Today's News

  • Kingston vs. Harriman dispute makes way to court

    The Kingston and Harriman fight over Midtown turf may be winding down.
    Both cities’ attorneys will present their arguments  to the Tennessee Supreme Court in Knoxville on Jan. 5.
    Kingston held a successful special election allowing voters in the affected area to decide whether to join the city.
    Harriman said it had a preemptive claim to the land.
    Harriman City Council recently approved requesting the county to reconvene the urban growth committee, the name given to the committee discussing annexation.

  • Midtown territory feud puts growth talk on hold

    A legal fight between two Roane County cities could hold up other efforts to expand city boundaries.
    On Dec. 20, Roane County Executive Ron Woody received a request from the city of Harriman to reconvene the urban growth committee, which must meet to consider expansion efforts.
    Harriman and Kingston are involved in litigation over territory in Midtown after rival annexation attempts.
    The sides are scheduled to make arguments before the Tennessee Supreme Court on Jan. 5, but it could be months before the court renders a decision. 

  • TVA giving helped brighten holiday

    TVA employees are providing food, gifts and other donations to children and families in need across the TVA service area this holiday season.
    Kingston Fossil Plant employees gave food boxes to 24 families of children at Dyllis Elementary School near Harriman.
    The staff at Bull Run Fossil Plant provided gifts for 32 children at Claxton Elementary School in Powell and delivered food baskets to 25 families.

  • January seminars aimed at business owners

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center is planning a couple of free January workshops.

    Both workshops are dedicated to advising and assisting area entrepreneurs and small business owners.

    They will take place in Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    In cooperation with the University of Tennessee
    Center for Industrial Services, a free government contracting workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 12.

  • Gloves of Love keep kids warm

    Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County branch collected gloves, hats and scarves for school children in Roane County.

    “If children’s heads and hands are not properly covered when they are outdoors, they have a greater chance of getting sick, and missing school,” said Becky Woody, manager of Enrichment’s Roane County branch.

    “We want to do our part to help the children stay warm and healthy as we go into the holiday season.”  

  • Out to Lunch: Lunchtime at El Patron is a fun, filling adventure

    By Bethel Poston

  • ‘The Nutcracker’ collects almost a ton of pet food
  • Midway Holiday Classic Schedule


    Tuesday, Dec. 28

    Game 1 10:00 Berean vs. Gibbs (Girls)

    Game 2 11:30 Berean vs. Gibbs (Boys)

  • Harriman Christmas Classic Schedule

    Tuesday, Dec. 28

    10:00 Meigs Co. vs. South Sumpter (Girls)

    11:30 Meigs County vs. Wartburg (Boys)

    1:00   Rockwood vs. Knox West (Girls)

  • Midway splits with Monterey

    The Midway Lady Waves started off on a roll, but following an 11-3 tilt in the second period, Midway never recovered and the Monterey Lady Wildcats wound up surfing past the Midway Lady Waves 47-35 Tuesday evening.