Today's News

  • Rockwood falls into district tournament loser’s bracket

    The Rockwood baseball team dropped into the loser's bracket in the District 3A Tournament at Meigs County Monday night, after suffering a 15-2 loss to top seed Grace Christian.

    The Tigers played Greenback, 3-2 losers to Meigs County, in the loser's bracket Tuesday night in Decatur.

    Grace Christian 15, Rockwood 2: Grace Christian scored twice in the bottom of the first and six runs in the bottom of the second to take an 8-0 lead, but the Tigers averted the shutout with a solo run in the top of the third on a passed ball.

  • Rockwood/Midway soccer season ends 1-0 in district tournament quarterfinals

    By Michael Lindsay
    Monday would prove to be the last time that Adam Rucker, Jose Coronilla, Tanner Seymour, Jack Lowe, Joey Michaud, Andrew Stamey, William Bornancin, Pablo De Elias and Drake Lamm stepped on the soccer field together as seniors. Rockwood’s season came to a close at the hands of the Carter Hornets by a score of 1-0.

  • Blue Devil tennis teams play in district tournament

    The Harriman tennis teams completed their regular season and competed in the district tournament over the weekend in Pigeon Forge.

    The  Lady Devils finished third in regular season district and the Blue Devils finished sixth in the regular season.

    District tournament results:

    Natalie LaRue defeated Ashley Dilbeck (Meigs County 6-2,6-4) first round and then lost to Rachel Roberts (Gatlinburg-Pitman 6-0, 6-1) in second round.

    Shanya Westfield lost to No. 1 seed Madie Riggs (Gatlinburg-Pitman 6-0,6-1) first round.

  • Harriman soccer team loses 4-0 at Grace Christian Monday

    Harriman High School soccer has made strides in the past year. The season ended Monday, but not before they were able to keep building their foundation that they have laid.

    After Harriman picked up a 4-2 win over visiting Austin-East Friday night in the District 3A/AA Tournament, they traveled to Grace Christian, but the Rams were too much for the Blue Devils and posted a 4-0 victory.

  • ‘They will live forever in our hearts’

    The somber 10th anniversary of the deaths of Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Jones and his ride-along friend, former lawman Mike Brown, will be quietly commemorated today in the Law Enforcement Memorial Garden of the Roane County Detention Center.

    The two were shot and killed while on duty May 11, 2006, and a memorial service honoring them and other fallen Roane County law officers has been held every year since.

    This year, the service will fall on the actual date of their deaths.

  • Judge Scott tight-lipped about trials

    Many years after its confusing conclusion, retired judge James “Buddy” Scott remains reluctant to talk about the Rocky Houston trial.

    “I feel uncomfortable about the ethics of the thing,” Scott told the Roane County News recently.

    “I haven’t sat down or talked with individuals about those type of things because I feel like those are matters best reserved for the courtroom.”

    Scott presided over the murder trials of Rocky and his older brother, Leon Houston.

  • Charges pending in Hwy. 27 wreck

    Criminal charges are pending in a weekend crash that resulted in the death of an elderly Florida man.

    The wreck was south of Rockwood on Hwy. 27 at the intersection of Mountain View Road.

    Trooper Gary Snow investigated for the Tennessee Highway Patrol. According to the report, Henry Howard was driving a 2010 Toyota Corolla. His wife, 85-year-old Fujiko Howard, was a passenger in the Corolla.

    Howard stopped the car on the shoulder of the highway around 7 a.m. to use a cellphone.

  • School social worker served Harriman, Oliver Springs

    A Harriman woman was killed Friday evening in a three-car crash caused by a driver accused of being under the influence at Oak Ridge Turnpike and Jefferson Avenue.

    Christy Duncan, 37, and her 4-year-old daughter, Janna, were both extricated from their vehicle and taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center where Duncan later died, according to Oak Ridge Police Department reports.

  • Middle College Graduation Day
  • Tiger Haven shooting charge dismissed

    Toby Rhynehart no longer stands accused of firing a rifle at Tiger Haven.

    The felony reckless endangerment charge he faced over a May 2013 shooting incident has been dismissed by prosecutors.

    “I was innocent,” he said last week.

    Tiger Haven, a sanctuary in East Roane County that houses tigers, lions, leopards and other big cat breeds, abuts Rhynehart’s 114-acre farm. He and other neighbors have been at odds with Tiger Haven for years, claiming the facility is a nuisance and unsafe.