Today's News

  • Three from Roane named TSWA All-State

    Midway’s always strong softball team received two more awards recently as sophomore pitcher Alex Richardson and junior center fielder Danielle Borum were named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class A All-State Softball Team.

  • 2011 Roane County Football Schedules


  • Sonny Moore's 2011 Computer Power Ratings


  • Moore's ratings like Roane County teams

    With Roane County's five high school football teams putting on the pads for the first time on Monday, now is a great time to see what Sonny Moore Computer Power Ratings have to say about the upcoming season.

  • Kingston police schedule Night Out Against Crime

    Kingston’s Police Department will celebrate National Night Out Against Crime for the fourth year in a row on Tuesday (Aug. 2) from 5 to 9 p.m. at City Park.  
    The long-standing National Night Out event has sought to create drug and crime awareness for communities across the country for the past 28 years by offering a safe, family-friendly environment to bring citizens and law enforcement together, while encouraging neighborhood watches.
    “I’m just looking forward to everyone having a good time,” Chief Jim Washam said.

  • Pub owner to fight shut-down effort

    The Grill and Pub was once a happening place.
    “Used to you couldn’t walk in here because it was so full of people,” owner Grover Norton said. “Now if you get 12 or 15 of them you’re doing good.”
    Norton said law-abiding patrons have been scared off by troublemakers.
    “Five years ago, I had a thriving business before them drug heads started hanging out here,” he said. “Now people won’t come around because they don’t want to be around it. I went from $2,000 a night to $500 a night.”

  • New principals assigned to schools

    Scott Calahan has been hired as the new principal at Harriman High School.
    Calahan comes from Stone Memorial High School in Cumberland County, where he most recently taught lifetime wellness.
    Calahan said he’s looking forward to the start of the new school year.
    “From what I understand we’ve got a great staff,” he said.
    One of his goals as principal is to help the students reach their full potential.  

  • Bar-fight guy has record

    Editor’s note: The Grill and Pub was incorrectly listed by a previous name in earlier accounts of this incident.
    July 24 wasn’t Eric Glenn Gallaher’s first time being arrested in Roane County.
    It wasn’t his second, third or fourth, either.
    According to Roane County Sheriff’s Office records, it was his 18th time being booked into the county jail.
    Charges he’s been arrested on include theft, failure to appear, driving under the influence, evading arrest, domestic violence and domestic assault.

  • First Amendment Center bent is ...all over the place

    First Amendment Center
    The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism is getting attention with its recent study showing 56 percent of national and state nonprofit news sites post original material with a definite political viewpoint.
    In light of that, some might wonder where the First Amendment Center would appear on a left-center-right spectrum.
    The answer: all the way across.

  • Donations sought to stock Teachers Supply Closet

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce has kicked off the 2011 Teachers Supply Closet, an annual drive to collect supplies and monetary donations to help teachers and students in Roane County.

    The Supply Closet is a highly popular and highly successful effort sponsored by the Chamber, Roane State Community College, Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman and Roane County United Way.