Today's News

  • Going With the Flo: Nationalism is having pride, putting U.S. first

    The Florida voting chaos of dishonesty and outright lies by those in charge reminds me of the words of Karl Marx, “Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily persuaded.”

    Rebellion against authority permeates our land.

    They rehearse the phrase, “All votes count,” but ignore the fact that all illegal votes should not count. More deception!

    Our Founding Fathers believed that the faith and character of every individual elected to office was vital to the future of our nation.

  • Humphrey assault case dismissed because alleged victim a no-show

    Misdemeanor assault charges against former Harriman Police Chief Kenny Humphrey were dropped in Anderson County General Sessions Court Thursday.

    The prosecution retains the option of filing charges again in the future.

    “I am very grateful for all the support I received from people in the community,” Humphrey said.

    He had nothing else to add.

    He was charged with assault after a June 30 incident at Swifty’s Atomic Bar & Grill in Oak Ridge.

  • Deer gun season opening soon


    for The Roane County News

    Tennessee’s 2018-19 gun hunting season for deer opens Saturday, Nov. 17. Deer gun season has the traditional opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.

    During gun season, sportsmen may also use muzzleloader or archery equipment. The season will continue through Jan. 6, 2019. The second Young Sportsman Hunt is Jan. 12-13.

  • Yellow Jackets and Bobcats, oh my!

    Friday night saw the Oliver Springs Middle School team host Cherokee. The girls game saw the Lady Jackets take away the 39-22 win. The boys game also saw Cherokee win with a 44-24 victory against Oliver Springs.

  • Rockwood and Cherokee hoop it up

    Cherokee and Rockwood met in middle school action Monday night in Kingston. The Cherokee girls won 48-4. In the boys’ game was a close contest with the Yellow Jackets getting the 37-30 win.

  • Vols upset UK in convincing fashion

    By Ben Briley


    It’s been 34 years since

    Kentucky beat Tennessee in Knoxville, and they’ll have to wait another 2 years to try again.

    The Vols absolutely hog-whipped Kentucky in every phase of the game on Saturday, winning by a final of 24-7.

    Statistically, it was the largest upset of the year. Tennessee beat #21 Auburn and has now beaten the #11 team in the country.

  • HMS extends unbeaten streak

    By Melissa Coley


    The Harriman Blue Devils remained undefeated as they improved to 3-0 with a 54-37 win over the Norwood Jaguars on Monday evening.

    “Tonight, our bench played well and provided us with a spark”, stated Blue Devil’s coach Jared Clinton.

  • Keeping county rivalries alive

    The Midway Green Wave beat the cold and the Rockwood Tigers, 34-0, Saturday evening in the first alumni football meeting at Midway High School.

    It was a quick turnaround from when the alumni from both programs started the ball rolling on the event back in September.

    The good will between the teams and communities were evident from the beginning as sportsmanship was on exhibition throughout the contest.

  • Baby Sophia defies odds to reach first birthday

    Sophia Crabtree is an energetic and smiling little girl — one who rarely meets a stranger — recently celebrated her first birthday.

    She loves gravy, peas, and sweet potatoes.

    On the surface, that doesn’t seem so different from many children her age, but rest assured, Sophia is a very special little girl.

    Sophia is a miracle.

  • Woman charged in fatal car crash

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated a deadly crash on Airport Road on Saturday.

    The crash happened on the Morgan County side, but the person killed was from Rockwood.

    It happened around 3 p.m.

    According to the report, Amber Manis of Oakdale was traveling south on Airport Road in a 2005 Chrysler minivan.

    She crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a 1998 Mazda Protege driven by Joseph Jones of Rockwood.

    Jones, 40, was killed.