Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: The Republicans were right about voter fraud

    Let us begin, gentle reader, with a bit of housekeeping.

  • Pinnacle Pointe access an issue with potential new businesses

    A street in the Pinnacle Pointe shopping development in central Roane County is another step closer to being opened to other parcels.

    Pinnacle Drive, which is part of litigation between the city of Harriman and developers over who owes whom for public and private work done at the development, has been a hot topic since the owner of a neighboring parcel has requested help in getting access to the shopping complex.

    The city is moving forward with the steps needed to condemn the Midtown-area property between the road and that owner’s land.

  • Ruppe rewarded for job well done

    Rockwood City Recorder Becky Ruppe got a bump in pay from a grateful Rockwood City Council that feels she has gone beyond the call of duty to get the city’s finances improved.

    Rockwood City Council unanimously approved a $5,000-increase in pay that officials said would not require adjustments to the budget.

    Councilman Bill Thompson gave Ruppe the biggest thump on the back with his praise for her work.

    “Since February, there has been a lot of things happen around here, and I think they have been good things,” Thompson said.

  • More trouble for embattled lawyer

    Attorney Spence Bruner of Roane County could find himself in more trouble following Tuesday’s decision by the Court of Criminal Appeals to hold him in contempt of court.

    “The Board of Professional Responsibility will be notified,” Judge Joseph M. Tipton said.

    The Board of Professional Responsibility oversees the conduct of attorneys for the Tennessee Supreme Court.

    Bruner has been disciplined by the board on several occasions.

  • East Tennessee Sportswriters Poll

    CLASS 1A

    1. Greenback (8-1) 53 (9 1st place votes)

    2. Coalfield (8-1) 46 (2)

  • TVAA season coming to a close

    The dust began to settle after the ninth week of the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association games last Saturday. 

  • Lady Highlanders end Kingston's season


    The Mountain Press

  • RMS opens basketball season

    The 2012 basketball season tipped off earlier this week as the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Lady Tigers played games in the 2012 Hollis Eble Tournament at Oakdale.

  • Midway, Rockwood game set for Friday

    In Wednesday's paper it was reported that Rockwood would play at Midway on Thursday, Oct. 25. That game has been moved back to Friday, Oct. 26.

  • Lee resigns from board

    Eddie Lee’s resignation from the Rockwood Water Sewer and Natural Gas Board was unanimously approved by Rockwood City Council Monday.
    Lee, whose personal troubles became apparent in August when he pleaded guilty to three counts of sales tax evasion for his three businesses, Big E’s Quick Mart in Rockwood, the Go Mart, Harriman, and Big E’s Tobacco Outlet in Kingston, was asked to resign prior to Monday’s meeting.
    In a letter, Lee thanked the city and ratepayers and said it was an honor to serve them.