Today's News


    Rocky Houston’s sister, Lisa Burris, was one of his chief defenders when he faced murder charges in Roane County.
    Houston now faces federal firearms charges and, according to court records, Burris has been one of his primary accusers.

  • No single-wide, no sale for city property owner

    A Rockwood property owner hit a wall last week in her plans sell to a family who wants to put a single-wide mobile home on the lot.
    April Shepard made a strong case for her particular property, an old lot that is now nonconforming at 50 by 190 feet.
    It would be difficult to fit anything bigger on the lot, she said, and that makes it difficult to sell.
    “I’m stuck with this piece of property in the city I don’t even want if nobody can put a trailer,” said Shepard.

  • Never too young to garden

    Children’s librarian Tammie Edwards said the flower bed was the idea of Harriman Garden Club, who wanted to help enhance the library’s grounds and incorporate the children in the process. “Gives us a chance to teach the children about gardening and working in the community,” Edwards said.


    Members of Rockwood High School’s class of 2013 follow long-held tradition by tossing their mortarboards into the air immediately after becoming the school’s newest alumni. New high school graduates were celebrated all over Roane County this month with ceremonies at Harriman, Midway, Oliver Springs, Roane County and Rockwood high schools.

  • Up, up ... and away!

    Sky lanterns released at the Memorial Lights Celebration at Victorian Square Assisted Living to help raise awareness towards Alzheimer's Disease.


  • ORION to meet on June 5

    Projects that connect the public to the natural world, especially the heavens, will be discussed at the upcoming ORION astronomy club meeting.
    The meeting starts at 7 p.m. June 5 in the Grove Theater at 123 Randolph Road, Oak Ridge.
    Bearden Council of Neighborhoods President Terry Faulkner will join Tennessee State Parks naturalist Michael E. Hodge and ranger Monique Hodge for the program, that will include efforts toward designating Frozen Head and Pickett State Parks as Tennessee's first Dark Sky Parks.

  • Duff Subaru Stellar among dealerships

    Earl Duff Subaru, Harriman, has been recognized for excellence in customer service with the prestigious Subaru Stellar Care Award.
    The award, presented by Subaru of America Inc., honors an elite group of dealerships for exemplary customer care and relationships.
    “The Subaru Stellar Care Award is given to top-ranking Subaru dealers who deliver an exceptional ownership experience to our customers,” said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president of sales for Subaru of America.

  • 100,000+ using Jobs4TN

    More than 108,500 job seekers have registered with Jobs4TN Online, Tennessee’s comprehensive jobs database launched by Gov. Bill Haslam last May.
    More than 1 million job searches have been tallied in the year the service has been live, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
    Employers and job seekers may visit https://www.jobs4TN.gov to register, post jobs and apply for jobs.

  • OUT TO LUNCH: ’Tis the season for tastebud-tempting Tellico Village eateries

    Today’s article highlights two experiences in Tellico Village.
    From Roane County, we traveled east on Interstate 40 and exited on Hwy. 421, going through Lenoir City. After crossing Fort Loudoun Dam, we hung a right on Hwy. 444 going toward Tellico Village.
    My wife, Carol, and I enjoyed an “Out To Lunch” visit last August at the Tellico Village Yacht Club.
    When you get on Hwy. 444 (Tellico Parkway), go about 6.5 miles and turn left, going to the Yacht Club at 100 Sequoyah Road.

  • Lady ’Cats finish 4th at state

    The 2013 season came to a close Thursday afternoon for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats, but not before Matt Headden’s squad left Murfreesboro with a fourth place finish in the TSSAA Class A State Tournament.
    The Lady ’Cats, making their first-ever appearance at the Spring Fling, played like seasoned veterans over three days, including their final two games on Thursday.