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Today's News

  • County, city leaders support study on school initiatives

    The top elected officials of Roane County and its four municipalities have gone on the record to support Roane County Board of Education’s feasibility study and education reform initiative.

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody, Harriman Mayor Chris Mason and Kingston Mayor Tim Neal pledged their support during a Jan. 30 meeting at Kingston City Hall, said a Tuesday release from The Roane Alliance.

  • Robotics students building a kingdom for contest

    An occasional clang of metal and an errant knight here or there doesn’t mean visitors have stepped back in time.

    It’s not the clash of swords, but people working diligently on the creation of Roane County’s robot for this year’s TN First Smoky Mountain Regional robotics competition.

    That clumsily clad knight is just instructor Jason Young having a bit of fun getting his students into the spirit of this year’s competition.

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  • Harriman mourns ‘biggest fan’

    J.D. Sampson didn’t leave anyone doubting his devotion and pride for the city of Harriman.

    “I have always said that J.D. was Harriman’s biggest fan,” said Mayor Chris Mason.

    The former Harriman City Councilman, who died Sunday evening, was well known for putting Harriman first. In his usual soft-spoken candor, he even told people he only shopped and did business in his beloved community.

  • Greenback at Rockwood games postponed

    The Greenback at Rockwood basketball games scheduled Tuesday night were postponed and reschedule for Thursday. The girls game will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at 8 p.m.

  • Langley, Peters to continue football careers

    Two of Harriman High School's offensive linemen joined ofter football players across the state to continue their careers at the collegiate level on National Signing Day last Wednesday.

    Treyton Peters signed with MTSU, while John Langley signed with Bethel University in McKenze, Tennessee. Both helped the Blue Devils rush for 4,265 yards this season, and to a 9-4 overall record and a 5-1 Region 2 1A mark for Coach Travis Tapp. Harriman defeated Unaka 60-14 and Coalfield 40-20 in the first two rounds of the playoffs, before losing 56-28 at Greenback.

  • Blue Devil football players honored

    On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Harriman High School football team held their annual football banquet held at the Harriman High School cafeteria. The Blue Devils went 9-4 on the season losing in the quarterfinal’s of the state playoffs to eventual state runner up Greenback. The Blue Devils also were Region 2A runner up. The day consisted of watching the 2015 highlight film, along with honoring players, coaches, cheerleaders and several other people who contributed throughout the season.

  • Kelly Allen to play at Tennessee Technological University

    Kingston's Kelly Allen loves soccer and she loves Tennessee Tech University. That made for a perfect union Wednesday afternoon when the Lady Jacket senior leader signed her National Letter of Intent with the Lady Golden Eagles.

    “I'm so excited to get this opportunity to play with them,” Allen said. “I've always wanted to go there. It's close to home, I like the campus and the coach is awesome.”

  • Garrett to continue softball career with Chattanooga State

    Kingston Lady Jacket softball team will be continuing her career in 2016-'17 on the collegiate level.
    Senior Briley Garrett signed with Chattanooga State Community College, a member of the TJCCAA, on National Signing Day.

    Teammate Makenzie Spurgeon signed in January with Walters State, which is also a member of the TJCCAA.

  • 25 YEARS & COUNTING

    Nothing is wasted at the Clothes Closet in Kingston.

    “A lot of missions come out of our mission,” explains Kay Catron, director of Kingston United Methodist’s Church’s program, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

    “We use everything. Toiletries [can] go to the homeless shelters or battered women’s shelters, comforters and sheets can be sent to area animal shelters, [old] blue jeans and other material we can’t use, can be used in quilts, so we donate it to one of our volunteers who quilts.