Today's News

  • Harriman eyes downtown grants

    For many years, Harriman Utility Board has used Community Development Block Grant funds to continue its work to rehabilitate the sewer system.

    This year, it looks like the city is planning on applying for funds to improve downtown, possibly through a loan program to improve building facades.

    “I do want to try and use it to enhance the downtown and make it more user friendly in terms of parking, removing blight or a facade program,” Mayor Chris Mason said.

  • Table tennis at Kingston Community Center


    Brothers Tony and Louis Capozzi, who lives in Kingston and Lenoir City, play a spirited game of doubles’ table tennis at the Kingston Community Center.

  • Honoring King
  • Automated meters up and running
  • Jackets, 'Cats battle to split

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats picked up a key District 4-A victory Friday night as Michelle Christopher's squad rolled to a 48-24 victory over Coalfield. 

  • Fast start leads Lady Jackets to first district win, 55-38

    After opening the District 4-AA portion of their schedule with a pair of losses, Connie Guinn's Kingston's Lady Yellow Jackets picked up a huge win Friday night with a 55-38 victory over district rival Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK).

  • Midway eases by Harriman in 3-A action

    Sometimes, it's better to be lucky than to be dominant in basketball.

    For the Midway Lady Waves, they managed to overcome 19 steals by Harriman to win 34-32 over the Lady Devils Friday night. 

  • Tigers split with Tellico Plains

    Tellico Plains’ Preston Russell and Rockwood’s Cleveland Davidson put on a show Friday night, but in the end it was Davidson’s Tigers outdueling Russell’s Bears, 59-54, in a huge District 3-A showdown for both team.

  • Roane officially in two districts

    The Republican-led redistricting plan that caused a furor amongst some locals was approved by the Tennessee House of Representatives last Thursday.

    State Rep. Julia Hurley, a Lenoir City Republican, was one of 67 representatives who voted in favor of the plan.  

    “What we promised people when I was elected — and why I was elected — was to produce a smaller government, a more conservative government, and these district lines give that to us,” she said.

  • Election factor in finding director

    This year’s county election could impact the search for the next director of schools.

    “You cannot appoint 45 days prior to an election or 30 days after an election,” Roane County Board of Education Member Wade McCullough said. “That is by law.”

    Election Day is Aug. 2. If McCullough’s interpretation of the law is correct, the new director would need to be in place around the middle of June.

    “Otherwise, we’ll have to go into an interim period,” McCullough said.