The state released TCAP averages for third grade ELA on Wednesday. It showed that 30.72% of Roane County students met expectations and 10.24% exceeded it for a total proficiency percentage of 40.96%.
Harriman and Rockwood have joined Kingston in honoring veterans with banners affixed to utility poles around town.
Enbridge, owner and operator of East Tennessee Natural Gas, has awarded scholarships to five Roane County students through the Roane County Alliance and Roane County Tennessee Scholars Program. Five students received $500 work and education scholarships and will be able to apply those funds …
The Roane County Sheriff’s Office used a drone to locate a suspect on Tuesday. According to a press release, Joseph Waldo of Rockwood had active warrants for violation of probation and criminal trespass. He was spotted in the courthouse parking lot around 9:15 a.m.
The goal of having a school resource officer in every building appears to be within reach for Roane County school officials.
The city of Harriman held a candlelit vigil to honor fallen police officers on Tuesday at Riverfront Park. The ceremony was originally meant to be held last week, but was postponed due to rain.
Justin Snow, formerly interim president of the Roane Alliance, was appointed to the position of president and CEO during a meeting on May 11. Snow had been serving as interim president since November of last year before his recent CEO appointment.
Harriman Police Chief Baron Tapp completed the FBI’s week-long National Command course in Woodbridge and Quantico, Virginia, last week. The course was established in 2020 to fill avoid in FBI strategic leadership training programs for policing executives.
The Southwest Point chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, and gave honors to two veterans spouses.
For the first time in more than 50 years, a Roane State Middle College student has received the President’s Award, the college’s highest honor for students.
Litigation that has lasted for years involving Jacobs Engineering Group and ash spill cleanup workers appears to be over.
Several new principals have been named for the 2023-24 school year.
DICKSON — More than 150 Soldiers from the Tennessee National Guard’s 267th Military Police Company were scheduled to depart Tennessee on Sunday, May 21, on the first leg of a year-long deployment overseas.
In the years following lockdown, fitness seems more important than ever to many people. One destination in Roane County offers a variety of training courses and classes to allow citizens to get in or keep in shape, no matter their background. The Body Shop was started in Rockwood last year b…
The Jim Henry Event Center kicked off their monthly Summer Nights on the Lawn concert event series with a performance by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s String Quartet.
The town of Oliver Springs and the Oliver Springs Police Department held the Second Annual Oliver Springs Street Fair on Saturday despite sprinklings of rain. Vendors were able to wheel and deal under the overhang of Beech Park Baptist Church.
Bealls Outlet in Rockwood and the Roane County Animal Shelter teamed up for a pet adoption event on Monday this week that would allow people to adopt a dog or a kitten for free. The event was also set up as a donation drive to encourage people to donate items to aid the shelter.
NASHVILLE — Road Construction will not delay motorists as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Friday, May 26 thro…
Roane State has a new director of recruiting based at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.
The sixth through 12th grade school in Oliver Springs is expected to be complete by the time the new school year starts in August, according to officials.
The District Attorney General’s Office has released some information on the Midtown Auto Body shooting. Suspect Brian Wilson allegedly entered the business on March 30 and started shooting. Three people — Amanda Weaver, Rocky King and Kesley Wilson — were shot. Weaver, 40, died.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order on Tuesday to advance Tennessee’s position as a national leader in nuclear energy. Executive Order 101 creates the Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council, which will seek to build upon the state’s legacy in nuclear innovation and drive…
On behalf of the Bernard-Greif families, it is my honor to announce that Keenon Green is the winner of the 50th Bernard-Greif Scholarship. It was awarded during Rockwood High School’s honors and awards ceremony on Thursday, May 11, in the Dr. Tom Evans Gym. The scholarship is for $1,000 to R…
The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1 returned to operation on May 12 after completing a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage that will help support decades of additional reliable generation of carbon-free energy. The Watts Bar team safely completed more than …
UCOR recently donated unused safety glasses to Roane State’s Vision Technology Program. The donation was in support of the company’s ongoing partnership with Roane State Community College as well as UCOR’s focus on sustainability.
Shannon Hester didn’t know what to expect going into last year’s Memorial Day Walk.
One of state Rep. Monty Fritts’ signature bills has been signed by the governor. House Bill 727 requires parental consent for minor students to participate in subjects that deal with transgenderism. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed the bill on May 5.
The Harriman City Council met on Tuesday to hear updates for the city and approve a number of agenda items.
First Christian Church, hosts and owners of the Feeding Roane food pantry, will be receiving extensive renovations to their food preparation and eating areas courtesy of TVA and Roane County United Way.
Harriman Utility Board (HUB) general manager Candace Vannasdale announced at a city council meeting this week that the utility company will be sending out surveys to its over 20,000 customers to gauge interest in local high speed fiber internet. This decision echoes measures taken by other l…
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is once again an active participant in National Safe Boating Week, May 20-26. The annual event serves as a reminder to promote safe boating activity and preparation for the summer boating season.
TVA’s future plans could include destroying the Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County. Last week the agency announced that it is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed retirement and demolition of the plant and the construction of replacement generation.
The 10th annual Gizmo Jam concert is set to take place at noon on Saturday May 27 on Gizmo Isle in Watts Bar lake. The event was started with the express purpose of generating money to benefit the disabled American Veterans (DAV) of Roane County, and this year they hope to raise over $10,000…
Students of the Roane County Virtual Academy (RCVA) and the Roane County Schools Graduation Assistance Program (GAP) graduated with a ceremony on Thursday of last week. The RCVA graduation took place first with RCVA principal Cindy Lockett opening up ceremonies with a quote from the late Que…
Graduating Rockwood High School students received diplomas and honors, and shared emotional embraces with friends on Saturday. A packed gymnasium full of families watched sons and daughters take their fateful steps toward the future, punctuating the moments with plenty of ‘woo’s and airhorns.
Tennessee Housing Development Agency awarded an $828,000 grant to Clinch River Habitat for Humanity that will be used to construct new housing in Anderson and Roane counties.
Rockwood police charged a man with more than two dozen charges in connection to a high speed chase that happened on May 9. According to the warrant, a white Ford Escape was seen at a known drug house.
Zuckerbucks, ballot harvesting, ballot drop boxes and hacking of voter machines. Those are things you won’t see happening in Tennessee elections, according to the state’s top election official.
COOKEVILLE — A Harriman native will help lead Student Orientation Advisement and Registration (SOAR) at Tennessee Tech University this summer as part of the new class of student orientation assistants (SOAs).
American author Thomas Wolfe once said, “You can’t go home again.” The Midway community would beg to differ.
Family Promise of Roane County held a Kentucky Derby themed fundraiser event last week that managed to raise over $3,600 for the non-profit’s efforts to improve the lives of homeless Roane County citizens.
The Roane Alliance and American GreenFuels held a job fair at Rockwood Community Center on Wednesday, with 20 companies in attendance offering positions to applicants.
Roane County 4-H students recently finished their annual demonstration contests, and are getting ready for camp. 4-H is an educational program developed for students in elementary and high school, and is focused on developing talents and skills unique to the student. One of the ways 4-H enco…
Tommy Guinn was picked to fill the vacant seat on Kingston City Council.
Roane County Commissioner David Brackett said he doesn’t plan on rubber-stamping resolutions just because they pass the Commission’s budget committee. He let that be known during Monday’s regular Commission meeting.
Two people were killed in a car crash in the Roane County part of Oak Ridge on May 6. It was investigated by the Oak Ridge Police Department.
Roane County’s unemployment rate is 3.4%. Despite the low number, some companies are still on the hunt for workers.