Today's News

  • Blue Devils take broom to The King’s Academy


    The Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Devils had a successful start to the 2014-15 season Tuesday night as they traveled to Seymour and picked up a sweep over The Kings's Academy.

    The Lady Devils took the floor first and used great defense to pick up a 42-21 over the Lady Lions.

  • Midway sweeps MPCA in opener


    For the second consecutive year, the Midway Green Wave opened the basketball season against Mount Pisgah Christian Academy in a Hall Of Fame game that benefits the TSSAA Hall of Fame.

    This time last year, Mount Pisgah lost the girls game, but the Patriots beat the Green Wave in a hard fought boys game.

  • Harriman Middle splits with Oakdale


    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils and Lady Devils split a pair of games Monday at home against Oakdale.

    The Lady Devils took the floor first and used great defense in picking up a 25-11 victory over the Lady Eagles.

  • Green Wave, Tigers gear up for second round


    It's going to be a cold Friday night, but that's just fine with the Rockwood Tigers and Midway Green Wave as both are still alive in the TSSAA playoffs after picking up road victories last week.

    Midway snapped a six-game losing streak by putting together perhaps its best performance of the season in dismantling Red Boiling Springs, 42-8.

  • GUEST OPINION: Matter of freedom - Excluding media is excluding you


    First Amendment Center

    Things are not “looking up” when it comes to our ability to “look down” or just around to keep an eye on what our police and other authorities are doing.

    In several high-profile incidents and elsewhere, police have moved to block the public from effectively seeing what they are doing at scenes. Those actions put First Amendment freedoms — speech, assembly, petition and free press — literally on the line.

  • Why can’t county officials “zone out” Tiger Haven?

    This letter is my response to Albert Tate’s letter in the Oct. 17 Roane County News about Tiger Haven and the director, Mary Lynn Haven.

    Mr. Tate quotes from a fundraising letter sent by Ms. Haven asking for donations to help with expenses caused by the food poisoning of many of the large cats housed there.

    She wrote that some died or got very sick from eating chicken infected with salmonella provided by a company who sent Tiger Haven meat for the animals.

  • New baler helps keep trash in check

    Roane County Solid Waste and Recycling Center got a boost last week with the installation of a new baler.

    Recycling balers are used to compact recyclables such as aluminum, cardboard, paper, and plastic into blocks that can easily be stacked and transported for sale.

    “The old baler had been here since 1997,” Roane County Solid Waste Director Ralph Stewart said. “We had just gotten to the point we couldn’t keep up anymore.”

  • New shoes galore
  • County pushes TVA on Fuller Park

    Officials see private investment along the waterfront as a way to help Roane County overcome the stigma of the TVA ash spill. One site that’s been identified is Tom Fuller Park in Rockwood.

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody wrote a letter to TVA last month, asking that the land restriction of “use as a municipal park for public recreation” be changed to also include “use for marina/restaurant/hotel.”

    “This change would allow the county/city the opportunity to explore development of a marina/resort,” the letter said.

  • Roane Gala a hit at home

    Roane County’s biggest fundraising event for the Roane Alliance returned home this year.

    People responded by turning out in record numbers.

    “It is more than double the people than last year,” said Pam May, Roane Alliance marketing and tourism director. “It was exciting.”

    May estimated that more than 500 people attended.

    “So many people over the years have told us if we have it in Roane County they’d come. And they did,” May added.