Today's News

  • Midway falls in title game, 4-0


    The Midway Green Wave came tantalizingly close to their first ever district tournament championship, but in the end the they didn't have enough pitching or offensive energy to hold off Grace Christian for the title.

  • Nice Catch
  • RMS finishes second in district
  • BOW workshop set for June 4-6


    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host the 2014 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop June 6-8 in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center. 

  • Lady ’Cats thump Oneida for title, 15-0



    Winning a championship isn’t supposed to be easy. But that wasn’t the case for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats last week as they annihilated three straight opponents on their way to capturing the District 4-A Tournament championship at Oneida.

  • Tigers down Falcons for district title, 3-0


    When Wes Ford started the Rockwood soccer team in 2012, his goals had nothing to do necessarily with winning.

    “I wanted a team that would work hard, play with integrity and listen,” Ford said of the values that his program would be built upon.

  • Smoot’s parents may lose $250,000

    Shawn Smoot’s parents could lose the $250,000 they put up to bond him out of jail.

    “The state, in our amended motion for bond revocation, will be asking for the entire bond amount to be forfeited to the court,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said Thursday.

    Smoot is charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 15, 2011, death of Brooke Nicole Morris.

    Smoot was released from the Roane County Jail on March 26, 2013, after his parents put up the bond.

  • Alleged police evader caught in Rockwood

    A man who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase was arrested in Rockwood on Wednesday.

    Wendell Scott Swint of Morgan County is charged with evading arrest, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, driving on a suspended license, simple possession and resisting arrest.

    Police set up a checkpoint on Hwy. 70 on Monday as part of an investigation into the Sunday death of Johnny Franklin Douglas. According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office report, Swint approached the checkpoint in a Ford Mustang, then stopped and turned around.

  • Board considers squeezing more into high school day

    The school day could include a seventh period for high school students in the future. Currently there are six periods.

    The Roane County Board of Education Policy Committee discussed the possible change earlier this month.

    “This would only affect Oliver Springs, Harriman, Rockwood and Kingston,” Policy Committee Chairman Wade McCullough said. “They’re on a six period, traditional day.”

  • Children’s meal program needs volunteers

    Rockwood Housing Authority’s Kids Cafe needs a volunteer coordinator to help provide a meal to the community’s children each Monday.

    “Once they meet these kids they’ll want to help,” said Jennifer Watson, housing manager of the Rockwood Housing Authority.

    The coordinator would plan the menu and shop for nutritious meals for approximately 60 children each week, as well as coordinate volunteers to help cook, serve food and clean up. The coordinator must also be interested in being a mentor to the children.