Today's News

  • Trio breathe life into ‘God’s Man in Texas’

    Roane State Community College is offering a new production in “God’s Man in Texas.”

    The play has only three actors: Corey Jones, Tre Pack and Larry Schenk, and all three bring vastly different characters to life.

  • Harriman using mailing to push for sales tax hike

    Early voting for the Nov. 8 election starts Wednesday, and Harriman officials are hoping city residents approve the sales-tax referendum that’s on the ballot.

    So much so that the City Council voted last week to send a postcard to residents about the referendum.

    “I’m tickled to see this going out,” Harriman Mayor Wayne Best said. “I hope everybody reads it, because we really need the referendum to go through.”

  • United Way seeks grant applications

    Community Investment and Community Enhancement grant applications will be available on the Roane County United Way Roane website beginning Nov. 1. Visit www.unitedwayroane.org/non-profits/community-impact for applications.

    Community Investment is the phase in strategic community initiatives to implement long-lasting change for all Roane County residents. The grant’s goal is to help community members achieve financial stability, enhanced levels of education and job qualification and healthier lifestyles.

  • Plane as day

    Derrick Headrick president of the Tennessee Eagles Radio Controlled Aircraft Club, shows off a trainer plane at the recent air show at the club field in Harriman.

    The show raised $1,000 for the Children’s Fund.

  • Hospital offering help with medicine costs

    Roane Medical Center’s Patient Drug Assistance Program is accepting new patients.

    With or without prescription medication insurance, costs associated with monthly maintenance medication can be crippling, said Ryan Reddick, Roane Medical Center’s director of pharmacy.

  • Planning to burn debris? Step 1: Obtain a permit

    Tennessee is in the midst of wildfire season, and residents wanting to burn leaves or debris are reminded that they need a burning permit.

    “It’s important — and required from Oct. 15, 2016, to May 15, 2017 — that citizens call for a burning permit and follow outdoor burning safety recommendations,” State Forester Jere Jeter said.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to Budapest!

    The Roane County News recently accompanied Juanita and Johnny Griffin to Budapest, Hungary, on a Danube River cruise.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

    Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo.

    You may drop off your photo at the newspaper office at 204 Franklin St., Kingston, or email it to newsroom@roanecounty.com.

    Happy travels!

  • Antique school bell missing

    An antique 1887 cast-iron school bell was stolen from the Bonnie and Clyde’s Antiques and Collectibles store in Harriman sometime between Oct. 1-3.

    Marked on the yoke is “C.S. Bell Co., Hillsborough, Ohio, with the inside dated October 1887.

    A reward offered for information leading to the arrest of person or persons who stole it.

    Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Roane County Sheriff’s Office at 376-5582.

  • ‘Psycho’ showing Oct. 20

    Roane State Community College English professor DeAnna Stephens will introduce a free screening of “Psycho,” regarded as Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece of a psychological thriller, at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Princess Theatre in Harriman.

    The R-rated film, often described as “creepy,” is the tale of a woman on the lam who checks into the mysterious Bates Motel, apparently vacant except for proprietors Norman Bates and his mother.

  • Roane State adds spring training for paramedics

    There's an Oct. 31 application deadline to start Roane State Community College's paramedic program in the spring semester.

    The three-semester program is normally not offered with a spring semester starting point. It has been added to meet a local, statewide and national shortage of paramedics, said David Blevins, program director.

    The shortfall in advanced emergency medical technicians and paramedics is frequently mentioned during monthly regional meetings of EMS directors, he said.