Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Remembering Nelle Alkire Ward, Part Three

    As promised, I now return to my recollections of Mrs. Harvey Ward, nee Nelle Alkire. In Part One I wrote of her early history, her becoming a nurse, her meeting and marrying Mr. Ward, and her many interests, pursuits and hobbies. In Part Two I told of her experience in the timbering business; her retention of her rights to her pottery clay deposits on the Oak Ridge Reservation; her various experiences at the old home place and concluded with reference to her skills as a plants-woman; from that point I will continue with her story:

  • Bowling, Keith win Rockin' on the River tournament

    The winners of $10,000 at the Rockin’ on the River fishing tournament caught a five bass limit of 21.36 pounds.

    Jonathan Bowling, of Harriman, and teammate Kevin Keith, of Georgia, were the winning team.

    “I fish on a lot of memory,” said Keith of fishing the familiar waters.

    Bowling said they originally planned on fishing at a Chickamauga tournament, but changed their minds because of the weather.

    “We just kind of winged it ― went out fishing ...” Bowling said.

  • Rockwood’s Green signs with Tennessee Wesleyan College

    Yet another Roane County athlete has made plans to continue not only their academic, but their athletic careers.

    On Monday morning, Rockwood catcher Darian Green made things official by signing to play softball at Tennessee Wesleyan College.

  • NFL Draft: Do you have faith in the Titans?

    It’s that time of year again. The time of year when hope replaces reality, and logic gives way to reports by “multiple sources.” After more than a year of waiting, it’s finally time for the NFL Draft.

    And, for the first time in a very long time, it’s the Tennessee Titans that have NFL teams, fans and media members wondering what they will do next.

    When’s the last time anyone has said that? Well, the last time anyone honestly said that?

  • Lady Waves pick up three of five wins

    The Midway Lady Green Waves played five games in five days and went 3-2 during the stretch.

    All but one game was a District 3-A contest, and they won the out of district game against McMinn Central 2-0 last Friday.

    Midway played a double header at Tellico and split with the Lady Bears.

    Saturday it didn’t appear they would get to play a make up game at Grace Christian, but the day turned out to be a good for the Lady Waves as they knocked off the Lady Rams, 3-1. Monday they finished the run falling to Meigs Co. 4-0.

  • Fort gets TLC from Southwest Point, Avery Trace

    Kingston's Fort Southwest Point was given a couple of boosts last week by the county's Daughters of the American Revolution Chapters.

    Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution members worked with Y-12 volunteers on April 25 at the Fort's Welcome Center.

    The flower bed was transformed into a landscaped garden that will provide colorful blooms for the visitors to the Fort this summer.

    Parks and Recreation Director Rick Ross was there to show his appreciation for the hard work and time given by the volunteers.

  • Book at Archives to aid in research familial lines of Tennessee women

    Frustrated genealogists who have been researching Tennessee ancestors and have hit the proverbial brick wall on a female line have a new resource in Roane County, thanks to a donation from Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

    The DAR has donated a copy of “Legacies of Our Great-Grandmothers: Early Tennessee Women” to the Roane County Archives in the historic Roane County Courthouse.

  • ‘Forgotten Steps’ to be on exhibit at RHS

    An exhibit of photographer Wayne Setser’s work will be on display in Rockwood High School next week.

    The exhibit, “Forgotten Steps,” will be on display through May 8.

    The opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. May 4 in the school’s old cafeteria at 512 W. Rockwood St.

    “Forgotten Steps” is a group of 20 large format black-and-white photographs exploring old, unused steps leading to now-forgotten destinations. Most were photographed in Roane, Morgan and Monroe counties.

  • West Roane County VFD annual sale this weekend

    West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department is finalizing plans for its annual fundraising yard sale.

    The sale will be May 1-2 at Station 1 at 1303 Pumphouse Road, Rockwood.

    Hours for the sale have changed: the sale will now be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 1, and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2.

    Donations of slightly used items are sought.

    Call 354-8201 and leave a message to arrange for pick up or drop off.

  • Dispose of household hazardous waste on May 2

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Roane County on May 2.

    The service will be available at the Roane County Recycling Facility at 215 White Pine Road, Midtown, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Call Ralph Stewart at 590-7779 for details.