Today's News

  • Rockwood BPW marks 93rd anniversary

    Rockwood Business and Professional Women’s Organization met at Victorian Square in Rockwood on Oct. 21 to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the founding of the city’s longest-existing civic organization.
    The group also met to participate in the observance of National Business Women’s Week.
    Working women have celebrated the specially designated week, the third week in October, since 1928.

  • Kingston native a Certified Financial Planner

    Kingston native Mary L. Beets has earned distinction as Certified Financial Planner professional as authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

    Beets, vice president/investment officer with the Myrtle Beach, S.C., office of Wells Fargo Advisors, has lived in Myrtle Beach since 1989.

    The certification identifies individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning course work and who have passed the 10-hour certification examination.

  • On vacation ... with the Roane County News

    Kingston City Council member Teresa Nichols and her husband, Jeff, took the Roane County News with them on a recent trip to Denmark.

    The trio stopped by Legoland in Billund, Denmark, for one of the paper’s more fun photos. Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue. Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo. You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com. Happy travels!

  • Blue Devils fall in defensive struggle, 8-6


    Old-school, smash-mouth football was the name of the game between the Coalfield Yellow Jackets and the Harriman Blue Devils Friday night, and for 48 hard-fought minutes, both teams slugged it out in a match that saw the Yellow Jackets eke out an 8-6 win and punch their ticket to Round 2 of the TSSAA Class 1A playoffs. 

  • Midway runs past Red Boiling Springs


    They say the postseason is a new season. Midway was thankful for that, as after ending the regular season with six straight losses, the Green Wave erupted for a 42-8 victory at Red Boiling Springs Friday night in the opening round of the TSSAA Class 1A playoffs.

  • Tigers take down Boyd-Buchanan, 24-21


    After coming up empty in their four previous playoff trips to Chattanooga since 2009, the Rockwood Tigers finally got the monkey off their back with a come-from-behind 24-21 victory at Boyd-Buchanan  Friday night in the opening round of the TSSAA Class 2A playoffs. 

  • More than 100 take part in Run for Your Health

    More than 100 runners and walkers from Roane and many surrounding counties turned out on a nippy fall morning for the sixth annual Run for Your Health 5k race and walk, a project of Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program.

    Proceeds from the race are used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students in the Roane County school system.

  • Midway Elementary this year’s Pacesetters

    Midway Elementary School is this year’s recipient of the Pacesetter Trophy for participation in the annual Roane County Schools Run for Your Health 5K Run and Walk.

    The school had 17 participants in the field.

    “Principal Tim Thompson led his school by example,” said race organizer Patti Wells, school health coordinator.

    “Fifth-grade teachers Paula Langley and Brandi Clifton were key in motivating the Green Wave and encouraging them to participate and have fun doing it,” Wells added.

  • Election 2014: Roane County Precinct-by-Precinct Results
  • Loan will enable OR to extend gas to eastern Roane

    Oak Ridge Utility District is the recipient of a Community Facility loan which will help the utility extend service to rural residents and small businesses in eastern Roane County.

    “Making infrastructure investments like this not only provides more citizens the benefit of

    access to natural gas energy, it puts people to work now and it lays

    the foundation for improved sustainable growth in the future,” said USDA Rural Development State Director Bobby Goode.