Today's News

  • Military Matters: Brett M. McKinney

    U.S. Air Force Airman Brett M. McKinney graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    Son of Jessica Ferguson of Kingston, he is a 2012 graduate of Roane County High School, Kingston.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Double up on giving this year

    There’s still time to help two area nonprofit agencies with one stop this holiday season.

    Medic Regional Blood Center offers donors the opportunity to decline the the traditional donor thank-you gift.

    The value of the gift will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. The value provides about nine meals to the area food provider, said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.

    “This is a great way to make your good deed go a little farther,” she added.

  • Dunn Legacy Society inducts Blanchards, Seiverses

    The Michael Dunn Foundation hosted a November reception to honor the newest members of the Michael Dunn Foundation Legacy Society.

    The Legacy Society was established to recognize and thank individual donors who have made the most significant contributions in the history of the organization.

    Established in 2011, the Legacy Society represents approximately $750,000 in individual, lifetime contributions made to the Michael Dunn Foundation.

    The newest members honored at the Legacy Society reception were the Blanchard family and the Seivers family.

  • OUR OPINION: It’s time to pare down to one big Christmas parade

    Nearly a decade ago, an economic report showed that Knoxville had fallen behind similar-sized regional cities, such as Chattanooga and Lexington, Ky., in part, because of leaders’ clannishness.

    Instead of working together for the good of the city, leaders then were trying to stake out their own little piece of the pie for their own communities or interests

    That situation has improved, and with it, so have Knoxville’s economy and attractiveness.

    We raise this point because we fear the same is true in Roane County.

  • COURTS: Trial delayed for accused robbers

    Accused robbers Mark Andrew Randolph and Rufena Jean Bunch had their Dec. 17 federal trial rescheduled for April 1.

    The two Roane County residents allegedly went on a robbery spree in September.

    Bunch’s attorney, Bruce Poston, filed a motion to continue on Nov. 24. U.S. Magistrate C. Clifford Shirley Jr. granted his request during a hearing last week.

    Randolph’s attorney, Jonathan Moffatt, did not object to the delay.

  • Santa's Helpers


    The Harriman Fire Department is making getting messages to Santa a little easier again. From left, Kevin Shepard, Josh Duncan, Brandon Alcorn, Chief Brad Goss and Jeff Cunningham pose behind the Santa Letter mailbox outside the firehall. Families can drive right up to the mailbox to drop in their letters.


  • Bobcats, Blue Devils split close games

     It was a night of defense and close games Friday at Harriman’s Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium as the Blue Devils hosted Oliver Springs.

    In the girls game, Harriman led for much of the evening and had to hold on late for a 39-35 victory.

  • ACAC competes in Tennessee event



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  • Rockwood swept by Meigs County


    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers traveled to Decatur Friday night and suffered a pair of losses at the hands of Meigs County.

    The Lady Tigers fell behind early and never recovered in dropping a 43-27 decision. 

  • OSMS splits with Midway


    Midway’s Caitlyn Ross scored 24 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats used a 49-23 swing on the boards and a 22-10 advantage in team steals to decisively take down the Lady Waves by a 52-32 final margin Monday night at Oliver Springs.