Today's News

  • Register by Monday to vote in Presidential Preference Primary

    One of the theories associated with elections suggest candidates who appear at the top of a ballot have an advantage over those who appear at the bottom.

    “Usually somebody at the top has a better chance,” Roane County Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said.

    That could mean trouble for business mogul Donald Trump in the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary.

    His name will appear last on the Republican primary ballot, while rivals Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie and Ted Cruz are at the top.

  • ARRESTS Jan. 14 – Jan. 24

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Jan. 14 – Julia Teresa Pratt, 43, 145 Shady Grove Road, Lancing: failure to appear.

    • Justin Alan Pelfrey, 26, 640 Margrave, Harriman: manufacture, delivery, sale, possession of controlled substance.

    • Christopher Clinton Meeks, 33, 383 Allison Drive, Harriman: implied consent license suspension, driving under the influence, driving on revoked/suspended license.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Graves celebrate 62 years
  • Property Transfers Jan. 5-13

     Property deed transfers in Roane County:

    Jan. 5 — From Larry Stout to Lisa Stout, quit claim deed, $0, Tract 2 adjacent to Martin. Home Bailes Estates Property Lot 4.

  • General Sessions 1-4

     Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Jan. 4 — Steven Thomas, domestic assault, dismissed

  • Roane State has new ambulance simulator

     Often, they must do that job in a confined box where they barely have room to stand.

    To help emergency medical technician and paramedic students learn what it’s like to work in the back of an ambulance, Roane State Community College installed a $29,000 ambulance simulator at the college’s Knox County Center for Health Sciences. 

  • Roane Habitat dedicates 35th house

     Roane County Habitat for Humanity recently dedicated its 35th house built in Roane County. 

    Owner Tammy Edwards and her son Josh are now living in a new home that they and dozens of volunteers helped build. 

  • Jug Band will help with amphitheater fund-raising

     A benefit concert featuring the Mount LeConte Jug Band is planned to raise money for the Three Rivers Amphitheater project.

    The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Feb. 21 in Kingston Community Center. 

    Rick Ross, Kingston director of Parks and Recreation, has labeled the amphitheater the “crown jewel” of Kingston, with other improvements planned for the waterfront and downtown area.

  • Oliver Springs sweeps Sunbright Tuesday night

    After a couple of days away from the basketball court due to the inclement weather, Oliver Springs was the first county team to return to action sweeping Sunbright in District 4A action Monday night, as the Bobcats beat the Tigers 74-63 and the Lady Bobcats defeated the Lady Tigers 61-53.

    Oliver Springs 74, Sunbright 63: Tyler Melton, Taylor Murray, Lane Evans and Jacob Humphreys tallied 20, 18, 15 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Bobcats.

  • Greene, Langley participated in Border Bowl

    John Langley and Garrett Greene, both seniors on the Harriman High School football team were both invited to play in the ninth annual National Guard Border Bowl that is held at the University of The Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, Jan. 16.

    The players reported to Williamsburg on Jan. 13 in preparation for game week.