Today's News

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Summer weather not the only change

    What a strange and moody summer it has been.
    Mild and rainy, then a strong reversal — who knows what’s coming next?
    The same moodiness, I guess, could be applied my emotional summer.

    After several years together, Derek and I called things off a few weeks ago.
    There was no ugliness, no fighting; our heads are just in different places.
    Even with a somewhat amiable split, we’re both still feeling the inescapable pain that comes when two people try to separate closely entangled lives.
    But time will heal.

  • Homeschool Fridays to start next month at science museum

     Families can register their students for the Homeschool Friday Programs for grades K-6 through December at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Programs for homeschool students in grades K-2 are one-hour classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; grades K-6 take two-hour classes from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    Program fees for grades K-2 are $7 for the public and $5 for museum members; 3-6 grades pay $12, with museum members paying $9.

  • Lane closures stopped for Labor Day traffic

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.

    Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon Aug. 30 through 6 a.m. Sept. 3 to provide maximum roadway capacity for traveling holiday motorists.

    While lane closure activity will be stopped, workers will still be on site
    in many construction zones, and drivers are urged to obey posted speed limits.

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

    With the help of Abigail Roberts of Harriman, the Roane County News hopped aboard the Carnival Sensation for an August cruise to the Bahamas.

    Abigail and her grandmother, Mona Bolden, took the cruise and visited Freeport and Nassau right before Abigail started the fourth grade at Bowers Elementary School.

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

  • King’s downs OS, 3-1


    King’s Academy overcame the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats controlling the game and having more shots on goal Monday evening to take a 3-1 triumph at D.J. Brittan Field. 

  • Lady Jackets roll past Sunbright, 12-0


    Tuesday night's soccer match-up between the Kingston Lady Jackets and the Sunbright Lady Tigers was an overwhelming 12-0 win for the Lady Jackets.

  • Lady ’Cats hold off Harriman, 2-1


    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats soccer team ran their season record to 3-1 Tuesday evening with a hard fought 2-1 victory at Harriman.

    While Oliver Springs was playing their fourth game of the season, Harriman was playing their opening game of the 2013 season.

  • Dove, Canada Goose season open Sunday

    Dove season opens on Sunday, Sept. 1 at noon (local time), which marks the annual start of one of Tennessee’s most long-standing outdoor sports traditions.
    Tennessee’s 2013 season will again be divided into three segments: Sept. 1 through Sept. 26; Oct. 12 through Oct. 27; and Dec. 19 through Jan. 15. Hunting times, other than opening day, are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset for all other days.

  • Palmer promoted to Hachi Dan

    The International Isshinryu Karate Association (IIKA), at the request of Grandmaster Tommy True, promoted Art Palmer to the rank of Hachi Dan (8th Degree Black Belt).

  • Pankey’s debut highlights Friday’s action

    The 2013 season got off to a fantastic start for three Roane County teams last week as Harriman, Oliver Springs and Midway all picked up wins while Rockwood dropped an overtime thriller against Oneida.