Today's News

  • Harriman extends winning streak to two games

    The Harriman Blue Devils defeated Farragut Admirals 74-55 in Knoxville Tuesday.
    The Blue Devils are starting to pick up some momentum after an 0-2 start. Harriman had seven varsity football players on the team, and it sometimes takes a few weeks to get into basketball shape after games into the season.
    Harriman was playing a much larger Farragut team, as they compete in Class 3A compared to the Blue Devils playing in Class A.
    This didn't stop them from controlling the game from the top.

  • Midway Middle splits with Wartburg; sweeps Rockwood Middle

    The Midway Middle School basketball teams returned to the court Monday by splitting a pair of games at Wartburg and returned home Tuesday to sweep Rockwood Middle School.
    Midway at Wartburg
    Midway 41, Wartburg 27: Blain Townsend scored 22 points to lead the Green Wave over the Bulldogs. Townsend scored nine of 22 points in the first quarter, helping Midway build a 13-11 advantage.
    Townsend had five points in the second quarter, as Midway outscored Wartburg 11-4 for a 24-15 lead at the break.

  • Luttrell’s 3-point shot gives CMS sweep of Robertsville

    The Cherokee Middle School basketball teams swept a pair of games from Robertsville Monday night, as the Lady  Jackets won 36-26 and the Jackets 40-38 on Bradly Luttrell’s 3-point with 30 seconds remaining in the game.
    Leading scorers for the Lady Jackets were Skylar Brackett (12), Madison Ferguson (10), Maliyah Martin (7), Kirsten Wattenbarger (3), KyAnn Chapman (2) and Reagan Tjon (2).
    Leading scorers for the Yellow Jackets were Luttrell (19), Neal Harper (11), Wyatt Heidle (6) and Will Moore (4).

  • Tattoo apprentice asks to drop charges on Argubright

    Harriman tattoo artist Joshua Argubright didn’t quite know what to say when asked about his day in court.

    “I don’t even know how to start this,” he said. “The alleged victim is wanting to dismiss everything on acquiring her possessions and wants me to write a letter of recommendation.”


    In the article “20 Years of the Nutcracker” in the Wednesday, Nov. 30, edition of the Roane County News, an incorrect phone number was listed to purchase tickets for The Nutcracker. Call 771-3959 to reserve tickets for available shows which include showings on Friday, Dec. 2 and conclude Sunday, Dec. 4. The Roane County News regrets the error.

  • RSCC sets winter concert Saturday

    Roane State Community College’s Music Department invites the public to its annual winter concert on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

    The show begins at 8 p.m. and offers a traditional concert of Christmas favorites and winter-inspired arrangements.

    Performances will be by the Celebration Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, Bluegrass Band, Stage Band, faculty, and several guest performers.

    Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.

  • Local firefighters battle Gatlinburg blaze

    When most people from Gatlinburg were doing everything they could to evacuate the city Monday evening, two firefighters from Harriman and one from Kingston took an engine from Harriman and rushed in to help with the fires that devastated much of the city.

    “They contacted Chief (David) Bailey Monday afternoon. He wasn’t in, but he contacted me and said to coordinate and see what we could do,” Harriman Fire Department Deputy Chief Brad Daniels said.


    With our neighbors in need, Roane County responded in a big way as several Roane County entities worked to gather supplies to send to emergency personnel and families affected by Monday night’s wildfires that devastated the area in and around Gatlinburg.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Daryl Cook spearheaded one of those efforts.

  • AFLAC founder, Rockwood native dies in Lebanon

    William “Bill” David Heydel was a man of great business achievements who nonetheless will probably be most remembered for his kindness towards others.

    “He never met a stranger,” said his nephew, Kingston City Councilman Tony Brown.

    Heydel passed away Tuesday at his home in Lebanon, leaving a legacy of business accomplishments that include founding the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain and building the American Family Life (AFLAC) insurance company business in Tennessee.

  • Harriman gears up for Christmas

    The weather outside wasn’t frightful Tuesday evening as the City of Harriman held a ceremony to remember former Councilwoman Mary Harback while also lighting the city’s Christmas tree that was planted in her honor more than a decade ago.

    “She would have enjoyed this,” said her son, Rodney, who also flipped the switch to turn on the tree’s lights. “She loved this city and she loved Christmas. There wasn’t a day went by that she didn’t work hard for the city.