Today's News

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Feb. 23

    25 Years Ago
    The completion of the walkway around Kingston’s lakefront was in sight. The state moved the guard rail on the dike closer to the highway, making room for the walkway to be built behind it on the lakeside. The Kingston Parks and Recreation Commission voted to spend up to $3,000 for materials to extend the walkway across the dike.

    10 Years Ago

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Dec. 30-Jan. 7:

    From Charles E. Lee to Kimberly C. Favole by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, $0.

    From Alexandria K. L. Duran to Robert L. Sneed by warranty deed, Dist. 5, Map 44 Control Map 44, $9,200.

    From David Allen Riggs and Melinda Kay Riggs to Douglas Alan Wallace by warranty deed, Dist. 1, $132,000.

    From David F. Lowe to Roy L. Francis and Carolyn Francis by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 4.741 acres, Murray Darrell property, Lot 12R1, $60,000.

  • Sides square off over teacher negotiations

    The president of the Roane County Education Association is no fan of the bill that would abolish teachers unions’ ability to negotiate with local boards of education.

    In fact, Jeff Davis, RCEA president and a teacher at Rockwood High School, called the bill a blatant attack on the Tennessee Education Association and its members.

  • HUB begins process of seeking new manager

    Harriman Utility Board is taking its time looking for someone to fill the manager role that Chuck Flora will be vacating this summer.

    The board approved moving forward on the search at its special-called meeting Thursday.

    Applications will be taken until March 25.

    Moving forward included approving the advertisement to be run in local and trade publications.

  • Princess Theater's polish beginning to shine

    Harriman’s Princess Theater holds a special place in the hearts of many.

    Mayor Chris Mason is one of them.

    “I was about 3 or 4. I got in trouble because I had too many Milk Duds in my mouth,” Mason said. “That embarrassed me to death. Funny how things stick with you like that.”

    Contractor Bill Milburn, president of Southeast Contractors, also has a fondness for the theater he is helping renovate.

    “This is where I had my first date with my wife,” Milburn said.

  • Houstons face lawsuit alone

    Brothers Rocky and Leon Houston no longer have co-defendants in a lawsuit filed by Pat Brown.

    All the county defendants, including former sheriff David Haggard, have been dismissed from the lawsuit.

    Brown filed the lawsuit in Roane County Circuit Court in 2007.

    Her son Mike was on a ride-along with Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Jones on May 11, 2006, when they were killed in a shootout with the Houston brothers.

  • Canada man crushed in freak accident


    A man from Canada died from injuries he sustained when he tried to stop his rolling van in Kingston Saturday.

    The Kingston police and fire departments were dispatched to the Motel 6 parking lot on Gallaher Road.   

    According to police, they found a man pinned between the door of a Honda Odyssey van and a light pole when they arrived.

    Witnesses said the man, William E. Allan, was trying to get back in the van to stop it from rolling.   

  • Lady Tigers top Harriman to advance to 3-A title game

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers put together a strong second half performance Saturday night to knock off Harriman, 52-41, in the semifinal round of the District 3-A Tournament being played at Greenback.

  • Lady 'Cats down Wartburg for TMSAA title

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats capped off a great season Saturday afternoon by capturing the TMSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional Championship with a 39-35 victory over Wartburg.

  • Midway downs Greenback in opener

    Thanks, in part, to Matt Jarvis' six three-pointers, the Midway Green Wave have punched their ticket to the Region 2-A Tournament with a 55-50 win over the Greenback Cherokees in the opening round of the District 3-A Tournament.