Today's News

  • Raiders suffer close losses

    This past weekend was a tough one for Randy Nesbit’s Roane State Raiders as they dropped a pair of tough games in TJCCAA Conference action. 

  • MMS swept by Lenoir City

    The Midway Middle School Green Waves got in one final home game last Thursday night before embarking on a four-game road trip that begins Thursday at Wartburg. The send off wasn't a good one, however, as Lenoir City Middle won both games, 44-18 in the girls contest and 52-32 in the boys game.

    Girls Game

  • Midway splits with Monterey

    When Midway hosted Monterey in November, the Green Wave and Lady Waves were swept by the Wildcats.

    The rematch on Saturday proved a little better as Midway traveled to Monterey and picked up a split with the Wildcats.

  • Raiderettes pick up first win

    The Roane State Raiderettes came close to picking up their first win of the season Friday night before dropping a 66-57 decision at home in overtime against Columbia State.

  • Lady 'Cats take on familiar coach

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats took on a pair of Class AAA teams over the weekend as Michelle Christopher’s squad split with William Blount and Seymour.

  • Physical Tigers down Oakdale, 65-51

    On the football field, the Rockwood Tigers are known as a tough, hard-nosed team that looks to pound their opponents into submission.

  • No one fights alone

    The school mascot is a yellow jacket, but lately the Cherokee Middle girls basketball team has been sporting some zebra stripe.
    That’s because the team has dedicated its season to Amy Workman.
    “It was awesome,” she said of the team’s gesture. “I had no idea they were going to do it.”
    Workman is battling neuroendocrine carcinoma. The ribbon for her type of cancer is zebra stripe. The slogan is “No one fights alone.”

  • No light duty in Rockwood jobs

    Light duty is no longer an option for Rockwood city workers with illnesses or injuries.

    Rockwood officials passed first reading of an ordinance establishing a policy regarding light duty at last month’s City Council meeting.

    The city’s Civil Service Board asked the council to create a written policy after issues of how department heads should handle requests for light duty were brought up.

  • Courthouse received no bomb threat, searched as precaution

    More than 20 courthouses around Tennessee reportedly received bomb threats on Nov. 27.

    Roane County’s wasn’t among them, but officials here didn’t sit idly by.

    “We went ahead and searched ours
    as a precaution,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips

    No bomb was found during the search, he added.

    County Executive Ron Woody said officials decided to search the courthouse because they wanted to be proactive and not wait for a threat.

  • New roof for historic structure

    The heart of Harriman, the castle-like Temperance Building, will be getting a new roof.

    A storm damaged part of the existing roof, and Harriman Mayor Chris Mason confirmed last month that the Tennessee Municipal League’s insurance pool will be paying for the project.

    Harriman City Council voted to take bids on the work, a process that left Ron Decker disappointed.