Today's News

  • Roane State offering free admission to Thursday’s games


    Fans who wear pink to Roane State Community College basketball games on Thursday, Feb. 27 will be admitted free and will be supporting a nationwide effort to raise awareness about breast cancer.

    The Roane State women play Cleveland State at 5:30 p.m. in the gym on the main campus in Harriman. The men’s game follows at 7:30 p.m.

  • Wartburg knocks out Rockwood for second year

     The fourth Saturday in February has been bad for the Rockwood Tigers, but great for the Wartburg Bulldogs the last two seasons.

  • Patriots knock off Falcons in title game, 62-51


    Powered by 36 points from senior guard Samuel Parrott, the Mount Pisgah Patriots captured the Tennessee Athletics Association of Christian Schools (TAACS) East Region A Championship Saturday afternoon with a 62-51 victory over Fairview Christian Academy.

  • Lady Patriots rally comes up short in title game

     With the Tennessee Athletic Association of Christian Schools (TAACS) East A Region Tournament championship on the line, the Mount Pisgah Lady Patriots went cold, real cold.

  • Patriot seniors going out in style


    When Mount Pisgah Christian Academy travels to Springfield this weekend for the Tennessee Athletic Association of Christian Schools (TAACS) A State Tournament, their opponents will undoubtedly have two names circled on the scouting report. Those names are Patriot seniors Mark Ladd and Samuel Parrott.

  • County cashing in on brine

    Roane County Deputy Road Superintendent Tony Brown said his department sells brine for 25 cents a gallon to the cities of Kingston and Harriman.

    It costs his department about 6 cents a gallon to make.

    “The 6 cents is what I’m making it for us,” Brown said.

    When selling it to cities, Brown said he has to take into account overhead.

    “The 25 cents takes care of my tank, the machine, the maintenance and the labor,” he said.

  • Sex case charges reduced

    A deal in an alleged sex crime case allowed a Franklin man to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges in Roane County Criminal Court last week.

    In October 2008, William M. Etheridge was indicted on one count of sexual activity or simulated sexual activity involving a minor.

    While he was indicted in 2008, Etheridge wasn’t arrested until February 2011.

    Prosecutor Bill Reedy said a deal was struck because the alleged victim didn’t want to pursue the case.

  • Bobsledding: It’s not just for Sochi

    While the bobsled competition in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is now complete, that hasn’t stopped one Ridge View Elementary pre-kindergarten class from taking the highly competitive winter sport into their own hands.

    Kaila Gunter’s 20-student Olympic team is made up of four bobsleds to compete against each other, Kenya, Jamaica, London and the Netherlands.

    The bobsleds, each created out of large refrigerator boxes then covered with paper and colorfully decorated by the students, represent Kenya, Jamaica, London and the Netherlands.

  • American Idol 2.0, Roane Style

    Another “American Idol” contestant has a Roane County connection.

    Country crooner Ben Briley, 24, is married to Oliver Springs High School alumna Courtney Sanders Briley.

    Courtney Briley went to high school with Janelle Arthur, the Oliver Springs country music artist who made it to the top five on the same televised music competition last season.

    “I am very proud,” said Courtney Briley’s grandmother, Barbara Matney of Harriman.

  • Bruner temporarily suspended

    Attorney Spence Bruner has gotten into more trouble with the Tennessee Supreme Court.

    On Jan. 31 the court suspended the Harriman attorney’s law license for 90 days.

    He was temporarily suspended

    by the court on Feb. 19 for failing to

    respond to the Tennessee Board of

    Professional Responsibility regarding a complaint of misconduct.

    The board oversees the conduct of attorneys for the Tennessee Supreme Court.