Today's News

  • Road crews got to work on repairs on 58

    I called the road department about State Route 58 — a portion of 58 was about to collapse.  

    Government response is not always as swift as you would like, but  the Road Department was much different. 

    They were out on Hwy. 58 making repairs in a matter of days.

    I just wanted to tell them thank you.


  • The Knights of Pythias mark a major milestone

    The Knights of Pythias celebrates its 155 year anniversary this year.

    The Knights of Pythias is a charitable fraternal organization started Feb. 19, 1864, in Washington D.C. by Justus H. Rathbone.

    Founded on the principals of friendship, charity and benevolence, the Knights of Pythias was the first fraternal organization chartered by the U.S. Congress upon the recommendation of President Abraham Lincoln.

    The Oak Leaf Lodge No. 49 Knights of Pythias in Rockwood was instituted in 1888 and is celebrating 131 years of service this year.

  • On vacation ... with the Roane County News to the Super Bowl


  • Calfee honoree for the Ageless Hall of Fame

    Marilyn Calfee has been nominated and chosen by the Ageless Hall of Fame committee to be one of the 16 honorees at this year’s event.  

    The Ageless Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor 16 individuals, age 60 or older, who demonstrates their care for their community and its citizens.  

    Communities nominate the individuals selected to the hall of fame. All nominations were then reviewed and selected by a committee made up of each of the counties’ leaders and human service agencies that serve East Tennessee.

  • Risen from the ashes: Chuck’s Deli has reopened


    It’s just an old toy truck, but it serves as a reminder.

    A toy truck that could not be replaced or restored, it was cleaned up and sits in the same spot behind the cash register it occupied before the fire that destroyed the interior of Chuck’s Deli on Dec. 28. And like the little truck, the longtime Harriman eatery is back.

    It took 10 weeks and a great deal of sweat but the business opened today at 7 a.m.

  • Big bass event coming to Knoxville

    TWRA Report
    for The Roane County News
    Tennessee is recognized as one of the nation’s top fishing destinations and some of the world’s best bass anglers will be making their way to the 2019 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’s Sporting Goods, March 15-17 in Knoxville.

  • Lady Tigers bombard Oakdale

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers rode an offensive surge on the way to a 13-1 win against the Oakdale Lady Eagles in a district road game Tuesday night.

    The Lady Tigers pressured Oakdale early with two runs scored in the first inning.

    All it took was a double by Shasta Thompson to bring home Kaelee Dyer and Tiana Porter to make the score 2-0.

    Rockwood added some insurance in the second inning when Dyer singled home Shaelynn Wilson making the score 3-0.

  • Stone Memorial outlasts Bobcats

    By Jack Sims


    In back to back nights of baseball with Stone Memorial the Oliver Springs Bobcats dropped number two to the Panthers. Traveling Monday night to Stone Memorial had been costly to the Bobcats with a shutout. Hoping to make up for it with home field advantage Tuesday did not pan out for Oliver Springs though, losing 8-4.

  • Rockwood doubles up on Sunbright

    The Rockwood Tigers shelled the Sunbright Tigers Tuesday night in a district double header at Brillo Miller Sports Complex, winning 26-0 and 23-0.

    The first game only went two innings, but it was more than enough for Rockwood.

    It looked like Sunbright was going to be in for a long night from the start.

    Nate Brackett took the mound for Rockwood and promptly fanned the first three Sunbright batters for a quick 1-2-3 inning on the way to a two-inning no-hitter.

    Kyle VanPatten led off the bottom of the first for Rockwood with a hit.

  • Lady ’Cats lose pitching duel

    By Melissa Coley


    It was district softball at its finest Tuesday evening as the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats traveled to Wartburg to take on the Lady Bulldogs.

    Defense and pitching dominated for five innings before Wartburg broke the scoring drought and put two runs up in the bottom of the fifth which was enough to defeat the Lady Cats, 2-1.

    Desirae Davis was strong on the hill for OS with five strikeouts.