Today's News

  • Jackets bring home region title


    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets recently capped off a great season with a 24-2 victory over North Middle School in the East Tennessee Regional Championship.

  • Blue Devils hold lift-a-thon


    Coaches often look for way to keep off-season strength and conditioning fun. Harriman head coach Travis Tapp did that recently by holding a lift-a-thon to raise money for the Blue Devils football program.

  • Roane coaches encouraged after spring practice

     Football season is nearly three months away, but Roane County’s five high school teams recently spent a good portion of May preparing for the 2014 season with spring practice.

  • The Garden Gate: Our meals would be different without tomatoes

    The ever-popular tomato, while not as venerable as the plants of Pompeii, or of the ancient Aztecs, has a very long and fascinating history.

    Starting out as a plant of distinctly ill repute,

    it has enjoyed a varied career replete with superstition and more

    than a few hints of witchcraft.

    And it is, by far, now the most popular garden plant we have.

    Three out of four backyard gardens harvested tomatoes last summer, a record unsurpassed by any other vegetable.

  • Help available to access BSF cemeteries

    The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will provide assistance on June 6-7 for family members who wish to visit remote cemeteries and do minor clean-up of graves of their relatives.

    This assistance will be provided to the park cemeteries that are not easy to access and located inside the park boundary.

    Transportation from a designated area in the park to the cemetery will be provided only to those who are physically unable to walk round trip, based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Oliver Springs students do well in annual science fair

    Twenty-two Oliver Springs Middle School students recently participated in the Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair in Thompson-Boling Arena.

    Participating students advanced to the science fair after winning awards from their school fair.

  • OS, Rockwood FBLA students compete

    Rockwood High School and Oliver Springs High School Future Business Leaders of America students recently competed in state-level competition in Chattanooga.

    Winners included Shelley Edwards, Rockwood, second place in business finance; Chelsea Kile and Kristen Jolley, Rockwood, fifth-place desktop publishing team; Kelly Melvin, fifth place insurance and risk management; Melvin and Laura Bannon, Oliver Springs,

    first place online virtual business management; and Krystina Coward, Oliver Springs, third place, networking concepts.

  • RSCC students finish second

    Three first-year Roane State Community College dental hygiene students won second place at the Tennessee Dental Hygiene Association table clinic competition.

    “This is the first year the Roane State dental hygiene program has competed,” program director Melinda Gill said.

    “I’m excited and proud that our students won second place,” she added.

    The students — Jessica Swanger of Kingston, Bethany Brisson of Maryville and Laci Carroll of Clinton — attended the TDHA’s annual conference in Franklin.

  • Bechtel funding student awards

    Bechtel recently awarded a gift of $10,000 to fund engineering and business administration scholarships for students at the University of Tennessee.

    Bechtel has a long history of partnering with the University of Tennessee and has been a fixture in East Tennessee for decades, including a role in the management team at the Y-12 National Security Complex and a corporate office in Oak Ridge.

    The Bechtel-led Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC was awarded the contract to manage and operate Y-12 beginning July 1.

  • Gold City to sing in Princess Theatre

    Gold City, the Gadsden, Ala.-based award-winning Southern Gospel ensemble, will give a benefit performance beginning at 7 p.m. June 6 in Harriman’s Princess Theatre at 421 Roane St.

    Proceeds from the performance will support the Princess Theatre Foundation.

    The group includes, from left, Robert Fulton, Daniel Riley, Tim Riley, Chip Pullen and Bryan Elliott.

    Tickets are $15 and are available at Rocky Top General Store and Harriman Jewelry Exchange.