Today's News

  • Concert at Princess Theatre

    John Fee and The Tuckasee Highway Band will perform Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.
    Presented by Roane State Community College’s Arts and Lectures Committee, the concert also features Johnny Cash tribute artist Philip Ray.
    Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Roane State campuses, by calling (865) 354-3000, Ext. 4515, or at the door on the day of the concert.
    The concert will help fund other Arts and Lectures Committe activities.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: In-again, out-again Harry growing old

    Harry is a tuxedo cat who was born, according to the rescue outfit I got him from, on Valentine’s Day.
    With long black fur, a snowy bib and oversized white feet, he stole my heart immediately.
    When I brought him home to my apartment in Chicago, Harry reveled in life outside of a cage.
    He stretched across a panel of sunlight on the hardwood floor of my apartment, his tail curling into a question mark. Itwas as if he was ask if this could be his home.
    He came up with the answer soon enough, wandering from room to room chirping happily.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to the Grand Canyon

    The Roane County News joined Tom Martin and his granddaughters, from left, sisters Cassidy Martin Adkisson, Skylar Martin and Karly Martin for a trip to the Southwest for breathtaking views at the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

    The family followed Interstate 40 through Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona to reach their destination on a vacation planned to coincide with Skylar’s fall break from Rockwood High School.

  • United Way accepting applications from agencies for emergency food, shelter funds

    Roane County has been awarded $22,357 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

    Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for the funds must contact the Roane County United Way at 882-7711 for an application.

    The application deadline is at 4 p.m. Nov. 4.

    Due to the quick turn-around required by the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, no extensions can be permitted for the application deadline.

  • Bowers Elementary honor rolls, first nine weeks 2013

    Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls for the first nine weeks grading period.

    They are:


    Third grade — Abraham Barry, Addison Oliver, Caiyden Grigsby, Cooper Qualls, Emma Long, Jessica Ramirez, Skyler Johnson, Kylee Brackett, Loretta Ketterer, Madelyn Ladd, Mason Mullins, Savannah Trew, Talan Moore, Zack Spradlin, Jayden Hawn and Zoe Abernathy.

  • Raiders relying on pressure defense


    Intense, nonstop defense for 40 minutes.

    That’s what Roane State Community College men’s basketball coach Randy Nesbit expects from his team this season.

  • Raiderettes look to contend


    With eight sophomores on the roster, Roane State Community College women’s basketball coach Monica Boles knows she has experience on her side. 

  • Tigers win Eble tourney


    A strong second half was the difference Tuesday night as Jeff Allen’s Rockwood Middle School Tigers captured the 2013 Hollis Eble Tournament title with a 54-36 victory over Oakdale.

  • Friday night could be wild for teams from Roane


    Roane County football fans will be scoreboard watching Friday night as games all across Tennessee, and even neighboring states, will play an outcome in making the playoffs and playoff seeding for four teams in Roane County.

  • Braxton Olivia Fritz

    Braxton Olivia Fritz celebrated her eighth birthday on Oct. 11 at JumpJam in Knoxville with relatives and friends.

    She is the daughter of Matt and Angie Thomas Fritz of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Jim and Becky Moates Thomas of Kingston, and Ernest and Cynthia Fritz of Harrison.

    Great-grandmothers are Madeline Moates of Kingston and Betty Pratt of Urbana, Ohio.

    Braxton has a 10-year-old sister, Avery Elise.