Today's News

  • Looseleaf laureate: Want to share your Blizzard of ’93 memories?

    January’s winter mood swings have been extreme this year.

    We’ve gone from comfortable shirt-sleeve weather to heavy rain and floods, then winter storm warnings and, so forecasters say, bright sunshine.

    I remember one January that was pretty monochromatic — read that as snowy white and bitterly cold.

    In January 1978, I managed to make my way through a winter storm back to campus at Western Kentucky University.

  • 18-year-old accused of computer theft

    A Rockwood teen is facing theft charges for allegedly stealing computers from Roane State Community College.

    Steven Austin Clark, 18, of 310 Douglas Ave., was arrested on Tuesday.

    The warrant said the computers were stolen from a computer lab in the Technology Building.
    Authorities said Clark took six computers, two at a time.

    The alleged thefts occurred between Nov. 1 and Dec. 14.

  • Flooding from heavy rains impacts Roane


    TERRI LIKENS/Roane Newspapers
    Several days of heavy rains resulted in flooding throughout Roane County. These signs at Kingston City Park are usually well away from the water. Below, park benches and playground equipment were submerging rapidly Thursday, and the walkway path was underwater.

  • Kingston splits with Loudon

    Kingston head coach Colt Narramore faced his former squad from Loudon for the first time Tuesday night in an emotional contest between the Redskins and Jackets.

    When the dust had settled, the Redskins weren’t able to knock off their former coach as Kingston picked up a 58-56 victory in overtime.

  • Tigers rebound from loss

    Tellico Plains came into Rockwood Tuesday night and set the tone early in the first game against the Lady Tigers, but the Bears were up-ended as the Tigers came away with a close win in the boys game. 

     The Lady Tigers lost, 50-12, and the Tigers won by a final of 43-40.

  • Waves, Devils suffer setbacks

    Tuesday night was a rough night for Midway’s and Harriman’s basketball teams as both suffered sweeps.

    Midway’s losses came at District 3-A opponent Grace Christian while Harriman dropped a pair of non district home games against Wartburg.

  • Mt. Pisgah picks up split

    The Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Patriots traveled to Apostolic Christian School Tuesday and picked up a split against the Eagles.

    The Lady Patriots took he floor first and cruised to a 57-41 victory, but the boys weren’t as fortunate as they dropped a 65-60 decision.

  • OSMS splits with Coalfield

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats used 15 points from Sarah Channell to help guide them to a thrilling 42-39 triumph Monday evening over the Coalfield Lady Jackets. 

  • Franklin signs with Carson-Newman

    Roane State Community College sophomore basketball player Jassmine Franklin has signed to play for Carson-Newman College next season.

  • Bobcats roll past Oakdale

    It might have been dreary outside, but all was good inside Terry L. Hacker Gymnasium Tuesday night for the Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats as both teams cruised to wins over visiting Oakdale.