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Today's News

  • Gallaher facing domestic assault charge

    Harriman attorney Donice Butler said Eric Gallaher is innocent of the domestic assault charge levied against him by Rockwood police.

    “I don’t think the police had to charge him with domestic assault,” Butler said.

    “I think if it had been someone else, another decision might have been made.”

    Gallaher was arrested on April 15 after he was spotted by a Roane County Sheriff’s Office deputy on routine patrol.

  • Ratchet’s, liquor store workers cited for underage alcohol sales

    Employees at Ratchet’s Bar and Grill and Gateway Spirits in Rockwood were cited earlier this month for selling alcohol to underage customers earlier.

    Megan Elizabeth Miles, 21, Rockwood, was cited at Ratchet’s Bar and Grill.

    According to police reports, Miles looked at the minor’s identification and appeared to struggle to tell the age of the person attempting to purchase the beer before making the sale.

    At Gateway Spirits, Kendra Renee Williams, 35, was cited.

  • High schoolers can earn degree at middle college

    Roane County’s brightest upcoming juniors were recently invited to become the first class of Roane State Community College’s middle college.

    It would be an opportunity for select students to attend Roane State in the morning as a group and then return for their high school classes and extracurricular activities in the afternoon.

    It goes a step further than simple dual enrollment; it actually allows the students to complete an associate’s degree while still in high school.

  • Tennessee Promise exciting for RSCC, TCAT

    Roane State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology just became more accessible to potential students.

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise initiative pays tuition and fees for all graduating high school seniors to attend either a state community college or TCAT.

    It is a last-dollar scholarship award after students get their eligible financial aid and other funding.

  • Mitchell caps hot week with no-hitter

     

    Twenty-four hours after swatting a pair of home runs in a 10-4 victory over Fulton, Kingston’s Cody Mitchell pitched a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts at Stone Memorial.

    Mitchell was on top of his game throughout the contest and ran into trouble only once on the evening.

  • Randolph tosses no-hitter in sweep

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Bears of Tellico Plains traveled Thursday to face the Harriman Blue Devils at Papermaker Field in a District 3-A doubleheader. 

  • Bobcats drop doubleheader at Wartburg

     

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats suffered a pair of District 4-A losses at the hands of Wartburg Thursday evening.

    The Bulldogs cruised to an easy 11-0 victory in the first game of the day. The second game was taken by the Bulldogs, 4-1.

  • Late run leads Lady Waves past Harriman, 2-1

     

    It was another close District 3-A softball game Thursday at Midway as the Lady Waves would come up with a late run to knock off Harriman, 2-1.

    Midway remains tied with Meigs County for first in district following the victory. Both are 6-1 in district play.

  • Kingston’s Butler signs with Urbana

     

    Roane County High School senior Katherine Butler does just about everything well on the softball diamond. She hits for power and average, she has good speed, and on defense, she covers a lot of ground and has a great arm.

  • OFF the CUFF: Diapers to dreams: Where did the time go?

    She appreciates my sense of humor.

    She listens to my puns with anewed interest.

    And she likes — yes, LIKES! — my singing.

    I introduced Roane County News readers to my baby girl with those words the week I returned to work from maternity leave.

    Scribbled on a yellow legal pad only hours after Amie was born, those words spilled on and on as I watched my tiny dark-haired creation slumber beside my bed.

    I was in awe. She was so small. And my love for her was so enormous.