Today's News

  • Tiger baseball, soccer teams win Thursday

    The Rockwood baseball, softball and soccer teams were all in action  last Thursday, as the Tigers posted a 10-4 victory at Monterey, but the Lady Tigers were blanked 6-0 at Meigs County.

    The Rocwkood/Midway  soccer team shut out Harriman 3-0.
    Rockwood 10, Monterey 4: The Rockwood Tigers baseball team picked up a 10-4 victory over Monterey last Thursday, after dropping two games to District 3A foe Meigs County last Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Kingston baseball, soccer teams post victories on Thursday

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket baseball team defeated the Harriman Blue Devils last Thursday night on Legion Field at Southwest Point, while the Yellow Jacket soccer team beat Oliver Springs 8-1.

    Kingston 15, Harriman 1: Kingston scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Cody Mitchell and an RBI by Noah Cash.

  • Harriman's The Oasis convenience store and attached buildings destroyed by fire

    Harriman Fire Department and other local agencies responded to a fire that destroyed an iconic part of the Harriman community and may have taken a woman's life.

    "We are still working the incident and scene and looking into the origin or cause," said Harriman Fire Chief David Bailey.

    "The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been here as a matter of course. We have a unified command with them right now."

  • 'I Hate Shakespeare!': Roane State Playmakers give modern intro to The Bard

    The play name is misleading, but it is enticing.

    “I Hate Shakespeare!” by Steph DeFerie, debuts today (Friday, April 15) at Roane State Community College’s O’Brien Theatre.

    Performed by the RSCC Playmakers, the play is described as “a funny and fast-paced introduction to Shakespeare,” and includes modern-day updates such as cellphone conversations, slang-driven translations and even zombies.

  • Woody, Watkins finalists for school chief

    Roane County is one step closer to having a new director of schools.

    The Board of Education wrapped up three days of interviews Wednesday night.

    Leah Rice Watkins and Keevin Woody emerged as the two finalists by receiving the highest scores of the nine candidates that interviewed.

    The school board plans to interview Watkins and Woody separately on April 20 starting at 5:30 p.m.

    Following those interviews, the board is expected to vote on which one it wants to be the next director of schools.

  • Barksdale heads to UT Athletics Hall of Fame

    Perhaps the greatest athlete in the history of Roane County will receive a big-time award Saturday.

    Former Harriman High School standout Sharrieffa Barksdale will be inducted into the University of Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame.

    “I’m excited,” Barksdale said. “There are no words to describe how it feels to be among the best of the best to be inducted into the UT Hall of Fame.”

    The Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame is an evolution of the previous Lady Volunteer Hall of Fame.

  • Trash a problem on Pekoma Road

    The decision by the Roane County Commission Monday to abandon a portion of Pekoma Road in Philadelphia doesn’t solve the problem of trash that has been dumped alongside the remote road, Kelly Price said.

    “I want the road closed, but I don’t think it’s my responsibility to clean it up,” the area resident said.

    Price told the Commission that garbage, including old tires, television sets and even a couch, has been piling up along both sides of the road for years.

  • Hickman heads up recreation

    A candidate for Harriman City Council is dropping out of the race with a whole new role for the city in mind.

    Allen Hickman was announced as the new Harriman recreation director at the Harriman City Council meeting Tuesday.

    It’s a good fit, considering why he wanted to run for Council.

    “The main reason I wanted to get elected was to help rec,” said Hickman.

    “I want to do as much as I can. I just want to serve our community, whatever capacity that may be.

  • Order Supreme Court records online

    The Tennessee State Library & Archives recently launched a new online ordering system for Supreme Court cases.

    The new system will allow researchers to request cases dating back to the early 1800s in hard copy or digital scans.

    Archivists have recorded the contents for more than 50,000 cases. They will continue this project indefinitely, with more than 10,000 boxes of material in storage.

  • Rockwood tennis teams lose twice at Union County; split matches with Kingston Wednesday at RSCC

    The Rockwood tennis and soccer teams were in action this week, with the tennis teams dropping a pair of matches to Union County Tuesday and splitting a pair of matches Wednesday with Kingston at Roane State, while the soccer team defeated Gatlinburg-Pittman 2-0.


    The Lady Tigers lost their first first match 5-4 to fall to 5-1 overall, while the Tigers lost 5-2 to fall to 1-5 overall.

    Union County 5, Rockwood 2

    Zack Walker (UC) defeated Zach Melton 8-0.

    Nathan Capps (UC) defeated Thackery Porter 8-3.