Today's News

  • Researchers find gene tied to bad antibiotic reaction

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have identified a gene that increases the risk for a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to the commonly prescribed antibiotic vancomycin.

    Routine testing for this gene could improve patient safety and reduce unnecessary avoidance of other antibiotics, they reported in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

  • Jail vocational training program benefits all

    By Danielle Brown

    Special to the Roane County News

    We have all made those decisions, a few steps too far in the wrong direction.

    For some, those decisions resulted in debt, a lost job, a lower grade, or ended a relationship. Others gave up their freedom.

    Regardless, yesterday has been spent, and today we reap our investment. We can choose to learn and evolve or do more of the same. Hindsight can redirect many paths, but what of the men and women whose mistakes cost their freedom?

  • Roane Democrats elect new officers

    The Roane County Democratic Party Convention adopted new bylaws and elected new officers and executive committee members at its biannual Reorganization Convention March 30.

    The new officers and executive committee members were sworn in at the regular meeting immediately following the Convention.  

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Should we learn to say and spell Buttigieg?
  • Going With the Flo: It is important that we stand for unborn life

    By Flo Charles

    “In God We Trust” is America’s National motto.

    It is fixed over the front door of Roane County’s courthouse, but are we honestly trusting God? I love Roane County and I love America! My heart grieves at all the anti-Christian rhetoric and hatred being poured into our nation, opening the door to hate, murder and anti-American illegals!

    “Politicians only care about the next election; statesmen care about the next generation!”

  • Seniors bowlers, big scores


    April 5

    1st High Game - Barbara Pickering, Rick Matthews 414

    2nd High Game - Loretta Carrington, Harold Zeilma 427

    3rd High Game - Loretta Carrington, Harold Zeilman 454

    High Scores today - Rick Matthews 224 game, Harold Zeilman 205 game

    High Series for today - Loretta Carrington, Harold Zeilman 1278

    High Series for March - Beverly Zeilman, Ken Altes 1334

    High Averages - Loretta Carrington 162, Rick Alderfer 178

  • Opportunities for volleyball

    By Melissa Coley


    Harriman Middle volleyball coach Ashley Kemp made a couple of adjustments this year. First, she accepted the high school volleyball coaching position that is played in the fall and second, she had the middle school season moved to the spring.

    “This opens up volleyball to more girls since softball season for the middle school is played in the fall and some girls had to pick and choose what sport they wanted to play”, says Kemp.

  • Lady Jackets split games

    By Damichael Cole


    In the first inning of Kingston’s game against Heritage, each Lady Jackets batter struck out. In the second inning, the same thing happened.

    After the second inning, a coach from the dugout yelled “that’s ok, we’ll adjust”, and the Lady Jackets did.

    The offense was able to score in the third inning, but it wasn’t enough as they were defeated 7-2 by the Lady Mountaineers.

  • Kingston shuts out Grizzlies

    A four-run first inning provided a cushion for Kingston Yellow Jacket starter Nathan McNelley on the way to a 6-0 complete game shut out against the Grainger County Grizzlies in the final day of the Papermaker Classic at Papermaker Field in Harriman Saturday afternoon.

    The game had only just started when fireworks happened.

    A single by Kain Collins was followed by Jesse Griffey who drew a walk and Colten Robinette reaching first after being hit by a pitch to load the bases.

  • Devils edged in extra time

    The Harriman Blue Devils battled back to tie the Grainger Grizzlies Saturday evening, before falling 5-4 in extra innings in the final game of the Papermaker Classic at Papermaker Field in Harriman.

    The Grizzlies scored four runs in the second inning to put pressure on the Blue Devils’ defense and starting pitcher Dylan Page.

    Although Harriman was taking some time in cracking the code to Grainger hurler Jake Myers, playing down a few runs has been something the Blue Devils have shown throughout the season they don’t have issues with.