Today's News

  • Lady Devils takes third place in 3A tournament

    The Harriman High School Lady Blue Devils hosted the District 3A volleyball tournament Tuesday night as they lost 3-0 to the Lady Rams from Grace Christian.
    Harriman received the third seed from regular season play and drew second-seed Grace Christian.
    Some nights a team plays well, but they end up on the losing end of things, which was the case for the Lady Devils Tuesday, as they lost  26-24, 25-19 and 25-22.

  • Lady Jackets finishe third in 4AA tournament

    The Kingston Lady Jacket volleyball team finished third in the District 4AA Tournament Tuesday evening at Knox Catholic.
    Third seed Kingston lost 3-0 to second seed CAK, while top seed Catholic defeated fourth seed Alcoa 3-0 in the semi-finals, with Catholic beating CAK 3-0 for the championship.
    Maddy Chance and Genna Brizendine were named All-District, while Genna Brizendine was named All-Tournament.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Poor state of Roane education — Part III

    What we suspected when we first learned of the deplorable showing of our Roane County high school students on their ACT exams (which as you will remember showed them to be tied for next to last place on the East Tennessee schools reported on in the News Sentinel, and well below the state average, and even farther below the national average,) was that this is a systemic problem directly traceable to the folks in charge of education in the county, viz. the Board of Education and their minions.

  • Free clinic opening in Harriman

    The uninsured in Roane County now have easier access to free medical services.

    The Oak Ridge Free Medical Clinic will open a satellite office at 531 Devonia St., Harriman, on Thursday.

    The facility – open each Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the possibility of more hours in the future — will offer all the primary care services that patients have access to at the Oak Ridge office.

  • ‘My son never had a chance’: Firefighter’s family still devastated over fatal crash

    More than nine years have passed since Bradley Keith Lively was killed in an automobile crash on Blair Road.

    His death is still painful for his family.

    “He had worked so hard at establishing his own business,” mother Janette Lively said. “We were very much involved in his life.”

    The man responsible for her son’s death, Bryan Keefe Howard, is scheduled to have a parole revocation hearing today – Wednesday – at the Roane County Jail.

    Janette Lively said she plans to attend.

  • Hooked on Pirates: Medieval Faire hitting the high seas

    It’s the Governor’s birthday, and a two-day festival is being thrown in his honor at the fictional 18th-century town of Port Royale in the Tortugas.

    To add to the excitement, an amnesty has been declared for pirates.

    Will the pirates, led by the Governor’s brother, behave themselves in polite company? Will the Governor’s lovely daughter Elizabeth find a husband?

    Arrrgh ... that’s the question for ye swabbies!

  • Stafford ending House candidacy

    Corey Stafford, a Democratic candidate for the 32nd District Tennessee Representative seat, has suspended his campaign for the Nov. 8 election.

    “I appreciate the support given to me through this journey and ask all of my supporters to cast their vote for Tyler Overstreet, whom I’ve developed a great respect for over the process of my campaign and have determined to be the most qualified candidate running,” Stafford said in a statement released Tuesday.

  • Sex crime case pending against jailed clown

    A man police found in a clown costume last month has a sex crime case pending in Roane County Criminal Report.

    Jonathan Edward Hanson, 28, was indicted on Oct. 21, 2013, on one count of aggravated sexual battery on a child under 13.

    The case is set for trial on Nov. 2.

    The clown incident, which is unrelated to his sex crime case, occurred on Sept. 22. A person called 911 and said three subjects, one of whom was dressed as a clown, were chasing cars in the Emory Heights/Happy Hollow Road area.

  • Republican headquarters open in Kingston

    The headquarters of the Roane County Republican Party is now open for business near the corner of Race and Kentucky streets in Kingston.

    The office offers hats, signs and other GOP campaign paraphernalia.

  • Kingston blanks Harriman; finishes season at Rockwood

    By Ed Greif
    The Kingston Lady Jackets (6-7, 4-2) shut out Harriman 14-0 last Thursday and closed out the regular season Tuesday evening against Rockwood at Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.
    “I am incredibly proud of the girls. Each of the seniors scored at least one goal, which was really well-deserved and emotional for the whole team as they look to the end of their regular season play,” said Kingston Coach Ellen Dailey, after her team defeated Harriman.