Today's News

  • Car seat checks
  • Miller back as Rockwood mayor

    Rockwood overwhelmingly returned former Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller back into the position Tuesday night.

    “I just want to thank everyone that went out and voted, period, but especially for those that voted for me,” said Miller.

    Miller, who was last mayor in 2009, was term-limited from seeking any city office until this election.

    Unofficial vote tallies show Miller garnered 657 votes, 298 more than contender Councilwoman Peggy Evans, who opted to run for mayor instead of re-election to a council seat.


    Kingston voters decided incumbent mayor Troy Beets has had enough time in office.

    Beets, who was first elected in 2005, lost his bid for a third term to Councilman Tim Neal, who will be taking the reins Dec. 1.

    “I really appreciate everyone coming out and voting. One of the reasons we, as a city council, changed the election day to coincide with the federal and state election was to get more people out to vote, and it did,” said Neal.

  • Voters pop cork on wine sales

    The wine in grocery stores referendum passed by big margins in Harriman and Kingston on Tuesday.

    According to unofficial returns from the Roane County Election Commission, 677 people voted for the measure in Harriman compared to 393 who voted against.

    In Kingston, 1,179 people voted for the referendum compared to 646 who voted against.

    “It was a bigger margin than I expected, but I kind of figured it would pass,” Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said.

  • More than 14,000 vote
  • Roane teams prepare for playoffs


    High school football’s second season starts Friday night and three Roane County teams will be in action, but none will be playing at home.

    Midway will have the longest road trip this week as the Green Wave travel to Red Boiling Springs in the opening round of the TSSAA Class 1A playoffs.

  • TWRA launching TV show on PBS stations


    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is serving as a partner in a new weekly-television program, Tennessee Uncharted which hits the air waves in November.

  • Calvary tames Lions


    In what was a low scoring contest, the Calvary Baptist Academy Lady Crusaders hunted down the Christ’s Legacy Academy Lady Lions by a 38-16 margin Tuesday evening in Kingston. 

    The Lady Crusaders started the game on a 6-0 swing before closing the opening period with a 6-4 lead. 

  • Fishing Report


  • Muzzleloader season starts Saturday


    The 2014 muzzleloader/archery season for deer opens in Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 8 and continues through Friday, Nov. 21 in all three of Tennessee’s deer hunting units, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.