Today's News

  • Big & Loud

    Nicole Mailloux, 81, Rockwood, extends her foot in front of her body and gracefully bends forward from the waist.

    “You bow like you are meeting the queen,” she said in her gentle French accent.

    Mailloux is explaining an exercise at Harriman’s Patricia Neal Outpatient Center that’s part of physical therapy designed for patients struggling with the effects of Parkinson’s disease.

    The Lee Silverman Voice Training BIG and LOUD therapy is a life-changing course of treatment for people like Mailloux.

  • Rockwood’s 150, and you’re invited to the party

    Rockwood’s 150th anniversary celebration will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    Attractions at Rockwood High School and in the downtown area include music, food, tours, displays, games and family fun.

    Rockwood native Jason Eskridge will be the headliner.

    Visit rockwood150.org or call 354-0611 for details.

  • Lights. Camera. Cure!

    The Relay for Life of Roane County is kicking its fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society into high gear as the Friday, April 20, Relay for Life event draws near.

    The organization is also hoping to continue to recognize more survivors with its annual survivor’s dinner.

    This year the survivors’ dinner is 6 p.m. April 5 at 241 W. Rockwood St., where the Rockwood Visitor Center and Museum is located.

  • Shots fired close to community center in Rockwood

    A Rockwood man was arrested Thursday for allegedly firing shots from inside a red station wagon.

    The incident happened near the Rockwood Community Center. No one was hurt, though police reported children running into the center after hearing the shots.

    When Rockwood Police Department Detective Dwayne Gray responded to investigate, he said he saw Jessie Eugene Man Soles in front of 806 N. Chamberlain Ave., yelling into his cellphone.

  • Proton Power lays off half its workforce

    Business is apparently not as bad for Proton Power now as it was a few months ago.

    The company went through some layoffs at the end of 2017, but President and Founder Sam Weaver said Friday that they have begun to hire some of the dismissed workers back.

    “We’re still plugging along,” Weaver said.

    According to its website, Proton Power is the creation of Weaver and Dan Hensley. They developed a system of producing hydrogen from biomass and waste resources.

  • Lady Knights can’t withstand onslaught

    Roane County Lady Knight Eliahna Burns (40) contends with the opposing player. The Lady Knights lost to Catholic, 22-1, Wednesday evening.

  • Chapman making waves

    Midway softball standout Lucy Chapman is surrounded by her parents, coaches, and teammates after she signed her letter of intent to continue her education and softball career with the Tennessee Wesleyan Lady Bulldogs. Chapman plans to be an elementary education major and wants to become a teacher after completing her education.

  • Roane State runs into tourney

    By Brittani Barger

    for the Roane County News

    After back-to-back make-up games Monday and Tuesday, the Roane State Raiders and Lady Raiders’ 2018 TCAA/NJCAA Region VII Tournament opponents are set.

    The Raiders went one and one with their games against Motlow State and Volunteer State, losing the first but winning the latter by a significant margin. They lost to Motlow, 89-74, in a tense game with several technical fouls on both sides.

    William Johnson was the leading scorer for the Raiders with 19 points.