Today's News

  • Harriman may have a devil of a time this week

    The Harriman Blue Devils appear to be the type of team that excels in proving people wrong.

    After losing what amounted to the entire team to graduation and returning only a small number of players with varsity experience, Harriman exceeded expectations last Friday against rival Kingston.

    Although the game ended with a 28-13 loss for the Blue Devils, Harriman showed it couldn’t be counted out as it remained a threat throughout the contest.

  • Tigers and WildCats Week 2 cat fight

    The Rockwood Tigers travel to Sweetwater Friday night to square-off with the Wildcats in a week two match up.

    Rockwood won its season opener last week, edging the Midway Green Wave 41-40.

    It came at a cost for the Tigers. A few of the players went out with injury and the depth of the roster was tested.

    “Some of them are back,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said, “some weren’t as bad as we originally thought.

    “We still have a few out, but other than that we’re still okay.”

  • Green Wave hopes to keep impetus

    The Midway Green Wave will continue on the road this Friday as they travel to Monterey in the second game of the season.

    Last week, Midway faced the Rockwood Tigers and ran out of time, losing 41-40.

    Although no one likes to lose, the Green Wave showed a lot in the game in being able to stay toe-to-toe with the senior heavy Tigers. It is hoped the momentum gained in the last half of week one’s game will carry over this week.

  • GOING with the FLO: Eclipse a shining reminder of our Creator’s wonders


    This week’s amazing event of the solar eclipse was sensational and just echoed the wonder and sovereignty of our God.

    The whole time I sat watching the beginning and ending of this awesome miracle of God, I kept thinking of the magnificence of our Creator and how insignificant we are. It was such a humbling experience.

    The cicadas, the night sounds from various insects; all of the insects, along with the rooster that crowed several times, were phenomenal.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Why Trump acts as he does; what his future holds

    Gentle reader, you can no doubt, anticipate a couple of the things we will be writing about this week, but you may not have seen them in quite the same light as we have.

  • Guest Column: Harriman led women’s right to vote

    On Aug. 26, 1920 — 97 years ago — women’s right-to-vote became law after Tennessee’s pivotal ratification of the 19th Amendment.

    Although it is not well known, Aug. 26 of each year since 1971 has been proclaimed Women’s Equality Day as a day of commemoration by U.S. presidents to celebrate the anniversary of women winning the right to vote and to serve as a “symbol of the continued fight for equal rights.”

  • Where the sauce is BOSS

    A crowd of barbecue enthusiasts converged on Roane County Park to support a good cause at last weekend’s Family Promise of Roane County BBQ Cook-off.

    An estimated $4,000 was raised to begin to house homeless families in Roane County through partnering with churches.

    “This is a worthy cause. Family Promise is a good thing, and it is a way to take care of people,” said Jeff Paris.

  • Sleeping man had shotgun, drugs

    A man found asleep behind the wheel of a car is facing felony charges after drugs and a sawed off shotgun were allegedly found in his possession.

    Peyton R. Jenkins, 20, is charged with manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of methamphetamine, prohibited weapons and possession of a weapon during a dangerous felony. All are felony charges.

    Jenkins also faces two misdemeanor counts of simple possession or casual exchange in the Aug. 15 incident.

  • $15,400 in cash, pills found in stop

    Harriman Police confiscated $15,400, and numerous pills of oxycodone and oxymorphone pills during a stop on Friday, Aug. 18.

    Around 4 p.m. that Friday, reporting officer Lt. Jarrod Whitson said he witnessed Clarence Cook beside a red Dodge truck and central dispatch confirmed Cook’s license was revoked. Cook was parked in the driveway of a residence on Oakdale Highway where police had received information Cook was trading methamphetamine or prescription pills for stolen items.

  • Harriman man nabbed on indictment for sex crimes

    Daniel Lee Goins, a 34-year-old Harriman man, is in trouble with the law for alleged sex crimes involving a minor.

    According to Roane County Criminal Court records, he’s charged with two counts of exploitation of a minor by electronic means. The alleged crimes occurred on June 1, 2016.

    The Roane County grand jury indicted Goins on June 19 of this year, and he was arrested on Aug. 9.