Today's News

  • RSCC extends deadline for festival of trees

    The application deadline for sponsoring a tree in the Festival of Trees at the Roane State Community College’s “Lighting of the Tree” festivities was extended to Monday, Nov. 12.

    The entry fee is $75 (including tree and tree stand.)

    The application form instructions for registration will be on the Lighting of the Tree website at roanestate.edu/treelighting.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Vox Populi —Listen to the voice of the people!

    Gentle readers, Thank you, thank you, thank you! As you may recall, since our column of 19 October concerning the Wheel Tax Referendum, we have requested you more than once to be sure to vote on this question, and further requested that you vote against the wheel tax. Well, you couldn’t have done better, and we thank you for it. Of the total number of you who voted, 19,617, 18,832 voted in the wheel tax referendum. And of those of you who voted in the referendum, 14,813, or 78.66 percent voted against the wheel tax!

  • Going With the Flo: God uses historical events to accomplish His will

    By Flo Charles

    A note of gratitude to Mr. Largen for the inspiring article he had last week, which so encouraged me!

    I took it to UPS to be laminated. The shared memories were touching also, relieving the grief of Clarence’s absence — each holiday has been difficult, especially in the fall — his favorite season.

    Your article reminded me of Jeremiah 6:16: “Stand ye in the ways and see and ask for the old paths — the good way, and walk therein.”

  • Yager’s chili supper a good time for a good cause

    One of the best reasons to show up at state Sen. Ken Yager’s 25th Annual Chili Supper on Friday, Nov. 16, is the opportunity to help local non-profit organizations.

    But there’s another reason — you never know who you might run into.

    Over the past 25 years a legion of political officials have showed up at the event at Roane State Community College to help serve delicious bowls of hot chili while raising money for good causes.

    Guests are sometimes surprised to see well known state and local officials on the serving line.

  • Kinney reckless homicide case dismissed

    The criminal case against Jacob Kinney — the Harriman teen charged with reckless homicide in the 2016 death of MarStratton Gordon — is over.

    A hearing was held in the case on Wednesday.

    General Sessions Court Judge Dennis Humphrey determined Jacob acted in self defense and dismissed the charge.

    “He’s been innocent the whole entire time,” Jacob’s mom, Sherri Kinney said.

  • Roane County tops in deer harvest

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    Tennessee deer hunters had a harvest of 7,683 on the opening weekend of muzzleloader season as reports continued to trickle in Monday (Nov. 5).

    The current harvest number is an increase from the 4,949 recorded on the 2017 opening weekend.

    Roane County had the top weekend with a harvest total of 237. Montgomery County was second with 223. Rounding out the top 10 counties were Sumner (189), Stewart (178), Wilson (176), Maury (167), Cumberland (163), Dickson (160), McMinn (156), and Smith (152).

  • Seniors rolling for big scores


    November 2

    1st High Game - Beverly Zeilman, George Wadlington---442

    2nd High Game - Barbara Pickering, Rick Alderfer 408

    3rd High Game - Beverly Zeilman, George Wadlington 451

    High Scores today - Non Reported

    High Series for today - Beverly Zeilman, George Wadlington - 1274

    High Series November - Beverly Zeilman, George Wadlington 1274

    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 167, Rick Matthews - 187

  • Green Wave duo receive high honor

    Midway High School athletic standouts Hunter Mims and Caitlyn Ross were honored with receipt of the 2018 Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship. The pair will represent the Green Wave at the state level.

  • Volunteers win, and that’s it

    By Ben Briley


    Tennessee took home a 14-3 victory over Charlotte on Saturday.

    Marquez Callaway opened the scoring with an 82 yard punt return. Guarantano had a great touchdown pass to Josh Palmer. Both scores came in the 1st quarter and....that’s it.

    Literally, that’s all they did.

    The defense gave up 244 yards but only allowed the 49ers in the redzone once which resulted in a field goal.