Today's News

  • Indians sweep Bobcats

    Great things sometimes come in threes. For the Oneida Lady Indians, they used five three-pointers to down the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats 34-30 Friday night. 

  • Raiderettes win again

      The Roane State Raiderettes at one point led by as much as 17 points, but had to hang on late in the going to escape with the 66-58 win over the Georgia Perimeter Lady Jaguars Saturday afternoon at the Harriman campus. 

  • RMS splits with Midway

      hool Green Waves traveled to Rockwood for a rare Friday night game and when the night was over, the Green Waves and Tigers split their first meeting of the year.

    Both games were close and would see the eventual winner trailing at halftime. 

  • Waves fall at Oakdale

    For the second time in three weeks, Oakdale swept Midway in basketball. 

  • State shuts down TVA gypsum pond


  • Judge to Leon: No more lawsuits


    That’s how attorney Frank Vettori described Leon Houston’s latest lawsuit against Roane County.

    “I have to charge Roane County for my services, and it doesn’t seem fair to Roane County to have to continue to pay for these kinds of lawsuits,” Vettori said Friday.

    Senior Judge Don Harris agreed. Not only did he dismiss the lawsuit, he also severely hampered Leon’s ability to bring future actions against the county.  

  • Rockwood looking at 15% hike in water rates

    The proposed Rockwood Water, Sewer and Gas Board water and sewer rate increases are higher than first projected earlier this month.

    Rockwood Water, Sewer and Gas Board will convene in a special-called meeting at 10 a.m. today, Monday, in Rockwood City Hall to consider a resolution recommending rate increases of 15 percent for water and 22.5 percent for sewer.

    Both increases, if approved, will become effective Feb. 1.

    A resolution to amend the utilities’ 2010-11 budget will also be discussed.

  • Harriman OKs motel tax boost for Expo Center

    Harriman hotel owners know who helps pay their bills.

    That’s why they’re supporting steps to help the Roane State Henry/Stafford East Tennessee Agricultural Exposition Center.

    Roane State Community College President Gary Goff has asked area governments to increase their hotel/motel taxes, with the difference going to support the Expo. Despite cuts, he said the operation is still expecting a shortfall between $75,000-$100,000.

  • THP to conduct sobriety checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Dec. 26 on U.S. Hwy. 70 at Poland Hollow Road in Roane County.
    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States.
    Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. They will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • RSCC softball team up to bat for reading