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Today's News

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Dec. 6 —Montana Marie Arington, 26, 917 Morning Glory Drive, Harriman: 2 counts failure to appear. Total bond $2,500; court date Feb. 13, 2012.

    Happy Shawndale Crowley, 32, 1455 Rockford Road, Knoxville: failure to appear. Bond $4,000; court date Feb. 13, 2012.

  • RSCC closed Jan. 6

    Roane State Community College campuses will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Jan. 6 while all employees participate in a Completion Academy.

    The purpose of the Completion Academy is to shape the college’s vision and agenda to meet the changes associated with the Complete College Tennessee Act. The landmark legislation prioritizes college completion, rather than enrollment, in evaluating colleges’ performances.

  • Rockwood 2000 praises Rockwood Middle Glee Club

    Rockwood’s Middle School Glee Club is in its second year of musical entertainment.

    The glee club is open to students enrolled in grades six through eight.  Rockwood Middle School teachers Leanne Malicoat and B.J. Kirkham are the school sponsors and initiated the program in the fall of 2010 by recruiting the talents of community volunteers Lisa Hill and Annette McNees.  Hill and McNees offer their time and expertise to provide musical direction to RMS students in this after-school program.  

  • Field Trips

    Out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education on Dec. 15:

    Dec. 9-10 — Six members of the Oliver Springs High School band attended ETSBOA Jr. Clinic at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn.

    Jan. 27-28 — Twelve members of the Oliver Springs High School Band will attend TSSBDA Sr. Band Clinic at Cocke County HIgh School in Newport.

  • Roane among counties Haslam requests federal aid for farmers

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced a request for a secretarial designation of natural disaster for 14 counties due to excessive heat and drought during the summer and fall.

     The counties include Blount, Cumberland, Fayette, Fentress, Haywood, Loudon, McMinn, Macon, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott and Wilson.

  • Museum posts model bridge building contest rules and specifications

    The 2012 East Tennessee Regional Model Bridge Building Contest rules and specifications are posted on www.amse.org for students in grades 7-12 and teachers utilizing this contest to encourage students in engineering, math and problem solving skills prior to the March 10, 2012 contest at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Dec. 14

    25 Years Ago
    The Rockwood Times celebrated 106 years of publications. Even though the paper changed names and owners, its governing philosophy stayed the same: the community comes first. From the days when Rockwood Avenue was described as “an ore-dusted pig and cow path” to when the county industrial park was filled with tenants, The Times grew along with the community.

    10 Years Ago

  • Roane United Way selects Harmon as director

    The Roane County United Way Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Amy Harmon to serve as executive director of the organization. Harmon, who began the new position on December 2, replaces Diana Knobloch, who left after 15 years of faithful service to spend more time with family.

  • Logan Conner Clark

    Logan Conner Clark turned 7 years old on Dec. 1. He celebrated on Nov. 26 with a party at Zuma Fun Center with a four wheeler cake with friends and family.

    He is the son of Dusty and Aleta Clark of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Hubert and Clara Clark, and Mary Harris, all of Rockwood, and the late Lee Harris.

    Great-grandparents are Sis Trew of Rockwood and the late Willie and Ruth Clark.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Matheson

    Kathy Lynn Rider of Anniston, Ala., and Clifton David Matheson of Harriman were married in an outdoor ceremony on Oct. 15 at their home in Harriman. The Rev. Joe Andrew of Ten Mile officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Donald and Linda Rider of Fruithurst, Ala., granddaughter of the late Albert (Mack), and Virginia McClellan of Anniston, Ala., and the late Jack and Willie Stapler of Bremen, Ga.