Today's News

  • Harriman won't put manager on ballot

    Harriman voters won’t get a say on whether they would like to have a city manager-style of government.
    At least not yet.
    While some Harriman City Council members have said they’d prefer a decision from city voters over having to make one themselves, that’s not how the majority voted last week when council member Ken Mynatt took steps toward giving constituents that choice on the Nov. 2 ballot.
    “This way, we let the citizens decide,” he proposed in making a motion to that end.

  • THP to conduct sobriety checks in Roane County


  • Bledsoe County pulls away from Midway, 42-14

    Injuries, lack of depth, and several big Bledsoe County plays all contributed to the 42-14 Midway loss last Friday night in Pikeville. 

    The Green Waves were close in statistical battle against the Warriors, but would still drop to 0-3 on the season with a couple more tough games on the horizon.

  • Bulldogs blast Blue Devils, 41-12

    For the first time in nearly a decade, the Wartburg Central Bulldogs stunned the Harriman Blue Devils Friday night by a convincing 41-12 margin. 

  • Bobcats fall at Grundy County, 39-27

    History repeated itself Friday night as for the second straight year winless Grundy County knocked off undefeated Oliver Springs. Last season, it was the Yellow Jackets traveling to Oliver Springs and downing the Bobcats, 40-21, and Friday night the Yellow Jackets defended their home turf with a 39-27 victory.

  • Kingston downs Tigers for county title, 21-6

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets wrapped up the 2010 Roane County Championship Friday night with a 21-6 victory over Rockwood at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

  • One-minute meeting tells bigger story in Rockwood

    With less than a minute between opening and closing gavel raps, Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas Board’s called meeting on Tuesday could go down as the shortest on record.
    What wasn’t said, however, overshadowed what was supposed to be discussion about possible increases in gas and water rates.

  • State says assessor's request OK

    State officials said Roane County Property Assessor Teresa Kirkham did no wrong when she requested raises for the five-member County Board of Equalization.     
    “We looked at that, and we don’t see it’s an issue,” said Robert Lee, general counsel for the Tennessee  Comptroller’s Office.
    District Attorney General Russell Johnson said he’s also spoken with Lee and could wrap up his investigation into the matter on Friday.

  • EPA bows to pressure, sets Knoxville coal ash hearing

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has done an about-face:
    It will now hold a hearing on proposed coal ash rules closer to Roane County, site of the Dec. 22, 2008, catastrophe that got the government talking about the need for tougher ash regulation.
    “EPA will hold a final hearing in Knoxville, Tenn., the week of Oct. 25,” the agency said in an e-mail.
    Officials said they were still  making arrangements on the exact date and place.

  • Harriman gets perfect score from state on waterworks

    Harriman Utility Board got a perfect score — a 100 — on its sanitary survey of the utility’s waterworks.
    The Tennessee Division of Water Supply conducted the survey July 21.
    While plants do receive the high score, its a rarity, according to Harriman Utility Board officials.
    “I can’t tell you how proud I am of our water plant operators and our water crew,” HUB Manager Chuck Flora said.
    “You don’t get those 100s by yourself,” said Frankie Davis, water and gas superintendent.