Today's News

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... in Montana

    The Roane County News headed west with Julia and Cyrus Taft of Harriman for its latest adventure to Montana’s Glacier National Park at Logan Pass on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

    The Tafts, at right, are joined by Phillip and Nell George of Gallatin on their vacation.

    “We spent a week in Glacier and Waterton Lakes Parks day hiking and seeing the wildlife before spending a couple of days in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks,” Cyrus Taft wrote.

    “We had great weather the whole time and thoroughly enjoyed the trip.”

  • Presidential party lines not required

    Though U.S. presidents and vice presidents are traditionally from the same political party, the U.S. Constitution neither prohibits nor encourages the practice.

    That’s one of the facts the Avery Trace Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution points out in observance of the 226th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.

    Sept. 17-23 is National Constitution Week, and the DAR  is striving to help educate Roane Countians about the Constitution.

  • Arrests: March 21-26, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 21 — Kevin Anthony Ray, 26, 1711 Bennett Circle, Harriman: aggravated child abuse, manufacture/deliver/sell controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond listed; court date May 27.

    March 22 — Holly Lynn Collins, 37, 87 Horn St., Crossville: two counts violation of probation. No bond listed; court date April 1.

  • Flurry of activity behind the scenes of Roane Habitat

    When most people think of Habitat for Humanity, they visualize people working on a house — framing, driving nails and lifting walls into position.

    “While that is certainly an important part of what we do, there is a lot of work behind the scenes for Habitat to complete its mission to build houses for those in need,” said Todd Fisher, president of Roane County Habitat for Humanity.

  • Beautifying Harriman one plant at a time

    Harriman Garden Club President Pat Ramsey and Vice President Jamie Russell take a break from working on the Kiwanis stone arches on Pansy Hill Road, which, at one time, marked the entrance to the city.

    Club members cleared the arches, planted shrubs and flowers, and mulched two sides in the organization’s effort to improve and beautify the city one plant at a time.

  • Gas $3 a gallon for 1,000-plus days

    The national average price of gasoline surpassed $3 per gallon on Tuesday for the 1,000th consecutive day for the first time on record, reported AAA.

    The current streak began on Dec. 23, 2010. AAA forecasts the national average will remain above $3 per gallon for at least another thousand days barring a major economic recession.

    “Tennessee gas prices didn’t reach $3 a gallon on Feb. 18, 2011,” said Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman for The Auto Club Group.

  • Rockwood crushes Meigs County, 47-6



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  • Rams overpower Devils


    The Grace Christian Academy Rams rolled past the Harriman Blue Devils 54-0 Friday night at Grace Christian. 

    On Grace's first play from scrimmage they scored on a 62-yard touchdown pass. The two point play was good to make the score to 8-0 with 11:33 to go in the opening quarter. 

  • Kingston no match for Alcoa, 70-13


    Friday night was a rough night for the Kingston Yellow Jackets as the Alcoa Tornadoes rolled into Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field and downed Brian Pankey’s squad, 70-13.

    Alcoa scored on each of their nine offensive possessions and once on special teams in picking up the win.

  • Korea War prompted Rockwood man’s first time away from home

    In 1950, a train left Rockwood heading north with some of the small city’s finest young men.
    “Oh yes, we rode on the train,” said Bill Kirby.  “The first time I ever been away from home.”
    “Uncle Sam needed me,” he explained. The Korean Conflict had begun.
    A  picture of the group shows a mixture of expressions — jovial smiles of boys that didn’t seem to fear the future, and others who appeared anxious, maybe even holding back tears.