Today's News

  • No requirement to advertise for budget director

    When the budget director position became open last month, Roane County Executive Ron Woody said he did not consider advertising for the position.

    “For continuity of business, you never see corporations and their top-level management do many advertising of jobs,” he said.

    Kaley Walker served as the county budget director for nearly six years, but she was fired on Aug. 29.

    Woody said his office contacted Connie Aytes about the position a year ago when Walker got another job offer.

  • Ruritan Road work going to year’s end

    From staff reports

    It may be the end of the year before work on the widening project on Ruritan Road in South Harriman is complete.

    “They said they’d probably have all the traffic moving in the direction they need to be moving by the end of the year,” said Mayor Wayne Best.

    Best updated Harriman City Council last week about the information he recently gleaned from those involved with the project.

  • History-making meeting at historic landmark

    For Roane County Commissioner Junior Hendrickson, tonight’s County Commission meeting at the old courthouse is about more than nostalgia.

    Hendrickson serves on the Roane County Heritage Commission and, for him, the meeting is about awareness.

    “The old girl’s got some issues,” Hendrickson said, referring to the old courthouse.

    According to the Heritage Commission, the old courthouse was built in the 1850s and is one of only six antebellum courthouses remaining in Tennessee.

  • God bless the USA
  • Bond set for youth involved in shooting

    A panicking youth can be heard on a 911 call telling dispatchers he shot his sister’s boyfriend.

    The 911 call from the Aug. 28 shooting death of MarStratton Gordon was part of the testimony heard during Friday’s detention hearing for Jacob Kinney, the youth charged with delinquent second-degree murder in the case.

    “My sister and her boyfriend were in an argument, and a bunch of s--- just happened,” Kinney can be heard saying on the recording.

  • Kingston defeats Rockwood

    "We played hard. I thought Rockwood played hard. I am proud of the way we bounced back after last week's close loss. We have a tough region game coming up with CAK," said Kingston Yellow Jacket Coach Brian Pankey following his team's 35-14 victory over county rival Rockwood Thursday night.
    "I thought we played hard. We are still making some mistakes. We're getting closer and still trying to figure some things out. Take away five plays and a couple of penalties, the outcome would be better than it was," said Rockwood Coach John Webb.

  • Bobcats win catfight with Tigers

    Joe Tumminello rushed for 180 yards on 13 carries and scored four touchdowns to lead the Oliver Springs Bobcats to a 45-7 non-region win over the Sunbright Tigers.
    The Bobcats amassed 389 total yards, rushing for 377 on 44 carries and completing 1-of-3 passes for 12 yards and compiling 22 first downs, while their defense held the Tigers to minus 58 yards rushing on 19 carries and 167 yards passing on 13-of-37 tosses and seven first downs.

  • Harriman unbeaten at 4-0

    By Allen LaMountain
    Star Sports
    Accumlating 198 yards of total offense in the first half, the Harriman Blue Devils ran off to a 41-0 halftime lead on Friday night at Goddard Field. When the dust settled the Devils (4-0) had taken a 48-8 victory over the Unaka Rangers in a non-conference clash.
    Harriman scored the first two times it touched the ball with tailback T.J. Phipps scoring on a 58-yard run on first down.
    After forcing a Ranger punt, the Blue Devils took possession at the Unaka 46-yard line.

  • Green Wave drowns Yellow Jackets

    The Midway Green Waves needed a breather before a tough region game next Friday at Oneida and that is exactly what they got by romping past Lookout Valley 63-6 to pick up their first win of the year after two one touchdown losses to Rockwood and Coalfield.
    The Green Wave scored three touchdowns in the first 2:16 of the game and added three more scores in the first quarter to lead 42-6 by quarter's end.
    With almost all of the starters taking a break by the middle of the second quarter, Midway's bench scored three times for the 63-6 final.

  • Harriman Middle defeats Midway Middle

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils made short work of Midway Middle Thursday night at Wallace Black Field in Harriman. The Blue Devils evened their record at 2-2 and dropped Midway to 2-2 with a 38-0 win.
    Harriman built a 24-0 lead and coasted home to the 38-point win. They led 16-0 at the end of the first quarter scoring on the second play of the game on a 53-yard run by Dylan Kocka. Thomas Brown added the two-point run for the early 8-0 lead.
    Midway fumbled on the third play of their first possession with Jay Mason recovering for the Blue Devils.