Today's News

  • County schools recognized as good sports

    By Tony Clower

    for The Roane County News

    Ten years ago, the Roane County School System began recognizing middle and high school athletic programs within our county that completed an entire athletic year with zero reports of unsportsmanlike conduct.

    We made the decision to try to present these schools with a monetary award to show appreciation for their emphasis on sportsmanship throughout the school year.

  • Minton waves bye to Green Wave

    Midway head football Coach Ryen Minton during a game last season. Minton recently made the decision to step down as the Green Wave head coach. He will be taking a position as the offensive coordinator at CAK. Midway has made the playoffs for the last two seasons and finished the 2018 campaign with a 7-4 record.

  • A VIEW FROM THE BENCH: Recovery Court — a response to a growing drug abuse epidemic

    By Judge Dennis Humphrey

    It is the practice of General Sessions Court of Roane County, Part II, when exercising its weekly criminal jurisdiction, to provide an announcement to those charged with criminal offenses, advising them of their rights and explaining that an acknowledgement of understanding and a waiver of those rights are required before the Court may accept a plea of guilty.

  • Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: How people remember the past can shape our collective future

    Last week a good friend advised that I use “fewer big words.” While I share his disdain for pompous prose, my focus today is another big word.

    Historiography, formal study of how humans remember the past and speculation about how that influences our behavior, is largely a scholarly concern that leaves everyone else puzzled and bored. That response, I believe, contributes to today’s polarization.

    Our confusion begins with contrasting views about the very nature of history.

  • Tennessee celebrates statehood with family events

    To celebrate Tennessee’s Statehood, the Tennessee State Library and Archives is working with the Tennessee State Museum and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to host a variety of events from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT Saturday, June 1.

    Tennessee Constitutions

    The Tennessee State Library and Archives will put all three of the state’s original constitutions on display to the public in commemoration of Statehood Day.

  • Farewell to the fallen

    More than 75 years after he left Kingston to serve his country in World War II, U.S. Army Private William F. Delaney came home.

    Delaney, whose remains were only recently identified, was laid to rest in Lawnville Cemetery on Memorial Day in a grave beside his parents.

    An honor guard of six soldiers carried the flag draped casket to the grave surrounded by at least 100 mourners, including family members.

    Shana Dean, Delaney’s niece, spoke about her relationship with the memory of her ‘Uncle Frank.”

  • Crash kills two Roane County teens

    Two teens were killed and two others injured in a single vehicle crash over the weekend.

    The accident happened around 2:45 p.m. Sunday, May 26, on Orchard Valley Drive near the intersection of Dyllis Road.

    Roane County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Boduch said the two killed were pronounced dead at the scene and the two injured were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

  • Rockwood not filling rec spot

    By Richard Evans

    Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller announced the city will not be immediately filling the vacancy in the position of city parks and recreation director.

    The position opened when Chase Clem resigned last month to take the same position with the city of Kingston.

    Miller said the committee formed to find a new director agreed to leave that position open and hire another full time position for the parks and recreation department.

  • Small businesses and business leaders honored in Oak Ridge

    Consolidated Nuclear Security, UT-Battelle and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce recently joined together to honor local business leaders and outstanding small businesses.

    The three entities annually sponsor a Celebrate Oak Ridge Business breakfast in May.

    UT-Battelle named Kelsan as its Small Business of the Year.

    Kelsan provides its customers with the region’s largest selection of sanitary maintenance-related products and consistently ranks as the southeast’s leading “Jan-San” distributor.