Today's News

  • Tigers send ‘Kees home, 67-36

    The Rockwood Tigers hosted the Greenback Cherokees Friday night in a win-or-go-home match-up in the opening round of the District 3-A Tournament. 

    The Tigers came to play and left nothing to chance with Jared Breazeale and Hayden Freels leading the charge in a 67-36 victory over the Cherokees. 

  • Bobcats fall in semis, 43-31

    After a stunning upset of at Oneida in the opening round of the District 4-A Tournament, the Oliver Springs Bobcats dropped a 43-31 decision against Sunbright Saturday night in the district semifinals.

    Both teams struggled offensively early on, but this seemed to be the theme for this game.

  • Lady ‘Cats come up short in semis, 47-43

    Wartburg head coach Jason Davis worked his postseason magic once again Saturday night as the Lady Bulldogs advanced to their fourth straight District 4-A title game with a hard-fought 47-43 win over the top seed Lady ‘Cats from Oliver Springs.

  • Second half rally lands Jackets in region

    For two and a half quarters Friday night, the Kingston Yellow Jackets would have received a grade of an F in their District 4-AA Tournament opener against Loudon.

  • Lady Waves advance to 3-A title game

    After dropping both games against the Tellico Plains Lady Bears in the regular season, the Midway Lady Green Wave provided the first big upset of the District 3-A postseason Saturday night when Jon Leffew’s squad downed the Lady Bears 61-58 in overtime of the tournament’s semifinals at Midway Middle School.

  • Lady 'Cats advance to region

    In what was an expected match-up on the final night of the District 4-A Tournament, but in the consolation game instead of for a district title, the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats had to fight off a late rally from the Coalfield Lady Jackets to compose themselves and capture a 58-44 win to get a No. 3 seed in the upcoming Region 2-A Tournament. 

  • Blue Devils to play for district title

    When the Harriman Blue Devils played at Rockwood on Jan. 4, the result was a demoralizing 72-46 beat down at the hands of the Tigers.

    Monday night, however, the Blue Devils looked like a different team, and the result was also different as Wes Jones’ squad knocked off the Tigers 57-51 in the semifinal round of the District 3-A Tournament at Midway Middle School.

  • Coalition looks into helping with area’s homeless

    A new program to help the homeless may be forming in Roane County.

    The Roane County Homeless Coalition was formed last year to look at the issues facing the homeless.

    It will have a public meeting next month to explore interest in Family Promise, which has an interfaith hospitality network program geared at using community churches and community members to provide on a weekly rotating basis overnight accommodations and meals for homeless families.

  • Roane officers rank high at THP

    Two Roane County residents have been promoted to high-ranking positions with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

    Cheryl Sanders of Oliver Springs is the agency’s first-ever female field major. And Jessie Brooks of Kingston is now captain of the Chattanooga District.

    “I’m honored and blessed and proud and all of that,” said Sanders, who in her new duties oversees all East Tennessee district offices, including Cookeville, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Fall Branch.

    “I’m excited.”

  • What’s routine for school board not so run-of-the-mill for commission

    School officials appeared before the Roane County Commission on Feb. 11 requesting approval of a $99,012 budget amendment that was passed by the school board in December.

    “It’s a routine budget amendment that just reflects new revenues and new expenditures since the original budget,” Director of Schools Gary Aytes said.

    The vote, however, was anything but routine.

    Six commissioners voted in favor of the amendment.

    Four voted no, and five others passed.