Today's News

  • Parsons Plumbing now open

    After almost 40 years in the plumbing business, Chet Parsons has opened his own business.

    Parsons Plumbing opened in Midtown on April 28.

    Parsons, formerly of Ideal Plumbing in Rockwood, has 37 years of experience in the field.

    He offers service plumbing and home plumbing repair.

    Parsons Plumbing is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 466-4914 for details.

  • Nursing homes in state mark special week

    Nursing homes across Tennessee are observing National Nursing Home Week, which began on Mother’s Day, May 11, and continues through May 17.

    “Nursing Home Week is an excellent time to visit nursing homes, participate in activities and thank the caregivers and volunteers for their hard work and dedication to providing quality care to the residents.” said Jesse Samples, executive director of the Tennessee Health Care Association.

    THCA is a nonprofit organization representing long-term care facilities located throughout the state.

  • Midway falls in title game, 4-0


    The Midway Green Wave came tantalizingly close to their first ever district tournament championship, but in the end the they didn't have enough pitching or offensive energy to hold off Grace Christian for the title.

  • Nice Catch
  • RMS finishes second in district
  • BOW workshop set for June 4-6


    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host the 2014 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop June 6-8 in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center. 

  • Lady ’Cats thump Oneida for title, 15-0



    Winning a championship isn’t supposed to be easy. But that wasn’t the case for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats last week as they annihilated three straight opponents on their way to capturing the District 4-A Tournament championship at Oneida.

  • Tigers down Falcons for district title, 3-0


    When Wes Ford started the Rockwood soccer team in 2012, his goals had nothing to do necessarily with winning.

    “I wanted a team that would work hard, play with integrity and listen,” Ford said of the values that his program would be built upon.

  • Smoot’s parents may lose $250,000

    Shawn Smoot’s parents could lose the $250,000 they put up to bond him out of jail.

    “The state, in our amended motion for bond revocation, will be asking for the entire bond amount to be forfeited to the court,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said Thursday.

    Smoot is charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 15, 2011, death of Brooke Nicole Morris.

    Smoot was released from the Roane County Jail on March 26, 2013, after his parents put up the bond.

  • Alleged police evader caught in Rockwood

    A man who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase was arrested in Rockwood on Wednesday.

    Wendell Scott Swint of Morgan County is charged with evading arrest, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, driving on a suspended license, simple possession and resisting arrest.

    Police set up a checkpoint on Hwy. 70 on Monday as part of an investigation into the Sunday death of Johnny Franklin Douglas. According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office report, Swint approached the checkpoint in a Ford Mustang, then stopped and turned around.