Today's News

  • 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.   

  • 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.

  • 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.


    The Roane County Board of Education had a choice to go local or outside the county for its next director of schools. It chose the latter during a meeting Wednesday evening, voting to select Leah Rice Watkins as the next director.

    “If she can’t get the job done, I’d be shocked,” Board Member Vic King said.

    “I think she’ll do a good job,” Board Chairman Darrell “Drack” Langley added.

  • Young child left at Roane County Park

    A Rockwood couple allegedly left their 5-year-old son at Roane County Park on April 17.

    Ashley Marie Childs and Michael Anthony Tindall II were charged with child abuse and neglect in the incident.

    According to the warrant, a woman was having her daughter’s birthday party at shed No. 5 when she noticed a little boy standing by a slide crying.

  • Los Alamos history enthusiast to speak in OR

    Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society, will be the featured guest speaker at the May membership and public meeting of the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association.
    The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. May 3 in Midtown Community Center at 103 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

    A native New Mexican, McClenahan spent 14 years in other parts of the country before returning her beloved Land of Enchantment and her husband’s hometown of Los Alamos.

  • Rockwood sweeps Midway Tuesday on Briley no-hitter

    The Rockwood Tigers concluded the District 3A regular season with a 13-1 victory over at Midway Tuesday at Midway, after blanking the Green Waves 10-0 Monday in Rockwood.

    The District 3A race concluded Tuesday with Grace Christian winning the regular season with a 12-0 record. Greenback finished second at 10-2. Meigs County is third at 8-4. Rockwood takes fourth at 6-6. Harriman and Tellico Plains are tied with 3-9 records. Midway comes in seventh at 0-12.

    The Green Waves will either play at Harriman or Tellico Plains in the six vs. seventh seed game.

  • Blue Devil diamond teams lose to Greenback

    The Blue Devils took a 10-4 loss by the hands of Greenback on Monday night. They hosted the Cherokees Tuesday night at Papermaker Ball Park.

    Harriman was one out away in the seventh inning from picking up the win but Greenback went on a two-out rally to pick up an 8-4 victory.

    Greenback was able to pick up three runs in the top of the first inning.

    Joe Pace was hit by a pitch to open the bottom of the first inning, but was unable to get anything going after that.

  • HHS softball, soccer tennis teams were in action Tuesday

    The Harriman softball and soccer teams were in action this week, as the Lady Devils split a pair of District 3A games with Greenback and the soccer team lost to Grace Christian and tied Fulton.

  • Walkoff sacrifice fly gives Lady Jackets win over Alcoa

    Mackenzie Spurgeon's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning plated Taylor Thurman with the winning run, as the Kingston Lady Jackets defeated District 4AA foe Alcoa 4-3 Wednesday night at Southwest Point.

    The game was scoreless through three innings before Alcoa scored twice in the top of the fourth inning for a 2-0 lead on solo homers by Hattie Campbell and Morgan  Brewer.

    Kingston tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly by Taylor Thurman and an Lenna Robinson's RBI double.