Today's News

  • Bethel festival helps agencies

    Bethel Presbyterian Church and the Kingston community came together to help humanitarian agencies.

    Proceeds from Bethel’s fourth annual fall festival were recently donated to Michael Dunn Center, Roane County Cooperative Ministries and Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior nutrition program.

    Each agency was awarded $2,300.

    Bethel’s fall festival began with a fellowship breakfast and a youth-led yard sale. Attractions included a silent auction, a market of works from area artists, homemade crafts and baked goods.

  • Mount Pisgah Academy aims to Feed the Need

    Oliver Springs’ Mount Pisgah Christian Academy is combining efforts to feed the hungry and raise money for the school.

    “It is a project where the kids get financial sponsors for them to actually pack food,” said Mount Pisgah Assistant Principal Kendra Walls about the Feed the Need program.

    The goal is to get 10,000 meals.

    “They are pretty excited,” said educator Megan Burnham about the students.

  • Lane of I-40 to be closed Saturday

    Motorists should be alert on March 1 for a right lane closure on Interstate 40 East approaching the bridge across Hwy. 27 at mile-marker 347.

    The closure will be between the hours of 10 p.m. March 1 and 8 a.m. March 2 as crews perform milling and paving operations.

    All vehicles traveling I-40 East in excess of 12 feet in width will not be allowed through this area due to the restricted lane width across the bridge at mile-marker 347.

  • TFWC elects new officers


    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has elected its new officers for 2014-15 and Dr. Jeff McMillin was honored for his tenure as the commission’s chairman for the past year.

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Hot start, cold finish for diamond Raiders


    The Roane State Raiders baseball team got off to a great start in their 3-game series with the Cleveland State Cougars over the weekend, winning the first game of the set, 17-2, but Cleveland State rebounded nicely to take game two, 7-2, and game three, 7-4.

    Game One

  • Calvary advances to state tournament


    After an opening round loss in the Tennessee Athletic Association of Christian Schools (TAACS) East Region A Tournament to Mount Pisgah, the Lady Crusaders of Calvary looked to bounce back and advance to the TAACS State Tournament in Springfield.

  • March Madness coming to Roane State


    March Madness is one the best time of the year for basketball fans. This season, college basketball fans in Roane County will get the opportunity to experience some of March Madness beginning Tuesday as Roane State Community College will play host to the 2014 TCCAA Region VII Basketball Tournament. 

  • Arrests: Aug. 31-Sept. 15, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 31 — Christopher James Yarnell, 24, 1342 Mountain View Road, Rockwood: theft $500 but less than $1,000. Bond $1,250; court date Oct. 28.

    Sept. 1 — Jeremy Elliott Brackett, 39, 507 W. Eblen St., Rockwood: third-offense failure to appear. No bond listed; court date Oct. 7.

  • Arrests: Sept. 15-25, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Sept. 15 — Justin Kyle Thoma Golden, 22, 681 Johnson Road, Oliver Springs: failure to appear. Bond $38,000; court date Sept. 30.

    • Whitney Genea Howell, 3572 Oak Ranch Circle, Knoxville: aggravated burglary, domestic assault. Total bond $5,000; court date Nov. 18.