Today's News

  • GUEST OPINION: Privacy issues taking new sets of twists, turns

    Inside the First Amendment

    Strictly speaking, privacy is not a First Amendment issue. It’s not one of the five freedoms protected by the amendment’s 45 words, and in some cases it even works in opposition to the practical application of those freedoms.

  • KINGSTON: Funding change means paving decisions could be more critical

    Kingston City Council considered repaving Kentucky Street, then pondered the future of its highway funds at the Nov. 5 council work session.

    The city gets  what are called Surface Transportation Program funds every year from the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

    The  money is to be spent for specific state road-related projects.

    The city learned its initial plan to spend around $330,000 on greenway amenities wouldn’t fly with state officials, though the greenway is a TDOT project.

  • Midway, Mt. Pisgah split Hall of Fame games


    A slow paced, low scoring girls game was followed by a high scoring, fast paced boys game when the Midway Green Waves hosted the Mt. Pisgah Patriots in the only Hall of Fame game Midway would be involved with this season.

  • Bobcats splits with Bulldogs


    There wasn’t a lot of drama at Oliver Springs Middle School Thursday night as the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats and Wartburg Bulldogs cruised to easy wins.

    The Lady ’Cats took the floor first and shook off a slow start on their way to a 51-19 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.

  • ACAC swimmers compete at home



    Special to the News

    Abigail King of the Atomic City Aquatics Club swept all of her individual swimming events at the ACAC Invitational Meet held at the Oak Ridge Civic Center.

  • Cherokee takes two from Blue Devils


    It may not have been the most high-scoring of affairs, but the Cherokee Middle School Lady Jackets picked up a 29-18 win over the Harriman Lady Blue Devils Monday evening. 

    Cherokee jumped out to the early 8-4 lead and expanded the lead to 15-8 at the half. 

  • Raiders drop conference opener, 80-74


    The Roane State Raiders led for the majority of Saturday’s TJCAA opener against Walters State, but the Senators closed the game on a 10-0 run to escape Harriman with an 80-74 victory.

  • Harriman man killed in Saturday accident

    Coy R. Slaven, a 35-year-old Harriman man, was killed in a Saturday morning car crash.
    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the wreck happened on Hwy. 27 at the intersection of Rock Bridge Road just after midnight.
    The report said Slaven ran off the road and struck a tree in his 1996 Ford Explorer.
    No other vehicles were involved in the wreck. The report didn’t say what may have caused Slaven to run off the road.
    He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

  • Beating back the bullies

    Despite school system efforts to control bullying, some say children seem more victimized than ever.  
    “I just don’t want my kids to become a statistic; grow up and be a threat to society because of their school life,” said  Benji Willis of Rockwood. “The last thing I want is for any kid to have a hard time at school or home.”
    Willis has seen the results of bullying on his own two children, a daughter and son. He thinks more could be done to  stop it.  
    For his daughter, it started in kindergarten.

  • The DAR wants you

    Veterans should have a more lasting tribute than just one day a year in their honor.
    That’s why Southwest Point Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is looking for veterans with Roane County ties to be included in a book.
    The DAR hopes to compile a collection of veterans for a hardbound book.
    The book will be sold as a fundraiser, but also will be  given to local libraries and historical organizations for historical reference and genealogy efforts.