Today's News

  • Mega school sessions start today

    Roane County Schools is seeking community feedback about the new consolidated high school its planning to build. A series of public input and focus group sessions will be held this week, starting today – Wednesday.

    “We’re embarking in a pretty exciting stage of our high school building program planning,” Director of Schools Leah Rice Watkins said. “During this phase, we’re actually embarking upon a significant amount of public input and public feedback.”

  • Forbes names Covenant Health one of 500 top employers in America

    Covenant Health, parent company of Harriman’s Roane Medical Center, has been named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes magazine

    Covenant Health is the highest-ranking Tennessee organization to receive the designation this year. 

  • Polk Salad Festival on the move to Rockwood

    The  annual Tennessee Polk Salad Festival returns June 17 in a new location.

    This year’s festival will be in downtown Rockwood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


    Amateur sleuths will get a chance to showcase their skills in a mystery dinner for a good cause.

    The murder mystery event, known playfully as WHODUNNIT?, is 7 to 9 p.m. June 17 at the Rockwood Event Center and raises money for the United Way of Roane County. 

  • Morgan County trio jailed on meth charges

     A trio from Morgan County were arrested on June 6 on methamphetamine charges after being stopped by Harriman police for expired registration

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  • Those who served taking on storm debris

    A group of veterans and civilian volunteers are showing that serving the country continues after their service in the armed forces by helping people in Roane County.

  • Health care going online

    A new in-school medical service offered to Roane County students this fall will provide a more convenient alternative to basic medical care.

  • New skipper at helm of Green Wave

    A new head coach can mean a new direction for a team, but that may not be the case of the Midway High School Green Wave naming Brent Johnson as the new skipper for the baseball team.

    Johnson has been a coach for over 10 years and most recently he led the Midway Middle School team to a District Championship last season.

    “I’m already familiar with most of the players on the team because I’ve coached them,” Johnson said, “The only class I didn’t coach was the seniors but I know that they are some good players.

  • County teams prepare for hoops in scrimmages

    There really isn’t a summer vacation for sports. While the high school teams are scrimmaging and practicing in preparation for the fall and winter, the middle schools are doing the same.

    This week, Midway High and Middle school has been hosting a three-day summer and team camp where a number of teams have come together for basketball and to give coaches, players, and fans an idea of how the season could possibly go.