Today's News

  • On vacation ... with the Roane County News

    Kingston City Council member Teresa Nichols and her husband, Jeff, took the Roane County News with them on a recent trip to Denmark.

    The trio stopped by Legoland in Billund, Denmark, for one of the paper’s more fun photos. Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue. Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo. You may drop off photos at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email to newsroom@roanecounty.com. Happy travels!

  • Blue Devils fall in defensive struggle, 8-6


    Old-school, smash-mouth football was the name of the game between the Coalfield Yellow Jackets and the Harriman Blue Devils Friday night, and for 48 hard-fought minutes, both teams slugged it out in a match that saw the Yellow Jackets eke out an 8-6 win and punch their ticket to Round 2 of the TSSAA Class 1A playoffs. 

  • Midway runs past Red Boiling Springs


    They say the postseason is a new season. Midway was thankful for that, as after ending the regular season with six straight losses, the Green Wave erupted for a 42-8 victory at Red Boiling Springs Friday night in the opening round of the TSSAA Class 1A playoffs.

  • Tigers take down Boyd-Buchanan, 24-21


    After coming up empty in their four previous playoff trips to Chattanooga since 2009, the Rockwood Tigers finally got the monkey off their back with a come-from-behind 24-21 victory at Boyd-Buchanan  Friday night in the opening round of the TSSAA Class 2A playoffs. 

  • More than 100 take part in Run for Your Health

    More than 100 runners and walkers from Roane and many surrounding counties turned out on a nippy fall morning for the sixth annual Run for Your Health 5k race and walk, a project of Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program.

    Proceeds from the race are used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students in the Roane County school system.

  • Midway Elementary this year’s Pacesetters

    Midway Elementary School is this year’s recipient of the Pacesetter Trophy for participation in the annual Roane County Schools Run for Your Health 5K Run and Walk.

    The school had 17 participants in the field.

    “Principal Tim Thompson led his school by example,” said race organizer Patti Wells, school health coordinator.

    “Fifth-grade teachers Paula Langley and Brandi Clifton were key in motivating the Green Wave and encouraging them to participate and have fun doing it,” Wells added.

  • Election 2014: Roane County Precinct-by-Precinct Results
  • Loan will enable OR to extend gas to eastern Roane

    Oak Ridge Utility District is the recipient of a Community Facility loan which will help the utility extend service to rural residents and small businesses in eastern Roane County.

    “Making infrastructure investments like this not only provides more citizens the benefit of

    access to natural gas energy, it puts people to work now and it lays

    the foundation for improved sustainable growth in the future,” said USDA Rural Development State Director Bobby Goode.

  • CONTACT training reassurance volunteers

    CONTACT Care Line will have a free training session for those interested in its reassurance program.

    The training will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in Grace Lutheran Church at 131 W. Gettysburg Ave., Oak Ridge.

    Volunteers may park in the back parking lot of the church and enter through the double-glass doors.

    Those interested in more information may call 865-312-7450 or email office@contact

    carelinetn.org and leave a name and phone number.

  • UT opens new mobile spay/neuter clinic

    The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine has officially opened its new mobile spay/neuter clinic.

    “We look forward to a time when a lack of available locations where people can get their pets spayed and neutered is a thing of the past,” said Karen Walsh, a field program manager with PetSmart Charities Inc.

    The charity made the unit possible with a $260,485 grant.

    The 36-foot unit includes three surgery tables, holding cages and an oxygenizer.