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Today's News

  • Four charged with DUI

    With a flurry of winter holidays on the horizon, celebrations can carry over onto the roadways.

    With that in mind, Rockwood Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol had a multi-agency sobriety checkpoint Friday night.

    About 400 vehicles came through the North Gateway Avenue and Delozier Lane checkpoint that was sponsored by the Governors Highway Safety Office. Out of five arrests made, four were DUIs.

  • Property owners contend sewage leaks ruined land

    The town of Oliver Springs has been hit with a $1.9 million lawsuit over its wastewater treatment plant.

    Plaintiffs David J. Chamblee Sr., Sally Chamblee Lovin and Willa M. Chamblee Humphreys allege sewage from the plant routinely flows on their property at 331 Bennett Road.

    That amounts to a taking of the plaintiffs’ property by the town without just compensation, the lawsuit alleges.

    The lawsuit was filed in Roane County Circuit Court on Monday.

  • Midway students get meth lesson
  • Lady Waves upset Loudon, 53-45

     If anyone would have told Midway head coach Jon Leffew that three of his starters would score seven points between them, Leffew might have been worried in Tuesday night’s home game against Loudon.

  • Rockwood sweeps Sunbright

     

    By AARON HARVEY

    Roane Newspapers

    The night was never short of drama as Rockwood swept Sunbright Tuesday night on the hardwood.  

  • Jackets hold off Sequoyah rally, 56-51

     

    Kingston's first win of the season at Sequoyah didn't come easy last week at Sequoyah, as the Jackets took a 20-point lead into the fourth quarter, but would see the Chiefs cut the deficit to two with 40 second to go before the Jackets hit enough free throws to escape with a 56-51 victory.

  • Travis supports Hunters for Hungry

    State Rep. Ron Travis has recently made a donation in support of Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program.

    Travis’ donation will cover the cost of deer processing in his area, House District 31, which includes part of Rockwood.

    Hunters for the Hungry provides funding to 79 wild game processors across 63 Tennessee counties.

    The processors receive donated venison from hunters during whitetail deer season, package the lean, organic meat for free or at a reduced rate, and make it available to area food banks and kitchens.

  • Commodity foods to be distributed

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods next month.

    The distribution will be in Harriman Church of God at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Harriman and Kingston residents will pick up their foods from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4.

    The food pick up for Oliver Springs and Rockwood residents will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 5.

    Commodity food recipients should be certified.

    Those receiving the foods are advised to bring a bag in which to carry the food.

  • Fall festival fun at Kingston

    Kingston Elementary School recently had a fall festival.

    The event was a merit award day for the first nine-weeks’ grading period.

    Activities offered during the special event included a hayride, goat petting, apple bobbing and face painting.

  • Apply to MTSU by Dec. 1 for more scholarship opportunities

    Middle Tennessee State University officials urge prospective high school seniors and their parents or guardians to apply by Dec. 1 if the student plans to start at MTSU in fall 2015.

    Meeting this deadline will allow seniors with a 3.5 or higher grade-point average and an ACT score of 25 or higher (1130 SAT equivalent or higher) the opportunity to be considered in the initial awarding of guaranteed freshman academic scholarships and the highly competitive Buchanan Fellowships.

    To apply, visit www.mtsu.edu/how-to-apply/.