Today's News

  • Lady Tigers advance with Devil win

    Roane County Schools went on fall break on Monday, but district tournament soccer also started on the same day as two county rivals squared off in an elimination match on the soccer field.

    The Harriman Lady Devils travelled the short trip to county foe Rockwood-Midway on Monday evening at Brillo Miller Sports complex.

    The warm weather took a break as the cooler air brought its way to Rockwood for ideal conditions for soccer.

    The Lady Tigers/Waves were able to pick up the 9-0 win, thus ending Harriman’s season.

  • Middle School softball tourney round-up

    By Melissa Coley


    The Clinch Valley State Sectional Tournament was played at the Flour Mill Flats fields in Harriman last week.

    Six teams started the tournament with Coalfield and Midway being the number one seeds from their respective district.

    Harriman opened with Oneida and easily defeated the Lady Indians to move on in the winner’s bracket to face Coalfield.

  • Lady Devils repeat as champs

    By Melissa Coley


    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils repeated as the Clinch Valley State Sectional Champions by working their way through the loser’s bracket and defeating the Coalfield Lady Jackets twice by scores of 6-5 and 13-1 to win their third title in the last four years.

    On Thursday evening, Harriman advanced to the championship game by defeating the Midway Lady Waves who won the South District Championship and had beaten the Lady Devils four times in the regular season.

  • Schools get block scheduling reprieve

    Roane County High School, Rockwood High School and Harriman High School are expected to have some training on block scheduling before those schools close and students move into a new consolidated high school.

    “We have found that when you go to block scheduling, it’s a lot harder than maybe we thought it would be,” Interim Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes said last month.

  • Convicted killer fails at criminal, civil appeals

    Convicted murderer Shawn Smoot isn’t having any success with his appeals.

    The $7 million judgment he was ordered to pay Tina Gregg in 2017 was upheld earlier this year by the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

    Smoot was found guilty of first-degree murder in Roane County Criminal Court for killing Gregg’s daughter, Brooke Nicole Morris. Her body was found at the intersection of Blair Road and Old Blair Road on Oct. 15, 2011.

  • Fourth of July tumble leads to suit against city

    A woman is suing the city of Rockwood for $250,000 over a fall.

    Romana R. Gallaher claims she was at Brickyard Springs Park on July 4, 2017, when she fell in a hole.

    Her lawsuit was filed earlier this year in Roane County Circuit Court.

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  • Elementary students spend day learning about life on the farm

    Hundreds of Roane County third graders had the opportunity last week to learn more about the natural world around them.

    Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee and the University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension sponsored the Farm Day at Roane State Community College for more than 400 students.

    “It’s a chance to educate kids, parents and teachers and to introduce them to the agricultural community,” said Jessica Wilkinson with UT.

  • Child sexual exploitation charges filed against Oliver Springs resident

    An Oliver Springs man who allegedly sent sexually explicit images of children to an undercover FBI agent was arrested last week.

    The suspect, 24-year-old David Tyler Wilson, is charged with aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor in Roane County General Sessions Court.

    The warrant charging him was filed by Roane County Sheriff’s Office Detective Emily Ciaravino.

    According to Ciaravino’s warrant, the FBI got a search warrant for Wilson’s residence at 194 Shady Road.