Today's News

  • Tornado warning for Jackets

    Every game on the schedule is a big game in East Tennessee high school football.

    The No. 9 Kingston Yellow Jackets has probably the biggest game of their season tonight when they travel to Alcoa to face the No. 1 Tornadoes.

    They Jackets have accumulated an impressive 6-1 record on the season and are currently 2-1 in class 3A Region 2.

    Kingston is coming off a 33-7 win against the Scott Highlanders last week.

  • New look Devils face test

    Things look like they are starting to come together for the Harriman Blue Devils this season.

    If that is the case, it couldn’t be coming at a better time.

    With the regular season fast approaching the end, the class 1A No. 4 Greenback Cherokees will pay a visit to Wallace Black Field in Harriman this evening.

    “I’m proud of my team,” Harriman Coach Travis Tapp said, “They have showed character and worked hard getting ready for Greenback.”

  • Flipping the switch

    By Goose Lindsay


    After starting the 2017 campaign with five straight losses, many believed the season was a lost cause for the Oliver Springs Bobcats.

    Oliver Springs’ locker room, however, didn’t buy into that gloom and doom. Now the Bobcats are on a roll with a pair of impressive victories over Harriman and Sunbright, and Friday night the Bobcats could even secure a playoff berth if things go right at Oakdale.


    Harriman officials have made no secret they want to see the city get a cleaner image, and they are giving residents a chance to cleanup their property with some free city help before the codes enforcement officer comes knocking.

  • Fight at Roane Academy
  • Trio of inmates brawl in jail pod

    Two inmates at the Roane County Jail are facing assault charges for allegedly beating another inmate. 

    According to the report, John Marlow was following Glenn Luckey, 49, in one of the jail pods. 

  • Rockwood police recover stolen handgun

    Rockwood police recovered a stolen firearm while responding to a possible burglary on Oct. 4.

    Jerry D. Ratliff, a 53-year-old Harriman man, was charged with unlawfully carrying a firearm and theft of property. 

  • Man accused of pistol whipping

    Robert James Tonachio Jr., a 40-year-old Kingston man, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault for allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend and pistol whipping her male friend. 

    The incident happened at 209 River Road last month. Roane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Seth Hammons investigated.  

  • City looks to pour millions into energy renovations

    Rockwood leaders are considering a proposal that would generate as much as $6 million to pay for lighting upgrades, road paving, building repairs and new fire equipment without a tax increase.