Today's News

  • Rainy day wreck
  • Midway picks up split at Oakdale

    The Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves finished up their season series against Oakdale Friday night.

  • Jackets shoot down Jets

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets got a little payback Friday evening when they held on for a 54-51 win over Cumberland County.
    The Lady Jackets lost by 10 to the Lady Jets one week before at Cumberland County.
    In the nightcap, the Yellow Jackets got a sweep of Cumberland County with a 72-71 overtime decision. Kingston had beaten the Jets by five at Crossville last Friday.
    The Yellow Jackets travel to Lenoir City Friday night in their final game before Christmas.
    Girls Game

  • Lady 'Cats take control of 4-A with 62-34 romp

    There is an old Jerry Reed song that goes "When you're hot, you're hot." And in a much-ballyhooed contest between the Oneida Lady Indians and Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats, the Lady Indians got knocked out like Manny Pacquiao as the Lady 'Cats took a convincing 62-34 win. 

  • Park thoroughfare named for Hal Jones

    Hal Jones spent much of his time at David Webb Riverfront Park working in the earth for the Harriman Garden Club, often seen at the park in his white pickup.

    It is why it seemed fitting to name the park’s main roadway Hal Jones Boulevard in tribute to the tireless gardener, who passed away last month.

    “He has worked on it probably with me for the last 20 years,” said David Webb, the park namesake.

  • General Sessions Court: Sept. 17, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Sept. 17 — Timothy A. Brown, probation violation. Guilty.

    • David Thomas Borum, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Troy L. Hamilton, probation violation. Guilty.

    • April L. Seiber, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Jeremy D. Young, probation violation. Guilty.

  • Red Cross helped fire victims

    Volunteers from the American Red Cross provided emergency assistance to three Harriman residents after a fire last week destroyed their home at 517 Old Valley Road.  

    In addition to providing food, clothing and comfort items, volunteers are working with the residents to help them access community resources.

    The Red Cross is seeking additional volunteers in Roane County.  

    For information about volunteering, call 210-9605.

  • More indecision over Harriman city manager

    Harriman’s discussion of the city manager form of government pops up regularly throughout the years, always ending in indecision.

    It was much the same at a special-called meeting last Tuesday.

    This time, Councilman J.D. Sampson broached the issue, asking for the meeting initially but sticking with his support of an administrator over changing to a city manager-style government.

    “I want an administrator-type government where the council can control what is going on,” Sampson said.

  • Support for road not shared by county officials

    Sharon Brown usually comes alone when she addresses the Roane County Commission about road problems in her subdivision.

    Last week’s meeting was different, however.

    “I have several people from Pioneer Village standing up (in the audience),” she said.

    Brown lives on Bournemouth Drive south of Rockwood. The ruts are so bad on the dirt and gravel road that Brown said delivery trucks have stopped coming. For months, she’s been asking commissioners to do something about the situation.

  • Rockwood may hire parks, recreation head today

    Rockwood City Council will consider hiring a parks and recreation director during its regular monthly meeting today, Monday.

    The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in Rockwood City Hall.

    Mayor James Watts is recommending Jody Mioduski for the position.

    “He has a tremendous knowledge of not only areas in parks and recreation, but he has a degree in accounting,” Watts said.