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Today's News

  • Rockwood holds off OSMS, 30-26

    “Boomsday” had nothing on the offensive fireworks displayed in the barn burner between the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats and the Rockwood Tigers as both teams combined for 585 offensive yards in Rockwood’s 30-26 victory Thursday night. 

  • Raiders Baseball Showcase set for Oct. 8-9

    The Roane State Community College baseball team will be holding a showcase for high school players on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.

    Participants will have the opportunity to be seen by college and pro scouts in a pro style workout.

  • TWRA to support Bubba-Fest

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is pleased to announce their involvement at the third annual “Bubba-Fest”, this Saturday, Aug. 27, in Crossville, Tennessee.

  • Cherokee blasts Harriman in opener, 54-16

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets opened the 2011 season in style Thursday night as Brian Pankey's squad rolled to a 54-16 victory over Harriman.

  • RSCC’s Goff heads up Roane Alliance board

    Roane State Community College President Gary Goff will serve as this year’s chairman of The Roane Alliance board of directors.


    “The Roane Alliance is very honored, to say the least, that Dr. Goff has agreed to give his considerable talents to the leadership of the Roane Alliance board in the coming year,” said Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Alliance.

  • Out to Lunch: Riverwalk has so much, you’ll have to go back

    By Bethel Poston

    For this “Out to Lunch” adventure, I revisited a Loudon location I wrote about a year and a half ago.
    Then operated as Stonewall’s BBQ, the new restaurant at Carmichael Inn is now called Riverwalk Grille, with new cooks and a different food menu.


    I began making plans for a business lunch at Carmichael Inn when Bo Carey, my friend and furniture business associate, told me about the change of food served at Riverwalk Grill.

  • Two Roane blood drives next week

    Medic Regional Blood Center offers a free, non-fasting cholesterol evaluation and blood typing for all donors.

    Donors also receive Medic’s blood coverage, a program that exempts donors and IRS dependents from paying blood-collection or blood-processing fees if a transfusion is needed within one year of donation date.   

    Blood drives are planned next week in Roane County. Donors may give blood at Gateway IGA in Rockwood on Aug. 29, or at Harriman Family Dollar on Aug. 30.

  • LocoDocs fans rally cause on Facebook

    Rockwood residents past and present have taken to social media to rally support for LocoDocs, a company that has promised to bring 75 jobs to Roane County if city officials will agree to sell them property near a sports complex.

    But just in case the groundswell of Facebook support that’s come LocoDocs’ way in the past few days doesn’t sway city officials, the company is looking at other options.

  • Rockwood officer draws weapon

    A woman came close to getting shot by a Rockwood police officer last week, according to an offense report.

    Officer Rick Thomas was dispatched to 111 E. Dunn St. on a stolen car investigation. The near shooting happened when the officer was on scene.

    “I noticed movement on the right side of my vehicle,” Thomas’ report said. “I saw Ms. Terry Fisher shutting the driver’s side door of the car in question and start walking my way with something shinny in her right hand.”

  • Beer board wants to reconvene without notice

    The Roane County Beer Board plans to reconvene its special-called meeting on Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

    The purpose of the meeting is to hear the county’s petition to revoke the beer permit of Grill & Pub owner Grover Norton.

    The board met Aug. 15, but recessed the meeting without taking any action.

    Some of the board members said they didn’t have to provide public notice of when they planned to reconvene, but those views weren’t shared by the Tennessee Office of Open Records Counsel.