Today's News

  • Going With the Flo: America built on idea of ‘One Nation, Under God’

    By Flo Charles

    Have you been sickened lately with the news that’s intent on destroying your confidence in our nation and its authentic leadership? I have been!

    It was so refreshing to read about the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. and the fact that on the aluminum cap atop the Washington Monument are two words: Laus Deo.

    No one can see the words; most people are unaware that they are there.

  • Manager role is up for debate

    By Richard Evans

    During their workshop Tuesday evening, Mayor Wayne Best and the Harriman City Council had an extended discussion about the role and responsibilities of City Manager Kevin Helms.

    Helms was not in attendance for the meeting.

    During a council meeting earlier this month, Best requested the subject be discussed in their monthly workshop.

  • Walmart thief gets $2k cash

    An alleged theft at Walmart resulted in a loss of $2,300 in cash for the store. Rockwood police are investigating.

    According to the report, Walmart manager Traci Seymour approached officers about the incident on May 18.

    “Mrs. Seymour informed myself that there was a theft of $2,300,” officer Patrick Reichard wrote in the report.

  • Task force on judicial districts hear call to leave districts untouched

    Leave our district alone.

    The state’s Advisory Task Force on Composition of Judicial Districts heard that a lot on Monday.

    “We ask that you leave the Third (Judicial District) just like it is,” Third Judicial District Chancellor Douglas T. Jenkins said.

    That was a common theme among the people who addressed the task force during its Eastern Division public hearing at Roane State Community College.

  • Seniors rolling for big scores

    May 17
    1st High Game - Aryn Milhollon, Clarence Hamilton 460
    2nd High Game - Aryn Milhollon, Clarence Hamilton 448
    3rd High Game - Judy Martin, Harold Zeilman 446
    High Scores Today - Aryn Milhollon, 247 game Clarence Hamilton 218 game Harold Zeilman 232, 205
    High Series for today Aryn Milhollon, Clarence Hamilton 1277
    High Series for May - Barbara Pickering, Harold Zeilman 1361
    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 168, Rick Matthews 184

  • TWRA report hunting and fishing

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    A report on the 2018-19 Tennessee’s big game hunting seasons will be among the agenda items for the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission at its May 23-24 meeting. It will be held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Ray Bell Region II Building.

    Thursday’s committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. The regular commission meeting starts at 9 a.m., Friday. The public is invited to attend.

  • community calendar


    There will be a presentation of the movie Jaws as part of a fund raiser for planned July Fourth festivities.

    The movie will be shown on Watts Bar Lake June 22 and 23 starting at sundown with check in at 7 pm at the Kingston City Park.

    Price will range from $15-$20. Tubes will be available for rental but are limited.

    Any other questions please contact jawsonthewaterfloatmovie@gmail.com or the Jaws on the water facebook page.


  • Blue Devil tennis wins district
  • Raider golf team tryouts set

    from Roane State

    for The Roane County News

    Tryouts for the Roane State Community College golf team will be held Monday, June 3, at Oak Ridge Country Club, Coach Chris Griffin said.

    After a decades-long hiatus, Griffin in late 2017 took on the mission of resurrecting the squad, which recently wrapped up its inaugural season.

    Graduating high school seniors and Roane State students interested in trying out for the team should contact Griffin at griffincv@roanestate.edu or 865-898-0043.