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Today's News

  • Tigers whip up on Meigs County, 14-4

    After not trailing in any of their first five games, the Rockwood Tigers finally had to play from behind Thursday night in their trip to Meigs County.

    But as it turns out, falling behind only seemed to fire up the Tigers, as after falling behind 1-0 after two innings of play, Rockwood roared back and won 14-4 in five innings to improve to 6-0 on the season.

  • Blue Devils pick up 5-2 win in Loudon March Classic

    The Harriman Blue Devils opened play in the Loudon March Classic Thursday evening with a 5-2 victory over Sweetwater.

    Thursday’s game was the first of three for the Blue Devils at Loudon High School as they played Greenback Friday and Loudon on Saturday.

  • Midway knocks off Oakdale, 11-3

    The weather outside was cold, but Midway’s offense was hot as the Green Wave rolled late to an 11-3 victory at Oakdale Thursday evening.

    Thursday’s game, however, was close for five innings as Midway led just 2-1 entering the sixth inning.

  • Breazeale signs with Bryan College

    Some athletes just know what to do with the ball.

  • Tony winner, OS native Levi Kreis to be in concert

    Tony Award winner and hometown boy Levi Kreis will be in Knoxville performing at Pellissippi State Community College on March 30.

    In 2010, the Oliver Springs native won a Tony for his performance as Jerry Lee Lewis in “Million Dollar Quartet” on Broadway. The play is based on the famous recording session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Lewis and Carl Perkins.

    Kreis’ concert in Pellissippi State’s Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley campus is the only Tennessee stop on his Flying Solo tour.

  • Crash shuts down I-40

    Interstate 40 westbound traffic was shutdown for hours Thursday due to a wreck near mile marker 355.

    Dispatch reports indicate injured patients were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

    Further details were not available at press time.

  • Jennings: Houston property search cause without video

    Even without surveillance video, federal agents had probable cause to search the Houstons’ property in January, according to Assistant United States Attorney David Jennings.

  • Woman claims principal violated ADA in lawsuit

    A former Roane County Schools employee is accusing the system of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Mary Edwards of Rockwood is seeking back pay, front pay, reinstatement and $600,000 in damages in a federal lawsuit filed against the Board of Education.

    Edwards was a teaching assistant at Ridge View Elementary School in Rockwood when she fell at work and tore her rotator cuff in August 2010.

  • Emptying jail cells: Officials make creative suggestions to alleviate overcrowding

    Judges, prosecutors, officials with the sheriff’s office and county executive have been trying to come up with a solution to alleviate overcrowding at the 172-bed Roane County Jail.

    The fact that the county is having to confront that issue less than four years after the facility opened is frustrating for some.

  • State error costs county

    Roane County is out some expected revenue due to a mistake made by the state.

    Barry M. Murphy, director of the Comptroller of the Treasury Office of State Assessed Properties, told county officials in a letter last month that several Norfolk Southern properties had been overassessed due to a clerical error.

    His letter said state law allowed the error to be corrected.

    “Therefore, we hereby withdraw the previously certified assessments,” the letter said.