Today's News

  • Roane County soccer seasons to end

    Roane County soccer teams will be wrapping up the regular season this week.

    Rockwood blanked Harriman Tuesday evening and defeated Fulton 11-1 Thursday night, before closing out the regular season Tuesday against Kingston at Mike "Brlllo" Miller Sports Complex.

    Lexie Hill scored three goals, while Kaley Legg and Maggie Poland each had two goals and Elisha Pena had one goal. Jordan Penley had one goal. Darcy Ferrell had two assists, as the Lady Tigers improved to 14-3 overall.

  • Bulldogs edge Tigers 8-6

    By Michael Lindsay

    The Rockwood middle school Tigers lost a close contest to the Spring City Bulldogs on Thursday by a score of 8-6.

    Each team struggled to move the ball in the first half, but Spring City found the end zone on the last play of the first half to make the score 8-0.

    Rockwood would put themselves on the scoreboard with 6 minutes left in the third quarter via a 65-yard touchdown pass to Octavius Worthy from Dillion Garrett. The conversion failed, leaving the score 8-6.

  • Dunkin’ Donuts opening this week

    The wait is almost over.

    Tuesday marks the opening of the Dunkin’ Donuts in the Midtown area of Harriman.

    “We’re thrilled to be here,” store owner Dave Baumgartner said on Friday.

    “We expect this to be a great location. We want to supply travelers and local customers with the sweet nectar of Dunkin’ Donuts.

    “We’re really excited.”

    Baumgartner’s company, Bluemont Group, owns 25 Dunkin’ Donuts stores.

  • What’s the SCORE? By Dana Peterka: Are you using the rearview mirror to run your business?

    First, let’s start with some definitions.

    Custodial or financial accounting is precise and must adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and other regulations.

    Custodial accounting reports are prepared to present the past financial performance of an organization to external parties.

    These may include the board of directors, stockholders, financial institutions and government agencies.

  • Unbeatens square off at Harriman

    The 2016 season has been a special one to date for the Harriman Blue Devils. Travis Tapp's squad has already beaten arch rivals Kingston and Rockwood in the same season for the first time in 30 years.
    Those games were big, but this week's game is actually bigger, as the Blue Devils host Coalfield in what might be the biggest Class 1A game in Tennessee this week. Both teams are undefeated, Harriman 5-0 and Coalfield 6-0, and it's also a region contest for both teams.

  • Coalfield at Harriman is week 7 headliner

    The seventh week of the high school football season is here and this week is the biggest so far for Roane County's five teams, as all five will be taking on region competition.
    The biggest game on the schedule this week take places at Harriman, as the Blue Devils host Coalfield in a Region 2-1A battle of unbeaten teams.
    Another big Region 2-1A game takes place in Campbell County. That's where Midway will look to keep its playoff chances alive when they take on Jellico.
    In Region 2-2A, Rockwood and Oliver Springs both have big games on Friday.

  • Week seven looms big for county teams

    Week seven is big  for Roane County football teams, as they will be playing region games — Coalfield at Harriman, Grace at Rockwood, Oliver Springs at Austin-East and Kingston at Scott.
    The Coalfield at Harriman will be a battle of unbeatens in Region 2-1A, as the Yellow Jackets (2-0, 6-0) travel to Wallace Black Field to face Travis Tapp's Blue Devils (1-0, 5-0). Coalfield is ranked seventh in this week's Class A poll, while Greenback is ranked third.

  • Kingston, Midway cross country teams run in Victor Ashe meet

    The Kingston and Midway cross country teams competed in the Ashe Park All-Comers Meet Sept. 22 at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville. The meet was hosted by Metro Knoxville Cross Country.
    The Yellow Jackets finished 16th with 363 points, while the Midway boys were 21st with 606 points. Alcoa won with 94 points. The Lady Waves were 11th with 273 points behind L&N Stem Academy (47).

  • Suit: Judge hopeful posed as lawyer

    One of the candidates for Harriman city judge has been accused in a federal lawsuit of posing as an attorney and pretending to represent a murder suspect on his pending case.

    James Patrick Henry was formerly employed as a detective with Monroe County. A malicious prosecution lawsuit filed in 2013 by John Edward Dawson Jr. alleges Henry and others pretended to represent him, fabricated evidence, coerced witnesses and submitted perjured evidence in the case involving the 2006 homicide of Troy Green, whose body was found in Roane County.


    Monday was a big day for Carmichael Park in Oliver Springs, as it was a day that a new United States flag was presented and the park also received a Civil War marker in memory of Moses Naff.

    “It’s a real nice occasion,” said Julia Daniel, president of the Mayme Carmichael School Organization. “It’s beautiful everything that has taken place.”

    Carmichael Park sits on property that was once the home of the Oliver Springs Colored School. The Park is named after the school’s beloved teacher, Mayme Carmichael.