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Today's News

  • No one exempt from rate increase

    Rockwood water customers will likely see at least a 2-percent rate increase this summer.

    Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas Manager Kim Ramsey said she plans to recommend a rate increase between 2 and 2 1/2 percent to the board.

    “The board will have to consider it, and then it will go to City Council for two readings,” Ramsey explained. “They have to pass it by ordinance.”

  • Roane County teams continue in DYB play

    Roane County teams are still alive in Dixie Youth Baseball tournaments this week.

    The Kingston AAA (9-10) all-stars played Caryville for the district tournament title Tuesday afternoon for a berth in next week's state tournament at Mike "Brillo" Miller Sports Complex. Kingston defeated Madisonville Friday, lost to Sweetwater

    Saturday and beat Sweetwater Monday to face Caryville in the championship game.

  • Rockwood looking for new boys hoop coach

    Rockwood High School will be searching for another boys basketball coach, as new coach Daniel Curtis has reportedly resigned to accept a similar position at Rhea County High School in Dayton.

    Curtis was hired last spring to replace Paul Kamikawa who retired after 20-plus years as head coach of the Tigers. Curtis came to Rockwood from Sequoyah after posting a 95-70 overall and a 40-8 district record as the Chief's head coach.

  • Rockwood Football Alumni Association looking for members

    The start of the 2016 football season for the Rockwood Tigers will be here soon.

    In April 2005, the Rockwood Football Alumni Association, made up of former players, coaches and managers, was started. Through the first 10 years, it has raised over  $100,000 to help support the football program.

    "The goal this year, as always, is to have 100 members and $10,000 which we have never met," said Mark Clem (Class of 1979).

  • Armes killer denied parole

    Frank McCall, the man convicted and sentenced to life in prison for killing Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Dennis Armes during a traffic stop on Hwy. 58 in 1983, will spend at least four more years behind bars.

    A state parole board has denied McCall’s request for parole, citing the severity of the crime, said Christina Armes Zerod, daughter of the slain deputy.

  • Roane man in court on firearms charges

    A Harriman man is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate today – Wednesday – on firearms charges.

    Jesse Lee Duncan, 33, is charged with two counts of knowingly possessing a rifle with a barrel less than 16 inches in length not registered to him.

    He also faces one count of knowingly possessing a silencer not registered to him.

    A federal grand jury indicted Duncan on the charges on June 7. His initial appearance and arraignment at the federal courthouse in Knoxville is set for 1:30 p.m.

  • OS fire chief dies three days after retiring

    Oliver Springs Fire Chief Terry Phillips died Sunday — only three days after stepping down from his position.

    Phillips, 60, had been fire chief since 1994, following his father, Carlis, who had held the same position since the 1970s.

    “He had been a member of the department since 1974, ever since he responded to a fire with his dad,” said Assistant Chief Justin Bailey, who is serving as interim chief.

    Phillips had been “in and out of illness” for some time, Bailey confirmed.

  • The power of partnerships between state and Roane
  • Kingston has a blast on the Fourth
  • Fourth Fun