Today's News

  • Deadly shooting lawsuit dismissed

    A lawsuit filed over a deadly police shooting in Swan Pond was dismissed in U.S. District Court.
    Quarry Road resident David Dickey was killed at his home by Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Dustin Hensley on June 6, 2009. Dickey’s mother, Martha Davis, filed a $7.95 million lawsuit against Roane County, Hensley, Sheriff Jack Stockton, Chief Deputy Tim Phillips, investigator Bryan Walker and former county executive Mike Farmer.

  • Job Fair set for 10 VW worker jobs

    Roane State Community College and staffing agency Aerotek will host a job fair on Wednesday, Sept. 4 for 10 warehouse worker positions at the Volkswagen Distribution Center.
    The job fair will be from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. in Room 0-101 in the O’Brien Humanities Building.

  • Should Rocky Houston charges be tossed?

    The feds filed charges against Rocky Houston while his appeal of a felony conviction was still pending in state court.
    His lawyer contends that was a big mistake and the federal charges should be thrown out.
    “In this case, the government both figuratively and literally jumped the gun,” attorney Michael P. McGovern said in a motion that requests dismissal of the federal indictment.
    Houston faces 14 counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He faces up to 140 years in prison if convicted.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Summer weather not the only change

    What a strange and moody summer it has been.
    Mild and rainy, then a strong reversal — who knows what’s coming next?
    The same moodiness, I guess, could be applied my emotional summer.

    After several years together, Derek and I called things off a few weeks ago.
    There was no ugliness, no fighting; our heads are just in different places.
    Even with a somewhat amiable split, we’re both still feeling the inescapable pain that comes when two people try to separate closely entangled lives.
    But time will heal.

  • Homeschool Fridays to start next month at science museum

     Families can register their students for the Homeschool Friday Programs for grades K-6 through December at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Programs for homeschool students in grades K-2 are one-hour classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; grades K-6 take two-hour classes from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    Program fees for grades K-2 are $7 for the public and $5 for museum members; 3-6 grades pay $12, with museum members paying $9.

  • Lane closures stopped for Labor Day traffic

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.

    Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon Aug. 30 through 6 a.m. Sept. 3 to provide maximum roadway capacity for traveling holiday motorists.

    While lane closure activity will be stopped, workers will still be on site
    in many construction zones, and drivers are urged to obey posted speed limits.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in the Bahamas

    With the help of Abigail Roberts of Harriman, the Roane County News hopped aboard the Carnival Sensation for an August cruise to the Bahamas.

    Abigail and her grandmother, Mona Bolden, took the cruise and visited Freeport and Nassau right before Abigail started the fourth grade at Bowers Elementary School.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

  • King’s downs OS, 3-1


    King’s Academy overcame the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats controlling the game and having more shots on goal Monday evening to take a 3-1 triumph at D.J. Brittan Field. 

  • Lady Jackets roll past Sunbright, 12-0


    Tuesday night's soccer match-up between the Kingston Lady Jackets and the Sunbright Lady Tigers was an overwhelming 12-0 win for the Lady Jackets.

  • Lady ’Cats hold off Harriman, 2-1


    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats soccer team ran their season record to 3-1 Tuesday evening with a hard fought 2-1 victory at Harriman.

    While Oliver Springs was playing their fourth game of the season, Harriman was playing their opening game of the 2013 season.