Today's News

  • Commission sets new fishing regs

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission set the 2019-20 fishing regulations during its September meeting, which concluded Friday.

    The commission heard a preview of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s proposals during the August meeting of the commission. A public comment period on the proposals was held following the August meeting.

    Several of the new fishing regulations are geared toward the agency’s effort to battle the invasive Asian carp.

  • Senior bowlers putting up big numbers


    September 21

    1st High Game - Connie Milhollon, Elke Hansard 450

    2nd High Game - Connie Milhollon, Elke Hansard 435

    3rd High Game - Barbara Pickering, Harold Zeilman 439

    High Scores today -None reported

    High Series for today - Connie Milhollon, Elke Hansard 1293

    High Series September - Beverly Zeilman, Paul Alexander 1309

    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 167, Rick Matthews 187

  • OSMS v’ball goes down swinging

    The Oliver Springs Middle School volleyball team (above) put up a valiant effort Saturday before being eliminated from the district tournament at Jellico Elementary. The number two seeded Lady Bobcats finished 1-2 for the day, beating Norwood but lost to Lake City and Newport. Eighth-grader Avery Vickery (left) was named to the All-Tournament team for her play.

  • Kingston takes senior night win

    Kingston beat Harriman for senior night, 9-0, during a rainy Monday evening at Fort South West Point. Top: Kingston’s Mackenzie Bunch (9) gains control of the ball while being closely guarded by Harriman’s Breanna Taylor (19) and Britney Altum (1). Right: Harriman’s Britney Altum (1) contests the dribbling of Kingston’s Emma Herrera (17).

  • Vols suffer from leadership issue

    By Ben Briley


    And turnovers. Six to be exact.

    The decibel level was cranked to 107 on the first drive of the game, then followed by over 2 hours of silent despair.

    Florida took advantage of Tennessee’s mishaps and cruised to a 47-21 victory, the most points the Gators have ever scored in Neyland.

    The lack of leadership is visibly inherent in this team, with exception to a small number of players, most recruited by Pruitt.

  • Midway wins middle school softball tourney

    By Melissa Coley


    Saturday was championship day for the south district middle school softball tournament with the day starting out with four teams and ended with two playing for the cherished number one seed going into the state sectionals this week.

  • Rain doesn’t slow Tigers

    By Jack Sims


    In rainy middle school action Monday night the Rockwood Tigers beat the Oneida Middle School Indians, 24 – 8 , at Civitan Field.

    In game of tight formations and very few pass attempts, running was the key on both teams. Rockwood was able to put the ball in the end zone when it counted and keep the Indians.

  • Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: Americans’ experience with limits may shape today’s political climate

    By Mark Banker

    Shortly after completing last week’s column, I turned on the news with hopes of getting an update on Hurricane Florence.

    Instead, I was reminded that 40 years earlier President Jimmy Carter and leaders of Israel and Egypt agreed to what became known as the “Camp David Accords.”

    In addition to offering a much-needed respite from our 24/7 news soap opera, that “old news” conveniently affirmed an assertion from my just-submitted column.

  • Jackson chair of Roane County School Board

    Nadine Jackson is the new chairman of the Roane County Board of Education.

    She was elected by a unanimous vote during last week’s meeting.

    “Thank you for electing me chair,” she told the board.

    Jackson represents District 7 on the school board.

    A former principal, she was elected to her first term on the school board in 2016.

    “Ms. Jackson, I believe you’ll do a great job,” Board Member Sam Cox said.

    Jackson succeeds Rob Jago, who served as chairman this past year.

  • Rockwood 2000 holding candidate forum Oct. 15

    Rockwood 2000 is hosting a candidate forum next month to give voters a chance to hear from candidates in state and local races in the Nov. 6 election.

    The forum is 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Rockwood Electric Utility, 341 West Rockwood St.

    Those invited to the forum include candidates for state governor, state representatives for Dist. 31 and Dist. 32, Rockwood mayor and Rockwood City Council.

    The candidates running for the above positions are:

    Tennessee Governor

    Bill Lee

    Karl Dean