Today's News

  • Kingston rolls past Loudon

    The Kingston Lady Jackets soccer team ended their regular season Tuesday night with an impressive 6-0 win over the Loudon Lady Redskins. 

  • Kingston picks up TVL sweep

    For the third consecutive week, the Kingston Optimist Club football program swept three all three games of the Tennessee Valley League. However, even with the sweep of Rockwood, Kingston still trails Oak Ridge West in two of the division standings. Oak Ridge had an even bigger weekend when they swept Harriman in three games and then swept Oak Ridge East Tuesday night in a make up game from a rain out three weeks ago.

  • Roane teams look to stay in playoff race

    Week eight of the high school football season is here and what a big one it is as all five Roane County teams have huge district contests on the schedule.

    In District 4-A, Oliver Springs travels to Sunbright in a huge contest for both teams.

  • Truth entrangled, but newspapers’ role stays clear

    Lyndon Johnson once said of Gerald Ford that  he “played too much football with his helmet off.”
    Theodore Roosevelt once called William Howard Taft “a fathead with the brains of a guinea pig.”
    Harper’s Weekly once described Ulysses S. Grant as “a drunken Democrat dragged out of the Galena (Ill.) gutter.”

  • IMPRESSIONS: Life is good – even after the IRS leaves note

    Did you notice your calendar Sunday? That’s what it said —10/10/10.
    If you add an extra “n” at the end of the third TEN (or delete the “e”) you get an abbreviation for our great state.
    How about that?

  • Harriman gas station bandit caught in act

    Harriman police caught a man breaking into gas pumps at the Exxon self-service station on Roane Street, where the pumps are enabled to take cash.
    William F. Packett, Harriman, was taken into custody.
    According to the Harriman Police Department, officers found Packett beating the machine on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 5:44 a.m.
    “When we drove into the lot the subject threw the tools down and fled, running on foot toward the high school,” according to the police report.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Oct. 13

    25 Years Ago

  • 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.

    Elizabeth K. Long, seat belt law Dec. 7, 2009. Guilty as charged Feb. 19, convicted.

    Amanda L. Parmer, seat belt law Dec. 19, 2009. Guilty as charged Feb. 19, convicted.

    Jacob C. Brown, speeding Dec. 9, 2009. Dismissed Feb. 19, traffic school.

    Izz-Aldin A. Mustafa, speeding Dec. 7, 2009. Traffic ticket paid Feb. 9.

  • October Sky fest plans finalized

    By Sharon Littlepage, For Roane Newspapers

    The Land of OS — Oliver Springs — is rolling out the welcome mat to visitors at the second annual October Sky Fall Festival to celebrate the family movie and the natural beauty of the area where the film was shot a decade ago.

    The Rocket Boys Parade at 9 a.m. Oct. 16 will kick off the all-day festival. The festival, at Arrowhead Park adjacent to Oliver Springs High School, will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Actor Muse Watson to be guest at Secret City Film Festival

    Noted actor Muse Watson is scheduled to attend this year’s Secret City Film Festival on Oct. 14-17 at Oak Ridge Playhouse.

    Watson, who has appeared in dozens of films and television shows, will be the featured guest Saturday night at the film festival. He’s well known in Harriman for his work with the Princess Theater and its launching as a regional arts center.