Today's News

  • Waterfowl hunting seasons to be set at TWFC meeting


    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission will set the 2014-15 waterfowl and sandhill crane seasons at its Aug. 28-29 meeting to be held in Jackson.

  • ACAC competes in Greensboro


    Special to the News

    Atomic City Aquatic Club swimmers traveled to Greensboro, NC recently to compete at the 2014 Senior Sectional Championships and swam with true grit.   

  • Second half rally leads HMS to 40-22 victory

     It was a tale of two halves in the season opening game of the Clinch Valley Conference between the Harriman Middle School Blue Devils and the visiting Midway Green Waves Thursday evening at Wallace Black Field..

    Midway was dominate in the first half turning a couple of Harriman miscues into a 22-6 halftime lead.

  • Wider Ruritan closer to reality by the shovelful

    Dark gray clouds and booms of thunder loomed overhead while state, Harriman and Roane County officials celebrated the pending widening project of Ruritan Road/Hwy. 29A with a ceremonial groundbreaking.

    Contractors The Rogers Group and state officials will have a pre-construction meeting early next month to stamp out details on the $9.6 million project, which finishes the project that started with widening Pine Ridge Road, once a winding country road that now merges onto Ruritan Road.

  • Kingston, Loudon tie in soccer


    The Kingston Lady Jackets soccer team let a win slip away in the closing minutes against Loudon, giving up a late goal to wind up with a 2-2 tie on a sweltering Tuesday afternoon in Kingston. 

  • Lady Devils fall in opener, 3-1


    The 2014 season got off to a disappointing start for the Harriman Lady Blue Devils Tuesday evening as Tellico Plains left Roane County with a 3-1 victory.

    There wasn't a lot of scoring opportunities in the first half, but the Lady Bears did manage to take a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 11th minute of play.

  • Football action heats up Friday night


    It's been 273 days since a high school football team from Roane County has played a game that matters, but that all changes Friday night as Harriman, Midway Oliver Springs and Rockwood play their opening game of the 2014 season.

  • Investigation: Officers justified in shooting; identities released

    Investigators concluded Wednesday that law-enforcement officials were justified in the shooting death of burglary suspect Miranda Guy.

    Guy was shot Tuesday afternoon at a 314 Fairchild St. home in Harriman after a pursuit in her white pickup and running inside the home.

    Police have said she pointed a gun at officers going into the home to detain her.

  • THP sets sobriety checks in Roane

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a couple of sobriety checkpoints on Roane County roads in August.

    A sobriety roadside checkpoint is planned for the week of Aug. 24 on Hwy. 58 at the new bridge.

    The second sobriety roadside checkpoint will be on the week of Aug. 31 on Hwy. 70 at Caney Creek Road.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the THP.

  • Heritage Commission gala slated Sept. 13

    The annual Roane County Heritage Commission Gala on the Lawn will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the historic Roane County Courthouse in Kingston.

    This year’s Heritage Commission honoree will be Eugene Pickel.

    Proceeds from the annual event go toward refurbishing the historic Roane County Courthouse, one of only seven antebellum courthouses remaining in Tennessee.

    Contact Stephanie Wright at 803-9778 or stephanie.wright@era.com for details.