Today's News

  • Oliver Springs changes colors for a day

    Normally fans attending a basketball game at Oliver Springs’ Terry L. Hacker Gymnasium are amazed by the amount of purple and gold in the stands.

    Friday night, however, Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats head coach Michelle Christopher is hoping that fans will forego their usual team colors.

    She hopes they will don the color pink in an effort to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

  • Super Bowl treat behind bars

    Like many Americans, inmates at the Roane County Jail will be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday.

    “I guess they enjoy football like anybody else in America,” Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said. “I don’t see any reason not to let them watch it.”

    Stockton said all the pods at the jail have a TV inside.

    This year’s Super Bowl pits the Green Bay Packers against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Kickoff is around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Harriman downs Oakdale in overtime, 56-47

    Twenty-four hours after escaping Greenback with a 50-48 victory, the Harriman Blue Devils pulled out another squeaker Tuesday night at Oakdale defeating the Eagles in overtime, 56-47.

  • Lady Jackets come up short in upset bid

    Once again, the Kingston Lady Jackets were oh-so-tantalizingly close to an impressive win, but just fell short in the end to the Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) Lady Warriors, 54-51. 

  • Clarkrange too much for Bobcats

    By Tank Johnson

    The Oliver Springs basketball programs returned to action on Tuesday, trying to shake off tough losses against visiting Jackson County on Saturday.

  • Midway swept by Coalfield

    Tuesday night turned out to be a rough night for the Midway Green Waves and Lady Waves as both were knocked off at Coalfield.

    The girls game was rough because Midway was clobbered by the Lady Jackets, 68-22.

  • Love signs with Kentucky

    Go Big Blue!

  • Yette – a Roane Countian all should know

    We were saddened by the death last month of Samuel F. Yette, a man whose influence still will be felt decades from now.
    Yette, a Harriman man who was schooled at Rockwood’s famed Campbell High School for black children, left his mark as a journalist.
    He covered many significant Civil Rights Era events for Newsweek magazine and also for LIFE magazine.
    He lost his job at Newsweek after he wrote his plain-spoken, then-controversial book, “The Choice: Black Survival in the United States.”

  • Impressions: Some hits, some misses, some other


  • Cops, computers good mix

    A Harriman reserve officer with a knack for technology donated a server that will help the police department be a better presence in the community.
    Lou Goldblatt of High Tech USA Corp. donated a $15,000 server to the department.
    Instead of having to do their paperwork at the office, officers can now do the reports in their vehicles.
    “For the last two years I’ve been wanting to do this,” Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said.  “If a call comes out, all they have to do is push a button and save it and start the car and go.”