Today's News

  • Harriman seeks more of Midtown

    Harriman Mayor Chris Mason said the city needs to move quickly to annex three properties adjacent to where Covenant Health is going to locate.

    Mason said Covenant Health will need to purchase those properties in addition to its existing property within the city limits before it can start construction on the new hospital.

  • Ambulance station location questioned

    The South of the River ambulance station is about five miles from the one in Kingston.

    That situation has Roane County  Commissioner Ron Berry asking questions.   

    “Why do we have an ambulance 4.5 miles from Kingston?” Berry queried during an ambulance committee meeting recently.  

    The South of the River station is off Hwy. 58 in the rescue squad building.

    “The site is there because of the donated property,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Laughing at yourself to keep from crying

    The other day, a Facebook friend admitted to picking up a TV remote and trying to dial a phone number on it.

    As someone who has tried to change the channels with my phone, I could relate.

    I’ve also pointed my remote car key at the TV to turn it on. I’ve even distractedly pointed it at the house to lock or unlock the carport door.

    It seems that while we (and by we, I mean people older than the age of 35) embrace new technology, we aren’t quite the whiz kids with it that many in the younger generations are.

  • Oliver Springs changes colors for a day

    Normally fans attending a basketball game at Oliver Springs’ Terry L. Hacker Gymnasium are amazed by the amount of purple and gold in the stands.

    Friday night, however, Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats head coach Michelle Christopher is hoping that fans will forego their usual team colors.

    She hopes they will don the color pink in an effort to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

  • Super Bowl treat behind bars

    Like many Americans, inmates at the Roane County Jail will be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday.

    “I guess they enjoy football like anybody else in America,” Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said. “I don’t see any reason not to let them watch it.”

    Stockton said all the pods at the jail have a TV inside.

    This year’s Super Bowl pits the Green Bay Packers against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Kickoff is around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Harriman downs Oakdale in overtime, 56-47

    Twenty-four hours after escaping Greenback with a 50-48 victory, the Harriman Blue Devils pulled out another squeaker Tuesday night at Oakdale defeating the Eagles in overtime, 56-47.

  • Lady Jackets come up short in upset bid

    Once again, the Kingston Lady Jackets were oh-so-tantalizingly close to an impressive win, but just fell short in the end to the Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) Lady Warriors, 54-51. 

  • Clarkrange too much for Bobcats

    By Tank Johnson

    The Oliver Springs basketball programs returned to action on Tuesday, trying to shake off tough losses against visiting Jackson County on Saturday.

  • Midway swept by Coalfield

    Tuesday night turned out to be a rough night for the Midway Green Waves and Lady Waves as both were knocked off at Coalfield.

    The girls game was rough because Midway was clobbered by the Lady Jackets, 68-22.

  • Love signs with Kentucky

    Go Big Blue!