Today's News

  • TVAA season winding down


    The Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA) heads into the final week  of play with all four division regular season championships settled. 

  • Green teams collide in county title game


    The Rockwood Tigers and Midway Green Wave usually don’t need any extra incentive to get fired up to play each other on the gridiron, but they will have just that Friday night as the winner of Friday’s game at Civitan Field will take home the Roane County Championship Trophy.

  • Jackets playing for Haynes Friday night


    Homecoming week at Roane County High School is supposed to be a happy time for the Kingston Yellow Jackets, but that hasn’t been the case this week as Brian Pankey’s squad is struggling emotionally to deal with a career-ending injury to teammate Seth Haynes.

  • ’Cats, Devils need wins to improve playoff chances


    With two weeks left in the regular season, the race for the playoffs is in full gear.

  • Hot, Hot, HOT!

    Wellington Place of Kingston had its Fall Chili Cook-off to benefit Alzheimer’s Tennessee Friday. Jenn Brackett, resident assistant, left, and Mona Wright, daughter of resident DeeVee Gardner, spoon out sample cups.

  • Updated: Morgan named in paternity suit

    An Illinois woman has filed a paternity suit against Property Assessor David Morgan in Roane County Circuit Court.

    Melissa Everts contends Morgan is the father of her 16-year-old son. The suit included a Jan. 15, 2003, parentage testing report.

  • Lucky break on broken neck

    Athletic trainers and emergency personnel know that when a player suffers a neck injury, the best thing to do is immobilize the neck first.
    That knowledge may have saved the life of Roane County High School sophomore Seth Haynes Friday night.
    Haynes suffered a broken neck during the game at Sequoyah High School in Monroe County.

    He has since gone through successful surgery at University of Tennessee Medical Center.
    While the injury is career-ending in terms of football, things could have been a lot worse.

  • Tiger Haven shooter indicted

    Toby Rhynehart said he’s looking forward to proving he is innocent of allegations that he shot at Tiger Haven in May.
    He’ll get that chance because the Roane County grand jury indicted him on a charge of reckless endangerment on Monday.
    “I’m going to prove my innocence,” Rhynehart said Tuesday. “I think I can prove it with no problem.”

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Self arrested Rhynehart on May 14 after responding to Tiger Haven on a shots-fired call.

  • AG: Ryans wrong to serve dual roles

    The issue of Jim Ryans serving on the Roane County Board of Public Utilities and the Roane County Election Commission became moot locally when he resigned from the utilities board in July 2012.
    Before he stepped down, state officials had sought an opinion on the matter from Tennessee Attorney General Robert E. Cooper Jr.
    Cooper finally issued one last week.
    “A member of the Roane County Election Commission may not serve as a member of the Roane County Board of Public Utilities,” the opinion said.

  • BANG! You’re not dead

    Some Roane County Sheriff’s officers were doing more than just knocking on doors last week.
    Some of them learned what is considered a safer new technique in high-risk situations for breaking down doors.
    They used a device called the WallBanger, which merges a battering ram with explosives.

    The device allows for a faster, more successful forced entry, giving potentially hostile suspects less time to react and arm themselves.