Today's News

  • Former RMC administrator dies



    The Roane County medical community is mourning the loss of the man credited with shaping Roane Medical Center into what it is today.

    Harry Wade, who was administrator of the Harriman-based hospital for many years, died Thursday in a Knoxville hospital. He was 82.

    Wade was named administrator of what was then Harriman City Hospital in 1953. During his 37 years of leadership, the facility that evolved into Roane Medical Center underwent major building and service expansions.

  • Dill resigns from RCHS



    Roane County High School principal Robert Dill, who had a complaint filed against him by a former school board member, has resigned.

    However, he’s not going anywhere just yet.

    Director of Schools Toni McGriff said Dill’s resignation is effective at the end of his contract, which doesn’t expire until after the 2008-09 school year.

    McGriff said Thursday that Dill resigned for personal reasons.

    “For the best interest of his family,” she said.

  • KRB leader Jackson charged



    Keep Roane Beautiful’s former director, Wendy Jackson, has been indicted on charges of theft from the nonprofit organization.

    Jackson, 43, 105 Edgewood Drive, Harriman, is accused of obtaining debit cards for the beautification organization’s account without authorization, then often using them for personal charges.

    One card was in her Jackson’s name; another was in a board member’s name.

    There are approximately $14,000 in charges from Jackson’s card.

  • Sheriff ponders additional jail staff



    Next year, the county will open up a new 172-bed jail on Third Street in Kingston.

    Officials are now trying to figure out how many more employees the sheriff’s office will need to run the facility.

    Sheriff Jack Stockton told members of the Sheriff’s Liaison Committee this week that he could need an additional 20 to 25 employees.

    “We need to be able to justify why we’re looking at that many more people,” Commissioner David Currier said.

  • Playoffs just over the horizon



    With only two weeks left in the regular season, the playoff picture is beginning to clear up a bit for Roane County’s five teams and things will become much more clear after this week’s action.

  • Midway unexpectedly in middle school semis


    Roane Newspapers

    After losing their first six games of the season, virtually no one expected the Midway Middle School Green Waves to be in the TSMAA semifinals.

    Midway, however, visited Huntsville in the first round of the TMSAA playoffs Thursday and came away with a surprising 18-8 win over the top seed from the northwest division.

    While most of the Midway coaches wanted the win badly, they weren’t as sure going into the game that they would get it.

  • Indians scalp Sunbright


    Morgan County News

    ONEIDA-For over sixteen minutes, Sunbright battled the state's #4-ranked team tooth-and-nail. Oneida then pulled away from their 7-0 lead and cruised to a 49-0 victory over the Tigers on senior night.

    The Indians (9-0, 5-0 in Region 2-A) used another dominating defensive performance to stay unbeaten. They held Sunbright to negative 54 yards on the ground, forced three turnovers and notched their third shutout of the season.

  • Wartburg plays Loudon tough for a half, falls 42-0


    Morgan County News

    WARTBURG - Wartburg's once promising season has taken some twists and turns along the way. With nearly ten starters missing with various injuries and facing the second best team in Region 2-AA (Loudon), the Bulldogs put together probably their best first half of the season before dropping a 42-0 decision to the Redskins last Friday night.

  • Tigers advance in middle school playoffs


    Roane Newspapers

    Despite trailing at one point 6-0, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers managed to continue their season with a come-from-behind 12-6 victory over the H.Y. Livesay Panthers Thursday night.

    “I’ve very proud of our kids tonight,” said Rockwood co-head coach Bryan Powers. “We played a great football team and hopefully it’s a stepping stone for whoever we have next week.”

    Rockwood started off the game, getting inside the Panthers 15 yard line before turning the ball over on downs.

  • Council releases land from city



    Talks about annexation seems to be a common occurrence in Roane County, with each municipality hoping to gain more territory for future growth.

    However, in Kingston recently, the talk focused on deannexation.

    The request came from a property owner whose land was thought to be a part of the Center Farms subdivision at the time it was annexed.