Today's News

  • Uncivil discourse is best ignored

    The best thing about being an American is that built into our government system, our very core, is room for disagreement.

    “No two on earth in all things can agree,” Winston Churchill once poetically said. “All have some daring singularity.”

    What also makes America great is that our government, done right, allows plenty of room for discussion, debate and questioning.

    That is, unless the process is hijacked by people who have no interest in civil discourse, facts and learning anything.

  • Roane teams compete in jamboree


    Roane Newspapers

    Roane County football fans got a preview of four of the five county teams Friday evening as Oliver Springs, Harriman, Midway and Rockwood participated in the 2009 Roane County Football Jamboree played at Oliver Springs' D.J. Brittan Field.

    The news was good for the most part as Oliver Springs, Rockwood and Midway all posted shutout wins in their 20-minute quarter while Harriman and Sunbright battled to a scoreless tie in the jamboree's first varsity quarter.

  • Waves tie Tigers, 2-2


    Roane Newspapers

    The Midway Green Waves hosted Meigs County Thursday evening in their final scrimmage of the fall and Craig Moser's squad tied the Class AAA Tigers 2-2 in touchdowns scored.

    However, despite tying the bigger school, the Green Wave skipper wasn't pleased as he felt too many mental breakdowns hurt his team on the both sides of the ball.

  • Dr. Tedder has put in 30 years ... and counting



    Five generations have been doctored by a hometown Harriman girl, and Dr. Mimi

    Tedder has no plans to stop now.

    As of this summer, Tedder, a 1969 Harriman High School graduate, has practiced family medicine in her hometown for 30 years. She began practice in July 1979.

    After graduating from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine and putting in a three-year residency at UT Medical Center, Tedder had a clear idea of her next move.

  • Panthers stone Harriman, 19-0


    Roane Newspapers

    The Harriman Blue Devils opened fall camp with two strong scrimmage performances against Monterey and Sweetwater.

    The Blue Devils were hoping to make it a perfect three-for-three Tuesday evening and build confidence heading into their Aug. 28 season opener at Kingston, but Stone Memorial put a dent in those plans as the Panthers rolled to a 19-0 victory over Harriman.

  • Groups rally in defense of Tennessee tourism

    We recently alerted you to a loosely organized boycott of Tennessee tourism by coal miners upset by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s commendable stance in opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining.

    We stand with Alexander on this issue, and we are happy to see others rallying to keep any real boycott, if it really develops, from hurting our fair state.

  • Kingston shows improvement in scrimmage


    Roane Newspapers

    After struggling to move the ball during their first scrimmage at Tyner on Tuesday, the Kingston Yellow Jackets bounced back Friday with a much better showing during a four-way scrimmage at Webb School of Knoxville.

    At Tyner, the Jackets amassed just 125 yards of offense in 53 plays, but against Wartburg, Karns and Webb on Friday, Kingston rolled up a total of 309 total yards in 59 plays.

  • TVA policymakers, not rank-and-file employees, the problem

    We have been critical of TVA on these pages, of that there can be no doubt.

    But our gripe is with the policymakers, the people high up who call the shots.

    Many of the rank-and-file workers and managers are hard-working people who have, we know, expressed their consciences when they saw what they consider a sign of trouble.

    These people are our friends, our family members, fellow members of our community.

  • Tigers enjoy trip to Pigeon Forge


    Roane Newspapers

    Last Monday, the Rockwood Tigers scored on three of their four varsity possessions in rolling to a 21-0 victory over Meigs County in Rockwood's first fall scrimmage.

    Thursday evening, the Tigers took the field again and were even more impressive as they scored on all four varsity possessions in picking up a 24-0 victory in a scrimmage at Pigeon Forge.

  • Jackets stung by Rams


    Roane Newspapers

    Kingston head coach Vic King knew going into fall practice that replacing all 11 offensive and 10 defensive starters from last season's playoff team would mean his Yellow Jackets would need some time to work out the kinks heading into their season opener against Harriman on Aug. 28.