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Today's News

  • Moral Week of Action focus is equality

    The Roane County Branch of the NAACP held a news conference Wednesday announcing the statewide Moral Week of Action.

    The seven consecutive days of action across the state was to expose and challenge the laws, ordinances, policies and practices that are oppressing the people of Tennessee.

    “We are sick and tired of being sick and tired,” said Joe Eskridge, Roane County NAACP president.

    The Roane County group’s news conference followed one in Nashville the week before.

  • Pemberton’s swearing-in will be Sunday

    Between judge school, winding down his law practice and dealing with a new lawsuit, the weeks following the Aug. 7 election have been busy for 9th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge-elect Mike Pemberton.

    “I’m as busy now as I was before the election,” Pemberton said.

    Pemberton will take a break from the hectic schedule Sunday afternoon, so he can be sworn in.

    He plans to take his oath with other Roane County elected officials during a 2:30 p.m. swearing-in ceremony at the courthouse.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Do we want Roane students at bottom of barrel?

    Perceptive reader, you have, no doubt, observed that many of life’s events, happenings, achievements, etc. occur in series of threes.

  • River Road ATV chase ends in crash, charges

    A man who was injured during a July police chase on a four-wheeler turned himself in on Aug. 18.

    Albert Childs is charged with DUI, driving with a revoked license, felony evading arrest, possession of a handgun while under the influence and operating an ATV on the highway.

    According to the warrant, sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of River Road and Blue Springs Circle at 11 p.m. on July 28 in response to a call about a four-wheeler disturbance.

  • Victim removal training
  • Roane ACT scores drop, state scores rise

    Roane County Schools’ recent performance on the ACT came under fire during a County Commission workshop last week.

    The average score for Roane County students in 2013 was 19.2. It dropped to 18.8 this year.

    “We were very disappointed in our ACT tests,” Director of Schools Gary Aytes said of the outcome.

    “That particular class (last year’s juniors) last year has been kind of a thorn in our side ever since they were in third grade coming up,” Aytes said. “That happens.”

  • Lady Jackets fall in overtime, 2-1

     

    The Kingston Lady Jackets soccer team dropped a gut-wrenching 2-1 loss to the Lady Indians a scant two minutes into overtime Tuesday evening at Southwest Point. 

    The first half set the tone for the game as defense was of the utmost importance, with Oneida scoring the lone goal of the first half.

  • TVAA opens regular season

     

    The opening weekend of the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association's 2014 was a hot one for all the teams involved. The extremely high temperatures has caused at least one program to reschedule week two games one hour earlier. 

  • Lady Tigers roll past Grace, 8-0

     

    What was expected to be a close game between District 3 A/AA powers Grace Christian Academy and Rockwood turned into a rout Tuesday evening as Wes Ford’s squad was clicking on all cylinders in an 8-0 shellacking of the Lady Rams.

  • Roane teams ready for busy Friday night

     

    The 2014 season got off to a great start for Roane County teams last week as all four teams that played picked up victories.

    All five teams will be in action this week, but most will have to find a way to win on the road if week two is to be another successful week.