Today's News

  • Rockwood mayor seeks pit bull ban


    Roane Newspapers

    Twelve people die each year from dog-bite-related fatalities.

    With the recent fatal mauling of a Knox County woman by two pit bulls fresh on his mind, Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller has decided to take a stand.

    Miller wants to draft an ordinance to ban the breed from within the city, but he’s not sure if the state will allow a breed-specific ban.

  • Devils, Lady Jackets have good outings


    Roane Newspapers

  • Complaint against McFarland dismissed by state commission


    Roane Newspapers

    Life is all good right now for Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland.

    He said he was recently awarded full custody of both his children after a contentious divorce.

    A sexual harassment complaint against him has also been dismissed.

    “I don’t believe this complaint was filed because I’d done anything wrong,” McFarland said. “I think it was filed just to get the headlines.”

  • Santa's laundry on the line?
  • Roane State splits with Clinton College


    Roane Newspapers

    The Roane State Raiders and Raiderettes returned home Wednesday evening with a pair of games against Clinton Junior College out of Rock Hill, SC.

    The Raiderettes took the floor first and picked up an easy 67-32 victory over Clinton, but things didn’t go as well as for the Raiders in the nightcap game as the Golden Bears left Roane County with a 64-62 victory.

    Women’s Game

  • Veterans Day
  • As promised, Patton sues commisioners


    Roane Newspapers

    Former constable Mark Patton is seeking $100,000 from the county and a return to his old job, according to a lawsuit filed in Roane County Chan-cery Court.

    The lawsuit, filed on Nov. 21, names all 15 county commissioners along with County Executive Mike Farmer and recently appointed constable Caleb Strayer as defendants.

    As of Tuesday morning, Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland said he had yet to see the lawsuit, but vowed to fight it vigorously.

  • Dog attack leaves family shaken on Thanksgiving


    Morgan County News Editor

    The Wilson family found a whole new reason to be thankful this year on Thanksgiving.

    Thirteen-year-old Cory and the family were visiting with his Papaw just south of Wartburg along Highway 27.

    After dinner Cory took a walk along Rains Road with his friends, Katie and Cole.

  • Lady 'Cats hold off Loudon


    Roane Newspapers

    In a Thanksgiving match-up between old District 4-AA rivals, the Oliver Springs Bobcats held off a tough Loudon squad Friday evening, 55-52.

    The Lady ‘Cats held a 10-point lead at the half, only to watch the Loudon Lady Redskins tie the game, but the Lady ‘Cats found a way to beat the Lady ‘Skins in a thrilling contest.

    In the opening period, Oliver Springs trailed 5-4, but went on an 11-3 run to take a 17-11 lead at the end of period number one.

  • 'Cats pick up holiday split


    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats had a lot to be thankful for Friday night, but not so much on Saturday as Tony Ingram’s squad split a pair of games in the 2007 Bobcat Thanksgiving Classic.

    Friday night, the Bobcats put on a show as they downed Grundy County, 77-39, but the points were a little tougher to come by Saturday eve-ning as Berean Christian handed the Bobcats a 55-53 setback.

    Oliver Springs vs. Grundy County