Today's News

  • Nuts & Bolts: Mayfield campaign flack curdles over ‘sour’ headline

    Roane County has its share of political hijinx, but generally, they don’t involve congressional candidates.

    That changed last week when Republican dairy magnate Scottie Mayfield was in Roane County stumping for the 3rd District Congressional seat.

    Mayfield’s 33-year-old son, Michael, was caught on security camera vandalizing the vehicle of a staff member for his father’s incumbent opponent, Chuck Fleischmann.

  • Harriman club hits century mark

    Harriman Drama Club is 100 years old this year, and it’s got a rich history of women who enjoyed time together over a good story.

    The club members will be celebrating the milestone with a dinner at Adelaide’s in Kingston on Wednesday, May 2, at 1 p.m.

    “We’re going to wear hats, maybe period hats,” said Jo Hardin, celebration committee chairwoman.

    The luncheon will kick off with the women meeting on the porch with their hats for photographs.

  • Pipe ‘bomb’ report a bust

    Authorities responded to Roane Metals Group Tuesday morning to investigate a report of a possible pipe bomb.  

    “The device wasn’t an explosive device,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said. “It was a piece of pipe, and it had a hole drilled in the end that resembled what a pipe bomb would be like.”

    Roane Metals is located at 284 Cardiff Valley Road in the Roane County Industrial Park. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad responded to the scene.

  • Rockwood shopping center gets new lease on life

    What was once being looked at as a new home for a church is now being marketed and developed by a group of three couples, including Rockwood City Councilwoman Jane Long and her husband, Glen.

    Courts of Praise Church in Harriman, which is now meeting at the Princess Theatre until their new sanctuary can be completed, was originally looking at the complex that included the old Kroger shopping center.

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  • Midway wins three straight

    The Midway Green Wave finished the regular season with a three-game win streak winning, at Cosby last Tuesday and a doubleheader win at home against Coalfield Friday night. 

  • Polk downs Lady Devils on Senior Night

    The Polk County Lady Wildcats spoiled Senior Night for the Harriman Lady Blue Devils Friday night in game one of their double-header with a 6-0 victory. 

  • Tigers clinch first round bye with 18-5 win

    The District 3-A baseball tournament doesn't start until Friday, but the Rockwood Tigers picked up a huge 18-5 victory over Greenback Monday night in a game that had a big impact on how Rockwood approaches postseason play.

  • UPDATED w/second holdup: Bank of America in Kingston robbed

    Authorities say a man suspected of robbing the Bank of America in Kingston on Tuesday is also believed to have robbed a BB&T Bank in Loudon County less than an hour before. The BB&T robbery occurred at approximately 3:05 p.m. According to the FBI, the suspect handed the teller a note demanding money. He used the same tactic when he robbed the Bank of America on North Kentucky Street at approximately 3:47 p.m.