Today's News

  • Free math, algebra tutoring for students, homework helpers and homeschoolers

    Free tutoring in basic math and algebra is being offered at the Kingston Community Center on Tuesday afternoons at 2 beginning immediately.

    Experienced tutor John Shacter is taking anyone who is interested in learning and is in the fourth grade or higher.

    Anyone needing help should come by or call Jo Ann Knies at the community center, or talk to  Shacter at 719-0336.



  • Mr. & Mrs. Owings 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Floyd C. Owings of Rockwood will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend.

    Owings and the former Mable Stage were married Dec. 1, 1962, in the parsonage of Kingston’s Four Square Gospel Church, with Marie Broady officiating.

    Son of the late Gus and Bessie Herrell Owings, he is  retired from Lockheed Martin in Oak Ridge and is presently employed with Jerry Duncan Ford in Harriman.

  • Blue Devils sweep Spring City

    Both Harriman Middle School Blue Devils teams took the floor Monday night and took care of business against Spring City. 

    The Lady Devils won by a final score of 31-4 and the boys won a hard fought game by a final of 44-39.

  • Lady Devils suffer Thanksgiving losses

    Young teams often experience growing pains and that’s just what happened to the Harriman Lady Blue Devils over the weekend as Johnny Jones’ squad dropped a pair of games at the 2012 Loudon Thanksgiving Invitational.

  • Bobcat teams enjoy success in Thanksgiving classic

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats didn’t show their guests at the 2012 Bobcat Thanksgiving Classic much hospitality as both Oliver Springs teams won all of their games played.

  • Midway rolls on Black Friday

  • Dancing darlings


  • Roane reactor project gets funding

    TVA’s plan to build a small modular reactor at its old breeder reactor site in Roane County got a boost from the federal government last week.
    The U.S. Department of Energy announced an award to support a new project to design, license and help commercialize small modular reactors.
    “The project supported by the award will be led by Babcock & Wilcox in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bechtel,” DOE said in a press release.

  • Lee recused in appraisal investigation

    Robert Lee, the general counsel for the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, has recused himself from the Regions Bank building case, according to District Attorney General Russell Johnson.
    Dr. Clary P. Foote bought the building in January. Roane County Property Assessor David Morgan has alleged former assessor Teresa Kirkham lowered the appraisal on the building because she was dating Foote.
    Johnson said he asked Lee to “initiate a review or single parcel audit” of the appraisal.

  • TVA lawsuit to go to mediation

    Despite opposition from TVA, the federal judge overseeing the ash spill litigation has ordered the sides to mediate.
    “Mediation at this time would be in the interest of judicial economy and efficiency, ” Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan said in an order filed last week.
    TVA became a target for lawsuits following the Dec. 22, 2008 ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant. A dike failure released more than 5 million cubic yards of ash into the environment.