Today's News

  • Going With the Flo: Prayer needed for our nation and leaders in troubling times

    By Flo Charles

    Surely, we can all agree it is time to earnestly pray for our nation, our law officers and our president, as God’s Word says. (1 Timothy 2:8) and other Scriptures tell us God wants everyone to pray - without anger, resentment, doubting or judging peoples’ faith or their expressions of faith.

    Eleven fatalities and four police officers were wounded at Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue where families gathered for a Child Blessing Ceremony.

  • Cornstalk Heights halts Christmas home tour

    The Board of Directors of the Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization has made the decision to cancel the 2018 Christmas Tour of Homes.

    “This tour is something that our Community Organization has looked forward to presenting for the past 27 years,” said Alyse Porter, the organization’s president.

  • REU looks positively at broadband

    By Richard Evans

    The Rockwood Electric Utility Board was not put off by sticker shock Tuesday evening.

    According to a feasibility study conducted by a team of representatives from Nokia, Coring and Strata-G, delivering broadband through Rockwood Electric Utility will carry an enormous price tag — possibly more than $34 million.

    Even with the hefty numbers, the board agreed to hear more at their regularly scheduled meeting in November.

  • Jacobs Engineering defense rests in ash spill cleanup worker lawsuit

    Jacobs Engineering Group rested its defense in the ash spill worker on trial on Wednesday.

    It called three witnesses on Wednesday in what appeared to be an attempt to boost confidence in the air monitoring that went on during the cleanup.

    The workers suing Jacobs contend the monitoring data is worthless because Jacobs tampered with the samples and testing equipment.

    Jacob Gruzalski worked for Environmental Standards during the cleanup.

  • Brown sentenced for hitting KPD officer

    The days of running from police should be over for Henry Nicholas Brown. At least for a while.

    Criminal Court Judge Jeff Wicks sentenced Brown to 12 years in prison on Thursday for his latest evading the police incident.

    It happened on Aug. 6, 2017, and severely injured Kingston Police Department Sgt. Jerry Singleton.

    “I was at home for approximately six months after that unable to work,” Singleton said.

    Brown was behind the wheel of a truck that was pulling what appeared to be a car hauler trailer during the traffic stop.

  • Football, flagged for the future

    The future gridiron stars of Roane County showed up in force this week end to square off in the weekly flag football league at the Kingston Parks and Recreation flag football games at Fort Southwest Point.

  • Topwater Time on the Tennessee

    TVA report

    for The Roane County News

    Chilly autumn mornings and vibrant foliage mark a magical season for sports enthusiasts across the Valley. And for a Tennessee River angler, a school of shallow-running shad can be as exhilarating as a throwing a Hail Mary pass into an end zone. In each case, there’s a potential for a big score.

    Yes, it’s topwater time on the Tennessee—the wonderful fish-slamming window where amateur and professional anglers can dance topwater lures across the surface to take advantage of bass feeding frenzies.

  • Muzzleloader deer season coming

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    The 2018 muzzleloader/archery season for deer opens in Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 3 and continues through Friday, Nov. 16 in all of Tennessee’s deer hunting units, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

    The opening of muzzleloader season in the state has a permanent opening date of the third Saturday before Thanksgiving.