Today's News

  • Men team up to rob Harriman service station

    The Lee’s Food Mart at 1859 S. Roane St. in Harriman was robbed at gunpoint by two men Saturday 9:22 p.m.

    A Harriman Police Department incident report said when officers arrived at the BP station near Interstate 40’s Exit 347, a store clerk told them two men had left on foot heading toward the Comfort Inn. Officer Brian Turner used a police dog to followed a trail toward the hotel, but there the scent was lost.

    The store clerk told police that two white males entered the store in black clothing and blue masks.

  • Chattanooga steam engine chugging up to Harriman

    The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is planning a special 160-mile steam engine excursion from Chattanooga to Harriman and back next month.

    On Sunday, Nov. 11, the former Southern Railway’s Engine No. 630 will leave from Chattanooga for Harriman  at 8:30 a.m. as the train passes over Norfolk Southern main lines.

    Passengers will stay on board the train at Harriman and the train is expected back at Chattanooga around 4:30 p.m.

    The steam engine also is making a slightly longer trip to Attalla, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 10.

  • Owner buzzed about new electrical repair enterprise in Roane County

    Memphis native Joseph Dickerson says he can fix any wiring problem thrown at him. In fact, he calls himself a wiring guru.

    Dickerson recently opened J.D. Automotive, Marine and Equipment Electrical System Specialists in Roane County.

    The new business is located on Hwy. 70 near the intersection with Patton Lane.

    “I do the mechanical work that comes with solving a problem, but electrical is my specialty,” said Dickerson.

  • TWRA urges ATV safety

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and its other partners in the ATV Safety Coalition have begun a Public Service Announcement competition to promote ATV safety in the state.

  • Regular season ends Friday night

    The final week of the regular season is here and a lot is riding on this week’s results as only two Roane County teams, Midway and Kingston, have secured postseason berths.

  • Births: Aug. 1-22, 2012

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    Aug. 1 — Crystal and Tim Ingram, Oliver Springs. A boy, Cooper, 9 pounds, 3 ounces. Siblings: Parker and Landyn. Grandparents: Teiha and Eddie Ingram; Lanita Dillon Daugherty and John Daugherty; Troy Dillon.

    Aug. 4 — Renee Hood and Steven Marney, Harriman. A boy, Mason, 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Sibling: Marley. Grandparents: Boots Hood; Tammy and Jason Crabtree; Benny and Debbie Marney.

  • Property Transfers: Aug. 1-28

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Aug. 1-28:

    From Nathan L. Cronan to Jennifer Cronan by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, Lawnville Meadows, Tract II Cedar Lane, Lot 37, $0.

    From Branch Banking and Trust Co. to Phillips Real Estate LLC by warranty deed, Dist. 5, Grande Vista Bay West, Lot 325, $2,200.

    From Branch Banking and Trust Co. to Phillips Real Estate LLC by warranty deed, Dist. 5, Emerald Pointe, Lot 30, $1,540.

  • 'Round Rockwood: Oct. 22

    Well it looks like we've got enough of much needed rain. This kind of weather is a good time to settle down with a good book and read. My daughter Nina Swafford gave me a big book to read and laugh at some of her articles by the author Erma Bombeck.

    Our son Joe and his wife Kathleen McKinney are visiting from Chesapeake, Virginia. While here we planned a family get-together Joe's house. Joe and Kathleen have bought our house and plan to move back here soon.

  • Harriman Happenings: Oct. 22

    Missionary Gloria Ward and a friend from Atlanta left Friday to attend a ladies conference in Memphis.

    Early Saturday morning, they left for Blytheville, Ark., to assist in a Bible quizzing where 300 or more youth from different parts of the country were in the quizzing that was sponsored by Cedine Bible Ministry.

  • Correction

    On Page 2 of Roane County News’ Oct. 10 edition, the intended use of rock excavated from around Kingston’s wastewater plant was incorrectly characterized. The county does plan to use the rock for bank stabilization at Crystal Cove, but not along the roadside, not on the waterfront.