Today's News

  • Bobcats pick up split in season opener

    Opening night opened with mixed reviews in Oliver Springs as the Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats split a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games with Sale Creek.

  • District attorney tight-lipped about probe

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson has declined a public records request to review correspondence between his office, Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland and Roane County Property Assessor David Morgan.
    “Those items are part of an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation,” Johnson said. “Per TCA statute, information that is part of an ongoing TBI investigation is strictly confidential.”
    Johnson responded to the Roane County News’ public records request by letter. 

  • Earthquake excites, but no damage

    An Eastern Kentucky earthquake Saturday rattled residents in Roane County.
    The 4.3-magnitude quake which started near Whitesburg, Ky., was felt in various degrees throughout East Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina and other states.
    Sandra and Walter Calbaugh of Kingston both experienced the unnerving incident.
    “It shook the curio cabinet and shook around pretty good,” Walter said. “There was no trouble telling what it was. There was no doubt.”

  • California man charged

    A registered sex offender from California was indicted by the Roane County grand jury last month.
    Danny Lane King, 64, was booked into the Roane County Jail on Friday. He is charged with statutory rape by an authority figure, a Class C felony.
    The alleged crime occurred in 2011. The grand jury indicted King on Oct. 15. 
    King, who has a Sacramento address, is scheduled to make a court appearance on Friday.

  • Grass getting attention at Harriman golf course

    as a warm-weather sport, but most people were bundled up recently at the Emory Golf Course in Harriman at the tournament celebrating the opening of the new golf greens.
    Lloyd Edwards was among many whose ties with the course extend way back.
    “I started caddying back in 1942,” Edwards said. “That was when I started playing.”

  • ‘Thankful Hearts’ program theme

    Harriman Music Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the home of Wilda Taylor; co-hostesses are Linda Raby and Laura Walker.

    Peggy Sheppard will present the Hymn of the Month. Program Chairwoman Taylor will present “Songs for Thankful Hearts,” including a vocal solo by Laura Dailey and a Harriman High School Instrumental Ensemble directed by Jim Hix. Call 376-2961 for details.

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Roane County on Nov. 23 on Hwy. 70 at Poland Hollow Road.

    The checkpoint will take place from 11 p.m. to midnight.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Art show kicks off council activities

    The Arts Council of Roane County’s inaugural event, the Roane Open Art Show, is a three-day exhibition of area artists’ work.

    The public exhibit in Creative Arts Co-op at 426 Ruritan Road, Harriman,  will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1-2.

    Area artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers, illustrators, printmakers and potters, are invited to submit up to three original works for display.

  • These gifts help those in community

    Struggling to find a gift this year for those hard-to-buy-for friends or relatives?

    Have they said they don’t need anything ... that their house is already full of “stuff”?

    Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior services program asks Roane Countians to consider these alternative gift ideas for family and friends:

  • Thanksgiving travel said to be up by a bit this year

    AAA projects 43.6 million Americans will take a trip of 50 miles or more away from home between Nov. 21-25, the Thanksgiving holiday traveling period.

    This represents a 0.7 percent increase from the 43.3 million people who traveled last year.

    Auto travel remains the preferred mode of transportation this Thanksgiving, with 39.1 million Americans traveling via automobile, about 90 percent of all travelers.