Today's News

  • Hill breaks Lady Tiger scoring mark

    After a week off, the Lady Tigers took to the field against Monroe County and distriact foe Tellico Plains to conclude their five-game homestead Monday night at Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex
    The match held significant meaning as Lexie Hill broke the Rockwood girls soccer all-time scoring record once held by Katy Cisson. Lexie HIll has three more games to take over the record for number of goals scored in a season by a Lady Tiger, which is currently held by Cisson also.

  • Harriman Middle School softball team wins district crown

    Defending Clinch Valley conference champion Harriman Middle School Lady Devils softball team added the district softball tournament championship to the resume’ of co-head coaches Nate and Chastity Lowery.
    Harriman hosted the tournament over the weekend and went undefeated, but it wasn't easy, using their stay together style to make it all come together.

  • Guinn, Bell honored at Rockwood-Kingston game
  • New chief no stranger to Harriman

    A retired San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office sergeant has been offered the job of Harriman Police Chief.

    Derek Pacifico retired from the California agency after 22 years of service. He now lives in Knoxville with his wife and two college-aged children.

    “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve the people of Harriman and Roane County,” Pacifico said Monday.

  • Clown costume trouble for man

    Clowning around didn’t end well for a Morgan County man last week.

    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office incident report, 28-year-old Jonathan Edward Hanson was dressed in a clown costume when deputies made contact with him on Emory Heights Road.

    They checked his identification and discovered he had a bench warrant out of Morgan County. Hanson was arrested and taken to the Roane County Jail.

  • Gone, but not FORGOTTEN

    Last week’s Candlelight Service at the Roane County Jail was sobering in more ways than one.

    It was both a celebration for those in recovery from substance abuse, as well as a commemoration for others who lost the battle, and was appropriately held in September, which is national recovery month.

    More than a dozen jail ministry volunteers met in the inmate yard area of the Jail on Friday evening, and participated in a series of somber yet encouraging ceremonies that included almost every inmate housed at the center.

  • New United Way office now open

    Roane County United Way celebrated its new building with an open house full of dozens of well wishers from around Roane County.

    The Devonia Street location was formerly an oncology practice that has since moved to Roane Medical Center’s Midtown location.

    Roane County United Way Executive Director Dina Jackson said it was late one afternoon when she got a call that doc-

    tors John Foust and Michael Thompson were looking to donate the building.

  • Argh! Read like a pirate at Harriman Public Library

    Read yer books, you scalawags.

    That was the message Harriman Children’s Librarian Connie Massengill had for kids last week during the library’s “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” with programs for its preschool and homeschool programs.

    “We have learned about famous women pirates,” Massengill said. “We learned about Anne Bonny and Mary Read from the 1700s.”

    Part of last week’s festivities included a Dress Like a Pirate contest.

  • GLIMPSES: Historical perspectives on Hillary

    By Mark Banker

    Author’s note: The following three premises are essential to this column: 1) None of us see the past or present with absolute clarity; 2) Each of us has the capacity for glimpses of informed insight that draw from and reflect our personal values; and 3) Cordial, forthright exchange of those insights enhances our mutual well being.

    My past four columns have suggested election 2016 may not be as unprecedented as we imagine. But even accurate assessments lose credibility when taken to the extreme.

  • Harriman picks new police chief

    Harriman City Manager Kevin Helms on Monday offered the position of Harriman Police Chief to Derek Pacifico.

    Pacifico is a Knoxville candidate who is retired from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department after 22 years of service.

    Pacifico will be in attendance at the end of Harriman City Council's workshop Tuesday, Sept. 27. The workshop, at the Harriman Police Department, begins at 3 p.m.

    See more details in Wednesday's issue of Roane County News.