Today's News

  • GUEST OPINION:Copyright law favors Romney in anti-Gingrich ad

    First Amendment Center

    NBC News has asked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign to stop airing an anti-Newt Gingrich ad that includes an excerpt from a 1997 “NBC Nightly News” report featuring Tom Brokaw.

    The political ad shows the former NBC anchor reporting that Gingrich had been reprimanded by the House Ethics Committee.

    NBC and Brokaw have protested that the use of the clip violates copyright law and exploits Brokaw and NBC News’ journalistic credibility.

  • Warmley writing for broader audience

    “Harriman Happening’s” columnist Louise Warmley has always been involved and kept up with what was going on with community members long before she began writing her column in The Harriman Record.

    “It is good to be kind to people. It is good to be friends with everyone. I’m a people person,” Warmley said.

    It was that connection with others and her good friendship with the previous “Harriman Happening’s” writer, Linda Rittenhouse, that led to Warmley taking over the writing.

    In 1987, Rittenhouse’s store burned, and she was too overwhelmed to write.

  • Jackets enjoy Saturday night trip to Rockwood

    For three periods, the Rockwood Lady Tigers gave the Kingston Lady Jackets all they wanted and then some, but in the end, it was the Lady Jackets pulling away late for the 57-44 win. 

  • Tigers advance to Area 4 AA title game

    The Rockwood Tigers advanced to the Area 4 AA Tournament championship game Monday night with a hard-fought 38-32 victory over Midway in the tournament semifinals at Lenoir City Middle School.

  • Roane girls find success in Area 4 AA Tournament

    Saturday was “win or go home” day at the Area 4 AA Tournament being played at Lenoir City Middle School, and three of Roane County’s four teams participating in the tournament kept their season alive with victories.

  • Midway splits with Berean

    The race for the District 3-A boys regular season title has been a roller coaster affair all season and that roller coaster took a wild turn Friday night as Midway dropped a 58-48 decision at home against Berean Christian.

  • Bobcats swept by Warriors

    The power of "one" proved to be too much for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats Friday night against the Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) Lady Warriors as the Lady Warriors used a 19-7 advantage in points from the free throw line to take a 48-38 win Friday night in hardwood action. 

  • Raiders still on top despite loss

    The Roane State men's basketball squad loaded onto the bus tied for first place Friday morning for the long ride to play Southwest in Memphis Friday night, and Dyersburg State Saturday afternoon. 

  • OS assistant principal arrested

    Donna R. Moore, the assistant principal at Oliver Springs High School, was arrested in Morgan County for domestic assault against her husband Thursday night.

    Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Davis arrived at about 10:30 p.m. at the home Moore, 43, shares with her husband, 43-year-old Craig Moore, at 133 Authorn Sheldon Road in the Coalfield community.

    “The victim, Craig Moore, stated that his wife, the defendant Donna R. Moore, came home very intoxicated and began yelling at him,” Davis’ report said.

  • Rockwood hires Ruppe as recorder

    Former Morgan County Executive Becky Ruppe has a new government gig.

    With last week’s Rockwood City Council meeting drawing to an end, Mayor James Watts asked for and received approval to hire Ruppe as city recorder/grant coordinator.

    The city, however, had neither been looking for nor advertising the position, something Vice Mayor Peggy Evans and Councilman Mike Freeman said they would have preferred.