Today's News

  • Nance to pastor Friendly Welcome Baptist
  • Ride the rails on Thanksgiving weekend

    Southern Appalachia Railway Museum has the answer for what to do after Thanksgiving.

    The Secret City Scenic Excursion Train will run on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26-27.

    The train rolls through the East Tennessee countryside in enclosed and heated coaches that used to carry travelers over 60 years ago.

    The train also includes a former Railway Express baggage car where passengers can purchase popcorn, candy, beverages and railroad souvenirs.

  • Race Day! Schools' Run for Your Health attracts all ages

    Last Saturday morning was cold and crisp, but that didn’t stop runners and walkers from enjoying the Roane County Schools Run for Your Health 5K Run/Walk.

    Participants ranged from 6-71 years of age. They came from the Roane County school district to Knoxville, Lenoir City, Crossville — and even Tucker, Ga.

    Roane County’s state Sen. Ken Yager was the “official starter.” The senator welcomed participants and gave a special welcome to our out of town visitors.

  • Roane race participants

    Mary Adkisson
    Alan Dausman
    Michael Holmes
    Jeff Jenkins
    Lisa Jenkins
    Jessica Jones
    Mary Wicks
    Doris Windsand-Dausman

    Kristina Byrd
    Tony Clower
    Cully Gargan
    Wade Gargan
    Cheny Groberg
    Chris Guettner
    Katie Guettner
    Jana Harvey
    Sam Layne
    Bradley Mitchell
    Braden Pettitt
    Ginger Pettitt
    Lauren Shell
    Nathan Shell
    Elizabeth Rose

  • Writing winners to be honored

    An awards ceremony honoring winners of the Roane County Student Writing Contest will be begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at Roane State Community College’s theater.

    It will be recorded for the new TV station located at the Princess Theater.

    Student writers from grades 4-12 will be honored. The ceremony will be one of the first events broadcast by the new community TV channel, HRS15, when it is online and producing shows next year.

    The Roane County Writers Group and the Kingston Public Library Foundation sponsor the annual writing contest.

  • Nov. 16 birthday party to honor seniors

    Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior services department will have a senior birthday party on Nov. 16.

    The party, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the agency’s offices at 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood, is for anyone in Roane County age 60 and older whose birthday is in October, November or December.

    Call the agency at 354-0450, Ext. 228, to register or for details.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Brice M. Mayton

    U.S. Air Force Airman Brice M. Mayton recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    A 2010 graduate of Harriman High School, he is the son of Vance Gordon and Freda Mayton of Harriman.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Midway students of the month honored
  • Roane Rockers to Race Against Cancer Sunday

    Roane Medical Center’s “Roane Rockers” will run and walk again in the annual Buddy’s Race Against Cancer on Nov. 14.

    “The Buddy’s Race Against Cancer is a great opportunity for us to give to a cause that has touched so many people,” said Tricia Aycock, Roane Rockers team captain.

    The Roane Rockers have set a fundraising goal of $6,000 and are working toward that goal through team member contributions and internal fundraising at the hospital for employee donations.

  • Bedbugs infest public housing

    A discarded couch may be what has spread a bedbug infestation at Clifty Manor, an apartment complex that is part of Harriman Housing Authority.

    That is what authority director Sheila Smith believes.

    “If the tenants would not pick up the stuff on the curb that has bedbugs,” Smith said. “All the time they are carrying it in.”