Today's News

  • OSMS picks up wild win over Harriman, 52-40


    In what was a wild Thursday night of football at D.J. Brittan Field, the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats rallied from behind in the closing minutes to keep its perfect season alive with a 52-40 victory over Harriman.

    The Bobcats trailed 40-38 late in the contest, but took the lead for good when Tre Boswell scored from 8 yards out with 1:28 left in the game to cap an 8-play, 74-yard scoring drive.

  • Cherokee tops Spring City, 16-14

    Facing a fourth-and-1 with about two minutes to play against Spring City last Thursday, Cherokee Middle School football coach Wiley Brackett challenged his team to get the first down.

    The Yellow Jackets responded and got the first down on a quarterback sneak, which allowed them to run out the clock in the 16-14 victory.

    “That was an old-fashion, physical football game on both sides of the ball.” Brackett said. “We were just a little bit more physical up front than they were.”

  • RMS picks up first win of 2015 season

    A brief but heavy rain storm did not stop the Midway Middle Green Waves and the Rockwood Middle Tigers from kicking off on time, but it did alter some of the play calling on a soaking wet field.

    Now 1-4, Rockwood will try to get their second win Thursday when they host Cherokee.

    Midway drops to 3-2 with the loss and will host Spring City on Thursday.

    After both teams ran three plays and punted to end their first possessions, Midway got a spark on its second possession for the game’s first points.

  • ACE golf tourney set for Oct. 9

    Auto Collision Experts will host a golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 9 at Laurel Valley Golf Course in Townsend. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. with lunch to follow.

    Prizes will be awarded for closest-to-the-pin and longest drive. Entry fee is $50 per player or $200 per foursome.

    Call (615) 456-1452 for more information.

  • Restless Heart bringing its country sound to Harriman

    Country artists Restless Heart will bring their hit music to the Princess Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 10.

    The Harriman concert will be at 8:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30.

    Tickets are on sale at www.musiccityknoxville.com and are available at Rocky Top General Store and Simply Sweet Bakery.

    Restless Heart has released seven studio albums, two greatest hits albums and a live album.

  • Officials voting on tax hike tonight

    The Roane County Commission approved the county’s budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year in July. The vote on the property tax rate to support that budget is expected to happen today – Monday – when the commission meets in regular session at the Roane County Courthouse in Kingston.

    “I feel pretty confident,” Director of Schools Gary Aytes said. “I think we’re in good shape.”

  • ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ star charged with exposure

    The actor who played Kes on “Star Trek: Voyager” is accused of exposing herself in front of children in Harriman.

    Jennifer Ann Lien, 41, is charged with indecent exposure in the Aug. 31 incident.

    According to the warrant, Harriman Police Officer Julie Parham responded to 529 Sewanee St. about a fight.

    “Upon arrival, I spoke with the complainant, Ms. Kayla Clark,” the warrant said. “Ms. Clark stated her neighbor, Ms. Jennifer Lien, had been yelling and cursing her friend, Michelle Smith, due to a crying child.


    TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant’s 9/11 Memorial Service on Friday took a different but heartfelt twist.

    In addition to remembering those who lost their lives 14 years ago, TVA paid tribute to Andrew J. Benson by placing a plaque at the memorial site near the steam plant.

    Benson, who died on July 4, was responsible for bringing the steel beam from the World Trade Center in New York City to Kingston.

  • Harriman budget set for finalization Tuesday evening

    Harriman officials are scheduled to vote on second and final reading of the 2016 budget at a special-called meeting on Tuesday.

    Harriman City Council is scheduled to meet in a public hearing to begin at 6:25 p.m.

    The meeting will follow at 6:30.

    If the budget passes as amended on first reading, it will include a new certified tax rate of $1.2197 per $100 valuation, which should generate the same amount of property tax revenue as last year.

  • Child burned before Labor Day recovering

    The 6-year-old boy who suffered burns at a Kingston residence is expected to recover, his mother said last week.

    “He’s OK,” Jennifer Waldo said. “He’s got to go back to Nashville Tuesday to get looked at again to see if they’re going to have to do skin grafting.”
    The incident happened at 1461 Mobile Drive on Sept. 4.

    According to the police report, Waldo took her three children there to visit her uncle, John Oscar Hicks. He was reportedly burning some brush when they arrived.