Today's News

  • Teams gear up for season with jamboree

    Four of Roane County's five high school football teams took the field Friday night at Midway for the 2011 Roane County Jamboree.

  • Bobcats host TVAA jamboree

    The Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA) kicked off their season Friday evening with a jamboree in Oliver Springs.

    The evening would see Kingston take on Oak Ridge in four games while Oliver Springs took on Oak Ridge in the fifth contest.

  • 2011 Roane County Middle School Football Schedules


  • Barger named Tennessee majorette

    Brittani Barger, a 2010 graduate of Roane County High School, became a University of Tennessee majorette on April 9, 2011. 

    Brittani is the daughter of Rickey and Joyce Barger of Harriman.

  • Free program offers boost for women

    For 24 years, nearly 600 women across Appalachia have been taught they have the strength and courage to finish their education and to build the self-esteem they need to find their potential.
    At no cost, the New Opportunity School for Women in Berea, Ky., offers those who find themselves in transition and are seeking to be inspired and build their confidence.
    Applications are now being accepted for the winter 2012 session.  The session is Feb. 5-25; the deadline for application is Dec. 1.

  • Hospital cites eight physicians

    Roane Medical Center recently recognized its physicians for providing excellent patient care at the Harriman hospital.
    Several of the doctors recognized were awarded for their service at Roane Medical Center. Many have been with the hospital for 30 years and longer.
    Dr. Robert Hellmann Jr. was recognized for his 38 years of service as a general practice physician with Roane Medical Center.
    Also awarded were family practice physicians, Dr. Miriam Tedder for her 34 years of service and Dr. Dwight Willett for his 33 years.

  • Throttle Up TN may be the help you need to start up a business

    With a grant from Citi Foundation and a solid partnership with Pathway Lending, Tech 20/20’s Center for Entrepreneurial Growth is poised to help East Tennessee entrepreneurs start a company or move an existing small business to the next level.

  • Roane Medical hires Burns as new head of HR

    Elena Burns has joined the administrative staff of Roane Medical Center as the hospital’s human resource director.

    As human resource director, Burns will be responsible for providing professional human resource support for the nearly 350 employees at the Harriman hospital.

    She also will manage employee relations issues, advise and work directly with administrative staff and manage the volunteer services at the hospital.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.


    Matthew A. Humphreys, theft of merchandise-shoplifting. Guilty.

    Robert Scott Bolden, assault-attempt and domestic assault. Guilty.

  • Part of an American tragedy: Steel from Towers to rest near twin stacks

    Andrew Benson said he doesn’t usually get choked up.

    He’s also not usually in the position he was in Friday.

    A big crowd gathered at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant for the arrival of a flatbed truck carrying pieces of steel from the World Trade Center.

    The steel will be part of a 9/11 memorial at the fossil plant.  

    Benson said he knew three people who died during the terrorist attacks in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. He  mentioned them during the ceremony.