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Today's News

  • Poor second half ends Jackets perfect season

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets started the game with good “buzz” around their team with a 5-0 record, but after starting the game with a 26-14 lead, the Jackets got swatted with 38 unanswered points as the Lenoir City Panthers roared to a 52-26 win  Friday night at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field. 

  • Green Wave hammers Jellico, 56-12

    The Midway Green Wave made the long trip up Interstate 75 Friday night to take on Jellico, and the trip proved a good one as Joe Campbell's squad rolled to a 56-12 victory over the Blue Devils.

  • Babahatchie’s concert to feature patriotic tunes

    Babahatchie Community Band concerts are a part of Americana in Harriman.

    This is especially true of the next concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Harriman Riverfront Park. Admission is free.

    “This concert is mostly music by American composers with one exception,” said Babahatchie band member Alison Westrich. “‘Amparito Roca’ was composed by Jamie Texidor, a Spanish composer from the early 1900s. He wrote this and named it after a student of his.”

  • Jago, Johnson cited for TSBA achievements

    Roane County Board of Education members Rob Jago and Hugh Johnson were among those applauded during the Tennessee School Boards Association’s East Fall District meeting.

    Jago and Johnson received accolades at the meeting earlier this week for achieving Level II boardmanship status with TSBA.

    The program is designed to recognize school board members for participation in board activities beyond the local level through a commitment to training, willingness to participate in workshops and a volunteer spirit.

  • RoaneAchieves program needs mentoring help

    RoaneAchieves, a new program to help more Roane County public school students get to college by providing extra tuition assistance, needs the public’s help.

    The program is part of tnAchieves, a college-access, last-dollar scholarship program designed to provide an opportunity for public high school graduates to receive up to $3,000 annually for community college tuition.

    The Roane Alliance is taking the lead in launching RoaneAchieves, and it is looking for volunteers to help mentor students.

  • Parkison in honors program at ETSU

    April Parkison of Kingston is among the 14 East Tennessee State University freshmen selected for the University Honors Scholars Program.

    The program is the flagship of the Honors College at ETSU.

    Students selected for the University Honors Scholars Program receive full scholarships to the university and participate in a specially designed curriculum.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    AUG. 9 CASES DISPOSED

    David Nealon, probation violation. Dismissed.

    David Paul Wicks, aggravated assault and shoplifting. Bound over.

    David P. Wicks, two counts failure to appear misdemeanor and capias for failure to appear court date. All guilty. Driving while license suspended and possession unlawful drug paraphernalia attempt. Bound over.

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Sept. 16 – Michael C. Waldrop, 26, fail to give proof of insurance, and driving on revoked/suspended license. Total bond $1,250; court date Dec. 12.

    • Matthew Tyler Walls, 19, 251 Clear Springs Road, Harriman: three counts aggravated. Total bond $2,250; court date Dec. 5.

  • Seton’s to offer information about food pantry, thrift store

    Seton's Food Pantry and Thrift Store will distribute information about its program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Harriman Kroger.

    Representatives of the agency, part of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee Inc., will also be available to collect food and monetary donations.

    Seton Thrift Store raises funding by selling preowned clothing, housewares, furniture, toys, books and appliances and offering the opportunity for families to shop in a climate of dignity and respect.

  • Food pantry in need of refrigerator

    Rockwood Ministerial Association’s food pantry is in need of a refrigerator to hold food  to be distributed to those in need.

    Call 354-1750 for details or if interested in making a donation.