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Today's News

  • J.C. Bowen, Alex Patterson sign with Martin Methodist College

    With most high schools in the area finally finished, most student-athletes who had planned on continuing their playing careers into college have already signed.

    On Friday, two more names were added to that list when Rockwood’s J.C. Bowen and Alex Patterson signed bowling scholarships to play for Martin Methodist College.

    “It’s a dream come true for me,” Bowen said.

    Bowen, who started bowling at the age of three, moved to Tennessee last year, but has been bowling competitively for some time.

  • SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES AT KINGSTON FAIR
  • HUB to pave Devonia

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    With Harriman officials eyeing what most would call a long-overdue paving schedule, it’s likely smooth driving for at least one bumpy road.

    The repairs won’t be on the city’s dime: Devonia Street will likely be paved by Harriman Utility Board.

    “We are replacing several old water lines in our system,” HUB Manager Bill Young said. “Devonia Street is one of those areas. We are utilizing funds we already have from the state Revolving Loan program.”

  • No charges in Kingston pedestrian fatality

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    The Kingston Police Department has finished its report on the Curtis Moore accident.

    On May 7, Moore was walking across North Kentucky Street around 9 p.m. when he was struck by a 2015 Hyundai driven by 78-year-old Peggy Sheppard.

    Police have not filed any charges against Sheppard.

  • Janelle comes home to raise money for schools

    Oliver Springs’ Janelle Arthur takes the Princess Theatre stage earlier this month in a benefit concert for Roane County Schools’ Education Foundation. Arthur finished in the top 5 during the 2013 season of “American Idol,” a longtime talent show on FOX-TV.

  • Harriman Happenings May 18

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Curtis Leon Moore, who departed this life on Friday, May 8, at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

    He is survived by a son, Kelvin Moore; mother, Mariah Harrison; sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles and lots of other relatives and friends.

    His service was at Kyker Funeral Home. Burial was at Braxtons Chapel Cemetery on Thursday.

    Keep this family in your prayers.

    William Ellis of Lenoir City passed away Tuesday, May 12.

  • Rockwood swimming lessons available

    The Rockwood Community Center has officially set the dates for swimming lessons. This year, lessons will be offered from June 8-19 and July 6-17 in both the morning and the evening. The morning sessions will be fro 11 a.m.-noon, and the evening sessions will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The cost if $25 for a two-week session. For more information, contact 334-0434.

  • Former Kingston tennis star Sarah Rainwater closes out career at Milligan College

    If you would’ve asked 14-year-old Sarah Rainwater if she would playing tennis in college she would told you, “no way.”

    At that time, the young Roane County High School student was just picking up the game. Now, more than eight years later, she has finished her college playing career at Milligan College.

  • Harriman's Peters picking up D1 offers, Vols staying quiet

    Harriman offensive lineman Treyton Peters’ phone has been steadily ringing in recent weeks.

    The upcoming senior has received nine offers so far, and that list is expect to continue growing as football season gets closer.

    “It’s been real exciting with all the offers coming in and the attention, but it’s also been really tiring having to run to all of these colleges,” Peters said.

  • CAK soccer ends Rockwood’s season

    Prior to their match up with Pigeon Forge, the Rockwood Tigers soccer team was riding a four-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 21-10.

    Pigeon Forge handed the Tigers their first loss since the squad beat the Tigers 6-1 back in April.

    That didn’t end Rockwood’s season, however, but Tuesday’s 9-0 loss to Christian Academy of Knoxville would.

    CAK, winner of six state titles in the last 12 years, got things going early with two goals in the first 20 minutes of the first half.