Today's News

  • scientifically speaking

    Science was the name of the game at Kingston Elementary School and Midtown Elementary School last week as both schools held their annual science fairs.

    “We are so proud of the students,” Midway Elementary School fifth grade teacher Ashley Hill said. “Looking at the boards you can see they’re all different with different ideas. They all worked hard and learned something.”

  • More speeding tickets result in fewer wrecks

    Speeders have more to grumble about in Harriman thanks to an increase in citations since Harriman Police Chief Derek Pacifico has came on board.

    More cautious drivers, however, may be seeing a real benefit from seeing those lead footed drivers handed tickets.

    “When we write tickets in the hot spots accidents go down,” said Pacifico.

    In November the police department wrote 37 citations, another 44 in December, and then went on a frenzy, citing 74 people in January and 67 in February.

  • Meth found beside sleeping child

    Oliver Springs police reportedly found methamphetamine laying on a bed beside a sleeping 9-year-old last month. Five adults who were allegedly in the home at the time are facing criminal charges.

    According to the warrant, Oliver Springs Police Lt. David Laxton went to 424 Kingston Ave. on Feb. 9 to search the residence.

    “Upon arrival, Lt. Laxton located in the master bedroom Linda Lively, John Jones, Clark Bunch, Candy Kirkland and minor child, only 9-years-old,” the warrant said.

  • Caney Creek crossing woes solution may be found in proposed gas tax

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody is following the debate in the General Assembly on Gov. Bill Haslam’s gas tax proposal. The IMPROVE Act – Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy – would increase the tax on gas 7 cents per gallon and on diesel 12 cents per gallon.


    Harriman senior Karly Page, a.k.a. Sammy the Blue Devil, will be joining Tennessee Tech's Spirit Team this year and will become the Golden Eagle's Mascot, Awesome Eagle, after signing scholarship papers with the Cookeville school recently.
    "I will miss the bond we all have made," said Page, who has been Sammy for three years. "I practice with the cheerleaders once a week."


    The Calvary Baptist Crusaders entered the Tennessee Athletic Association of Christian Schools state tournament last weekend at South Haven Christian School in Springfield as the top seed with high expectations of bringing home the gold ball, but finished as the runner-up to Cedar View Christian of Kingsport, losing 57-49 in the championship game.
    The opening rounds of the tournament saw Calvary handle Seymour Christian School 52-8  and Central 67-44 from Memphis with relative ease.

  • Rockwood Parks and Rec. hosting two free events

    Rockwood Parks and Recreation will be hosting two free events Saturday.
    • The first is a free softball camp at the Brillo Miller Sports Complex for ages 6 and up. The first session is for ages 6-10 from 9:30-11 a.m. and the second from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for ages 11 and up.  
    There will be camp shirts for sale. Participants need to bring a glove and a drink.
    For questions, contact Chelsea Rae Cheek at (865) 356-3661  or Baylee Young.

  • Harriman faces Mitchell in Class A state tourney

    The Harriman Blue Devils will be seeking their first Class A State Tournament championship since they won the Class AA title in 1994-95 season under former Coach Richard Pickell when they play Memphis Mitchell March 16 at 6 p.m. CDT.
    Grace Christian (27-8), which lost to Harriman (30-6) in the Region 2A championship game, will face Humboldt (31-1)in the Class A opener Thursday at 1:15 p.m.  Clay County (30-4) faces Loretto (23-8) at 2:45 p.m.
    Those two winners will battle in the first Class A semifinal on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

  • Umpires needed

    The Kingston Optimist Club is looking for responsible high school aged youth who may be interested in umpiring in our baseball and Tee-ball program this spring. The club will pay up to $20 per game for experienced umpires; about half that for new or those with less expedience. New or less experienced umpires will start with our younger aged leagues. Training will be provided.
    This is a great opportunity to learn leadership skills that will last a lifetime and make some cash. If interested, contact Matthew Brosovich at (440) 858-7876 or email gladiator3499@gmail.com.