Today's News

  • Lady 'Cats bomb Jellico in tourney opener, 71-31

    Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden has won a lot of games during his tenure at Oliver Springs, but he probably hasn’t had many easier wins than the two he picked up this week against Jellico.

  • Jackets come up short versus CAK

    Kingston's hopes of wining the District 4-AA regular season baseball championship suffered a major blow this week as Bruce Robinette's squad dropped a pair of close decisions to Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK).

  • Bobcats improve to 14-2 after sweep

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats won their 10th straight game and improved to 14-2 overall earlier this week with two wins over Jellico.

  • Public rallies for VA hospital

    Hundreds of veterans, their families, friends and government officials from Roane and surrounding counties answered a call for support for a Veterans Affairs hospital in the Roane Medical Center in downtown Harriman.
    The numbers were so large the public-interest meeting was moved from its original location at the Harriman American Legion Post 53 to Harriman High School’s auditorium.
    Even that was filled to standing-room only.

  • Man who killed mother now free

    As expected, Milford Barnett will not have to do any more time for a voluntary manslaughter conviction in the death of his mother Pearl Barnett.
    Milford, also known as Buddy, had served nearly five years in jail while awaiting trial.
    His sentence range for the voluntary manslaughter conviction was only three to six years.  
    During a sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Criminal Court Judge Eugene Eblen sentenced Barnett to four years in prison, but gave him credit for the time he had already served.  

  • Information at hand on court clerk’s website

    One of the goals Kim Nelson had when she took over as Roane County Circuit Court Clerk was to upgrade its public service through technology.
    She took a step in that direction recently with the incorporation of a new website.
    “It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while,” she said. “Over the last few months I’ve been getting ideas from the staff on what they thought it needed to contain.”
    The website — www.roanecourts.com — allows people to pay traffic tickets and court costs online.

  • Still time for a Princess Theatre tour

    Visitors are invited to tour the renovated Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman during an open house on Friday, April 13, from 3-6 p.m.
    The event is free and open to the public.
    Channel 15 television station, located next door to the Princess, will also be open for tours.
    “Everyone is invited to stop by and see the new Princess and learn more about Channel 15,” Princess Theatre manager Megan Anderson said. “We would love for everyone to visit and see the exciting things happening in downtown Harriman.”

  • Victim dies in Kingston domestic violence case

    Kingston police and the District Attorney General’s Office were scheduled to meet to determine how to proceed in a domestic-violence case that turned deadly.
    “We should have some direction after that,” Police Chief Jim Washam said.
    James R. Cobb, 63, was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville on April 4 after being shot at his home at 814 Rosedale Ave.
    He died on Saturday.
    “It was complications due to the gunshot wound,” Washam said. 

  • Loads of fun and food for Hands of Mercy

    Roane County 4-H, Kingston Police and Fire Departments, Kingston Explorers, state Rep. Julia Hurley, Harry Wampler of Wampler’s Farm and Elm Hill and Sharon Pinner of Hands of Mercy rest during a recent successful springtime food drive and fun event for Hands of Mercy’s food pantry.

    Two truckloads of canned goods were collected, and more than 400 people participated and were given a free hot-dog lunch, courtesy of Wampler’s Farm Sausage.

    A petting zoo and face painting were also part of the attractions.

  • Property Transfers: Feb. 24-27, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Feb. 24-27:

    From Steve Chivington, Victoria Chivington, Steve Cheveington, Victoria Cheveington and S.P. Chivington to Garry Rolen and Janet Rolen, Dist. 4, 1 acre, Chivington, Lot 4, $20,000.

    From Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. to Billy Lawhon, Bess Lawhon, James Lawhon and Brenda Gail Lawhon by warranty deed, Dist. 4, 1.77 acres, near Hwy. 72 adjacent Lawhon, $20,000.