Today's News

  • OS judge to delve into Rockwood complaints

    Rockwood City Attorney Elmer Rich has bowed out of serving as the ethics officer looking into complaints filed against Vice Mayor Peggy Evans.
    Rockwood City Council approved hiring Oliver Springs City Judge Joe Van Hook to conduct the investigation of charges brought against Evans by Rockwood City Recorder Jim Hines in the wake of questions about the insurance bidding process.
    Rich believes it’s improper for him to serve as the ethics officer because of his role as legal representative to the council.

  • TVA to talk about land-use plans Tuesday

    TVA and Roane County officials will present plans on Tuesday for some of the property TVA purchased in the wake of the 2008 ash spill at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant.
    The meeting will begin with an open house at 5 p.m. in Kingston First Baptist Church’s family life center at 215 N. Kentucky St.
    Staff from TVA’s Kingston Ash Recovery Project will give a formal presentation at 5:30, followed by an informal question-and-answer session.
    Officials also plan to discuss restoration of the shorelines and embayments.

  • Wanted man found in attic of Harriman home

    Sheriff’s deputies found a wanted man hiding in the attic at 525 Mee Drive in Harriman on July 27.
    According to the incident report, Stephanie Alred opened the front door and stated she didn’t know where anybody was.
    “After searching the residence, Mr. Mitchell Roberts was found hiding in the attic,” the report said.
    Alred was charged with obstruction of justice. Roberts was wanted for violation of  probation.
    Christopher Taylor, another man who was at the home, was also arrested. He was wanted for failure to appear.

  • Tax rate set to hold steady in Harriman

    Harriman City Council’s first look at the city budget doesn’t include many bells and whistles.
    The earliest draft calls for no property tax increase.
    “I did program in a 3-percent raise” for city workers, said Harriman Treasurer Charles Kerley. “This is included in this target budget I give you here.
    Though no tax increase is planned, Kerley said he may recommend rounding up from $1.1933 to $1.20 per $100 valuation. The rounding will make no noticeable difference in people’s bills, he added.

  • Three from Roane named TSWA All-State

    Midway’s always strong softball team received two more awards recently as sophomore pitcher Alex Richardson and junior center fielder Danielle Borum were named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class A All-State Softball Team.

  • 2011 Roane County Football Schedules


  • Sonny Moore's 2011 Computer Power Ratings


  • Moore's ratings like Roane County teams

    With Roane County's five high school football teams putting on the pads for the first time on Monday, now is a great time to see what Sonny Moore Computer Power Ratings have to say about the upcoming season.

  • Kingston police schedule Night Out Against Crime

    Kingston’s Police Department will celebrate National Night Out Against Crime for the fourth year in a row on Tuesday (Aug. 2) from 5 to 9 p.m. at City Park.  
    The long-standing National Night Out event has sought to create drug and crime awareness for communities across the country for the past 28 years by offering a safe, family-friendly environment to bring citizens and law enforcement together, while encouraging neighborhood watches.
    “I’m just looking forward to everyone having a good time,” Chief Jim Washam said.

  • Pub owner to fight shut-down effort

    The Grill and Pub was once a happening place.
    “Used to you couldn’t walk in here because it was so full of people,” owner Grover Norton said. “Now if you get 12 or 15 of them you’re doing good.”
    Norton said law-abiding patrons have been scared off by troublemakers.
    “Five years ago, I had a thriving business before them drug heads started hanging out here,” he said. “Now people won’t come around because they don’t want to be around it. I went from $2,000 a night to $500 a night.”