Today's News

  • Lady Jackets finish second in tourney

    After taking nine days off for Spring Break without playing a game, the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets made up for lost time over the weekend as Ronnie Ladd’s squad played eight games in three days at the 2011 Eastman Softball Tournament in Kingsport.

  • Tigers knock off Stone Memorial, 7-4

    It may not have been the most glamorous win, but the Rockwood Tigers survived a scare from the Stone Memorial Panthers to take a 7-4 win Friday evening at Rockwood’s Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex. 

  • Jackets cruise past Bobcats, 10-0

    Three Kingston pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout Friday evening as Bruce Robinette’s Yellow Jackets downed visiting Oliver Springs, 10-0, at Southwest Point’s Legion Field.

  • Out to Lunch: Hard to keep track of Don Eduardo’s good eats

    By Bethel Poston

  • Tractor Supply Co. managers 'can't wait to get it open'

    Enthusiasm was contagious during last month’s Roane County Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Show, and nowhere was it more evident than at the vast Tractor Supply Co. exhibit.
    An array of lawn and gardening tools and supplies, bird feeders and decorative items interspersed through the area gave Roane Countians a preview of what they can expect to see and buy when the retailer moves into its new home in Rockwood.

  • Want to help at hospital?

    Roane Medical Center is looking for some eager volunteers to help provide a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for patients and visitors at the Harriman-based hospital.
    A volunteer recruitment day will be from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. April 8 in the RMC Annex.
    “Volunteering is such a rewarding experience, and I would recommend it to anyone,” volunteer Peggy Young said. “Helping others opens a window of opportunity that, in turn, shows you how blessed you are.”

  • Leaders challenge beer law changes

    Not everyone is happy with a proposal to allow special-event permits for the sale of beer in Harriman.

    In fact, several people plan to go to the Harriman City Council meeting on Tuesday to voice their concern. And they have some powerful allies.

    “This is not the vision that my dad had for Hooray for Harriman 20 years ago when he was on the board — and it is not the vision that I had when I co-founded the Harriman Cruisin’ eight years ago,” Mayor Chris Mason said.

  • Hospital inching closer to breaking ground at Midtown

    Covenant Health and Roane Medical Center appear to be mere weeks away from breaking ground on a much-anticipated new facility in Midtown.

    First, however, hospital officials are preparing for an April 27 hearing before the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency to seek approval on the construction of the building which will replace the hospital in downtown Harriman.

    Harriman Mayor Chris Mason said he plans to attend the hearing to voice his support of Covenant Health relocating the hospital’s operations.

  • Man arrested for DUI after crashing his truck

    An Oliver Springs man was arrested last week after running his truck off the road near Harriman.

    Emergency crews were dispatched to Harriman Hwy. on March 30 on a report of a rollover accident.

    The driver, Charles Roberts of 410 E. Spring St., Oliver Springs, ended up being arrested.

    He was taken to the Roane County Jail on charges of driving under the influence and violation of implied consent law.


    A 30-year-old Harriman man was sentenced to three years in prison for  robbery.

  • Waiting in the wings

    Rockwood High School students Taylor Mioduski, left, and Amber Monroe applaud a dance team while waiting to take their turn in the spotlight Thursday during the Academic Festival at Roane State Community College.

    More than 2,000 East Tennessee students participated in the festival, which included events such as art, dancing, singing, speaking, writing and mathematics.