Today's News


    In the Friday, April 22, edition of the Roane County News, in the story Coalfield murder victim former Harriman man, the name of the victim was misidentified. The victim was Jerry Lynn “Pete” McCarroll.

  • McClure to serve six year sentence

    Jeremiah E. McClure had his community corrections probation revoked and now must serve the balance of a six year sentence in prison.

    McClure, 33, faced multiple theft and burglary counts for a 2014 crime spree. He was put on community corrections for six years last November after reaching a deal with prosecutors, who said they decided to give him a break because he went to rehab. Then criminal court judge E. Eugene Eblen, who retired on Dec. 31, warned McClure that more trouble could land him in the penitentiary.   

  • Drug Take Back set

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office with cooperation from the Walgreen’s in Harriman will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Initiative April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
    Unwanted prescription drugs will be collected from the public at the Walgreen’s, located at 1797 Roane State Hwy. in Harriman.  
    No liquids will be accepted at the event.

  • Tea Party feels betrayed by Republican leaders

    The Republican party, from the state to the national level, is betraying its conservative base, according to speakers and attendees at the Roane County Tea Party meeting held last week at the Kingston Community Center.

    Tea Party members and speakers expressed a number of concerns about issues such as the way delegates are being chosen for the electoral college that will choose the Republican nominee for president.

  • FUEL-N-FITNESS: More than just the location changed at Fuel-N-Fitness

    Fuel-N-Fitness is the new incarnation of the former  Elite Performance, and in addition to its new name, it has a new look in a new building.

    The 24-hour fitness facility is now moved down from its old location, into what was once the Kroger complex that also houses the Party Zone, a successful play zone with inflatables.

    “We just decided to move it over here when we bought it,” said Jane Long, who owns the Walden Ridge Shopping Center where everything is housed.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Caramella offers private dining at Kingstons’ waterfront

    My wife Carol normally plays bridge every Tuesday afternoons with some different area ladies bridge groups.

    Early this month, when Carol hosted a group, the ladies at her table discovered two of them, Sue Nunley and Luci Bell, had birthdays the same week in April.  We won’t tell their ages.

    “We need to celebrate with a birthday dinner for them,” Carol said.

    “How about going to Caramella Riverside Bistro & Catering at the city park in Kingston,” Anne Horner chimed in. 

  • Oliver Springs loses 8-5 to Wartburg in district finale

    After dropping the first game of the District 4A home-and-home series to the Wartburg Bulldogs Monday, the Oliver Springs Bobcats  hosted the 'Dawgs on Hightower Field at Arrowhead Park, but Tony Kegley's team lost 8-5 in the final district contest for the 'Cats.

    Jeremiah Johnson was the Bobcat starter, as he and the Bobcats defense sat down Wartburg in the top of the first inning without a run scoring.

  • Lady Bobcats sweep Lady Bulldogs in softball action

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats swept the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs 10-3 Tuesday night in Oliver Springs to take the District 4A series to improve to 8-1 in the league 8-4-1 overall, after winning 14-3 at Wartburg Monday evening.

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    Oliver Springs 14, Wartburg 3: It was another solid performance from the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats Monday night, as they defeated Wartburg 14-3.

  • Lady Waves roll over Greenback Lady Cherokees twice this week

    The Midway Lady Green Waves picked up wins 19 and 20 Monday and Tuesday running past Greenback. Midway rolled to a 12-0 win in five innings at Greenback on Monday and  then got an 12-1 win in six innings on Tuesday for senior night.

    At 20-7 overall and now 6-1 in District 3A, the Lady Waves will have a wild finish to the season playing all district games.

    They host Rockwood depending on the weather today (Friday) and Meigs County Monday, followed by road games with Grace Christian Tuesday, Meigs County Wednesday and Rockwood next Friday.

  • Greenback sweeps Midway twice

    The Midway Green Waves are still not having much luck in District 3A, as they dropped two games to Greenback, falling 12-2 at Greenback Monday and losing 10-1 to the Cherokees  at home Tuesday to fall to 3-13 overall and winless for the season in the district.

    Greenback got the win in five innings Monday. C. J. Huff and Alex Melton didn't have much success on the mound, each allowing six runs to score.

    Midway picked up two runs in the third, as Luke Hall walked and scored on a single from Will Richardson, who scored on a single from Alex Thomason.