Today's News

  • County still hasn’t filled parks and recreation job

    Months after the position came open, Roane County still doesn’t have the parks and recreation director job filled.

    “We’re not just going to hire anybody off the street,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said. “We’re selective on our side about the candidate we want.”

    The job opened up over the summer when Tony Brown left to go work for the road department.

    Woody said six interviews were conducted. He said the job was offered to one of the candidates, but the person turned it down.

  • Kingston riverboat dock coming down


    Hammer-wielding Thomas Cook of Harriman works with a crew dismantling a dock at 58 Landing in Kingston. The dock once served a privately owned Watts Bar Belle riverboat the city allowed to operate there, but it was left behind when the enterprise left because of financial problems. After determining that it was built below standards, the city decided to take it apart and salvage usable material to expand the docks at the Ladd Park boat ramp.

  • Kingston, Midway split in neighborhood tussle

    Midway and Kingston played Tuesday in the first game of their annual neighborhood battles, and when the smoke had cleared, both teams had picked up a victory.

  • Devils top TSD, 69-53

    In a boys only contest, Harriman and Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD) took the floor Monday night and battled for all 32 minutes. Harriman dominated for most of the game and was lead by Xavier Howard’s 29 points. The Blue Devils won the game by a final score of 69-53.

  • HMS splits with Rockwood

    Rockwood Middle School took the floor Tuesday night against cross-county rival Harriman.  

    The Lady Tigers played good overall defense and shut down Harriman’s Jada Johnson on their way to a 24-18 victory 

  • Bobcats miss out on sweep

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats ran their District 4-A record to 2-0 Tuesday night with an easy 67-24 victory at Jellico.

    Oliver Springs’ boys, however, would miss out on that 2-0 record as the Blue Devils used a strong fourth quarter to knock off the Bobcats, 59-50.

  • Devils swept by Grace

    The Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Devils had a bad night Tuesday as both squads dropped games against Grace Christian.

    Harriman’s girls took the floor first and dropped an 81-51 decision to the Lady Rams. The boys game was a lot closer, but Harriman lost in the end, 74-66.

  • School $$ from Rural Mixers

    The Rural Mixers Family and Community Education Club of Kingston made more than $1,000 for the Betty McGlasson Scholarship Fund to Roane State College at the sales table during the Christmas Ideas Fair last month.

    Club members are, front row from left, Dot Russell, Virginia Pomfret, Ada Thompson; and back row, Lennie Stansbury, Mattie Mathis, Iona Wyatt, Judy Lawson and Madge Jackson.

    Not pictured are Imogene Owens and Imogene Deatherage.

  • The Garden Gate: Christmas legends abound

    No one knows for certain the date on which Jesus was born. For more than three centuries, “Christ-Mass” was a moveable feast.

    And, in many places, it was celebrated on Jan. 6, the Epiphany. That’s the day, according to the Biblical account, when Jesus was manifested to the Magi.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Dec. 12

    25 Years Ago
    A new 150,000-square-foot shopping center was being built in Rockwood. The Valley Shopping Center, just north of Roane Memorial Gardens on Hwy. 27, would include Walmart, Ingles Food Store, a clothing store and various area shops. Rockwood Water, Wastewater and Natural Gas was approached about providing water, sewer and gas service to the facility.

    10 Years Ago