Today's News

  • Man claims assault by state House candidate: Video shows Overstreet with weapon

    Tyler Overstreet, a candidate for state representative, was accused of barging into a home with his girlfriend this past summer and striking a man with a piece of stove wire.

    On a video clip obtained by Roane County News Overstreet can be seen brandishing the wire and heard calling someone a “boy.”

    “The guy Tyler ran into my friend’s house and started yelling and screaming, then he hit me and a friend with a metal pole,” Ishmael Patterson said in a written statement about the incident. “My wrist is broken.”

  • Rockwood has Legg up on Pigeon Forge

    Kaley Legg scored four goals, while Addyson Goldberg, Lexie Hill and Darcy Ferrell each scored once to lead the Rockwood Lady Tiger soccer team to a 7-1 victory over the Pigeon Forge Lady Tigers in the District 3A/AA Tournament semi-finals Tuesday evening and to earn a berth in the championship game against Grace Christian.
    "We are clicking at the right time. It was a good team effort. Everyone is contributing positively," said Rockwood Lady Tiger soccer coach Don Maples, after his team defeated Pigeon Forge 7-1 in the District 3A/AA Tournament semifinals Tuesday.

  • Roane County teams return to region play

    Week nine has Roane County football teams playing region games — three at home and two on the road.
    Oneida travels to Harriman in another Region 2-1A game for senior night, while Austin-East visits Rockwood in a Region 2-2A game for senior night, also, and Greenback visits Midway for a Region 2-1A game.
    Kingston goes to Alcoa in a Region 3-3A game, while Oliver Springs visits Tellico Plains in a Region 2-2A game.

  • A lot is riding on week 9 outcomes

    As the regular season winds down, the games on the 2016 schedule increase in importance. Such is the case Friday night as all five Roane County teams will take on region foes with a lot riding on the outcome.
    In Region 2-1A, Harriman is sitting pretty for a playoff berth, but the Blue Devils aren't there yet. At 6-1 overall and 2-1 in region play, the Blue Devils are still in the hunt for a region title, but they must secure a playoff berth first and they can take a big step toward achieving that goal Friday night when they host Oneida.

  • Kingston, Midway cross country teams competed in Cherokee Invitational

    Kingston and Midway competed in the Cherokee Cross Country Invite last Saturday in Knoxville.
    The Yellow Jackets finished 11th with 300 points, while Midway was 14th with 389 points behind Oak Ridge, while Lady Waves were seventh with 211 points behind Oak Ridge.
    Kingston's times were Seth Combs, 18:44.0; Mason King, 20:22.0; Blake Childs, 21:14.0;  Carson Heidle, 22: 00.0; Carter Powell, 22:47.0;  Carter Powell, 22:47.0; John Duran, 23:30.0; and Riley Anderson, 23:38.0.
    Lady Jacket Haley Buchanan finished in 39:36.0.

  • Lady Bobcat basketball team golf tournament set Oct. 22

    The second Oliver Spring High School Lady Bobcat golf tournament will be played Oct. 22 at the Emory Golf and Country Club. Registration will be at 8 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
    The entry fee for the four-man, best-ball tournament is $75 per player or $300 a team. The first-place prize will be $800 and prizes for longest drive, both men and women, two closest to the pin prizes and door prizes. Lunch will be provided.

  • 242 jobs

    Cars that use carbon fiber parts are already in existence. However, you’d probably have to be a professional racer or have a lot of money to drive one.

    “Lamborghinis, Maseratis, some high end Aston Martins, for performance they’ve got a carbon fiber component,” said Connie Jackson, president of LeMond Composites. “Formula 1 cars are all carbon fiber.”

    So while not unheard of, the material is also not readily available, either.

    “There is some, but not an average car, which is our target,” Jackson said.

  • Police a priority for Rockwood Council hopefuls

    A small crowd gathered at Rockwood City Hall Tuesday to hear from candidates in the Nov. 8 election.

    The forum, sponsored by Rockwood 2000 and moderated by Chavonne Woods, included Tyler Overstreet, independent candidate for 32nd District Tennessee House of Representatives.

    Republican candidate and incumbent Kent Calfee did not attend.

    Rockwood City Council candidates Mike Fuller, incumbent Jason Jolly, Joe Moore and Patrick Shivers attended. Candidate Shane Trew was invited but did not attend.

  • Familiar face for last Council seat

    Kenyon Mee’s time off the Harriman City Council was short.

    He was recently appointed to fill the city’s final vacant Council seat.

    “I was wanting to stay involved and this came up,” Mee said.

    Mee was on the Council, but he didn’t seek re-election this year. His term ended on Aug. 31.

    The city had two Council vacancies when the new terms started on Sept. 1.

    One was created when Wayne Best, formerly a Councilman, was victorious in his bid for mayor.

  • Roane Tea party hoping to Trump governor

    Members of the Roane County Tea Party are unhappy with Gov. Bill Haslam’s recent comments about the presidential race.

    The governor, who is a Republican, issued a statement on Sunday that called for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to step aside in favor of running mate Mike Pence.

    “I’ve had people calling my house saying what the heck is the governor doing,” Roane County Tea Party Chairman Val McNabb said.