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Today's News

  • Man arrested for DUI after crashing his truck

    An Oliver Springs man was arrested last week after running his truck off the road near Harriman.

    Emergency crews were dispatched to Harriman Hwy. on March 30 on a report of a rollover accident.

    The driver, Charles Roberts of 410 E. Spring St., Oliver Springs, ended up being arrested.

    He was taken to the Roane County Jail on charges of driving under the influence and violation of implied consent law.

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    A 30-year-old Harriman man was sentenced to three years in prison for  robbery.

  • Waiting in the wings

    Rockwood High School students Taylor Mioduski, left, and Amber Monroe applaud a dance team while waiting to take their turn in the spotlight Thursday during the Academic Festival at Roane State Community College.

    More than 2,000 East Tennessee students participated in the festival, which included events such as art, dancing, singing, speaking, writing and mathematics.

  • Neither snow nor rain ...

    The U.S. Postal Service’s creed may not be that oft-recited refrain, but Rockwood postal worker Carey Spencer proved it somewhat suitable last week as he delivers mail in the rain to downtown businesses.

  • Film-production class kicks off Tuesday at Channel 15 studio

    Award-winning Roane County filmmaker Brooks Benjamin wants to share his enthusiasm for media production.

    He’s teaching a free class, Introduction to Film and Television Production, for interested high schoolage students at the Channel 15 studio in Harriman.

    The classes start Tuesday, April 5. There are openings for 12 students.

    “The channel 15 studio is amazing,” Benjamin marveled. “Their computers are better than mine, what I edit on.”

  • Rockwood teams say thanks

    The boys and girls basketball programs at Rockwood High School would like to thank the following people for the support they have shown our programs this past season:

    * Administration, faculty and staff at Rockwood High School

  • Tennis Tigers ease past Harriman

    The Rockwood boys and girls tennis teams picked up a pair of close victories over Harriman last week in a match played at Roane State. 

    The Tigers and Lady Tigers both won by a score of 5-4.

  • Busy week ahead for Roane teams

    The month of April usually means warmer weather, but on area baseball and softball diamonds, the fourth month of the year is usually when the race for district championships really starts to heat up. 

  • Remember to register boats

    In anticipation of the warm summer months, many people at this time buy, sell or trade boats, and two of the most frequently asked questions new boat owners have for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is, “Do I have to register my boat?” and “how do I do it?”

  • Fadnek too much for Lady 'Cats

    The Lindsey Fadnek pitching clinic made a stop in Oliver Springs last Tuesday, holding the Lady 'Cats to two hits as the Coalfield Lady Jackets took a 6-0 win over their district rivals. 

  • Harriman Police Department knows how to treat a vet

    Harriman Police Department was honored for its patriotism and the support it gave one of its former employees who left for National Guard service.

    Former Harriman K-9 handler Guy McGill nominated the department for the Patriotic Employer Award through the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve, an agency part of the Department of Defense.

    McGill was present when Air Force Brig. Gen. Jim Mungenast presented the award to Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle on Monday.