Today's News

  • Seniors rolling for big scores


    October 12

    1st High Game - Rick Alderfer, Aryn Milhollon 443

    2nd High Game - Rick Alderfer, Aryn Milhollon 459

    3rd High Game - Paula Murphy, John Bledsoe 416

    High Scores today - Rick Alderfer 211, 204 game. Wayne Croy 204 game. John Bledsoe 214 game

    High Series for today - Rick Alderfer, Aryn Milhollon 1308

    High Series October- Donna Wright, Aryn Milhollon 1374

    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 167. Rick Matthews - 187

  • Cherokee pretty in pink with win
  • Kingston pair angling for tops

    Staff Report

    for The Roane County News

    The Roane County High School fishing team continues to excel on the water this season.

    Leading the way has been Matthew Stombaugh and Cole Miller.

    The duo most recently won the Bass Pro Tournament this past Saturday at Fort Loudon Lake.

    There were 171 boats in the tournament representing many state high schools.

    Stombaugh and Miller finished the tournament with a total of 11.38 pounds for fish caught.

    They also had 5.85 pounds for the big fish category.

  • Vols Reap a Harvest on the Plains

    by Ben Briley


    It was all a matter of time before everything came together for Tennessee.

    The Vols went in to Jordan-Hare Stadium to play No. 21 Auburn in a game just about everyone said was “unwinnable”.

    Those “Unwinnable” Vols just beat a good SEC team on the road 30-24.

    It was a huge win not only for winning’s sake, but for the program, the team and the fans.

  • Might be getting interesting

    It’s getting to be that time of year again.

    With only two weeks left to go in the high school footbball regular season, things might be getting interesting for Roane County teams.

    With Oliver Springs and Midway both sporting 7-1 records and 3-1 in Region 2-1A, it really is getting down to what counts.

    This Friday, the Bobcats will travel into Morgan County to renew their rivalry with the Coalfield Yellow Jackets.

  • Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: All Americans dislike politics

    By Mark Banker

    Even in our polarized times, Americans of all persuasions share a disgust for politics.

    This loathing is rooted in experiences with power that few could have imagined and that selective popular memories often misrepresent.

    Because Great Britain neglected her North American colonies for a century and a half, forebears of our nation’s historic Caucasian majority developed a preference for distant, benign power.

  • County approves plans for Midway, OS schools

    The Roane County Commission took some action on the Board of Education’s building program Monday.

    It approved two of the projects over the objections of school officials.

    “We did not vote to send just the Midway and Oliver Springs project to you,” School Board Chairman Nadine Jackson told the Commission.

  • Kingston’s first female mayor dies in Nashville

    Ruby Luckey Fielden, a long- time fixture on the Kingston political scene, passed away last month at 94.

    Known to most as Ruby Luckey, she distinguished herself as the first woman mayor of Kingston.

    She served on Kingston City Council as well.

    She was also known for her involvement in many other civic projects including senior housing, walking trails and the World’s Fair Committee.

    “We were close friends from the first time I met her,” said Gerald Largen, former County Executive and columnist for the Roane County News.


    More than three dozen people are expected to testify during the ash spill worker trial. It looks like former TVA executive Anda Ray won’t be one of them.

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Guyton quashed her subpoena.

    Ray’s attorney, Ronald T. Hill, filed the motion to quash last week.

    Guyton announced his ruling after listening to arguments on the issue Monday.