Today's News

  • Congress needs to read, think, collaborate

    Center of Congress
    An intriguing conversation about the next step in the fiscal drama is taking place among our elected leaders.

    At this early point it is mostly at an exploratory level, but it’s no less real for that.

    A day after an election in which a changing electorate essentially cemented the status quo in place — re-electing the president and keeping Congress split between the two parties — the stock market swooned.

  • Habitat winds down work on house No. 33

    Roane County Habitat for Humanity is nearing completion of a new home at a cul-de-sac on Fisher Street in Kingston.

    Construction began in late spring and is expected to conclude in early 2013 on the project, which will be the 33rd Habitat house built in Roane County since 1992.

    Seven of the homes, including the latest dwelling, are in the same neighborhood near Roane County High School.

  • Free math, algebra tutoring for students, homework helpers and homeschoolers

    Free tutoring in basic math and algebra is being offered at the Kingston Community Center on Tuesday afternoons at 2 beginning immediately.

    Experienced tutor John Shacter is taking anyone who is interested in learning and is in the fourth grade or higher.

    Anyone needing help should come by or call Jo Ann Knies at the community center, or talk to  Shacter at 719-0336.



  • Mr. & Mrs. Owings 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Floyd C. Owings of Rockwood will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend.

    Owings and the former Mable Stage were married Dec. 1, 1962, in the parsonage of Kingston’s Four Square Gospel Church, with Marie Broady officiating.

    Son of the late Gus and Bessie Herrell Owings, he is  retired from Lockheed Martin in Oak Ridge and is presently employed with Jerry Duncan Ford in Harriman.

  • Blue Devils sweep Spring City

    Both Harriman Middle School Blue Devils teams took the floor Monday night and took care of business against Spring City. 

    The Lady Devils won by a final score of 31-4 and the boys won a hard fought game by a final of 44-39.

  • Lady Devils suffer Thanksgiving losses

    Young teams often experience growing pains and that’s just what happened to the Harriman Lady Blue Devils over the weekend as Johnny Jones’ squad dropped a pair of games at the 2012 Loudon Thanksgiving Invitational.

  • Bobcat teams enjoy success in Thanksgiving classic

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats didn’t show their guests at the 2012 Bobcat Thanksgiving Classic much hospitality as both Oliver Springs teams won all of their games played.

  • Midway rolls on Black Friday

  • Dancing darlings


  • Roane reactor project gets funding

    TVA’s plan to build a small modular reactor at its old breeder reactor site in Roane County got a boost from the federal government last week.
    The U.S. Department of Energy announced an award to support a new project to design, license and help commercialize small modular reactors.
    “The project supported by the award will be led by Babcock & Wilcox in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bechtel,” DOE said in a press release.