Today's News

  • Grace Church’s 5K raising money for SIDS research

    October is Infant Loss Awareness Month, and Kingston’s Grace Community Church is hosting “The Chase,” a 5K race and 1-mile family fun walk to raise money for infant loss awareness.

    The Oct. 19 race at Fort Southwest Point, Kingston, is  in loving memory of Chase Austin Ruffner. Chase, infant son of church members Isaiah and Brittany Ruffner, lost his life to sudden infant death syndrome.

  • Harriman’s Music and Melons tradition continues this weekend

    This year’s version of Harriman’s Music and Melons summertime tradition will start at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

    Harriman Lions Club will provide free watermelons to be served to the audience and Babahatchie Community Band musicians, which will provide the musical part of the program.

    “We have a Latin theme with the music this concert,” said Babahatchie member Alison West-

  • LMU honors three Harriman students

    Lincoln Memorial University recently recognized the achievements of three students from Harriman during its 2013 Awards Night presentations.

    Heather Bond is the recipient of the Delta Theta Sigma Annual Scholarship.

    James Bowling  received the LMU Association Endowed Scholarship.

    And Kayla Wadlington  was honored with the Guy L. Taylor Scholarship Fund.

    They were among more than 100 students who received 330 awards worth nearly $440,000.

    Lincoln Memorial University is in Harrogate.

  • Football season kicks off tonight

    After months of off-season weight lifting and weeks of practicing in the hot summer sun, the 2013 football season is finally here with four of Roane County’s five teams opening regular season play on Friday.

  • Karate Promotions
  • Wells raises money for National Brain Tumor Society

    Cherokee Middle School student Ketron “K’Mac” Wells recently swam at the University of Tennessee to raise money for the National Brain Tumor Society. A member of the West Side Mighty Marlins Swim Team, he collected $1,500.01 to contribute to the society.

  • Lady Tigers spank Pigeon Forge in opener, 11-0

    One does not simply stop the "Mean Green Scoring Machine" known as the Rockwood Lady Tigers.
    The Lady Tigers pounced upon the outmanned Pigeon Forge Lady Tigers by an 11-0 tally in Rockwood’s season opener Tuesday afternoon.
    Lexie Hill would score the first two Rockwood goals with Katie Cisson chipping in on the assists. Cisson, herself, boosted that lead to 3-0 with a goal of her own.
    Carson Evans added the fourth and fifth goals of the game then Hill scored her third goal of the game to make the score 6-0 at the half.

  • Lady ’Cats dominate Sunbright, 5-0

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats ran their season record to 2-0 Tuesday evening with a dominating 5-0 victory at Sunbright.

  • New flag pole
  • Golden advice

    Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue dived right into the Rockwood pool Monday when she visited and taught important basics to the Rockwood Swim Team.
    “I was thinking about it the other day,” said Donahue, who is from Lenoir City. “I’ve been a part of swimming for 18 years and it has given me so much, and I think it is really important for the kids to kind of see the fun of it.”