Today's News

  • United Way goal $400,000

    Roane County United Way held its 2014 campaign kickoff celebration on Aug. 22.
    The event was hosted by the Michael Dunn Center.
     Kid’s Café volunteers provided breakfast. 
    Attendees included representatives from numerous United Way community partners and donor organization campaign staff. 
    United Way Executive Director Amy Harmon announced that the 2014campaign goal is $400,000.

  • More burglary charges possible

    An Oliver Springs man who was arrested for an alleged vehicle burglary on Aug. 25 could face more charges in the future.
    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office report, Deputy Billy Walker responded to 1601 Old Harriman Hwy. to investigate an alleged theft.
    The alleged victim, Andrew Sharp, said he saw a male in a black, hooded sweatshirt walking down his driveway.
    Sharp also reported that $10 in change was missing from the ash tray in his vehicle.

  • THP to conduct license checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Sept. 6 on Fiske Heights Road, east of the railroad tracks, in Roane County.

    Another checkpoint will be the week of Sept. 13 on Swan Pond Road at Swan Pond Circle Road. And a third check will be the week of Sept. 20 on Pansy Hill at Swan Pond Road.

  • Plans afoot for OR street painting fest

    Those who enjoy drawing upon their artistic skills as they sketch a face, animal or scene might like “painting” pictures in chalk on a sidewalk.

    Registration is open for artists for the 14th annual Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival. This popular event will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 (rain day on Oct. 6) on the sidewalks of the Oak Ridge branch campus of Roane State Community College.

    Artists may start their chalk paintings on the afternoon of Oct. 4.

  • GUEST OPINION: Equal rights, decent jobs still issues today

    First Amendment Center

    Labor Day weekend this year was just a few days past the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famed “I have a Dream” speech.

    On Aug. 28, 1963, King’s speech closed out the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.”

    It set out a historic milepost in civil rights movement.

    But King and other speakers — including Walter Reuther, long-time president of the United Auto Workers — also called for equal opportunity in employment.

  • Lady Jackets knock off Harriman, 8-0


    Like the 1980's sitcom, eight was enough for the Kingston Lady Jackets soccer team as they captured the 8-0 win over the Harriman Lady Devils Thursday night. 

    “We played really well tonight and got a lot of our younger players playing time,” Kingston head coach Elik Pickell said after the game. 

  • Money raised for youth athletics


    Caney Creek Marina and Jolly Holler Hunt Club recently got together and donated more than $4,000 to area youth athletics. They did so by holding their first-ever Ride for the Kids Poker Run on Saturday, Aug. 24.

  • Midway Middle downs Sunbright, 40-34


    One day before Midway High School was involved in an 103-point game, Midway Middle and Sunbright put up some big numbers themselves, as the Green Wave held on late to get a 40-34 win over the Tigers to improve their record to 1-1. 

  • ACAC competes in Nashville




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  • Jackets offense explodes over Jefferson, 36-16




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