Today's News

  • Library holds book sale

    Oliver Springs Public Library is growing needs help.

    As it makes room for newer collections, it must weed out older books that are no longer being checked out. The library is selling those books at low prices.  

    On Friday, Nov. 12, the library will be selling hardback books for $1 and paperbacks for 50 cents. It also welcomes donations for specific books to be added to our collection.  

    The library is housed in the train depot, built in 1905, along with the historical museum and caboose.

  • RSCC, Chattanooga State team up for concert

    The Roane State Community College Music Department will present Requiem by Gabriel Fauré on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Kingston.

    The Roane State Concert Choir and the Chattanooga State Community College Concert Choir are teaming up for the performance.

    A $10 donation is suggested.

    The concert will feature Edie Johnson, organ; Fred Pogue, piano; Mary Ann Fennell, violin; Charles Barber, baritone; and Amanda Peavyhouse, soprano.

  • 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.

    Floyd H. Sistanich, probation violation Sept. 1, 2004. Dismissed March 12, capias recalled.

    Agey C. Stamey, probation violation Jan. 8, 2004. Dismissed March 12, capias recalled.

    Gloria J. Webb, probation violation Sept. 20, 2006. Dismissed March 12, capias recalled.

    Thomas E. McCurry, probation violation Feb. 20, 2004. Dismissed March 12, capias recalled.

  • RSCC open house Nov. 6

    Roane State Community College will host an open house for high school seniors, juniors and their parents on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the Roane County campus in Harriman.

    Families of students are also welcome. Attendees will register in the theater lobby in the O’Brien Humanities Building.

    A brunch will be offered at no cost.

    Participants will have a chance to learn more about Roane State, including the opportunity to speak with faculty.

  • Ponderosa fire
  • Rockwood's yo-yo stop sign
  • Further appeal could cost you

    The adage “nothing in life is free” will hold true for property owners who appeal their new assessments with the State Board of Equalization.

    A fee is required to file an appeal.

    According to the state board, the fees defray part of the cost of processing and hearing property tax appeals at the state level.

    The fees range from $17.50 to $55 depending on the value of a person’s property.

  • Counterfeiting operation busted

    A four-month investigation uncovered a local counterfeiting organization that cost more than $80,000 in losses for Roane County businesses.

    “These were counterfeit checks,” Harriman Detective Daniel Schneider said.

    Schneider only has estimates on how much the counterfeiting cost Roane County businesses, but he said the checks were passed in surrounding areas, as well.

  • Hurley ousts Ferguson from longtime state House seat

    By Damon Lawrence and Katie Hogin
    The Republican wave sweeping the country drowned Dennis Ferguson's career in the Tennessee General Assembly Tuesday night.

    The incumbent Democrat from Midtown lost to Lenoir City Republican Julia Hurley in the race for the 32nd District seat in the State House of Representatives.

    “It's just a tide I couldn't stop,” Ferguson told supporters during his concession speech.

    Hurley took the early vote and went on to defeat Ferguson by a final tally of 8,833 to 7,834.

  • Unofficial Election Day results for Roane candidates

    Tennessee House of Representatives, 32nd District

    All Roane and Loudon County precincts reporting (unofficial)

    Julia Hurley 8,833

    Dennis Ferguson 7,834


    Twenty-four of 24 Roane County precincts reporting (unofficial)

    U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District

    Scott DesJarlais 6,995

    Lincoln Davis 4,682

    Paul H. Curtis 194

    James Gray 88

    Richard S. Johnson 48