Today's News

  • Race is on for Storm the Fort

    Most people would consider the notion of swimming, then biking and running in the late-August heat to the point of exhaustion a perfectly miserable way to spend a day.

    To the 132 participants in last year’s Storm the Fort Triathlon, it was just perfect. Or at least that was tenor of feedback that Kingston Parks and Recreation Director Rick Ross got at the conclusion of the city’s first triathlon event.

  • Bug may stymie brush situation

    Brush piling higher and higher at the city property known as the Harriman Industrial Park near Fiske Heights continues to bug Harriman officials.

    But what really bugs them is an insect that prevents the city from chipping the brush and giving it away or selling it for mulch.

    The brush at the site is collected by street department crews from city property and from residents requesting roadside pickup of yard debris, particularly after foul weather.

  • Man jailed for hurling puppy from vehicle

    Jack Lee Chesser Jr. was arrested on Thursday for cruelty to animals.

    A witness told police he saw Chesser throw a puppy out of a moving truck.

    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office report, the witness retrieved the puppy and drove to Ladd Landing, where he saw the truck.

  • Princess on parade at street fest

    Downtown Harriman will again be the place to be when enjoying a day off work on Labor Day.

    The Hooray for Harriman Labor Day street festival will kick off at 10 a.m. Sept. 3 with more music and entertainment than ever. A stage outside and entertainment in the Princess Theatre makes it an ideal time for those who haven’t yet gotten a peek in the historic building or just seeking a cool place to listen to good music.

    The festival ends as usual at 6 p.m.

  • Lookout Valley spoils Green Wave opener, 24-0

    It was white-out night for the Midway Green Wave as they opened the season against visiting Lookout Valley Friday night, and while the Green Wave did open with a better effort than last season’s opener at Lookout Valley, they still could not pull out a win as Lookout Valley left Roane County with a 24-0 victory. 

  • Monterey downs Harriman, 26-7

    The Harriman Blue Devils were left singing the blues Friday night, giving up 355 yards on the ground en route to a 26-7 season opening loss to the Monterey Wildcats.

  • Turnovers doom Tigers in 41-14 loss

    The Rockwood Tigers went through two preseason scrimmages and the 2012 Roane County Jamboree without turning the ball over. 

  • Jackets win in Harrison's debut, 28-7

    The Blair Harrison era at Roane County High School kicked off in impressive fashion Friday night as the Kingston Yellow Jackets downed the Oliver Springs Bobcats at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field, 28-7.

    “It was awesome,” Harrison said of his first game at Roane County High School. “I didn’t know what to expect, but it exceeded my expectations and the fans were great.

  • Tournaments fun, but fill a vital need

    Harriman Fire Department is closer to raising all the funds needed for a  utility vehicle.

    Department officials said they want the small vehicle to move through tricky situations such as at street festivals to access crowded areas where people with emergency needs may be.

    The city recently opened bids for a 2012 Polaris Ranger from Ultimate Toys for $10,650. About $9,580 has been raised so far for the vehicle.

  • Anti-drug group gets $7,500 boost

    The Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition recently got a welcome gift in the form of a $7,500 check from the Knoxville Breakfast Rotary Club.

    The donation was made possible through a collaborative effort by Rotary Clubs from both Knox and Roane counties.

    Tickets to a June performance by acclaimed Southern humorist Jeanne Robertson at Knoxville historic Bijou Theatre were sold at $35 each for general admission and $100 for VIP.