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Today's News

  • Commissioner working for Road Dept.

    Randy Ellis, Roane County commissioner and chairman of the Road Committee, will be working for the Roane County Road Department.

    According to county payroll records, Ellis was hired by Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson for the position of “office personnel” effective Sept. 13.

    “He’s doing the litter, the fuel and the payroll,” Ferguson said. “He’s also helping with a beautification project we’re working on and the new internal controls we have to do for county offices.”

  • OUT OF GAS?

    Roane County residents joined the rest of Tennessee in feeling the crunch of a gas panic that ensued after word that a pipeline was temporarily shut down because of a leak.

    That panic led many people to rush to the pumps to fill up in fear of a gas shortage and prices jumped about 10 cents since last week.

    Stations in the area typically hovered around the $2 mark last week. Now prices are ranging from $2.09 to $2.19 per gallon of regular gas in Roane County.

  • No breach of account info in Credit Union texting scam

    Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union representatives said a texting scam that began this weekend is not a data breach for the agency.

    Credit Union representatives also said this week all account information is secure and has not been hacked.

    “Please remind all citizens no financial institution will ever text or call a customer to request personal information,” said Rebecca E. Lawson, chief support officer/administration for Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union.

  • Eblen, Simmons portraits now at courthouse

    Retired judges E. Eugene Eblen and Russell E. Simmons Jr. returned Friday to the courtroom they presided over for many years.

    They weren’t back to hear another case, however.

    Eblen and Simmons were there to witness the unveiling of their portraits that will hang in the Circuit/Criminal Courtroom at the Roane County Courthouse.

    That’s a big honor for a judge, according to judicial officials.

  • Rockwood teen hurt in crash, father charged with DUI

    A Rockwood father was arrested on Friday after he allegedly caused a car crash that injured his teenage daughter.

    Steve Eugene Frizzell, 44, is charged with driving under the influence, child endangerment and vehicular assault.

    The accident happened near the intersection of Hwy. 70 and Delozier Lane around 6 p.m.

    According to warrants filed by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Woody, Frizzell was behind the wheel of a 1999 Buick that was headed south when the crash occurred.

    “The suspect was intoxicated,” warrants said.

  • Harriman Middle softball teams beats Wartburg 9-1

    The Harriman Middle School Lady Devils took the field last Tuesday evening as they hosted the Lady Bulldogs from Wartburg Central Middle School and picked up a convincing 9-1 win.

    After losing to an unbeaten Coalfield Middle School last Monday night for their second loss of the season, Harriman bounced back with the victory over Wartburg.

    “We went through some hitting drills before the game on Tuesday.” Said co head coach Chasity Lowery.

    The Lady Devils for sure benefited from it on Tuesday night.

  • Rose, Collins shine in Cherokee Middle’s victory over Rockwood Middle School

    Kain Collins passed for two touchdowns and rushed for one more, and Marcus Rose scored two touchdowns to lead the Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets to a 36-18 victory over the Rockwood Middle School Tigers Thursday evening on Dr. Nat Sugarman Field at Kingston High School.

    Collins rushed for 62 yards on nine carries with one TD and completed 5-of-6 passes for 97 yards with two touchdowns, a 24-yarder to Rose and an 11-yarder to Landon Diggs.

  • Poor field position doomed Green Wave

    Terrible field position almost the entire game doomed the Midway Green Wave Friday evening at Oneida, who took enough advantage to escape with a 17-7 Region 2-2A victory.

    Midway (1-3, 0-2) will host county rival Oliver Springs this Friday for homecoming, before playing four consecutive region games - at Jellico, at Harriman, Greenback and Sunbright and closing out the season with Unaka for senior night.

  • Warriors defeat Yellow Jackets 42-22

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets turned the ball over four times Friday night and that was something they couldn’t overcome, as No. 7 ranked Christian Academy of Knoxville downed Brian Pankey’s squad in West Knoxville, 42-22.

  • OS starts strong, can’t hold off Sweetwater

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Oliver Springs Bobcats came into Friday night looking for their second consecutive win; however,  they would be denied by the Sweetwater Wildcats, 48-26.

    Oliver Springs started the game hot with a 24-yard touchdown run by Jon Woodward to cap the game’s opening drive. The PAT was no good, leaving the score 6-0.