Today's News

  • Special bowling for special people

    Jasmyn Stinnett stares intently, bowling ball in hand.
    “Let’s go, Jasmyn!” cheered Ericka Pesterfield, who said Jasmyn is one of her best friends.
    Jasmyn, however, wasn’t happy with her efforts.
    She snuggled on the lap of her mother, Sophia Stinnett, in the crowded seats around Tri-City Lanes in Midtown.
    “I need to work on my bowling skills,” Jasmyn said plaintively.
    “You have awesome bowling skills,” Sophia Stinnett assured her daughter.

  • Be wary of callers claiming to be IRS

    The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.
    Victims are told they owe money to the IRS. and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer.
    If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license.
    In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting.

  • State veterans affairs head to speak at Rockwood BPW

    Tennessee Commissioner for Veterans Affairs Many-Bears Grinder will be the guest speaker for the Rockwood Business and Professional Women’s meeting on Nov. 19.
    The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in Victorian Square at 214 S. Chamberlain Ave.
    Dinner will be $10 per person. Reservations are required no later than Nov. 8 and many be made by calling Gladys at Victorian Square at 354-1133.

  • Rams top Tigers for 3-A title, 35-14


    The Rockwood Tigers were hoping to bring home the District 3-A Championship Friday night by upsetting No. 1 ranked Grace Christian Academy, but the Rams had a different idea as they downed John Webb’s squad 35-14.

  • Midway rolls past Greenback, 38-21

     There was much at stake Friday night when two old, traditional rivals, Midway and Greenback, met for the 50th time in history.

  • Three teams from Roane in playoffs



    The TSSAA playoff brackets have been released and three teams from Roane County are in the field.

    A wild night last night led to several changes to the projected field.

  • Season ends for Kingston with 42-14 loss


    Roane Newspapers

  • Bobcats miss out on playoffs following 36-27 loss


    The Oliver Springs Bobcats would see their season end Friday night with a frustrating 36-27 loss against Monterey in a game played at Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.

  • New faces, new places at 9th District DAG office

    Expansions, departures and shifts in manpower have resulted in substantial changes at District Attorney General Russell Johnson’s office.
    Today — Friday — the 9th Judicial District office will have a swearing-in ceremony at the Roane County Courthouse for new assistant district attorney generals Tiffany Smith and Alyson Kennedy.
    Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood will do the honors.

  • Court forces EPA’s hand

    More than three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held a Knoxville hearing for input on its plan to regulate coal ash, the agency has failed to implement the regulations.
    This week, a federal judge may have given the EPA the spark it needs to get moving.
    Judge Reggie B. Walton ordered the agency to file a written submission with the court setting a proposed deadline “for its compliance with its obligation to review and revise if necessary its Subtitle D regulations concerning coal ash.”