Today's News

  • From a galaxy far, far away ...

    Members of the 501st Legion MidSouth Garrison portray “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader and his storm troopers for the delight of customers at Kingston Public Library’s used book sale last month.

    Youngsters — and oldsters — were enchantec by the noises and beeps emitted by R2D2, one of the "Star Wars" robots who put in an appearance.

    The group of “Stars Wars” faithful turns out for charity events to help draw crowds.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of July 6

    25 Years Ago
    Four Harriman women treated Betty Dunn, wife of former governor and gubernatorial hopeful, Winfield Dunn, to a “morning call” during Dunn’s visit to Roane County. Margo Ahler, Gina Alexander, Lynn Cunningham and Nancy Newcomb initiated the call as a resurrection of a social institution that flourished during the Civil War period. Its purpose is to honor out-of-town dignitaries and house guests.

    10 Years Ago

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    April 4 cases disposed

    Jeffrey W. Humphrey, violation of probation and possession of drug paraphrenalia. Guilty as charged. Possession of scheduled drugs, capias for failure to appear court date and criminal impersonation. Dismissed, cost to state.

  • DOE to test sirens today

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested today, July 6, in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

    The sirens are near DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • Program REACHes for new head


  • Boat ramp condition rankles residents


  • Roane part of Retire Tennessee program

    Roane County has met the criteria to join Retire Tennessee, the state’s retiree recruitment program.
    Roane, Maury and Warren counties were announced by Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty as the newest counties in the 13 that are part of the active Retire Tennessee program.

  • Jackets, Devils win tourney openers

    After finishing first and second in sub district play, the Harriman and Kingston All-Stars picked up right where they left off Friday evening in the opening round of the Dixie Youth District 8 A Tournament in Sweetwater.

  • Roane teams suffer tough Saturday in A tournament

    Despite a late rally, the Harriman A All-Stars dropped a 10-8 heartbreaker to the Sweetwater All-Stars Saturday afternoon. 

    Harriman got on the board first with a RBI single by Nick Pelfrey, but Sweetwater scored four runs in the bottom of the inning to make the score 4-1.

  • Tigers still alive in AA tourney

    The Rockwood AA All-Stars staved off elimination twice Saturday in the District 8 AA Tournament at Tellico Plains.