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Today's News

  • Ex-Rhea officer arrested in Roane

    A Rockwood woman has been charged with six counts of TennCare fraud in Rhea County.

    According to the Tennessee Office of the Inspector General, Amanda C. Roberts was filling prescriptions and using her son’s TennCare benefits to pay for it.

    Roberts is accused of obtaining the drug Adderall, which is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

  • More work at Harriman library

    Harriman Public Library is moving forward with more renovations.

    Projects include reconstruction of the front steps for safety and code compliance, restoration of front entrance doors and replacing lighting on the first floor and in the basement children’s area.

    “The lowest bid coming in under the bid guidelines was Buckhead Construction Co,” said Treasurer Charles Kerley.

    The bid came in at $160,000.

  • Tigers survive region tourney opener, 38-36

    The Rockwood Tigers and the Sunbright Tigers had a true "cat-fight" on Saturday night to see which team would live to fight another day in the TSSAA Class A play-offs.

  • Harriman's season comes to a close with 55-41 loss

    After pulling a pair of upsets in last week's District 3-A Tournament, the 2011-12 season would come to an end Saturday night for the Harriman Blue Devils suffered a 55-41 loss at the hands of Oneida in the opening round of the Region 2-A Tournament at Oneida.

  • Lady Jackets fall in region opener, 82-69

    The one thing Connie Guinn Kingston’s Lady Yellow Jackets could always count on was their defense.

  • Greenback surprises OS, 52-49

    The Greenback Lady Cherokees hit timely three pointers and got a strong performance from freshman Kassidi Knight in the post Friday night to eliminate the Oliver Springs Lady ‘Cats in the first round of the Region 2-A Tournament, 52-49.

  • Lady 'Dogs down Lady Tigers for third time, 52-39

    Despite a bit of a sluggish start, the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs' bite became as strong as their bark in the second half as they escaped "The Dog House" with a hard-fought 52-39 victory over Rockwood in the opening round of the Region 2-A Tournament at Wartburg. 

  • Guns among Pierce buys

    A number of firearms were among the items Rockwood Public Works Director Tom Pierce purchased with a city credit card, the mayor confirmed late last week.

  • Second lady Biden, U.S. labor secretary applaud RSCC during Harriman stop

    Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden and a longtime community college instructor, knows first hand how important community college’s are in educating the country’s workforce.

    She and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis shared their appreciation of the work that Roane State Community College does during a stop at the Tennessee Technology Center in Harriman on Thursday as part of their Community College to Career bus tour.

  • Roane veterans need more than health care

    Securing a VA clinic for the area was something Ken Yager worked on during his time as Roane County executive.

    He’s since moved on to the state Senate, but he still considers the VA Outpatient Clinic in Rockwood his baby.

    He invited Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder to tour the facility on Friday.