Today's News

  • Two arts grants recipients in Roane

    Roane Choral Society and Kingston Library Foundation were recently chosen as recipients of Tennessee Arts Build Communities grants for art projects from non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations.
    The grant program is designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, or enhance the sustainability of asset-based cultural enterprises.
    These grants benefit an estimated 130,000 people each year.

  • Three from Roane among AMTEC grads

    Three Roane Countians are among the recent area graduates of Roane State Community College’s Advanced Materials Training and Education Center.
    Ben Miller of Harriman and Dustin Cooper and Debbie Vowell, both of Oliver Springs, are among those completing the 14-week course based at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    AMTEC is the college’s no-cost, high-tech training program for those who are unemployed or underemployed.
    Participants are trained to work as manufacturing technicians.

  • August jobless trends continued to improve in Roane, statewide

    Things continued to improve on the employment front in August, with Roane County’s jobless rate reported at 8.1 percent, according to statistics released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
    That’s 0.2 percent lower than reported in July, state records indicate.
    The most recent numbers indicate that 25,070 workers in Roane County’s 27,280 labor force were employed during the month.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Lunch with the Scarbrough family at new Rockwood eatery

    I saw the grand-opening announcement last July in the Roane County News for Scarbrough’s Restaurant in Rockwood at 114 N. Gateway Ave.
    “That’s where Steffano’s Pizza & Grille used to be,” came to my mind.
    I wrote an “Out to Lunch” article on Steffano’s in April 2010.
    Darrell and Hilary Scarbrough and their children, Cameron and Izabella, own the new restaurant. Some of the dishes on the menu are named after the children.

  • Grand jury roundup
  • Pawnshop worker points gun at deputy

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office Detective A.E. Wolff reported that a man pointed a revolver at his chest last Wednesday.
    The suspect, Jesse Daniel Robards, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in the incident.

    According to the warrant, Wolff, Lt. Tony Guy and Detective Brandon Kittrell went to Kingston Jewelry and Pawn on West Race Street to arrest Brandon Parish.

  • Bobcats still in playoff race following win


    The Oliver Springs Bobcats are one step closer to clinching a playoff berth after a convincing 60-8 win over the Wartburg Bulldogs Friday night at D.J. Brittan Field.

    The Oliver Springs defense forced a quick three-and-out and started their first drive on their own 27. 

  • Sweetwater knocks off Kingston, 31-28


    An emotional week came to a disappointing end Friday night as Kingston dropped a 31-28 decision at home against Sweetwater.

    Kingston was hoping to win their first game of the season against the Wildcats as a tribute to sophomore Seth Haynes, who suffered a broken neck in last week’s game at Sequoyah.

  • Greene’s big night leads Blue Devils past Meigs County, 38-20


    With more than half their starters sitting on the sidelines with injuries, Harriman needed someone to step up Friday night if they were to win on the road at Meigs County and keep  their playoff hopes alive.

  • Tigers take home county title, 26-15


    For the third time since 2004, the Rockwood Tigers are the Roane County football champions. John Webb’s squad accomplished the feat Friday night with a 26-15 victory over Midway.