Today's News

  • Ferguson paving building burns

    Fire crews responded to a blaze at the old Midtown Paving building on Poland Hollow Road Wednesday.

    “We received a call about 8:20 last night that the paving plant was on fire,” Midtown Volunteer Fire Department Chief Randy Scarborough said. “Upon arrival it was completely involved.”

    Scarborough said his department received assistance from West Roane County, the Office of Emergency Services, the Rescue Squad and EMS.

    “Evidently a passerby or someone saw it and called it in to 911,” the chief said.   

  • New officials take office

    As she prepares to exit office today (Friday), longtime Property Assessor Teresa Kirkham said she has nothing but good wishes for Roane County.   

    “I’ve enjoyed serving the public, and I wish Roane County the best,” she said.

    Kirkham lost to David Morgan by 662 votes in the Aug. 2 election, upending her bid for another term. Morgan’s term starts on Saturday.   

    “I wish him well,” Kirkham said.

  • East Tennessee Sportswriters Poll

    CLASS 1A

    1.Greenback (2-0) 77 (13 1st place votes)

    2.Coalfield (2-0) 66 (3)

  • Dove season opens Saturday

    One of Tennessee’s most long-standing outdoor traditions will begin with the opening of mourning dove season.  Dove season officially begins across the state on Saturday, September 1 at noon (local time).

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • TVAA rolls through week 2

    The Tennessee Valley Athletic Association completed its second week of play and one program remained unblemished. After sweeping Kingston one, the Oliver Springs Bobcats picked up a second sweep over Midway on Saturday.

  • Defense leads HMS past Rockwood

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils used solid defense and a pair of big plays on offense to pick up a 14-0 victory at Rockwood Tuesday night.

  • Harriman house fire investigated

    The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s office will be in Harriman to investigate a suspicious fire at 706 Silura St.
    It happened Monday afternoon around 2 p.m. Harriman Fire Chief Brad Goss said the house was unoccupied with no utilities to the home.
    “It had been abandoned for a little while. They (neighbors) had seen people go in and out of it,” Goss said. “Without power, that is very suspicious. That is arson. When there is no power, no electricity, that is arson.”

  • Deputy who arrests firefighter quits

    A Roane County Sheriff’s deputy has resigned after an altercation in which he charged a Rockwood firefighter with resisting arrest.
    Derek Kennedy resigned Monday night, according to Sheriff Jack Stockton.
    Kennedy’s weekend arrest of Rockwood Fire Department Capt. David Mitchell was under review by top brass at the sheriff’s office.

  • Morgan hires Laxton

    Cheryl Laxton has already filled out paperwork to go work for David Morgan in the Roane County Property Assessor’s Office. Laxton was a candidate in this year’s assessor’s race, but she dropped out with about two months to go in the campaign and endorsed Morgan, who would go on to defeat longtime incumbent Teresa Kirkham.