Today's News

  • Dove season opens Saturday

    One of Tennessee’s most long-standing outdoor traditions will begin with the opening of mourning dove season.  Dove season officially begins across the state on Saturday, September 1 at noon (local time).

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • TVAA rolls through week 2

    The Tennessee Valley Athletic Association completed its second week of play and one program remained unblemished. After sweeping Kingston one, the Oliver Springs Bobcats picked up a second sweep over Midway on Saturday.

  • Defense leads HMS past Rockwood

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils used solid defense and a pair of big plays on offense to pick up a 14-0 victory at Rockwood Tuesday night.

  • Harriman house fire investigated

    The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s office will be in Harriman to investigate a suspicious fire at 706 Silura St.
    It happened Monday afternoon around 2 p.m. Harriman Fire Chief Brad Goss said the house was unoccupied with no utilities to the home.
    “It had been abandoned for a little while. They (neighbors) had seen people go in and out of it,” Goss said. “Without power, that is very suspicious. That is arson. When there is no power, no electricity, that is arson.”

  • Deputy who arrests firefighter quits

    A Roane County Sheriff’s deputy has resigned after an altercation in which he charged a Rockwood firefighter with resisting arrest.
    Derek Kennedy resigned Monday night, according to Sheriff Jack Stockton.
    Kennedy’s weekend arrest of Rockwood Fire Department Capt. David Mitchell was under review by top brass at the sheriff’s office.

  • Morgan hires Laxton

    Cheryl Laxton has already filled out paperwork to go work for David Morgan in the Roane County Property Assessor’s Office. Laxton was a candidate in this year’s assessor’s race, but she dropped out with about two months to go in the campaign and endorsed Morgan, who would go on to defeat longtime incumbent Teresa Kirkham.

  • Gunman tried to force meth use

    A Rockwood man is behind bars for allegedly trying to force a woman to use methamphetamine.
    Arthur Paul Arwood, 50, was arrested Saturday and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and possession of a handgun during a drug felony.
    Rockwood police said they responded to Front Avenue on a call about a distraught woman.

  • Kingston triathlon grows on second attempt

    Some of the best athletes in East Tennessee and beyond competed for bragging rights Saturday morning in the second annual Storm the Fort Olympic Distance Triathlon at Kingston.
    Participation was up considerably from last year’s inaugural event, which drew 132 competitors. More than 200 athletes were involved this year, either as full-fledged triathletes or as members of relay teams.

  • Railway Museum to run its last dinner train for season Sept. 15

    Southern Appalachia Railway Museum’s schedule for September includes one-hour narrated excursions on Sept. 1 and Sept. 15.

    The one-hour narrated excursions depart at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. both Saturdays.

    During the ride, passengers will hear the story of the Manhattan Project, which was one of the most remarkable industrial achievements ever accomplished.

    Regular ticket prices are $13 for ages 3-12 and $17 for adults.