Today's News

  • Arrests: April 7-17, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    April 7 — James Gordon Edwards, 31, 118 Johnson Road, Oak Ridge: court/hold only. No bond listed; court date April 8.

    • Melissa Dyan Thornton, 33, 4216 New River Hwy., Briceville: court/hold only. No bond listed; court date April 8.

  • Tennessee Scholars: 129 Roane high school seniors cited

    The Roane County Chamber, in partnership with the Roane County Schools, recognized a record number of 129 graduating seniors as Tennessee Scholars at a breakfast awards ceremony on April 23.

    “The Tennessee Scholars program gives you a foundation to build upon to create a successful career,” said Wade Creswell, The Roane Alliance president.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to Hampton, Fla.

    As the weather gets warmer, the Roane County News has put on its traveling shoes for this year’s vacation season. First stop: Hampton, Fla., with the Ward family of Kingston.

    Joyce and James Ward pose with the News at Joe’s Crab Shack for a photo shot by Pat Ward before “a good meal,” Pat said.

    The trip was a combination vacation, visit with family — and a wedding, which was a surprise to the Kingston relatives. Emily Ward — Joyce’s daughter, Pat’s granddaughter and James’ cousin — married Trevor Wall.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Life and learning in US as it was a century ago

    As the reader may know, Sunday’s News Sentinel’s Life section featured a fascinating article on three local centenarians, including one hundred year old Walter Pulliam.

  • Dining With Diabetes

    Low- or no-sugar recipes were on the menu at the Dining With Diabetes cooking school in the Roane County Health Department this week.

    The class is put on through a joint effort between the health department and UT Extension Roane County. It is ideal for anyone with diabetes or who cooks for a diabetic family member.

    “We focus on carb moderation and how to plan a meal,” said Justin Thomas, UT Extension agent.

    “We also look at how to make good meals that will fit into the 45-to 60-carb range.”

  • Roane’s Dry Town Boys join with vintage baseball league

    “Well played!” cries out one player, like his comrades dressed in a buttoned shirt with a “K” centered upon it.

    “One hand dead,” calls Tony Brown.

    Wearing a top hat, suit and carrying a cane, Brown stands behind a makeshift backstop at the vintage base ball game played on a grassy field at Roane State Community College.  

  • Rockwood teams suffer road losses


    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers traveled to different locations earlier this week for a pair of District 3-A games.

    The Lady Tigers traveled to Tellico Plains on Monday and suffered a 9-4 setback at the hands of the Lady Bears. On Tuesday, Rockwood’s baseball team made the trip to Decatur and was knocked off by Meigs County, 6-3.

  • ’Cats fall on Senior Night


    Senior Night was not a memorable evening for the Oliver Springs Bobcats on Monday as Clarkrange crashed the party and took a 4-2 five-inning victory with them back to Fentress County.

    The Buffaloes turned a walk and double into a run in the first inning and then used three hits in the top of the third to take a 3-0 lead.

  • Midway completes sweep of Devils


    Midway and Harriman wrapped up the regular season Tuesday with the Green Wave easing to a 3-2 win over the Blue Devils.

  • Late push leads Midway past Harriman, 9-2


    A six-run sixth inning broke open what was a close game Monday as the Midway Green Wave picked up a 9-2 victory at Harriman.