Today's News

  • Aslinger awarded MTSU’s Buchanan Fellowship

    Holly Elizabeth Aslinger, a 2014 graduate of Roane County High School in Kingston, has been awarded Middle Tennessee State University’s most prestigious scholarship, the Buchanan Fellowship.

    In addition to earning a 32 on the ACT and maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average, Aslinger attended Volunteer Girls State, was captain of the Scholars Bowl team, served on the Student Council, and was a trumpet section leader with the school band.

    In addition, she was a member of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra.

  • Property transfers: April 28-May 5, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:

    April 28 — From Wallace J. McAfee and Nelda A. McAfee to William M. Morris by warranty deed, Dist. 2, Oak Hills Estate, Lot 48, $223,500.

    • From Ronald H. Thompson and Doris Thompson to Matthew R. Jones and Mitzi D. Jones by warranty deed, Dist. 5, Lakemont Heights Addition to Rockwood, Lots 2 and PT3, $107,900.

    • From Leigh Ann Collins to Kenneth D. Collins III by quit-claim deed, Dist. 4, 2 tracts Evans Road, $0.

  • Cherokee rolls past Rockwood, 40-16


    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets started strong against Rockwood Thursday night and didn’t let up until the game was well in hand in defeating the Tigers 40-16 at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

  • Roane teams prepare for big Friday night

     With cooler weather brings bigger games on the schedule and that’s the case Friday night for Roane County’s five high school teams as all will face district competition.

  • Area players competing in Oakdale hoops league



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    The third week of the high school basketball league being played at Oakdale has been completed and the class of the league so far has been established.

  • Cherokee comes up short against Spring City


    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets put forth their best effort, but at the end of the night on Tuesday, the Jackets were a two-point conversion away from having a chance to beat the Spring City Bulldogs in a 14-12 loss at Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

  • RMS downs Midway for first win, 44-14


    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers picked up their first win of the season and they did so in style Tuesday evening as Scott Harvey’s squad downed visiting Midway at Civitan Field, 44-14.

  • Oliver Springs teams at top of TVAA standings


    With the halfway point of the 2014 season nearing, the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association  (TVAA) standings are beginning to take shape. Two Oliver Springs teams claimed the top spot in the hopper and cutter divisions. Harriman is tied with Oliver Springs for the cricket division lead, while Rockwood grabbed the number one spot in the mighty mite division.

  • OS police officers now wearing body cameras

    Oliver Springs Police Department recently purchased body-worn video systems — or body cameras — and the small cameras are now part of each officer’s uniform in the town.

    The FirstVu HDs from Kansas City-based Digital Ally include 1-inch cameras and 2.5-by-4-inch DVRs that can be worn in a variety of locations.

    Body cameras have garnered a great deal of attention because of several high profile officer-involved shootings across the U.S.

  • The Garden Gate: Wreaths are reminders of never-ending circle

    The circle is an ancient symbol for eternity.

    A circle has no beginning — and no end. Wreaths and wedding rings express this symbol.

    Pliny wrote a book, “Natural History” in ancient times. From that, we learn the many market gardens of Athens supplied the city with flowers, vegetables and wreaths.

    The flowers were raised mainly for garland and wreath makers. They formed a distinct trade.

    Wreaths were an important part of every festive occasion in ancient times. They were used to adorn statues and altars.