Today's News

  • Devils fall at Greenback, 42-0

    The Harriman Blue Devils did not have the season that they wanted, but they were looking to end the season on a high note with a good showing against the Greenback Cherokees.  Harriman (1-9) gave it their all and fought hard, but just could not match up with Greenback (9-1), losing by a final score of 42-0.

  • Bobcats miss out on playoffs following 21-0 loss

    For the Oliver Springs Bobcats, their playoff hopes and aspirations rested on a unique scenario, a game against the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets, a team that averages 48 points per game in Kentucky high

    school football.

  • Red zone woes cost Kingston in loss

    Kingston played well between the 20s Friday night, but the red zone area was a different story, as the Loudon Redskins knocked off the Yellow Jackets on Senior Night, 28-0.

  • REU unveils new energy program

    Somewhere out there, a neighbor is logging into the Internet to turn off her water heater.
    Another is using his smart phone to turn down his thermostat.
    Using special utility technology they didn’t directly spend a dime on, they are saving themselves — and very likely, you — money.
    It’s all part of Rockwood Electric Utility’s Smart Energy program.
    This year, REU has been recruiting electric customers to get about 100 to participate in this pilot program.

  • Students get taste of civics

    A career in government is not in Kyle McGee’s immediate plans, but the Oliver Springs High School senior did find value in Thursday’s Roane County Student Government Day.
    “I’m liking it a lot,” he said. “I’m actually learning quite a bit about the local government that I didn’t know already.”
    Matt Snow, a junior at Harriman High School, said he was also enjoying the experience.
    “I’ve learned some things about what goes on over here,” he said.

  • Early-voting period to end Thursday, Nov. 1

    Voters in Roane County continue to show their support for the flexibility and convenience of early voting.
    Through the first seven days of early voting period, 6,413 of voters have cast their ballots.
    “Roane County voters are making it clear they want their voices to be heard in this election,” said Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway. “We are hopeful that even more voters will decide to take advantage of early voting over the next several days.”

  • Deputy’s resignation impacts court cases

    Criminal cases in which  former Roane County sheriff’s deputy Derek Kennedy was the arresting officer could end up getting dismissed.
    “If there was another officer that observed or had some involvement and can prosecute the case, then we’ll go forward with it,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said. “If it’s a stand-alone case, just on Derek Kennedy’s testimony, then those cases we’ll have to dismiss probably, depending on whether we get Derek in and what the facts of the case are.”

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Not raising stink over one little intruder

    I call him Scrappy.
    I guess I should have killed — or at least removed — the brown stink bug sitting on my kitchen window sill for the past four days, but I haven’t.
    For one thing, I don’t want to deal with the stink. For another, I figured he would  have died on his own by now. I’m still holding onto that thought.
    Scrappy is one of, I’m sure, millions of an invasive, transcontinental stink bug species that is taking over our country.

  • Program aims to aid vets with housing

    The Department of Veteran’s Affairs has awarded grants to the Tennessee Valley Coalition to End Homelessness to serve veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

    Roane County veterans can benefit from the Supportive Services for Veteran’s Families Program that promotes housing stability among very low income veteran families who live  in or are transitioning to permanent housing.

    Service provided include outreach, case management, and assistance in applying for VA and other benefits.

  • Development District honors senator

    State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, has been recognized by the Tennessee Development District for legislative achievements benefitting the people of the 12th Senatorial District and the state.

    Yager received the award last month at a meeting of the East Tennessee Development District in Knoxville.

    East Tennessee Development District is a voluntary association of 56 municipal and sixteen county governments in the mid-east region of Tennessee. The Tennessee Development District is an association of all nine districts throughout the state.