Today's News

  • Teenager defends his mom

    A teen came to his mother’s aid when she was allegedly being assaulted by her husband last week.

    According to the report, Rockwood Police Department Sgt. Jason Halliburton responded to 301 North Ridge Ave., on Sept. 10 to investigate a domestic situation.

    Halliburton said there was an overturned table along with things on the floor that was indicative of a fight or struggle.

    The alleged victim told him that her husband of about two months, Jeffrey L. Douglas, beat her with his fist five to six times, which resulted in several knots on her face.

  • RPD uses Taser on suspect

    Rockwood police used a Taser on a shoplifting suspect inside Walmart earlier this month.

    The report said Officer Kendall Mitchell responded to the store on a shoplifting call when he encountered the suspect, identified as Rita Barnes.

  • County may give away portion of a county roadway

    A discussion about a road in the Roane Regional Business and Technology Park came up at last week’s County Commission meeting.

    “About the only thing I can tell you about this particular road is it was originally eight tenths of a mile maintained by the county,” County Attorney Greg Leffew said about Old Waller Ferry Road. “In 2003, the county abandoned 850 feet of Old Waller Ferry Road, reducing the county maintained portion to .64 mile.”

  • Dry spell makes fire a concern
  • Y-12 honored for sustainability

    Charlie Sexton, Y-12 National Security Complex energy manager, was recently named a Sustainability Champion by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sustainability Performance Office at the Department’s sustainability Awards Program in Denver, Co.

    The site also received an honorable mention for its partnership with the National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office, known as NPO, and DOE to maximize sustainable recycling.

  • More than $18.5 million in life insurance benefits has been located for Tennesseans

    As part of Life Insurance Awareness Month in September, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance announces that unclaimed life insurance benefits totaling over $18.5 million have been located for Tennesseans thus far in 2019.

  • Building products manufacturer licenses ORNL technology for increased thermal insulation

    Quanex IG Systems, a business unit of Quanex Building Products, has signed a non-exclusive agreement to license a method to produce insulating material from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The low-cost material can be used as an additive to increase thermal insulation performance and improve energy efficiency when applied to a variety of building products.

  • TWRA to update fishing regs

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will be updating fishing regulations at its September meeting. The meeting is scheduled Sept. 19-20 in the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building in Nashville.

    Committee meetings start at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The regular TFWC meeting begins at 9 a.m. on Friday.

  • Kingston downs Rockwood, 6-1

    The Kingston Lady Jackets ended a long week on the pitch with a 6-1 win against county rival Rockwood Thursday night at South West Point’s soccer field.

    The Lady Tigers struck first with a goal by senior Adyson Goldberg early in the first half.

    Kingston answered with a pair of goals, one by sophomore Annabeth Layne and another by sophomore Bryn Gyolai with an assist by sophomore Madison Herrell. After that, it was all Kingston offensively.

    Gyolai scored twice more and freshman Karli Pettitt added two goals of her own.