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Today's News

  • RWSG has extra to help the needy

    A Rockwood Water Sewer and Natural Gas program designed to help the less fortunate with their gas bills during the winter months hasn’t seen any disbursement of funds since March, but it’s not for lack of trying.
    RWSG manager Kim Ramsey said the Warm Thoughts Program has a significant balance. As of August, the balance was over $36,000.

  • Morgan suit gets new court date

    Roane County Property Assessor David Morgan’s lawsuit against the Villages of Center Farm L.P. has a new trial date. It had been scheduled for the last week of September in Roane County Circuit Court, but Morgan asked for a continuance.
    The new trial date is Jan. 24.
    Morgan claims the Villages of Center Farm L.P. is responsible for an ankle injury he suffered in 2006.

  • Cobb enters not guilty plea; burglar nabbed

    According to an incident report from the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department, Wanda Sue Goins told police she thought District 31 state Rep. Jim Cobb was going to hit her on Aug. 2.
    Cobb, R-Spring City, lost to Ron Travis in the Republican Primary that day. The district includes a portion of Roane County.
    According to the report, Goins was sitting in her wheel chair when she encountered Cobb at a polling place.

  • Haunted maze proceeds help Roane animal shelter

    Folks can have a great time while donating to a good cause at the Roane County Haunted Corn Maze, which is adjacent to the Roane State Softball Field.
    All proceeds will go to the Roane County Animal Shelter, which is one of the sponsors of the maze. Other sponsors include Roane County Parks and Recreation, The Roane Alliance, Roane County Extension Office and Roane State Community College.

  • Blessing of the furry friends
  • Kingston passes first reading on noise rules

    BY MIKE GIBSON   
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Kingston Council members took a first step toward a new noise ordinance, giving hope to residents in the vicinity of West Race Street that quiet nights and sounder sleep are on the horizon.
    Council passed a new, more stringent—and specific—ordinance on first reading at its Oct. 9 meeting, by a 5-0 vote, with one pass. Councilman Kevin McClure elected to take a pass on the vote, for reasons he did not explain; Councilman Tony Brown was absent leaving the board one shy of its full count.

  • Tax deadline is today, Oct. 15

    The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers whose tax-filing extension runs out on Oct. 15 to file their returns electronically using IRS e-file or the Free File system.
     Many of the 170,000 Tennessee taxpayers who requested an automatic six-month extension this year have yet to file.
     Before filing, the IRS encouraged taxpayers to see if they qualify for often-overlooked credits and deductions, then to choose the speed and convenience of electronic filing.

  • Bobcats keep playoff hopes alive with 46-7 win over Tigers

    Facing a must-win game as far as the race for a playoff berth is concerned, the Oliver Springs Bobcats put together a dominating performance Friday night in rolling to a 46-7 victory at Sunbright.

  • Blue Devils down Golden Eagles for first win, 34-26

    For a team that needed another defeat like a drowning man needs another bucket of water, the sweet elixir of victory proved to cure the ailments this season of the Harriman Blue Devils with a 34-26 triumph over the Grace Baptist Academy Golden Eagles. 

  • Grace halts Midway streak, 61-28

    For 24 minutes, the Midway Green Wave stunned a packed stadium at Grace Christian Academy Friday night. The Green Wave went into halftime tied at 21 with the state’s top ranked team in Class 2A, Grace Christian Academy (GCA). Even more shocking was the first 12:57 of the game when Midway rolled a 21-7 lead over the Rams.