Today's News

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Kingston, as Edith Miles knows it

    Since I began working in Roane County several months ago, it has been my goal to learn as much as I can about the history of the area.

    I have been enlightened by the writings of Gerald Largen, a well-known attorney and commentator on all things related to Roane County. Gerald has a unique style of mixing local history with his own personal observations and political beliefs.

  • Dixie Youth Tournaments begin Saturday

    Dixie Youth Baseball will be holding several tournaments in Roane County in June.

    In Class A (5-6 year olds), the West subdistrict tournament begins June 17 at the Mike "Brillo" Miller Sports Complex in Rockwood, with the district tournament being held June 24 in Kingston.
    Rockwood plays Harriman in the opener at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by Campbell County National vs. Campbell County American.

    The tournament concludes on Monday.

    In Class AA (7-8 year olds), Harriman will be hosting the district tournament June 24

  • Goss Scholarship Golf Tournament winners announced

    The Jack Goss Scholarship Golf Tournament was played Saturday morning at the Emory Golf and Country Club. The scholarship was established in memory of Goss, a 1967 Harriman High School graduate who passed away on Jan. 6, 2014.

    Six Harriman graduates have received the Goss Scholarship - 2014 - Ricky Barry and Marissa Burkhardt; 2015 - Mike Jackson and Caitlin Hester; and 2016 - Emily LaRue and Andrew Collett.

  • GLIMPSES from a Teacher Historian: Reflections on ’16 & history’s lessons

    Author’s note: The following three premises are essential to this column: 1) None of us see the past or present with absolute clarity; 2) Each of us has the capacity for glimpses of informed insight that draw from and reflect our personal values; and 3) Cordial, forthright exchange of those insights enhances our mutual well being.

    As I resume a role as a contributor to the Roane County News, I find myself reflecting on how future observers might view this year’s unusual political developments.

  • Evan Ford making an impact for UT Vols

    As a young kid growing up in the area, most have dreamed about contributing to the athletic teams at the University of Tennessee, and a small town boy from Harriman is doing just that.  

    Evan Ford, a 2013 graduate of Harriman High School, just completed his junior year at the University of Tennessee.
    He has been making a huge impact for the athletic department since before he was even a freshman on campus. 

  • Lively has huge role in UT media relations

    An aspect of sports that people love, but may not exactly know where it comes from, is the work which comes directly from the University of Tennessee Media Relations Department, where a Roane County native has a huge role in its work.

    Josh Lively, who graduated from Harriman High School in 2013, has been playing a huge role with the department since his time began on Rocky Top.

    Lively’s title is Sports Information Director for women’s tennis. Lively covers the team on several social media platforms and on UTsports.com.

  • Clinton named HMS basketball coach

    It’s been a dream of Jared Clinton’s for a while to become a head coach at the middle school level and his dream was realized just  a few weeks ago when he was named head coach of the Harriman Middle School basketball team.

  • Warner, three Midway Lady Waves and coach selected to play in All-Star games

    Some Roane County baseball and softball players have been earned additional post-season honors.

    Rockwood's Will Warner will be among 34 area senior baseball players to play in last Saturday's East Tennessee All-Star game at Smokies Park, where players from Region 1 played Region 2 All-Stars. The game was before the Chattanooga Lookouts-Knox Smokies game. There was a home run derby at 3 p.m.

  • Harriman Happenings: June 13


  • Harriman police chief on leave

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle is on administrative leave with pay, pending an investigation into anonymous allegations sent to several officials on Tuesday.

    City Attorney Allison Rehn said she and City Manager Kevin Helms placed Heidle on leave late Thursday.

    “This was precipitated by an anonymous complaint,” Rehn confirmed.