Today's News

  • Hall named manager at DOE in Oak Ridge

    The U.S. Department of Energy named Kevin Hall the manager of its Oak Ridge Office. He has served as deputy manager since April 2013.

    Hall will now oversee the Oak Ridge Integrated Support Center, which provides critical mission support services in the personnel, finance, budget, procurement, legal, security and emergency management, and employee health and safety on a local and national level.

  • Harriman Happenings

    Happy birthday to my friend Lucille Moore. She celebrated 88 years of life on April 3.

    I hope you will have many more birthdays.

    Barbara Griffin was recently discharged from Oak Ridge’s Methodist Medical Center and is now at home.

    She still needs our prayers for a full recovery.

    Family and Community Education Club’s recognition day was held at the Kingston Community Center on Wednesday, April 15. Eighteen members were present.

  • Blood drives coming to RSCC campuses

    The Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus will host a blood drive on Monday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Medic Regional Blood Center’s bloodmobile will be located beside the gym.

    A blood drive will be held at Oak Ridge campus from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28.

    Medic Regional Blood Center’s bloodmobile will be located in the “A” parking lot by the Oak Ridge campus flagpole entrance.

    All blood types are needed.

  • Obed walks get up close to nature

    Officials with Obed Wild and Scenic River are planning a couple of walks that will allow the public to get close-up views of the park’s flora and fauna.

    In celebration of the upcoming centennial of the National Park Service in 2016, a wildflower walk on the Nemo to Wartburg section of the Cumberland Trail will take place on April 18.

    Participants will meet at the Nemo parking area at 10 a.m.

    The two-mile walk will highlight some of the local wildflowers and beautiful views of the Obed and Emory rivers.

  • Obed holds book signing, reception

    In celebration of National Park Week and the upcoming National Park Service Centennial in 2016, the Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting a reception and gala book signing event on Friday, April 24.

    The event will start at 5 p.m. (EDT) at the Obed Visitor Center, located at 208 North Maiden Street in downtown Wartburg.

    The authors will be on hand to autograph two unique books which feature the Obed Wild and Scenic River and the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

  • Rockwood tennis loses to Grace

    The Rockwood girls tennis team did something on Tuesday they haven’t done all year, lose.

    While the boys team recorded its third loss of the year by dropping to Grace, 4-5, the girls team only managed one match win, losing 8-1.


    Despite the loss to Grace, the Tigers started out hot, claiming wins in their first three matches as Drake Long, Jared Lemons and Tanner Green picked up victories over Piere Corcoroun, Reese Haluska and Touruner White (9-7, 8-5, 8-2).

  • Roane State splits series against Jackson State

    Roane State was able to split a doubleheader with Jackson State as they lost the first game, 6-0, but made some adjustments and came back for revenge as every Raiderette that got to bat would score at least once as the Raiderettes picked up an 11-5 win.

    Jackson State played sound from the start of the day, by scoring two quick runs in the top of the first, and retiring the side in the bottom half of the inning.

  • High school bass fishing catches on in Roane County

    High school bass fishing has been gaining steam over the last couple years, and two Roane County teams have recently joined in on the action.

    Midway High School and Roane County High School are both in the middle of the first years for their teams, and have been seeing positive results thus far.

    Recently, Midway competed in its first tournament, finishing 32 out of 132 teams at the Battle of Chickamauga High School Fishing Tournament on Chickamuaga in Dayton.

  • Lawsuit moves forward in medic case

    Roane County medics administered a paralytic drug to a man who was involved in a tussle with police, according to a court order issued earlier this month by U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves.

    The case involves Dustin Barnwell, who died on Nov. 11, 2011 after the encounter with sheriff’s deputies and medics at his home on Roane Manor Drive in Kingston.

    Barnwell’s family later filed a lawsuit against Roane County, the deputies and medics, contending his death was a result of their misconduct.

  • Two hurt when fire truck rolls

    Two Midtown Volunteer Department firefighters were injured when the truck they were in left the road and turned over on Hwy. 70 around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

    Driver Travis May, 19, and passenger Ty Puckett, 21, were injured and taken by ambulance to Roane Medical Center.

    “One of them (Travis) has four broken ribs and a partially deflated lung,” said Midtown Fire Chief Randy Scarborough.

    Scarborough said May was still in the hospital on Wednesday.