Today's News

  • Princess Theater's polish beginning to shine

    Harriman’s Princess Theater holds a special place in the hearts of many.

    Mayor Chris Mason is one of them.

    “I was about 3 or 4. I got in trouble because I had too many Milk Duds in my mouth,” Mason said. “That embarrassed me to death. Funny how things stick with you like that.”

    Contractor Bill Milburn, president of Southeast Contractors, also has a fondness for the theater he is helping renovate.

    “This is where I had my first date with my wife,” Milburn said.

  • Houstons face lawsuit alone

    Brothers Rocky and Leon Houston no longer have co-defendants in a lawsuit filed by Pat Brown.

    All the county defendants, including former sheriff David Haggard, have been dismissed from the lawsuit.

    Brown filed the lawsuit in Roane County Circuit Court in 2007.

    Her son Mike was on a ride-along with Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Jones on May 11, 2006, when they were killed in a shootout with the Houston brothers.

  • Canada man crushed in freak accident


    A man from Canada died from injuries he sustained when he tried to stop his rolling van in Kingston Saturday.

    The Kingston police and fire departments were dispatched to the Motel 6 parking lot on Gallaher Road.   

    According to police, they found a man pinned between the door of a Honda Odyssey van and a light pole when they arrived.

    Witnesses said the man, William E. Allan, was trying to get back in the van to stop it from rolling.   

  • Lady Tigers top Harriman to advance to 3-A title game

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers put together a strong second half performance Saturday night to knock off Harriman, 52-41, in the semifinal round of the District 3-A Tournament being played at Greenback.

  • Lady 'Cats down Wartburg for TMSAA title

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats capped off a great season Saturday afternoon by capturing the TMSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional Championship with a 39-35 victory over Wartburg.

  • Midway downs Greenback in opener

    Thanks, in part, to Matt Jarvis' six three-pointers, the Midway Green Wave have punched their ticket to the Region 2-A Tournament with a 55-50 win over the Greenback Cherokees in the opening round of the District 3-A Tournament.

  • Highlanders end Kingston's season

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets were hoping for a major upset of Scott High in the opening round of the District 4-AA Tournament, but the Highlanders had a different idea as Scott defended their home turf with a 60-39 victory.

  • Raiders looking for big season

    Roane State Community College baseball coach David Lane believes his program is close to a breakthrough.

  • RMS caps perfect season with TMSAA title

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers put the finishing touches on a perfect season over the weekend as Bryan Powers' squad knocked off Sullivan North Friday night and Holston Saturday afternoon to capture the TMSAA East Tennessee State Sectional Championship.

  • Tigers advance to 3-A title game

    Paul Kamikawa's Rockwood Tigers punched their ticket to the District 3-A championship game on Wednesday by knocking off Berean Christian, 58-44, Monday night in the semifinals at Greenback.