Today's News

  • Tattoo apprentice asks to drop charges on Argubright

    Harriman tattoo artist Joshua Argubright didn’t quite know what to say when asked about his day in court.

    “I don’t even know how to start this,” he said. “The alleged victim is wanting to dismiss everything on acquiring her possessions and wants me to write a letter of recommendation.”


    In the article “20 Years of the Nutcracker” in the Wednesday, Nov. 30, edition of the Roane County News, an incorrect phone number was listed to purchase tickets for The Nutcracker. Call 771-3959 to reserve tickets for available shows which include showings on Friday, Dec. 2 and conclude Sunday, Dec. 4. The Roane County News regrets the error.

  • Midway Middle wins twice at Harriman

    The Midway Middle School basketball teams swept a pair of games at Harriman Middle School Monday night, as the Lady Waves rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat the Lady Devils 32-30, while the Green Waves won 49-43.
    Midway 32, Harriman 30: Emylee Taylor scored Midway Middle's final four points, including the winning basket at the buzzer, to give the Lady Waves the 2-point victory.

  • Mt. Pisgah splits junior high, high school games with Cedar View

    It was a mixed bag of results for Mount Pisgah Christian Academy in Jr. High and High School hardwood hoops action against the Cedar View Academy Seahawks.
    The junior high and high school Lady Patriots picked up 22-10 and 51-42 wins, respectively, last Friday. The Mount Pisgah boys, however, found their road to be tougher to hold as they dropped 40-31 and 69-20 decisions, respectively, to the Seahawks.

  • Meigs County wins Tigers vs. Tigers battle

    After dropping a pair of games at Meigs County Tuesday, the Rockwood basketball teams return to Dr. Tom Evans Gym tonight to face county rival and District 3A foe Harriman.
    Coach Paul Kamikawa's Tigers lost to the Meigs County Tigers 68-49, while Coach Amy Breazeal's Lady Tigers lost 61-57.
    Meigs County 68, Rockwood 49: Meigs County led 12-8 after the first quarter, sparked by Wriley Smith's seven points, including 5-of-5 from the charity stripe. Ryan McCain had four points for Rockwood.

  • Oakdale, Midway splits a pair of Region 2A games

    Oakdale basketball teams traveled “South of the River” to face the Midway basketball teams  Tuesday night. The Lady Waves reached high tide for  with a 62-52 win, while the Midway Green Waves hit ebb tide when they fell to the Oakdale Eagles despite a spirited 73-60 effort in defeat.
    Midway 62, Oakdale 52: A lopsided 21-2 first period swing by Midway proved to be too much for the Oakdale Lady Eagles to overcome as Midway held on for the 62-52 win despite the best rally efforts by Oakdale.

  • Kingston sweeps season series with Oliver Springs

    The Kingston basketball teams swept the season series with Oliver Springs Tuesday, as the Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Bobcats 65-42 and the Yellow Jackets rallied in the second half to defeat the Bobcats 59-52.
    Kingston 65, Oliver Springs 42: “We played well tonight and we must get better defensively,” said Lady Jacket Coach Connie Guinn.

  • Harriman wins twice at Concord Christian

    The Harriman basketball teams were on the road for their second District 3A game in as many nights. This time to Farragut for a double-header with Concord Christian...and returned to Harriman with a sweep of the Lions.
    The Lady Devils defeated the Lady Lions 46-38 for their first league w win, while the Blue Devils beat the Lions, 76-42, for their second district victory.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Fast-paced changes affect jobs

    During the 20 years I covered business in Silicon Valley, I saw a lot of changes.

    I covered the personal computer from when it was a niche market tool for business users to when it became a ubiquitous platform for worldwide communication.

    When I started writing about the internet, it was a proprietary network for engineers. I watched it develop into the World Wide Web.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: For good or evil, the Trump years begin already

    Ah, Gentle Reader, despite the fact that he will not officially enter into his duties as chief magistrate of these United States for over a month, the Trump Era seems to have begun already, if two happenings are any gauge.