Today's News

  • Lawsuit over Ruby Tuesday’s mowing filed

    A property squabble with Ruby Tuesday in Harriman is now in the courts.

    Former attorney Gerald Largen has been going back and forth with Ruby Tuesday over the property he owns between the restaurant chain and Hwy. 27. He’s suing the corporation for $250,000.

  • Gala aids Roane treasure

    The Roane County Heritage Commission will hold its ninth gala in honor of the historic Roane County Courthouse on Saturday, Sept. 22.

    According to Mary B. Hines, chairman of the gala committee, a social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the building in the center of Kingston with the program at 8 p.m. in our newly renovated courtroom.  

    A silent auction will include such items as a stays at regional hotels, tickets to local attractions, gift certificates to area restaurants and businesses, art pieces and collectibles.  

  • Oliver Springs sweeps Kingston in youth football action

    The Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA) kicked off the regular season last Saturday with two programs earning sweeps on the road. Oliver Springs won all four games at Kingston and Spring City pulled off a sweep at Midway.

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  • Randolph trying out for Team USA

    Harriman junior Chase Randolph is in Cary, NC this weekend trying out for a spot on the USA Baseball National Team.

  • RCHS gym floor delayed

    Unforeseen problems have slowed the work on Roane County High School's new gym floor.

  • Ellis, Collier have a lot riding on Friday's game

    The Roane County Commission meeting will have a different look on Sept. 10 and it has nothing to do with what’s on the agenda.

  • Free hunting day this Saturday

    All Tennesseans are reminded that Saturday, Aug. 25 is Free Hunting Day in Tennessee when state residents may hunt without a license. The annual event coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.

  • Harriman looks to snap the streak Friday night

    Outside of Kingston, Roane County fans didn’t have a lot to celebrate last week as Rockwood, Oliver Springs, Midway and Harriman all dropped decisions last Friday night.

  • Armor-plated possums? Not quite

    While accompanying her father to a doctor’s appointment this summer, Annie Boyer of Oak Ridge spotted what she thought was a dead armadillo near the Midtown exit of Interstate 40.
    Her husband thought she was imagining things.
    “We just had a good laugh about it,” Boyer said. “But I know I saw what I saw. So I said I’m going back to take a picture of it.”

  • Autism can’t stop Amazing Jake

    Around Bowers Elementary School in Harriman, fourth-grader Jake Wray is known as “The Mayor.”
    The 9-year-old makes friends everywhere he goes and even has his own Facebook page, GetJakeWray1millionfans, which he has used to make friends from all over the world, including Russia, India and Germany.
    His sense of connection, including 785 Facebook fans, is  all the more remarkable considering he has autism, a disorder that stymies communication and social interaction