Today's News

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.


    Brandon L. Spears, theft of property $1,000-$10,000 attempt. Dismissed.

    Curtis Matthew Stegall, theft up to $500. Dismissed, cost to defendant.

    Theresa Marie Wood, theft of merchandise shoplifting. Guilty.

    Stephanie G. Kehagias, reckless driving. Dismissed.

    Megan H. Gregg, probation violation. Guilty.

  • RMC cited as top performer

    The Joint Commission recently named Roane Medical Center as one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures.

    The Harriman hospital was the only Knoxville-area hospital to receive the prestigious recognition.

    More than 3,000 hospitals submitted accountability measure data to the Joint Commission, and Roane Medical Center is one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical-care hospitals to earn the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence of accountability performance.  

  • Old Glory waves for freedom in OS
  • 'Dogs dump Devils, 27-6

    Injuries are an unfortunate part football. Harriman and Wartburg are finding this out the hard way. 

  • Tigers take sting out of Bees, 31-7

    Friday's game at Upperman wasn't necessarily a must-win game for the Rockwood Tigers, but head coach John Webb knew that if his team didn't pick up a victory in Baxter that the road to the playoffs would get a lot tougher.

  • Poor second half ends Jackets perfect season

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets started the game with good “buzz” around their team with a 5-0 record, but after starting the game with a 26-14 lead, the Jackets got swatted with 38 unanswered points as the Lenoir City Panthers roared to a 52-26 win  Friday night at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field. 

  • Green Wave hammers Jellico, 56-12

    The Midway Green Wave made the long trip up Interstate 75 Friday night to take on Jellico, and the trip proved a good one as Joe Campbell's squad rolled to a 56-12 victory over the Blue Devils.

  • Babahatchie’s concert to feature patriotic tunes

    Babahatchie Community Band concerts are a part of Americana in Harriman.

    This is especially true of the next concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Harriman Riverfront Park. Admission is free.

    “This concert is mostly music by American composers with one exception,” said Babahatchie band member Alison Westrich. “‘Amparito Roca’ was composed by Jamie Texidor, a Spanish composer from the early 1900s. He wrote this and named it after a student of his.”

  • Jago, Johnson cited for TSBA achievements

    Roane County Board of Education members Rob Jago and Hugh Johnson were among those applauded during the Tennessee School Boards Association’s East Fall District meeting.

    Jago and Johnson received accolades at the meeting earlier this week for achieving Level II boardmanship status with TSBA.

    The program is designed to recognize school board members for participation in board activities beyond the local level through a commitment to training, willingness to participate in workshops and a volunteer spirit.

  • RoaneAchieves program needs mentoring help

    RoaneAchieves, a new program to help more Roane County public school students get to college by providing extra tuition assistance, needs the public’s help.

    The program is part of tnAchieves, a college-access, last-dollar scholarship program designed to provide an opportunity for public high school graduates to receive up to $3,000 annually for community college tuition.

    The Roane Alliance is taking the lead in launching RoaneAchieves, and it is looking for volunteers to help mentor students.