Today's News

  • Arrests: Feb. 22-28, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 22 — Leanna Lynn Ashburn, 33, 111 Tonya Lane, Harriman: two counts fraudulent use of debit card. Total bond $1,000; Feb. 25.

    • Linda Sueann Calloway, 35, 1706 Bennett Circle, Harriman: DUI. No bond listed; court date Jan 7.

  • Works’ 12 Ks leads Blue Devils past Tellico Plains, 3-0


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    The old saying goes “It’s a new season” when the postseason begins. 

  • Lady Devils end Rockwood’s season, 10-0

    The District 3-A Softball Tournament started Friday with the Harriman Lady Blue Devils picking up a 10-0 victory over Rockwood in what an elimination game for both teams.

  • KGSA attends Smokies game
  • ‘Cats extend season, 10-0

    After a wild and woolly game between Coalfield and Oliver Springs in their last showdown at Coalfield’s Hightower Field, the rematch was really over before it started as the Bobcats sent the Yellow Jackets packing back with a resounding 10-0 triumph in the opening round of the District 4-A Tournament Friday afternoon under threatening skies at Arrowhead Park. 

  • Green Wave win opener, 9-4

    The Midway Green Wave opened up the District 3-A Tournament Friday with a 9-4 win over Greenback.

    Against Greenback, Midway pulled out to an 8-2 lead after four innings and then cruised home for the 9-4 win.

  • Roberts signs with Sewanee

    Football coaches love tough guys, and that’s what Sewanee University got on Friday with the signing of Kingston fullback/linebacker Brody Roberts.

  • Last day

    Howie Rose, left, director of Roane County Office of Emergency Services, laughs with First Responder Program Coordinator Chris Weddington at Rose’s going-away party Friday.

    Rose is leaving his job of 17 years to accept a position with TVA.

  • Homeless: ‘It can happen so quickly, so easily’

    Homelessness isn’t just a big-city issue.

    Even in rural locales like Roane County, residents are finding themselves on the streets.

    They come from all walks of life. Some dealing with lost jobs. Others deal with mental illness.

    Steven Jackson said he’s living wherever he can in Kingston after losing the one place he did have to stay.

    He was living there without utilities, a violation of Kingston city ordinances.

  • Shrine paper sale starts next week

    Jon Loden, left, owner of Loden’s Auto Body Center in Kingston, makes a $1,000 donation to help kick off the annual Shrine Paper Sale fund drive for Shriners Hospitals for Children.

    Roy Ford accepts the donation.

    The paper sale will be May 13-18, with a road block planned for May 19

    “Noble Loden has given generously every year,” Ford said. “When you see the men with the red fezzes, please help. In the past, the people of Roane County have been very generous.”