Today's News

  • OSMS knocked off by Bulldogs


    Wartburg’s Makayla Poland put up 19 points for the Wartburg Central Middle School Lady Bulldogs en route to a 43-29 win over the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats Monday night. 

  • Midway Middle splits with Sacred Heart




  • Tigers roughed up by Meigs County



    Roane Newspapers

    It was a tough night for Rockwood basketball fans Tuesday night as both the Tigers and Lady Tigers were in hope of starting out District 3-A play 1-0 after the evening.

  • Harriman suffers close district losses



    Roane Newspapers

    Since the Tellico Plains was placed in District 3-A in 2009, the Harriman High School  basketball teams have had some hard fought games with the Bears. 

  • Harriman Christmas Parade rescheduled again — to Dec. 16

    Due to sports programs already scheduled, the Harriman Christmas parade has again been rescheduled — this time to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16.

    The parade, originally scheduled for tonight, was postponed to Tuesday, Dec. 10, because of the forecast of heavy rain this evening.

    The print version of the Roane County News has the incorrect rescheduled date. The second change was made after the Friday paper went to press.

  • Making math fun
  • Practice makes perfect

    Renaissance Terrace environmental service supervisor Erin Green got help from Harriman Fire Chief Brad Gross during the annual fire extinguisher hands-on training day at the facility. Renaissance Terrace works with Harriman Fire Department so that its staff will have experience with the safety equipment if a fire was to occur.

  • Let the Christmas parades begin

    Youngsters wave and throw candy from the Liberty Baptist Church of Kingston’s float in Kingston’s Christmas parade Monday evening. View more photos below in the multimedia section.

  • Kingston ready for ‘big one’

    Don White has a succinct and appropriate name for the planned intersection upgrade at Hwys. 58 and 70 — the single most significant project pending in Kingston right now at a half-million dollars.

    “The big one,” he calls it.

    White, Kingston City Council’s transportation chairman, had both in-person and mail correspondence with Tennessee Department of Transportation Regional Director Steve Borden this summer.

  • Rockwood wants voters to live there

    A proposal to allow Rockwood property owners who live outside the city limits to have a say come Election Day will not be going to the state assembly.

    Rockwood City Council approved a number of charter change resolutions to send to state Sen. Ken Yager and state Reps. Kent Calfee and Ron Travis this month to address a number of alterations to the city’s municipal code.

    Councilwoman Peggy Evans, who proposed the legislation to allow nonresidents who own city property to vote in Rockwood, was supported only by Councilman Mike Freeman.