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Today's News

  • Highlanders take down Devils on senior night, 6-3

    The Harriman High School Blue Devils had their senior night on Thursday evening as they played host to the Scott Highlanders.

  • Pace signs with Bryan College

    One of the best athletes to ever play sports in Roane County will be playing basketball at the next level, as Harriman senior Joe Pace signed scholarship papers Thursday to play at Bryan College.

  • Robbery suspect in custody

    A man is now in custody after a robbery at the Rocky Top gas station at 102 N. Roane St. in downtown Harriman early Sunday morning.

    Harriman police reported the clerk told them a man reached over and took cash from the open register while he was making a purchase. A brief struggle took place between the suspect and clerk before the suspect left the store with the money.

  • Shannon, Guinn lead All-County hoop teams

    Harriman Blue Devil coach Shay Shannon and Kingston Lady Jacket coach Connie Guinn are the Roane County News Coaches of the Year. Shannon guieded the Blue Devils to the Class A State championship, after finishing second in the District 3A, winning the Region 2A Tournament and beating Cosby in the sectional.
    The Lady Jackets finished 23-6 overall, including the District 4AA Tournament championship and a 1-1 mark in the Region 2AA Tournament, beating Austin-East and losing to Fulton in the semi-finals.

  • Woody, Robinette lead Kingston over Alcoa

    The Kingston baseball and softball teams were on the road Wednesday despite the threatening weather.
    Coach Bruce Robinette’s Yellow Jackets defeated Alcoa 2-1 in a make-up District 4AA baseball game, as Bryce Woody outdueled Will Shelton. Woody held the Yellow Jackets to one run on five hits with 14 strikeouts and two walks, while Shelton limited the Yellow Jackets to two runs on six hits with one walk.
    Woody and Colton Robinette had run producing hits in the top of the fourth inning for Kingston.

  • Roane County Knights playing in Knights Cup Lacrosse Tournament

    The Roane County Knights lacrosse teams will be playing in the Knights Cup Lacrosse Tournament tonight and Saturday at Knoxville Catholic High School Blaine Stadiium to benefit Knights of Columbus Charities. The tournament features youth, high school and collegiate competition.
    The Appalachian Athletic Conference semi-finals are scheduled for 5 and 7:30 p.m. Friday.
    The CAK Warriors open play Saturday at 8 a.m. against Knox Canons Middle School and the Farragut Youth Lacrosse League vs. the Roane County Knights Middle School in semi-final matchups.

  • Tellico Lady Bears shut out Midway 16-0
  • Harriman basketball team honored by state; Harriman Rotary Club

    State Senators paused from conducting the business of the 2017 legislative session on Thursday, April 6 to congratulate members of the Harriman High School basketball team for winning the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Division I Class A State Championship.  

  • Roane County fishing team wins tourney

    Roane County's Fishing Team finished up the year with a strong showing at the Next Generation Tournament on Watts Bar Lake.
    There were 57 boats from 14 High Schools around the East Tennessee area fighting for the top 25 slots in the championship which will be held on Cherokee Lake May 6-7 where only five teams will advance to the B.A.S.S. High School National Championship.

  • Harriman considers public safety director

    Harriman is considering creating a public safety director position to oversee both police and fire.

    Harriman City Manager Kevin Helms said he felt this would be the best time to try such a proposal because of the employees the city has on staff.

    “If I didn’t think we had the right people in place right now I wouldn’t be talking about this,” said Helms.

    Councilman Lonnie Wright agreed with the quality of the city’s staff.