Today's News

  • Offensive line costs Volunteers

    By Ben Briley


    Nathan Niehaus, Jahmir Johnson, Marcus Tatum, Ryan Johnson, Jerome Carvin and Drew Richmond. Especially Drew Richmond. This game is on you.

    After the news that OL Trey Smith would be out indefinitely because of the return of blood clot in his lungs, the “next man up” mentality was put to the test.

    Tennessee would see a 21-9 3rd quarter lead squandered as they would fall to South Carolina 27-24 in Columbia.

  • Tigers’ title hopes end in OT

    By Richard Evans


    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers came up just shy of a state championship Saturday as they fell to Oneida 28-22 in overtime.

    Playing on a wet, muddy field at Campbell County High in LaFollette, the Tigers set the tone early as they took the ball at midfield on a failed onside kick.

    The duo of Dakota Waldo and Pudge Hannibal battered the Oneida defense inside and outside early in the drive but the Indians stood tall and forced a fourth and six.

  • Cherokee wins middle school title

    By Robby O’Daniel

    for The Roane County News

    In a rematch of last year’s title game, Cherokee exacted a measure of revenge on the Jacksboro Middle School football team, with Cherokee defeating the Eagles 16-0 in the TMSAA East Tennessee Middle School Football AAA Championship last Saturday at Campbell County High School and snapping Jacksboro’s 16-game winning streak on contests played on the field.

  • York family speaks at showing of “Sgt. York” movie at the Princess

    History buffs and film fans gathered at the Princess Theatre in Harriman Sunday to watch the classic 1941 film “Sgt. York.”

    Members of the family of Alvin C. York were also in attendance at the event sponsored by the Roane State Community College’s Arts and Lecture Series.

    Roane State president Chris Whaley introduced the film and special guests. He said he has been a fan of the Academy Award winning film since he first saw it as a child visiting his grandparents in Harriman.

  • Tyler Talk: Metro government committee should get to study pros, cons

    By Tyler Overstreet

    Roane County’s population as compared with Rhea, Cumberland and Loudon has been declining in recent years while those counties have grown.

    The number of new jobs in Roane County has lagged as compared to the other counties mentioned.

    Most importantly, go look at the commercial development in Dayton, Crossville and Lenoir City and compare it to any city or combination of cities in Roane County.

    Simply put, it pales in comparison.

  • Couple charged with soliciting teen

    An Etowah couple allegedly came to Kingston on Saturday with the intent to meet a teenager at a motel.

    They met with police instead.

    The couple, identified by authorities as 52-year-old Bobby Joseph Brakebill and 46-year-old Donna Adcox, were arrested and taken to the Roane County Jail.

  • Expert says ash spill cleanup was safe

    An expert witness for Jacobs Engineering Group took the stand in the ash spill worker trial on Monday.

    Dr. Scott Phillips said he studied the air monitoring data collected for the site and determined it was unlikely to cause any health problems.

    “It was safe,” he said.

  • Come out to Kingston Street Fest

    The City of Kingston invites young and old to come downtown and join the fun at the Fall Street Festival this weekend.

    The free family friendly festival opens at 11 a.m. Saturday and ends at 8 p.m.

    The event will include music, a car show, food, craft vendors and lots of games for children.

    “This year’s festival will be even bigger and more fun than last year,” said Rick Ross, Director of Kingston Parks and Recreation.

  • Sports fields of dreams is dimming

    Plans for a mega sports complex at the Southwest Point Golf Course were a topic of discussion at the Oct. 15 Roane County Commission meeting.

    “As of right now, everything from what I’ve been told, everything’s off the table,” Commissioner David Bell said. “There’s not 12, 14, 20 baseball fields coming in. They’ve pulled out.”

    Bell’s comments came during a discussion about rezoning the property from C-1 (Commercial District) to C-2 (Highway Commercial).