Today's News

  • French Market Creperie brings Europe to East Tennessee


    The following is background on how this “Out to Lunch” adventure at The French Market Creperie in Farragut happened:

  • Premier Sharp aids Historical Society

    A usually somber Premier Sharp Funeral Home turned festive recently after opening its doors to history enthusiasts with a fundraiser for the Oliver Springs Historical Society.

    “They just did it for us to help get the theater part finished in our museum. We are just thrilled to death. They did an outstanding job,” said society member Pat Crowe.

    “Sharp Funeral Home has really went above and beyond,” she added.

  • Harriman Happenings—July 4, 2016

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Geraldine Moore, who recently passed away.

    She was the wife of the Rev. Joe Moore of Kingston. Her service was held at Evans Mortuary last Sunday.

    To the family, relatives and friends, you are being remembered in our prayers.

    Please remember James Hawkins in your prayer. He is still a patient in University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

    He is the brother of Dorothy Graham.

  • Cellular Sales keeps focus on customer service



    Editor’s note: This is one in a series of features based on winners of this year’s Roane County News Reader’s Choice Awards. Winners were announced on June 27.

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  • 58 Landing pavilion ready for Fourth crowd

    Kingston’s 58 Landing pavilion was completed Thursday – just in time for the July Fourth activities. 

    It has a roomy overhang, and also features restrooms for both men and women. 



    Harriman residents at a candidate forum at David Webb Riverfront Park wanted to know what candidates for city races can do to encourage industry and other opportunities. 

  • Chase lands man in jail


    A 31-year-old man who racked up a dozen charges in a police chase was sentenced to 45 days in jail last month. 

    Judge Terry Stevens sentenced Michael Harold Smith on June 20, 10 days after the pursuit that landed him in trouble. 

  • Offender accused of phone child porn images

    Gary Wayne Pierce, a registered sex offender, was allegedly caught with child pornography on his cellphone last month.

    Authorities charged him with sexual exploitation of a minor.

    “It’s an ongoing investigation,” Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said Friday.

    According to the Tennessee Sexual Offender Registry, Pierce has a conviction for enticing a child for indecent purposes.

  • Boat slips awaiting final OK

    Kingston’s boat slip project is in a holding pattern while city officials await final approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and TVA. 

    Both entities jointly held a 30-day public notice period earlier this year, asking for comments on the project, which has had both supporters and detractors since being proposed late last year.