Today's News

  • Teen is arrested for rape

    By Richard Evans

    An 18-year old Athens man has been charged with rape and domestic assault stemming from an incident that allegedly took place in Kingston last Tuesday.

    Stephen Joel Wilson was arrested by Det. Keith Kile of the Kingston Police Department following a brief investigation.

  • Kingston to consider tax rate Tuesday

    Kingston City Council will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 13, to consider options for the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget including one that might not have a tax increase.

    At a workshop last week City Manager David Bolling informed the Council that the city would be receiving $87,500 in unexpected sales tax revenue.

    The money involves sales tax revenue from a business that came into the city as part of the Midtown annexation, Bolling said. 

  • A familiar face leads Harriman rec department

    By Richard Evans

    Charlie Jones was hired as the new parks and recreation director for the city of Harriman last week.

    His first day on the job was Friday.

    “I’m excited about it. It’s a great opportunity to come back and help serve the people I worked for and with for 27 years,” Jones said.

    Jones ran the Sears store in Harriman for 27 years — one of four Sears he’s managed in his business career.

  • UT football season preview part 2

    by Ben Briley


    (continued from Wednesday)

    Oct 19: Alabama - The Red Team

  • Officials study 7-person crew mechanics

    TSSAA Report

    for The Roane County News

    Eighty officials from across the state met Friday in Nashville for a TSSAA football mechanics camp for seven-person officiating crews. The meeting brought together crews assembled by local associations for a day of classroom instruction, on-field walkthroughs and live scrimmage exercises to prepare officials for their roles on a seven-person officiating crew. It is the fifth year of the clinic in its current format.

  • Youngsters take gridiron turn
  • Harriman standout back for alumni game

    When the Rockwood and Harriman alumni take the field Sept. 28, there will be a lot of players who have participated in the long rivalry through the years.

    For the Blue Devils, one player has generated a lot of buzz for spectators.

    Standout Harriman athlete Jeremaine Copeland and his family will once again don the Devils’ colors.

    “I feel pretty good,” Copeland said. “It’s going to be a fun thing to experience.

  • Mize racing wide open into the future

    High School junior Baylee Mize recently turned 16 and got her driver’s license.

    Although an important milestone in anyone’s life, Mize had already been drag racing for the last five years.

    For teenagers, appearances and status can be everything and getting to drive is a big deal. Baylee was the envy of the school and her friends.

    “They didn’t like it very much,” she said. “I was going 85 miles an hour and they couldn’t drive.

  • Lady Jackets and Lady Devils play tune up

    The Kingston Lady Jackets and Harriman Lady Devils met in a pre-season volleyball scrimmage Thursday in Kingston. Although a warm-up before the season begins next week, the teams gave it their all with the junior varsity and varsity teams playing. The Kingston’s jv won in three sets with scores of 25-17, 25-13 and 25-13. They Lady Jacket varsity also emerged victorious with scores of 25-17, 25-13 and 25-13. Kingston will open the season at home against Lenoir City tonight at 5 p.m. Harriman will start its campaign Tuesday night at home against Bledsoe County at 6:30 p.m.