Today's News

  • Contract management group to discuss outsourcing

    Kate Vitasek of the University of Tennessee will discuss the university’s research on vested outsourcing during the next monthly meeting of the East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association.

    The membership luncheon and meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 in Oak Ridge’s Double Tree Hotel.
    Lunch for members is $15, non-members pay $16.

    Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-483-9332 by 11 a.m. Nov. 8.

  • Roane School of Isshin-ryu has multiple honorees

    At a recent Awards Banquet and tournament, the IIKA Nationals – hosted by the International Isshin-ryu Karate Association, the Roane School of Isshin-ryu Karate in Harriman had four of the school’s Black Belt Instructors recognized for outstanding achievements during the 2011season as well as one of their Brown Belts.  

  • Tigers sack Watertown, 28-8

    It's hard to throw from your back.

    Watertown's Ty Jobe found out just how hard Friday night as the Purple Tiger QB was sacked nine times during a 28-8 loss at Rockwood in the opening round of the TSSAA Class AA playoffs.

  • Bobcats get revenge on Bulldogs again, 41-13

    In the rematch between the Oliver Springs Bobcats and the Wartburg Central Bulldogs, it was the Bobcats taking advantage of six Wartburg turnovers to cruise to a 41-13 win  Friday night in the opening round of the TSSAA Class AA playoffs. 

  • Turnovers doom Kingston in 28-14 playoff loss

    Turnovers equaled disaster Friday night for the Kingston Yellow Jackets, as Vic King's squad suffered a season-ending 28-14 loss at Polk County in the opening round of the TSSAA Class AAA playoffs.

    Kingston led 14-7 at halftime, but fumbled the ball away on every possession but one in the second half. All-in-all, Kingston turned the ball over four times with the Wildcats turning those miscues into 21 points.

  • Harriman linemen receive MVP awards


  • Social Security big part of Roane economy

    Special to Roane County News
    If Roane County residents didn’t receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 10.2 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $183,271,150 in 2009.

    Roane County is more dependent on Social Security payments than is the rest of the country. Nationally, 5.5 percent of total personal income in 2009 came from Social Security payments. In Tennessee, 7.1 percent of all income comes from these payments.

  • Bowers plans garden for boys killed

    Bowers Elementary School is planning a memorial garden for two students who were killed in a  car accident this year.

    Gage and Jackson Brown, who were in the fourth and first grade, respectively, were killed along with their mother and infant brother in a fiery accident on Hwy. 61 in late August.

  • Reporter’s arrest impacts freedom of all citizens

    First Amendment Center
    The First Amendment right of a free press to publish the news absolutely requires that journalists be free to gather the news.

    So when police improperly arrest a journalist who simply is reporting at a scene, they do more than violate one person’s rights — they attack our collective, constitutional right to know from a free and independent source what our government is doing so that we may hold it accountable.

  • Teen suspended after incident

    A Harriman High School student was accused of assaulting Principal Scott Calahan on Oct. 27.

    However, the student and her father contend it was the other way around.

    The incident happened in the school gym. The student, Courtney Thomas, said Calahan had her cellphone, and she wanted it back.