Today's News

  • Harriman shop’s pretty as a Tattered Peacock

    Lovers of vintage looks, from clothing to furniture, now have a perfect place to load up on lovelies in downtown Harriman.

    The Tattered Peacock is a new store opened by Pat and Ken Mynatt. It features home décor, clothes and jewelry. Not only does Pat Mynatt find some of her own merchandise, she also has vendors bringing an eclectic mix of items.

  • Fatal car wreck case continued

    A continuance was granted last week in the case of a Harriman wo-
    man accused in a fatal car wreck.

    Robin W. Ledbetter is charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication, reckless endangerment, vehicular assault and DUI for a Feb. 14, 2015, crash that claimed the life of Terrance Clark.

    Ledbetter, 44, was indicted by the Roane County grand jury on Oct. 19,

    She had a status hearing on Nov. 7 that was continued, according to court records.

  • County looks at option on Dollar General for jail

    It’s no secret Roane County would like to purchase the Dollar General Store connected to the sheriff’s office in Kingston.

    It could be one step closer to doing that after Monday’s Roane County Commission meeting. A resolution on the agenda calls for appropriating $25,000 to secure an option on the building.

  • ROANE says thanks to VETERANS
  • Serving those who sacrificed

    Roane County native Matt Cofer has one of the most important jobs in the U.S. Armed Services.

    He is responsible for honoring our military serviceman who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

    The 2013 Rockwood High School graduate is a member of an elite unit stationed at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, formerly Fort Myer, Va., home of Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

  • RSCC shooting sports team is second in nationals

    By Owen Driskill
    RSCC public relations
    These marksmen - and women - are among the nation's best.
    The eight-member Roane State Community College Shooting Sports Team was on target for runner-up high overall national champion team, along with two national runner-up wins and a third place finish in the Scholarship Clay Target Program (SCTP) National College Championships.

  • Harriman Middle School, Wartburg split a pair of games

    Thursday night at Wartburg Middle School, the Harriman Middle School Lady Devils and Blue Devils split the regular season openers,  as the Lady Devils were beaten 35-17, but the Blue Devils captured a 64-35 victory.
    Wartburg 35, Harriman 17: Harriman opened the season with some positives and negatives, but the great thing about basketball is a season which builds up to tournament play. The Lady Devils took their first step in that direction., by showing signs of life and a never-say-die attitude, as they scored late baskets.

  • Oliver Springs Middle School swats Coalfield Yellow Jackets

    The Oliver Springs Middle School basketball teams swept a pair of games from Coalfield Middle School Thursday evening, as the Lady 'Cats defeated the Lady Jackets 31-27 and the 'Cats defeated the Yellow Jackets 59-53.
    OSMS 31, Coalfield 27:  For three quarters of hardwood hoops in “The Land of OS," the Coalfield Lady Jackets used a swarming offensive attack and stinging defensive skills to hold serve with the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats.

  • Roane County soccer players earn Region 2A/AA honors

    Soccer players from Rockwood, Kingston and Oliver Springs were honored as All-Region 2A/AA and with special awards.
    Grace Christian’s Allie Dunn was Region MVP, will Rockwood’s Lexie Hill and Elishia Pena garnished Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively. Kingston’s Abby Wilson was Goalkeeper of the Year; and Alea Jones, Freshman Player of the Year.
    Grace Christian’s Donnie Green was Coach of the Year.

  • SEC East could end up in a six-way tie

    If you thank the presidential election was a shocker, then look at the SEC, especially, the east which could end up in a big mess over the last three weeks, including a possible six-way tie.
    First of all, there are some huge games on the schedule for Saturday —  Kentucky at Tennessee, Mississippi State at Alabama, South Carolina at  Florida, Vanderbilt at Missouri, LSU at Arkansas and Ole Miss at Texas A&M.