Today's News

  • Lady Jackets pick up easy wins

    The Cherokee girls basketball team ran their season record to 3-0 following a pair of easy wins on Monday and Tuesday. 

  • Midway tops Mt. Pisgah in TSSAA Hall of Fame action

    Midway hosted Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Tuesday night in a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games. 

    The Lady Waves had little problem rolling past Mt. Pisgah, 54-13, but the Green Wave needed a late surge to ease away from the Patriots, 66-56.

  • New era tips off in Harriman

    The Jones era at Harriman High School tipped off Tuesday night as the Blue Devils and Lady Devils hosted Clinton in a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games.

  • Jackets swept in opener

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets opened the 2012-13 season Tuesday night with a pair of close losses against White County in a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games at Kingston.

  • MMS splits season opener

    The Midway Middle School Green Wave and Lady Waves opened the 2012-13 season Monday night by splitting a pair of games at Dayton City.

    The Lady Waves opened the evening with a 46-11 loss, but Midway fought back and won the boys game, 39-33.

  • Bobcats pick up split in season opener

    Opening night opened with mixed reviews in Oliver Springs as the Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats split a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games with Sale Creek.

  • District attorney tight-lipped about probe

    District Attorney General Russell Johnson has declined a public records request to review correspondence between his office, Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland and Roane County Property Assessor David Morgan.
    “Those items are part of an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation,” Johnson said. “Per TCA statute, information that is part of an ongoing TBI investigation is strictly confidential.”
    Johnson responded to the Roane County News’ public records request by letter. 

  • Earthquake excites, but no damage

    An Eastern Kentucky earthquake Saturday rattled residents in Roane County.
    The 4.3-magnitude quake which started near Whitesburg, Ky., was felt in various degrees throughout East Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina and other states.
    Sandra and Walter Calbaugh of Kingston both experienced the unnerving incident.
    “It shook the curio cabinet and shook around pretty good,” Walter said. “There was no trouble telling what it was. There was no doubt.”

  • California man charged

    A registered sex offender from California was indicted by the Roane County grand jury last month.
    Danny Lane King, 64, was booked into the Roane County Jail on Friday. He is charged with statutory rape by an authority figure, a Class C felony.
    The alleged crime occurred in 2011. The grand jury indicted King on Oct. 15. 
    King, who has a Sacramento address, is scheduled to make a court appearance on Friday.

  • Grass getting attention at Harriman golf course

    as a warm-weather sport, but most people were bundled up recently at the Emory Golf Course in Harriman at the tournament celebrating the opening of the new golf greens.
    Lloyd Edwards was among many whose ties with the course extend way back.
    “I started caddying back in 1942,” Edwards said. “That was when I started playing.”