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Today's News

  • Harriman goes MEDIEVAL

    King Arthur’s Camelot was front and center last weekend during the kick-off of the second annual Tennessee Medieval Faire in Harriman.

    The King’s marriage to Guinevere was this year’s theme, and reenacted celebrations were colorful and exciting, including jousting, fire jugglers, period dancing and music, and more than 100 costumed actors who remained in character throughout the day’s events.

  • Mother, daughter killed in wreck

    The congregation of an area church is in shock after two members were killed in an automobile crash on Interstate 40 in Knox County late last week.

    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Lula Howard was driving a 2015 Honda CR-V on the eastbound side around 9 a.m. Friday. Her daughter, Cynthia Lynne Tull, was a passenger in the car.

    Jerry Lynn Boddie of Seymour was behind the wheel of a 2014 Nissan van that was stopped on the right shoulder.

  • Multitude of pills, drug paraphernalia seized in traffic stop

    A weekend traffic stop netted a cache of pills, according to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office report.

    John Mark Reel and Clarence Laymance are charged with manufacture, delivery, sale and possession of a controlled substance in the incident.

    According to the report, Deputy Josh Klein noticed a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville fail to maintain its lane of travel on Pine Ridge Road Saturday night.

  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • It was a happy, filling Cinco de Mayo at Los Primos

    In May 2015, my wife, Carol, and I celebrated Cinco De Mayo with our friends, Jimmy and Luci Bell, by having lunch at a Mexican restaurant.

    It was a last-minute idea, and I had previously written an “Out to Lunch” article about the restaurant. So I got to enjoy our lunch on the outdoor patio, under an umbrella, without table-hopping for information to write an article.

    This year I planned ahead and invited the Bells to meet us at Los Primos in Harriman for a Cinco De Mayo “Out to Lunch“ adventure. They have been part of previous articles.

  • Lady Tigers calm Lady Waves for Region 2A championship

    The Midway Lady Green Waves and the Meigs County Lady Tigers met for the fifth time this season in the Region 2A championship in Decatur Wednesday evening.

    Meigs County would win the title with a 2-0 win over Midway in a tight game from start to finish. Meigs County did not out hit, out pitch or out play Midway like they did in the two previous games in the district tourney which they won 9-0 and 7-0. This time Midway was snake bit by two throwing errors that allowed both Lady Tiger runs to score.

  • Four Roane County middle schools honored for sportsmanship during 2015-16 seasons

    Four  Roane County schools were recognized with sportsmanship awards.

    "Seven years ago, the Roane County School System began recognizing middle and high school athletic programs within our county that completed an entire athletic year with zero reports of unsportsmanlike conduct.  

    “We made the decision to try to present these schools with a monetary award to show appreciation for their emphasis on sportsmanship throughout the school year," said Tony Clower, middle school supervisor for Roane County Schools.  

  • Kingston Lady Jackets softball team finishes second in District 4AA Tournament
  • Lady Waves advance into Region 2A final

    After coming close the past two seasons, the Midway Lady Green Waves won their way into a region tourney this season. And they took full advantage of the opportunity Monday when they beat the District 4A champs, Coalfield, 7-1 in the Region 2A semifinals.

    However with the good news comes some not so good news. Midway will play District 3A rival and this year’s champion, Meigs County, for the fifth time this year Wednesday in Decatur.

  • Lady Jackets softball season ends at Union County

    A solid season came to a disappointing end Monday evening for the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets, as Ruth Thompson’s squad dropped a 10-1 decision at Union County in the opening round of the Region 2AA Tournament.

    “We had errors and we didn’t hit the ball today,” Coach Thompson said following the loss. “We’ve been streaky hitting the ball all year. We expected it an any moment to take off, but it never did.