Today's News

  • Roane teams compete in three-way scrimmage


    The Midway/Wartburg scrimmage set for Friday turned into a three-way affair when Kingston joined the mix after York Institute canceled a date with the Jackets. 

    All three teams looked fair on offense on the day, but all three teams defenses played well as one might expect early in the year.

  • Offense explodes for Bobcats


    The Oliver Springs Bobcats participated in their first scrimmage of the fall Friday evening and the results were good for Wiley Brackett's squad as they found the end zone a total of seven times against visiting Sweetwater at Arrowhead Park.

  • Tigers pick up steam in scrimmage


    Rockwood head coach John Webb wasn't too happy with his team's performance in their first fall scrimmage on Aug. 1 at Cookeville, but the same couldn't be said Thursday evening as the Tigers showed much improvement in rolling to a 5-2 TD advantage over Sunbright at Civitan Field.

  • Goldston wins clerk's race in recount; Pemberton still tops McFarland
  • Vote recount underway; could affect judge, clerk, commission races

    Approximately 1,300 votes from the Harriman early voting site were not included in Thursday night's unofficial election returns.

    That has the potential to impact the outcome of multiple races, including 9th Judicial District circuit court judge, Roane County circuit court clerk, Roane County Commission Districts 2 and 6 and Harriman City Council.

  • Pay Roane State fees by Aug. 11 to keep schedules

    Registration is underway for the fall 2014 semester at Roane State Community College.

    Students need to be aware when they register that the college has an Aug. 11 fee deadline.

    Students who have registered must pay their fees by 4:30 p.m. Eastern time Aug. 11 to keep their class schedules.

    Students can pay fees at www.roanestate.edu.

    They need to log in to RaiderNet and click “Your Account” to get started.

    Students can pay by phone using major credit or debit cards. The number is 882-4515.

  • Kingston firefighters graduate from academy

    Three Kingston Fire Department firefighters were among the seven graduates of Andersonville Volunteer Fire Department’s third fire academy.

    Taking part in the ceremony are, from left, Andersonville Assistant Chief and assistant academy trainer Del Kennedy; graduates Josh Lentz and Alex Holland, both of Kingston; and Dylan Farmer, Andersonville; lead Andersonville academy trainer, Lt. Caleb Tuell; and graduates Christie Legendre, Kingston, Zack Williams, Michael Mocsari and Kelly Keebler, all of Andersonville.

  • Tennessee 36th in nation on child well-being, but improvements afoot

    Tennessee is 36th this year in the annual Kids Count National Data Book ranking on child well-being.

    The ranking is better than in 2013, when Tennessee ranked 39th.

    The state is among the five states with the biggest improvements in overall rankings from 2013 to 2014.

    The Data Book rates states on four domains: economic well-being, education, health and family and community.

    Each domain is comprised of four measures.

  • Arrests: Aug. 4-6, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 4 — Justin James Levesque, 29, 122 Anglers Cove, Kingston: driving on suspended or revoked, DUI, simple possession or casual exchange, financial responsibility, reckless driving. Total bond $10,000; court date Sept. 22.

    Aug. 5 — Brandon Lee Huling, 38, 168 Hanging Rock Road, Harriman: failure to appear. Bond $2,500; court date Aug. 11.

  • Roane County E-911: July Dispatches