Today's News

  • Roane County Sports Briefs

    FAST Football Camp set for June 18-20

    The 2013 FAST Football Camp for ages 6-13 will be held at Roane State Community College in Harriman, from June 18-20 from 9 a.m. until noon each day.
    The camp is non contact and focuses on fundamentals. The camp will be ran by Oliver Springs head coach Wiley Brackett, Kingston head coach Brian Pankey and Rockwood head coach John Webb.
    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The first day and the cost is $60 pre-registered or $65 day of camp. Siblings receive a $5 discount.

  • Kingston Senior Bowlers

    Friday, May 24

    1st Game- Kathleen Baker and Leonard McIntosh- 437
    2nd Game- Kathleen Baker and Leonard McIntosh- 464
    3rd Game- Virgie Watson (solo)- 452
    High Scores- None Reported
    High Series- Kathleen Baker and Leonard McIntosh- 1318
    Series May- Virgie Watson and Edd Watson- 1336
    High Avg.- Loretta Carrington 157  Edd Watson 161
    All seniors are welcome Friday at 1 p.m.

  • Application period for big game quota hunts now underway

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2013 Elk and Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the Youth Elk, and WMA Youth will run through July 24.
    The elk and youth elk hunts were moved to coincide with the application period for the other Fall WMA/Youth Big Game Quota Hunts. Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 24.

  • Magic prepare for magical trip

    When it comes to softball, not many places compare to Oklahoma City’s Hall of Fame Stadium.
    Hall of Fame Stadium is the site of the NCAA Women’s College World Series, where the Tennessee Lady Vols recently finished second overall.
    This weekend, however, eight girls from Roane County, with college aspirations of their own, will get the opportunity to play at Hall of Fame Stadium as part of the 2013 ASA Hall of Fame Tournament.

  • Harriman Happenings

    Carolyn Clemmons, her friend and son spent last weekend in Asheville, N.C., visiting her sister, Virginia.
    While there, they visited other family members and some friends.
    The following ones who are celebrating their birthdays this June are friends who play bingo at Harriman Community Center every second and fourth Mondays: Peggy Gunter, Ernell Renfro, Geraldine Harmon, Tom Collins and Mrs. Woods.
    Happy birthday to all of you.
    To my friend Lydia Yette McKeldin and nephew Dana Thompson, I hope your day was a great one. God bless.

  • Calfee wins for Michael Dunn Center

    State Rep. Kent Calfee, R-Kingston, was among the 46 legislators who won a total of $8,300 in donations for charities in their communities during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s annual “Partnering for Charity” event.
    Calfee won $150 for The Michael Dunn Center.
    The lawmakers took turns spinning a giant wheel to earn contributions to charities of their choice throughout the state, including schools, churches, senior centers and other organizations.

  • Volunteer Energy gives grant to Midway PTO

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded a $2,000 grant to Midway High School PTO in May.
    The program awarded  $2,750 in grants to Roane County organizations during the month. The Tennessee Kidney Foundation received $500; and Roane County United Way was awarded  $250.
    VECustomers Share is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization covering VEC’s 17-county service area.
    The foundation’s funds come from VEC members who have opted to allow VEC to round their electric bills up to the next whole dollar.

  • Volkswagen’s aim: Eco-friendly

    Volkswagen’s new Southeastern Regional Distribution Center in Roane County is looking to do something that none of the car company’s other warehouses have done.    
    “We are going for LEED certification,” said John Kutz, senior manager of the facility.
    “It will be the only Volkswagen LEED certified warehouse in our entire network.”
    LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

  • Bolling tackles first council session

    The June 11 Kingston City Council meeting was new City Manager David Bolling’s first full session, and he was met with banter and some early kudos from department heads and council members.
    Bolling responded in kind, and even brought some good news to the table in his first official council report.

  • Harriman marks ‘12 years in a row’ of no tax increases

    Harriman taxpayers won’t have the city dipping into their pockets for more money for city coffers.
    Harriman City Council approved first reading of a budget last week that includes keeping the tax rate at $1.20 per $100 valuation.
    Council members will likely discuss the budget in a June 25 workshop before considering final reading at the first meeting of July.
    “This makes about 12 years in a row we haven’t raised them,” said Harriman Mayor Chris Mason recently.