" Miller Sports Complex in the fourth game of their five-game homestand.
    Darcy Ferrell started the scoring, as she connected on a corner kick for a 1-0 Lady Tiger advantage.
    Shortly after, Lexie Hill beat the Greenback defender on the right siege for her first goal of the game for a 2-0 lead.

  • Soccer, volleyball seasons wrapping up

    Roane County soccer and volleyball teams are entering their final stages of the regular season.
    Oliver Springs (0-5-0, 2-8-2) defeated Knox Fulton 4-0 and lost 4-2 to Kingston. The Lady Bobcats host Harriman Tuesday and close out the season on the road - Sept. 29 at Scott, Oct. 4 at Stone Memorial and Oct. 6 at Loudon.
    Kingston (1-4, 4-6) defeated Oliver Springs 4-2 and traveled to Scott Thursday evening. The return home against Karns Sept. 27 and Harriman Sept. 29, before going to Rockwood on Oct. 4.

  • Kingston’s Woody revs up fans at Tennessee home games

    When Keelie Woody was growing up in Kingston, she dreamed of one day being a cheerleader for the University of Tennessee Spirit Team.

    She’s now living out that dream — Vols fans can look for her on the sidelines Saturday, when she’ll be one of a select few leading the cheers against Florida in front of a sellout crowd at Neyland Stadium.

  • Pills proving deadly over past 8 months

    There were 19 confirmed overdose deaths in Roane County in 2015.

    The numbers this year haven’t given officials a reason to feel better about the problem.

    According to information provided by the Roane County Sheriff’s Office, 15 people had died from overdoses in Roane County through the end of August. Four of those were confirmed and the final determination on the others were still pending.

  • Vehicular homicide parolee jailed for alleged violation

    Bryan K. Howard feared his July arrest would jeopardize his parole on a vehicular homicide sentence. Those concerns may have been justified.

    Howard was booked into the Roane County Jail on a Tennessee Department of Correction parole violation warrant on Sept. 14.

    “Parole violation warrants are non-bondable,” said Melissa McDonald, communications director for the Tennessee Board of Parole. “That means Mr. Howard will remain in jail until a revocation hearing can be held for him.”

    That could take a while.

  • Kingston department fires up the grill for Michael Dunn Center

    Kingston Fire Chief Willie Gordon was dealing with fire Monday morning, but in a good way.

    Gordon and the Kingston Fire Department hosted a picnic for Michael Dunn Center at Kingston City Park.

    “We’re doing a fun day for Michael Dunn Center,” Gordon said after grilling more than 100 hot dogs. “It’s a way for us to give back to the community.”

  • Lifelong rivals?
  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Roane Schools Sorry ACT Ranking, Part II

    Gentle reader, I understand that my column of two weeks ago entitled “Both Students & taxpayers are being cheated”, based upon our county’s students’ miserable performance on this year’s (2015-2016) ACT scores, has provoked a complaint from one of the county’s powers-that-be, or big cheeses.

    It appears that this big wig opines as how my column was “negative”.

  • 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.