Today's News

  • Soccer Jackets down Oneida, 2-1


    After losing in the regular season to the Oneida Indians, the Kingston Yellow Jackets were looking for sweet redemption on the soccer field Monday evening in District 4-A/AA soccer tournament action.

  • Season ends for Lady Devils


    After stunning regular season District 3-A champion Meigs County on Monday, the Harriman Lady Blue Devils were hoping to carry that momentum into a run that would lead to next week’s Region 2-A Tournament.

  • Lady ’Cats close in on district title with sweep


    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats advanced to Thursday’s District 4-A Championship Tuesday evening with a 7-0 victory over Oneida in the District 4-A Tournament being played at Oneida.

  • Rams force winner-take-all title game


    The Midway Green Wave dropped a 12-7 decision to Grace Christian Academy in the District 3-A Tournament Wednesday night at Harriman’s Paper Maker Park. 

    Midway’s loss leaves both teams with one loss in tourney play. The teams met again Thursday evening with the winner claiming the district title.

  • "AAP" fuels Green Wave run to region

    For years the battle cry at Midway has been SOR.

    That wasn’t the case Tuesday night as the Midway baseball team advanced to the Region 2-A Tournament for only the second time in school history, and the chant AAP was heard from the Green Wave.

  • Smoot back in custody after bond revocation

    Accused murderer Shawn Smoot returned to the Roane County Jail in shackles Tuesday afternoon.

    Smoot was charged with DUI in McMinn County on April 22.

    Roane County Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen revoked his bond in the murder case a day later and issued a warrant for his arrest.

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson’s Office said Smoot was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals at the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute in Chattanooga around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Ruppe gets promotion

    Rockwood City Council’s discussion leading up to promoting Becky Ruppe to city administrator was tame compared to what happened just before.

    Mayor James Watts referred to a social networking post that questioned the city’s recent perfect audit and called the poster “some idiot.”

    The post also accused the mayor and then-city recorder Ruppe of moving numbers about.

    Local businessman Bill Anderson, who was at the meeting, responded.

  • ‘In God We Trust’ proposal

    The words “In God We Trust” could soon be on display at the entrance of the Roane County Courthouse and in the Roane County Commission meeting room.

    A resolution calling for the words to be displayed at those locations is on the agenda for the May 12 county commission meeting.

    “It’s been something that more and more of my constituents, church members and pastors have brought to my attention,” said District 2 Commissioner Randy Ellis, who filed the resolution. “They would like to see it implemented.”

  • Suspicious death probed in East Roane

    A man was found dead from a gunshot wound Sunday afternoon, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Roane County Sheriff’s Office in investigating the suspicious death.

    Johnny Franklin Douglas, 73, 33475 Kingston Hwy., was found near his workshop at his home.

    “The cause of death was definitely a gunshot wound to the area of the head,” said Sheriff Jack Stockton.

    Stockton said it cannot be determined if it was self-inflicted or if someone else did it by the trajectory of the shot.

  • ORNL announces breakthrough in superconductivity

    Scientists have a clearer understanding of how to control the appearance of a superconducting phase in a material, adding crucial fundamental knowledge and perhaps setting the stage for advances in the field of superconductivity.