Today's News

  • OUT to LUNCH: Seafood feasts and more a treat at Euchee Marina

    As I’ve mentioned in previous “Out To Lunch” articles, restaurant locations remain, only the names and owner’s change.

    Evidently at this time of the year I’m drawn to the many places to eat along Watts Bar Lake. This will be my fifth “Out To Lunch” adventure at the Euchee Marina. The first article was written in June of 2009. We enjoyed the food on all visits.

    My son Bryan wanted to celebrate Father’s Day this year with me at the Euchee Grille & Brewhouse off River Road at 200 Euchee Lane, Ten Mile.

  • TWRA warn paddlers to practice safety on the water

    TWRA boating officers Dustin Buttram and Barry Baird have seen an increase in paddle sports on the Tennessee waterways they patrol.

    Paddle crafts are for rent at many reservoirs and public areas and it’s a fun way to enjoy the outdoors. However many paddling for the first time go out unprepared. With four paddle craft fatalities in 2016, officers hope to reduce this in 2017.

    Infrequent or new paddle craft users typically do not see themselves as a vessel that needs an understanding of boating safety and state laws.

  • Offense launches Devils into championship game

    The Harriman A All Stars have had a great post season thus far, but the only blemish on their Dixie Youth tournament record has been a loss to Greenback earlier in the District 8 tournament.

    The Cherokees were the home team on the evening and they were able to pick up 2 runs to bring the score, 2-0 going into the bottom of the first.

  • Despite cold bats, Harriman is state bound

    The Harriman A All-Stars bats went cold at the wrong time Wednesday. They lost 13-4 to Sweetwater in the Dixie Youth District 8 A Championship at Lakeshore Park in Knoxville.

    “We’ve got to continue doing what we do,” Harriman Coach Darren Payne said, “We’ll have to prepare for next week.

    “Tonight we didn’t come ready to play.”

    It didn’t take long for the junior Blue Devils to get things going.

  • Hydrilla found in Kingston waters

    One of the most troublesome invasive plant species has been spotted for the first time in Kingston, according to TVA.

    Hydrilla, an invasive weed known to be extremely difficult to control, has never before been discovered north of Thief Neck Island in Watts Bar Lake, according to Brett Hartis, director of TVA’s aquatic plant management.

    Hartis said he found a fragment of hydrilla under the Interstate 40 bridge in Kingston earlier this week while surveying the lake.

    Hydrilla can travel hundreds of miles attached to boats and trailers and survive.

  • Gas tax goes into effect Saturday

    The state’s gas tax hike goes into effect on Saturday. That means a 4-cent increase per gallon on gasoline and a 4-cent increase per gallon on diesel.

    The additional revenue generated by the increase is supposed to help pay for 962 state road and bridge projects and provide additional revenue to counties and cities for local projects.

    Roane County, for example, is expected to receive nearly $10 million over the next 15 years. Roane County Executive Ron Woody said the money could start showing up in the local coffers soon.

  • Suspect may have been hit by train

    A train may have struck a pedestrian who was involved in a domestic disturbance earlier in the evening of Monday, June 26.

    Harriman police responded around 10:30 p.m. and found Kenneth May, 49, Oliver Springs, in a ditch in the area north of the Margrave Bridge construction, complaining he’d been struck by the train.

    Norfolk Southern had advised to central dispatch that a man had been “playing chicken” and may have been hit.


    Kingston will be turning up the music this Fourth of July with a powerful lineup of name brand rock ‘n’ roll, blues and rockabilly bands performing at the “Smokin’ the Water” festival.


  • SCHOOL Scoop: Vision has life-changing potential

    By Leah Rice Watkins

    Dear Roane County School System Stakeholder,

    First, I would like to sincerely thank you for your welcoming me into this community. I have had the opportunity to collaborate with outstanding teachers, parents, county officials, and students since my relocation to Roane County. I thank you for the importance you place upon the education of the students within the county and the pride you have for the work in our schools.

  • Margrave Bridge Work