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Today's News

  • Playoffs set to begin

    The second football season starts Friday night as Harriman, Kingston, Oliver Springs and Rockwood open play in the TSSAA playoffs.

    Harriman enters the second season as a No. 6 seed in Quad 1 of the TSSAA Class A playoffs and the Blue Devils will play at No. 3 Copper Basin.

  • Greif gearing up for one more game

    Everything changes, but sometimes people wish they didn’t have to.

    That’s the case in Rockwood as after 57 years behind the microphone, Tiger public address announcer Maurice Greif is retiring.

  • Charter jet among Rockwood Fly-in attractions
  • DOE to test warning sirens on Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested Nov. 3 in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

    The sirens are near DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Aug. 19-25:

    From Roberta L. Dennis to Lillian E. Michel by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Dogwood Shores Unit 1, Lot 22, $12,500.

    From David E. White and Betty White to Terry K. Cothron and Heather M. Cothron by warranty deed, Dist. 2, 4.62 acres, Oak Hills Estate, Lot 3, $318,000.

    From Janna Gonzalez and Jana Walker to William Y. Warren IV by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Dogwood Shores Unit 4, Lot 22 and 39, $20,000.

  • Raiderettes ready for season

    Roane State Community College women’s basketball coach Monica Boles knows her team is young, but she is not worried about inexperience.

  • Defense leads Lady Tigers to Eble crown

    The best offense is sometimes a good defense.

    That was the case for the Rockwood Middle School Lady Tigers over the past two weeks as Jeff Allen’s squad gave up just 62 points in three games in winning the 2010 Hollis Eble Tournament at Oakdale.

  • Rockwood opens season with Eble title

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers started off basketball season the same way they finished football season, with a championship as Saturday afternoon Bryan Powers' squad defeated York 58-48 to capture the 2010 Hollis Eble Tournament title at Oakdale.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 3

    25 Years Ago
    Harriman Paperboard Corp. closed operations, leaving 150 employees jobless. Close to 100 people whose livelihoods indirectly depended on the plant were also unemployed. Harriman and HUB officials were caught off-
    guard by the closure and left to wonder about the likelihood of getting back close to $3 million the company owed them.

    10 Years Ago
    Students in four Roane County schools chose George W. Bush as the winner of the 2000 presidential race.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Nathan E. Shaw

    U.S. Army Pfc. Nathan E. Shaw has graduated from the H-8 Tracked Vehicle Recovery Specialist Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

    He is married to Crystal Jones Shaw, daughter of Terry J. and Debra S. Jones of Oliver Springs.

    The course is designed to train students in the skills and knowledge needed to perform recovery operations using the M88A1/A2 tracked recovery vehicle.