Today's News

  • Lady 'Cats suffer first district loss, 44-42

    If you were at John Jackson Memorial Gym in Coalfield Friday night you received your money’s worth as the Coalfield Lady Jackets used a furious rally to stun the seventh ranked Lady ‘Cats of Oliver Springs then the Coalfield boys held off a late charge from Oliver Springs to snap a three-game district losing streak.

  • Lady Patriots fall, 68-48

    In a girls only affair, the Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Lady Patriots were overpowered by Olivia Johnson and Hixson’s Berean Academy Lady Eagles, 68-48.

  • CAK sweeps Kingston

    Kingston hosted Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) Friday night and both Kingston teams got down early and could not close the gap despite battling in the second half.  

  • Tigers downed by Bears

    Friday night was a rough night for the Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers as both squads suffered losses at Tellico Plains.

  • Midway takes two from Harriman

    The Midway Lady Waves and the Green Wave evened the season series with Harriman when both teams took home wins Friday night.

  • Houstons face weapons charges; were under surveillance

    A surveillance camera mounted on a public utility pole last fall led to the arrest of brothers Rocky and Leon Houston on federal firearms charges Friday. The brothers appeared in court in Knoxville Monday.

    Agents and officers from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Roane County Sheriff's Office and other local law enforcement agencies executed arrest and search warrants at the Houston family property located in Roane County.

  • Harriman Happenings: Jan. 14

    Rod Parker and his wife, Shirlene Parker, spent last weekend in Florence, Ala., visiting his parents. Shirlene loves visiting with her in-laws and other family members with her husband.

    Get-well wishes to Jeanette Gallaher, who has been a patient in Roane Medical Center. She is now resting at home.

    Charles Warmley from Atlanta visited his aunt, Louise Warmley, last Wednesday.

  • Lawyer Butler’s hearing delayed

    The hearing that had been scheduled this week for Harriman attorney Donice Butler has been continued.

    Butler has been accused of misconduct by some of her former clients.

    The Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility, which oversees the conduct of attorneys, is seeking to have her disciplined over the allegations.

    The hearing before a three-member panel composed of attorneys had been scheduled for Jan. 16.  

  • Hanging up her pad and pen: Columnist calling it quits at 91

    Rockwood’s voice for community news — from social occasions to club meetings and guests to community members’ homes — is calling it a day.

    Josephine McKinney, the 91-year-old ’Round Rockwoodcolumnist for the Roane County News, has been writing some sort of local news column for a very long time, first taking over for her mother, Carrie Ramsey.

  • Oliver Springs, county mourns Sonny Harvey

    Sonny Harvey was a man who knew just about every little tidbit of history about the town of Oliver Springs.

    Claude Smith “C.S.” Harvey Jr., always known as Sonny, died in Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge Thursday, two days shy of his 83rd birthday.

    The historian had lived a very busy life, including his activities as a historian and chairman of the Oliver Springs Historical Society.