Today's News

  • Roane State students get a kick out of bubble soccer
  • First reading of Harriman budget to be considered at Tuesday session

    Harriman officials will consider first reading of the city budget at its Tuesday meeting.

    The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

    Officials said the reading will include the certified property tax rate of $1.2197 per $100 valuation.

    Certified rates are the amount a government should charge to collect the same amount of revenue as the previous year.

    The second budget reading is tentatively set for Sept. 8.

  • Kingston Fire Dept. dive team certified

    Residents of Kingston and Roane County in general have another reason to feel safe.

    “We finally have a certified dive team,” Kingston Fire Department Chief Willie Gordon said last week.

    “We’re here to assist the Roane County Rescue Squad and the city of Kingston,” he added. “We’re trying to provide more services to the City of Kingston and to Roane County.”

    Eight members of the fire department are certified — with three more nearing completion of the training process.

  • Payne’s Powersports gets bikes ride ready

    Those passionate about motorcycles for casual riding or even competitively now have a new place for repairs and other needs.

    Travis Payne, an avid racing fan and former competitor, decided to open Payne’s Powersports this summer. They can service and get parts for Motorcross and street bikes, jet skis, all terrain vehicles and UTVs, a utility task vehicle or side by side for 2 or more people that is four wheel and off-road.

    “I had people for years telling me I need to open up a shop. I had everybody wanting me to work on bikes,” said Payne.

  • Dollar daze in Harriman

    Family Dollar in Harriman is progressing steadily with their new building, which will relocate their current location to a new building down the street.

    “This store, located at 945 South Roane Street is slated to open in the first quarter of next year. This location will replace the current store at 1034 South Roane Street,” said Bryn R. Winburn, public and media relations manager at Family Dollar.

  • Complete effort leads Jackets, 27-6

    Brian Pankey’s Kingston Yellow Jackets put together an all-around solid performance Friday night in picking up a 27-6 victory at Cumberland County High School in Crossville.

    The Jackets scored on offense, defense and special teams in picking up the win to improve to 2-0 on the season.

  • Tigers run wild, blast Sweetwater, 41-0

    The Rockwood Tigers rushed for more than 300 yards in the first half Friday night at Sweetwater, and the result was an easy 41-0 victory over the Wildcats at King Berrong Stadium.

    The big first half on the ground led to a 41-0 lead at intermission for the Tigers. Things could have been worse, but Rockwood Head Coach Webb elected to rest his starters in the second half.

    Rockwood took the lead quickly, and never looked back. The Tigers blocked a punt to open the game, and scored two plays later on a 3-yard run from Isiah Jones.

  • Green notches first win at Oliver Springs

    It wasn't pretty, but Oliver Springs Head Coach Larry Green recorded his first career win Friday night with a 28-12 victory over Tennessee Christian Prep School (TCPS) based in Cleveland.

    The home win would also even up the Bobcats’ record at 1-1, with the first Region 2-AA game coming up Friday night at Grace Christian Academy.

    Despite an early 7-0 lead, the first half became a nightmare for the Bobcats.

  • Blue Devils wipe out Wartburg, 48-32


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    In just a week after the Blue Devils from Harriman came off one of the more disappointing losses to Kingston in recent memory, the Big Blue didn’t disappoint Friday night at Wartburg. Harriman cruised out to an early 41-0 lead, and then with young guys finishing out the game, the Devils notched a 48-32 win for their first win on the season.

    Harriman started out of the gate correcting a big mistake from last week, finishing drives.

  • Harriman Middle takes down Rockwood, 28-16

    Michael Green had a night to remember Thursday, as the Harriman Middle School running back rushed for 220 yards and scored four touchdowns in leading the Blue Devils to a 28-16 victory over Rockwood at Wallace Black Field.

    “This was just a typical Rockwood-Harriman football game,” Harriman Head Coach Baron Tapp said after the game. “Rockwood came out and played hard, and our kids played hard too. We’ve only got three starters back from last year. We’ve had some kids step up this year.”