Today's News

  • Alliance program wins big

    The Roane Alliance’s Education Matters! program has been selected as a Gold Award recipient by the International Economic Development Council for Excellence in Economic Development.
    The award was presented at the 2013 IEDC Annual Conference in Philadelphia Monday.

    Receiving the award on behalf of The Alliance was Leslie Henderson, Alliance president andCEO, and Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist at The Alliance.

  • Roane couple charged in robbery spree

    Accused robbers Mark Andrew Randolph and Rufena Jean Bunch face charges in federal court.
    The 35-year-old Randolph was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on five counts of robbery, five counts of using a firearm during a crime and one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  

    He allegedly robbed five businesses between Sept. 19-27.

  • Kingston greenway addition nixed again

    Kingston city officials got some disheartening news about the ongoing Ladd greenway project, even as the happy closing of the project’s first phase approaches.
    Mayor Troy Beets reported at the Oct. 1 council work session that the city’s latest application for a grant to fund the project’s fourth “D” section was turned down by the state. Kingston had already sought a grant for section D before, and had been turned down, but officials hoped that this application would be more successful.

  • Veterans Day events come early

    Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center decided to celebrate veterans early this year.
    Instead of adding to the events planned for Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, the center has scheduled its event Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    “This is for the community and the ones here,” said Connie Sheldon, quality of life director. “The residents are the ones that came up with this.”
    Speakers will include Brian Murphy, who once guarded for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

  • Septic changes discussed for city of Kingston

    Kingston City Council members are considering STEPs to improve the city’s sewer service.
    STEP — or Septic Tank Effluent Pumping — is a means of sewage treatment whereby part of the waste from individual homes or businesses is dumped into a septic tank, and then pumped to a centralized processing plant, rather than a leach field.
    Mike Jolly, head of the city water department, reported at the Oct. 1 council work session that it might be cost effective for the city to begin using such systems again.

  • Lady Tigers run win streak to seven with 11-0 win


    The Rockwood Lady Tigers won their seventh consecutive game and improved to 14-2 on the season as they rolled past the Harriman Lady Blue Devils by an 11-0 margin Thursday night.

  • Cherokee closes season with victory


    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets closed out the 2013 season in style Thursday night as Wade Creswell’s squad knocked off Oliver Springs 32-20 at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

  • Midway Middle downs Rockwood, 26-14


    The Midway Middle School Green Wave finished off a 6-2 regular season with a 26-14 win over Rockwood last Thursday.

    The Tigers saw their season come to an end with a 4-4 record and missed out on the Clinch Valley Conference AA championship game.

  • Long steps up as Tigers leader


    Before the 2013 season started, the Rockwood Tigers were a team filled with question marks. Gone were their top three rushers from 2012 along with four starting linemen and no receiver on the roster had caught a pass the year before.

  • Arrests: May 9-22, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 9 — Shona Shawnee Ray, 32, 803 Clinch Ave., Harriman: two counts violation of probation. Total bond $20,000; court date May 20.

    • Tina Marie Shelton, 27, 717 N. Trinity Ave., Rockwood: possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $1,500; court date May 20.

    • Rusty Bryan White Colyer, 35, 406 Ellen St., Rockwood: second offense. Bond $2,000; court date June 10.