Today's News

  • Six of seven busted for meth bound over to grand jury

    Six of the seven people charged in a January meth bust have had their cases bound over to the grand jury.

    Randella Lachelle Coffey, Ashley Michelle Crabtree, Christopher Ryan Jenkins, Nancy Dean Johnson, Samuel Brock Johnson, Tiffany Maryia Johnson and Christopher Lee Powers are all charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, vandalism, child abuse and simple possession.

    Nancy Dean Johnson is the lone defendant not bound over.

  • Daughter sues dad’s accused shooter

    A woman accused of killing her live-in boyfriend is being sued for $1 million in connection with his death.

    Tammy Ellen Rosado is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of James Ronald Cobb.

    His daughter, Ashley Marie Griffith, is seeking $1 million in damages from Rosado in the lawsuit filed March 22 in Roane County Circuit Court.

  • Seventh Heaven: Supremes classic keeps OS’s Arthur hangin’ on

    Oliver Springs country crooner Janelle Arthur is proving the third time truly is a charm.

    Arthur, who has twice before tried out for FOX’s popular “American Idol” talent-show-type series, has sung her way to the Top 7 on this year’s show.

    “She’s done really well,” said Kingston’s Martha McReynolds. “The song she did last night (Wednesday), she’s getting rave reviews online.”

  • Call soon to make reservations for Chamber banquet

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s annual business awards banquet, set for April 19 in Whitestone Country Inn, looks to be a popular event for both sponsors and attendees.

    “The Chamber’s annual awards banquet at Whitestone has always been considered the social event of the spring,” said Chamber President Leslie Henderson, “but this year we’ve already sold more than a quarter of the tickets already — and we haven’t even sent out the invitations yet.”

  • Almost ‘Bo’ time in Harriman


    Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ’n Biscuits made its Harriman presence official on Wednesday by erecting its sign along Hwy. 70 in the city’s Midtown area. Construction is almost complete on Roane County’s newest franchise eatery, and job applications are available at http://goo.gl/GLtlG

  • Senator to kick off TVC Summit

    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will be the keynote speaker the first day of the 2013 Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit in Oak Ridge.

    The 2013 TVC Summit on May 29-30 will focus on energy, advanced manufacturing, workforce development, innovation and entrepreneurism.

    Alexander, R-Tennessee, is expected to update a major energy address he made at the 2009 summit in Oak Ridge.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Be sure to call ahead for something special at Perkadeli’s

    Have you ever driven by a restaurant on a busy highway and thought, “Wonder if that would be a good place to eat?”

    When talking with folks for my “Out To Lunch” articles, I always ask if they have other lunch places to recommend.

    Linda Coker lives in Oliver Springs, and while we were having lunch at a restaurant there, she said, “Have you ever tried Perkadeli’s in Clinton?”

  • Lady Devils knock off Wartburg, 4-1

    The weather outside might have been a cool, breezy 45 degrees with rain, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the Harriman Lady Blue Devils on Good Friday as they downed the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs 4-1 in a five-inning game at Flour Mill Flats.

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  • Lady Devils struggle with Stone

    The Harriman Lady Devils were beaten 13-1 by the Stone Memorial Lady Panthers Thursday afternoon. 

    The Lady Panthers tore into Harriman for four runs in the top of the first inning and then added a run to their tally to make the score 5-0 in the top of the second.