Today's News

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Wayne Pugh remembers different storm

    Many of you know Wayne Pugh or Rockwood. I consider him a friend — I hope he feels the same way about me.

    Wayne and I have a lot in common, including the love of railroads and one very big storm.

    While many in East Tennessee consider the March 1993 blizzard the worst winter storm they ever saw, for me and Wayne, a January 1978 storm gets top billing.

    Wayne, who was with L&N Railroad at the time, shared his memories with me recently.

  • Altrusa scholarships offered to women

    Altrusa International Inc. of Oak Ridge is offering scholarships of up to $1,000 to deserving Roane County women to support their pursuit of education and/or training.

    The scholarships honor Sarah Ketron and Pat Rush, two former Altrusa presidents and civic leaders.

    Altrusans seek to encourage and support women who are striving to complete their education, search for jobs and become financially independent.

  • East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy dean's list: Fall 2012

    William C. Carothers of Kingston and Rebekah L. Loden of Rockwood are among students earning dean’s list achievement at East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy for fall session.

    Students who qualified for the dean’s list were enrolled in no fewer than 12 credit hours and achieved a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, with no grade lower than a B-minus.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.

  • Blue Devils, Tigers split tennis opener

    The 2013 tennis season started Tuesday with county rivals Harriman and Rockwood splitting their match at Roane State.

    Harriman’s boys opened their season with a 6-3 victory while the Lady Tigers salvaged the split with a 7-2 victory.


  • Lady ‘Cats down Rockwood, 9-1

    If Tuesday’s season opener is any indicator then the Oliver Springs softball team could be on their way to a good season, as Matt Headden’s squad downed Rockwood, 9-1, at the Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex in Rockwood.

  • Cisson signs with Cumberland University

    Rockwood Tiger football is all about being physical, and senior FB/LB Clay Cisson fits that description to a tee. 

    This past season, it was Cisson that gave John Webb’s squad that hard-nosed bruiser at fullback and linebacker. Now Cisson will be taking his physical style of play to Lebanon, Tenn. to play for Cumberland University.

  • Jackets pick up split in opener

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets played their season opening games on Tuesday. 

    The Jackets took one on the chin, losing 7-0 to Sequoyah. The Lady Jackets, on the other hand, played a good game overall, coming away with a 7-6 win against Alcoa.

  • Pair of blood drives March 25 in Harriman

    Medic Regional Blood Center has a need for all blood types, particularly O-negative.

    Roane Countians can help out during a couple of blood drives on March 25.

    A Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the school’s lower-building conference room.

    A Medic mobile unit will be at Harriman Food City from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Commodity foods to be distributed in March

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods this month.

    The schedule is:

    • Rockwood First Baptist Church, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22.

    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon March 27.

    • Blair Fire Hall, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. March 27.

    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28.

    Commodity food recipients should be certified.

  • Mechatronics program info sessions set at RSCC’s Roane campus March 20

    Anyone interested in Roane State Community College’s new high-tech mechatronics program is invited to information sessions on Wednesday, March 20 at the college’s Roane County campus in Harriman.

    The information sessions will be held at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. in room O-106 in the O’Brien Humanities Building. Visitors only need to attend one of the sessions.

    Mechatronics includes instruction in electronics, mechanics, computer science, robotics and process control.