Today's News

  • Convicted sex offender wants to vote

    Kingston attorney Chris Cawood could have a future as a spin doctor when he decides to call it quits on his legal career.

    “Twenty-year veteran denied voting rights,” was the headline on a press release Cawood issued on Thursday regarding Richard Keith McCarroll.

    “This is really a shame,” Cawood is quoted in the press release. “Here’s a person who served his country and us for 20 years to protect all of our rights, and now the local office won’t let him vote.”

  • Fishermen area's biggest catch

    Rockwood’s Tom Fuller Park is often a launch location for fishing tournaments for the scenic Watts Bar Lake.

    Tournaments like the Walmart Bass Fishing League’s Volunteer Division that wrapped up over the weekend draw in fishermen anxious to get on the water and compete for big prizes.

    But for the avid fishermen, Watts Bar Lake is a treasure all on its own.

    “It offers an abundance of different species of fish,” said Rockwood’s James Nuckols, an accomplished tournament fisherman who loves Watts Bar Lake.

  • K-25 structure final demolition underway

    Demolition work began last week on the last section standing of the K-25 building at East Tennessee Technology Park in Roane County.

    Workers at URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, known UCOR, are tearing down the final six units of the mile-long Manhattan Project-era gaseous diffusion building that once was the largest building under one roof in the world.

    The original building was in the shape of a “U.” The west wing was demolished under a previous contrac-tor.

  • Harriman Happenings: Sept. 23

    Katherline Derrick and Andrew Derrick celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Sept. 15.

    The devoted couple have four children.

    Congratulations to this lovely couple and be blessed.

    Marie Knaff and the Rev. James Knaff also celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15.

    He is retired from X-10 Plant in Oak Ridge. Marie is still working at Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge.

    They are the parents of two sons and one grandchild.

  • ’Cats come up short in upset bid, 14-6



    The old adage defense wins championships can also apply to rivalry games.

    Coalfield used a hard-nosed defense to defeat long-time rival Oliver Springs 14-6 in the '2013 Brady Bowl' Friday night.

  • Midway suffers first loss in overtime, 29-28



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    Football fans that make the trip to Tellico Plains are usually treated to a variety of pleasantries along the way. 

  • Roane NAACP playing host to state convention

    Roane County NAACP is the host chapter for the 67th annual Tennessee State Conference National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Convention and Civil Rights Advocacy Conference.

    The convention will start at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 in the Double Tree Hotel, Oak Ridge.

    Joseph Eskridge of Harriman is president of the Roane County NAACP.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Montana

    The Roane County News headed west with Julia and Cyrus Taft of Harriman for its latest adventure to Montana’s Glacier National Park at Logan Pass on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

    The Tafts, at right, are joined by Phillip and Nell George of Gallatin on their vacation.

    “We spent a week in Glacier and Waterton Lakes Parks day hiking and seeing the wildlife before spending a couple of days in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks,” Cyrus Taft wrote.

    “We had great weather the whole time and thoroughly enjoyed the trip.”

  • Presidential party lines not required

    Though U.S. presidents and vice presidents are traditionally from the same political party, the U.S. Constitution neither prohibits nor encourages the practice.

    That’s one of the facts the Avery Trace Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution points out in observance of the 226th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.

    Sept. 17-23 is National Constitution Week, and the DAR  is striving to help educate Roane Countians about the Constitution.

  • Arrests: March 21-26, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 21 — Kevin Anthony Ray, 26, 1711 Bennett Circle, Harriman: aggravated child abuse, manufacture/deliver/sell controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond listed; court date May 27.

    March 22 — Holly Lynn Collins, 37, 87 Horn St., Crossville: two counts violation of probation. No bond listed; court date April 1.