Today's News

  • Bobcats suffer rough night against ’Skins


    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ’Cats traveled to Loudon Thursday night, but the trip was not a good one as the host Redskins and Lady Redskins came away with wins.

    The girls game went down to the wire, but in the end it was Loudon coming away with a 41-39 victory.

  • Raiderettes knock off Spartanburg Methodist


    The Roane State Raiderettes used a balanced attack in picking up a 71-51 road victory over South Carolina’s Spartanburg Methodist College on Wednesday.

    Twelve different Raiderettes scored on the night with only Nicole Hassler reaching double figures with 11 points.

  • Grace Christian rams Midway in sweep


    The Midway Lady Waves found the going to be tough sledding against the Grace Christian Academy Lady Rams, taking one on the chin in a 69-45 defeat Thursday evening. 

    Grace went on runs of 9-4 and 11-3 in the first period to take the early 20-7 lead at the end of the period. 

  • Devils split with Coalfield


    The youthful Coalfield Lady Yellow Jackets continued their early season struggles as they fell to the Lady Blue Devils from Harriman 54-43 Thursday night at Coalfield’s John Jackson Memorial Gymnasium.

    The boys game was the opposite as Coalfield would pick up their third straight win, dominating the Blue Devils, 67-52.

  • Midway Middle takes two from Philadelphia


    The Middle School Green Waves completed a sweep of Philadelphia Thursday night with a tight 34-33 win. Midway won at Philadelphia in opening game of the season. 

    Midway improved to 4-6 with the win.

  • Lady Devils top Spring City, 26-15

     The Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils raced out to a big first quarter lead and never looked back in picking up a 26-15 victory at Spring City Thursday night.

    Five different players scored for Harriman in the opening period as Baron Tapp’s squad led 13-0 after six minutes of play.


    Dyllis Springs
    • New elementary school for 600 students

    Bowers Elementary
    • Two-story addition
    with 15 classrooms
    • Library
    • Teachers workroom
    • Complete renovation of
    administrative offices
    • Modify existing building for handicap access, including
    restroom renovations,
    an elevator and entry ramps


  • RISING FROM THE ASHES: TVA disaster boon for Roane schools

    Roane County Schools was able to complete several multi-million dollar building projects with the $32 million it received because of the TVA ash spill.

    Without a doubt, that’s had a positive impact on local education, Director of Schools Gary Aytes said.

    “We feel really good about the effects it has had,” he said. “Any time you can provide better facilities, your students are much more likely to be enthusiastic and want to come to school and do a better job.”

  • County’s top firefighters for ’13 applauded

    Firefighters of the year for Roane County’s five volunteer fire departments were recognized at the Dec. 9 County Commission meeting. They include, from left, South Roane County’s Keith Hephner Sr., Blair’s Penny Laymance, West Roane County’s Kip Fuller, Midtown’s Tyler Morris and East Roane County’s Rick Young. 

  • Ex-Rockwood official’s day in court postponed

    Former Rockwood Public Works Director Tom Pierce’s status hearing on charges accusing him of theft, official misconduct and unauthorized use of a credit card case was moved to next term, July 21, 2014.

    “Other pretrial motions are in the process of being filed that haven’t made it yet,” said Assistat District Attorney Bill Reedy. “We are probably going to have to set up a date to hear those motions.”

    Pierce was indicted in February on multiple counts, including theft, official misconduct and unauthorized use of credit cards.