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Today's News

  • Oliver Springs Elementary honor roll: First nine weeks 2011-12

    A Honor Roll

    Audrey Beach

    Taylor Boswell

    Taylor Bradshaw

    MaKayla Bryan

    Brandon Buck

    Lindsay Buck

    Patrick Byrge

    Sarah Channell

    Eli Charles

    Courtney Chaston

    Tabatha Comeaux

    Sydney Cornett

    Cameron Dabbs

    Jacob Dameron

    Bradley Devaney

    Jordan Gallaher

    Matthew Gaylor

  • Operation Christmas Child collections set for Nov. 14-21

    While many Roane County families are busy with holiday activities, a group of area volunteers is focused on filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas.

    These families are participating in Operation Christmas Child, and volunteers working at Kingston First Baptist Church’s collection site are looking to collect 800 gifts for needy children this Christmas.

  • Cornetts singing at One Faith church

    The Cornetts gospel group will sing at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 in One Faith Community Church, Rockwood.

    Steve Cornett, Brenda Cornett Braswell and Carol Cornett Hill started their music ministry as children in their father’s church in West Grove, Pa.

    After 19 years apart, they are embarking on a reunion tour.

    They will be available for a “meet and greet” session after Sunday’s concert.

    One Faith Community Church is at 4722 Roane State Hwy. Call 230-7936 for details.

  • Kingston duo gearing up for state championship

    Roane County High School senior John Carothers and sophomore Andrew Layne will be looking to run the race of their lives Saturday morning as both have qualified for the TSSAA Class A/AA Cross Country Championship that will be held Saturday at Nashville’s Percy Warner Park beginning at 10:45 a.m.

  • Raiderettes looking to run, run, run

    Roane State Community College women’s basketball coach Monica Boles fine-tuned her team’s conditioning regimen during the offseason.

    The result, she said, is a team that’s ready to run.

  • Raiders open season with win

    Tuesday night at Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC) in upstate South Carolina, the Roane State men’s basketball team came away with a 66-52 victory in the season opener for both teams.

  • Second season kicks off Friday night

    It seems like only yesterday Roane County’s five high school teams were putting on the pads in preparation for the hot August sun and the upcoming season.

  • Application hints at new industry

    An application for a permit to disturb wetlands in Roane Regional Business and Technology Park may have hints to a major new industry here.
    The applicant is listed as CDP Development Inc., 1600 Division Street, Suite 670, Nashville. Panattoni Development Co. list that same address for its Tennessee office.

  • More seek to join TVA ash lawsuits

    More people are seeking compensation from TVA for the Dec. 22, 2008, ash spill.
    Gary Davis, one of the attorneys involved in litigation against the agency over the disaster, told U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan on Tuesday that they are seeking to add an additional 300 plaintiffs to their case.
    A TVA lawyer said he thought the action was odd because the case Davis wants to add the plaintiffs to had a trial that concluded last month.

  • Crossville man Rockwood’s choice

    Former Crossville city manager Jack Miller may be taking charge of Rockwood’s administration this month.
    The Rockwood City Council met on Halloween to select one candidate from their short list of seven to begin negotiations with.
    “We’re excited about going ahead and getting this filled and going ahead to get things started,” Mayor James Watts said.