Today's News

  • Rockwood takes broom to Harriman

    The Rockwood Tigers and Harriman Blue Devils renewed their rivalry Friday night at Harriman’s Richard Pickell Gymnasium, but home court advantage didn’t matter on this night as the Tigers and Lady Tigers went back with a District 3-A sweep.

  • Oliver Springs splits with Sunbright

    The Sunbright Lady Tigers found out Friday evening that the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats were all "Ball". Kellie Ball, that is, as she used a 13-point performance and had six of the Lady 'Cats 17 team steals to lead Oliver Springs to a convincing 52-27 win in girls hardwood action.

  • Fast starts the difference as Jackets split with Redskins

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets opened District 4-AA play Friday night by traveling to Loudon and splitting a pair of games with the Redskins.

  • Berean hands Rockwood first district loss, 54-49

    Entering Saturday night, Paul Kamikawa’s Rockwood Tigers were the team to beat in District 3-A with an undefeated 4-0 record in district play.

  • Say ‘cheese’! Cameras doing the job, but only half have been installed

    By Mike Gibson
    When it was reported that several of Kingston’s scheduled new public park surveillance cameras were still not operational, irate city council members were ready to cast scrutiny on the company responsible for installing them.

    “I’ve personally got a problem with their work ethic, with how this is being done,” said Councilman Norm Sugarman during the council’s Jan. 3 work session.

  • Developers again suing Harriman official

    The people behind the Pinnacle Pointe development are still sore with Harriman City Treasurer Charles Kerley.

    After asking for and receiving a voluntary dismissal of their $3.3 million lawsuit against him in July, Jerry and Judy Duncan along with Steve Kirkham refiled the complaint in October.

    They allege Kerley besmirched them in a letter to the editor that was published in the Roane County News.

    The same amount of damages are sought.  

    “These allegations by Charles R. Kerley were publicly print-

  • Police say man threatened to kill workers at sandwich shop

    Kingston police arrested a 53-year-old man Thursday morning after he allegedly threatened to kill workers at the Subway on North Kentucky Street.

    Joel Glenn Willis, whose home address was listed as 113 Orchard Road, Kingston, was charged with disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment, assault and resisting arrest.

    “He didn’t try to rob them,” Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said. “He just made some off-the-wall threats toward them, but it was serious enough that we charged him with it.”

  • Harriman wants old papermill site on list of Priorities

    Harriman officials officially showed their support last week for the former American Kraft Papermill site being named on the National Priorities List.

    Councilman Buddy Holley, who had at first been wary of the designation, recently changed his mind and presented his reasonings to support it at a recent council workshop.

    “I think the consensus is we’re better off going NPL site,” said Holley, who at that time promised to create a resolution for the council to consider.

  • Houston judge taking on new hot-button issue

    James “Buddy” Scott is quite familiar with the Circuit Courtroom at the Roane County Courthouse, having presided over two trials involving brothers Rocky and Leon Hous-

    Last Thursday’s hearing before Circuit Court Judge Russell Simmons Jr. didn’t involve the Houstons, but Scott found himself amidst another controversial matter.

    Scott, a retired judge, represents a group of residents who are suing Tiger Haven, a big-cat sanctuary in East Roane County.

  • Vice mayor back to city business after training to be park ranger

    Harriman City Council Vice Mayor Chase Tedder hasn’t been a presence at a meeting since last summer, when he went to a special school to become a park ranger.

    Tedder, who last attended the Aug. 9, 2011, session, said he will be back Tuesday, Jan. 10.

    “I’m back in business,” he said. “I went to the National Park Service Seasonal Law Enforcement Academy in North Carolina. I graduated in mid-December. After I graduated, I stayed on and went to Wildland Fire Academy,” Tedder said.