Today's News

  • Downtown improvement plan solidified

    Empty and deteriorating buildings that take up part of a block on Roane Street in Harriman may not be far from a facelift.
    Mayor Chris Mason said city officials are almost ready to give the Harriman Housing Authority the nod to give the property’s owner, Fikret Gencay, notice to either come up with a plan of action to remedy the buildings’ problems or the buildings will be taken and given to someone who will.

  • Getting ready for the season
  • CAK tops Kingston

    For 25 minutes, the Kingston Lady Jackets withstood everything the Christian Academy Of Knoxville Lady Warriors were kicking at them, but eventually, the old saying "Speed Kills" never rang truer than it did Monday night, falling in defeat to a lightning-fast CAK squad by a 5-0 tally. 

  • Lady 'Cats down Harriman, 2-1

    Physicality was at an all-time high in the soccer game between the Harriman Lady Blue Devils and the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats as the Lady 'Cats came from behind on the strength of a pair of Katie Harvey goals en route to a 2-1 win over Harriman. 

  • RSCC receives grant

    Roane State Community College has received a $194,505 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that will help the college upgrade equipment for its dental hygiene program.

    Roane State’s dental hygiene program is based at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.

    It prepares students to become registered dental hygienists.

    The campus also offers continuing education for registered dental assistants and registered dental hygienists.

  • Church Calendar


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  • Band festival at Roane County High next week

    The Rotary Clubs’ ninth annual Roane County Band Festival will start at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Roane County High School.

    The exhibition concert features the marching bands of Harriman, Midway, Oliver Springs, Roane County and Rockwood high schools.

    Each band will perform its half-time show at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field in a non-competitive atmosphere.

    This year’s festival is hosted by the Kingston Rotary Club.

    The event is an annual community project shared by the Rotary Clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood.

  • Harriman First Christian anticipating new minister

    Harriman First Christian Church is undergoing some changes.

    Member Becky Ells said it is an exciting period for the church. Randy Tucker has been filling the pulpit as senior minister until Josh Head assumes his duties on Oct. 17.  

    Head comes to Harriman from Decatur, Ala., Christian Church, where he served as senior minister for more than six years.  

    “If you are in the process of finding a church, come visit and worship with us,” Ells said.

  • 'You've got you a monster': Rockwood council seizes control of water board

    Rockwood City Council officially wrested control of three city-owned utilities Tuesday by disbanding the board that governs them.

    By a 4-2 vote, council members approved an ordinance on second and final reading that puts the council and mayor over the operations of Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas. The ordinance overwrites the city’s municipal code and allows all six council members and the mayor to sit as the board.

  • Pumpkin painting that's easy as pie