Today's News

  • County looking into disaster plan for potential big-cat sanctuary escapes

    Imagine if a major disaster hit East Roane County and caused some of the animals at Tiger Haven to get loose.

    County officials are putting together a plan on how to deal with such a scenario.  

    “We’re going to identify what potential could happen and how to secure the area and make the public safe,” County Executive Ron Woody said.

    Tiger Haven is a big-cat sanctuary on Harvey Road. According to its website, the facility houses more than 280 of the animals. Most are tigers, lions, leopards and cougars.

  • Kingston’s Turpin a World Class Technician

    Lewis J. Turpin of Kingston is among only 17 professional automotive technicians across the United States this year to achieve a coveted milestone from two industry leaders.

    Turpin tested and obtained National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence certification in 22 specialty areas to qualify for the World Class Technician Award.

    The prestigious honor
    is given annually by ASE and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association.

  • EMA staff no longer taking home vehicles

    You can drive up Cumberland Street in Kingston at night and see some of the changes that have taken place with Roane County’s emergency management department.

    A row of emergency management vehicles sits parked near the courthouse.   

    “Some of them have been pulled in,” new County Executive Ron Woody said.

  • The Garden Gate: Grains evolve through the years, maintain prominence in our diets

    By Ellen Probert Williamson, Roane Newspapers

  • RMC move months away

    Roane Medical Center’s days in downtown Harriman appear to be numbered.

    Covenant Health is about 16-17 months from moving the Harriman-based hospital to a new, state-of-the-art facility in Midtown, said Harriman Mayor Chris Mason.

    The new facility was announced in March 2008, when Covenant and Harriman officials worked out  arrangements for the company’s acquisition of the then city-owned and -operated hospital.

    Mason said last week the move is “a little bit early, according to our contract.”

  • Tigers trap Bears, 42-0

    The Rockwood Tigers laid waste to the Tellico Plains Bears by a 42-0 margin Friday night at Civitan Field. 

  • Bobcats blanked by Jackets

    For the third straight year, the Coalfield vs. Oliver Springs game was one-sided on the scoreboard. 

  • Grace rams Midway, 55-13

    About the only good thing that can be said about Midway's visit to Grace Christian Academy Friday night was that they may have found a good breakaway back that can score from long distance as junior Aaron Collins scored both Midway touchdowns in the 55-13 loss to the Rams.

  • Late score lifts Jackets past Panthers, 34-28

    It was one of those games that left Kingston Yellow Jacket football fans without any finger nails, but in the end all the nail-biting was worth it as Vic King's squad used a five-yard touchdown pass from Darren Mossing to Aaron Fielden with 1:04 left to play to give the Jackets a 34-28 victory at Stone Memorial.

  • Harriman rebounds at Greenback, 33-21

    One week after suffering a 41-12 loss at Wartburg, it was gut-check time for the Harriman Blue Devils and Travis Tapp's squad responded with an outstanding performance Friday night in knocking off No. 5 ranked Greenback on the road, 33-21.