Today's News

  • Trick or treat with Harriman Care residents

    There will be a Halloween celebration at Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.

    The event will offer trick or treating from room to room for residents who wish to participate.

    “They [residents] love it. Last year, we had 152 trick or treaters. We were shocked because there was so much going on. We usually average around 100 trick or treaters,” said Connie Sheldon, activity director.

    She said about 50 residents participate on average.

  • Roane set to study metro gov

    The members of the Roane County Commission who represent the Harriman area are not supporting the effort to create an exploratory committee to study municipal consolidation.

    All three — Randy Ellis, Allen Hickman and Junior Hendrickson — voted against a resolution that called for one during Monday’s Roane County Commission meeting. However, the resolution still passed by an 11-4 vote.

  • Rockwood candidates face off

    By Richard Evans

    The candidates for Rockwood City Council and Mayor’s race appeared at the Rockwood 2000 forum Monday to meet voters and answer questions.

    The forum was held at the Rockwood Electric Utility building and was hosted by Rockwood 2000 with the help of the Rockwood Civitan Club. Jamie Jordan served as moderator.

    Incumbent councilman Robert “Bobby” Anderson was the first to speak.

  • Pretty, pretty pumpkins
  • Pirate Fest holds last weekend

    The Tennessee Pirate Fest has one more weekend, Oct 20-21, from 11-6 p.m. at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman.

    This weekend the professional live entertainment will include The Tortuga Twins (PG comedy show), Up Down Go (circus duo), and Blackbeard Simplified (interactive comedy). There will be live music by The CrossJacks (Pirate duo), Black Mass Hollow (Traditional/Celtic duo), and Vere Henry (steel drum). Entertainment schedules will be available online and at the gate.

  • Harriman not on board with metro government

    By Richard Evans

    The idea of metro government received a chilly, if not downright icy reception during the Harriman City Council workshop Tuesday evening.

    “We looked at this [metro government] back in 1999-2000 and it worked its way up through the early part of 2000s, seeing the benefits, the pros and cons, and I know at that time the council never did form a committee but they did their own research and study,” said Mayor Wayne Best.

  • Seniors rolling for big scores


    October 12

    1st High Game - Rick Alderfer, Aryn Milhollon 443

    2nd High Game - Rick Alderfer, Aryn Milhollon 459

    3rd High Game - Paula Murphy, John Bledsoe 416

    High Scores today - Rick Alderfer 211, 204 game. Wayne Croy 204 game. John Bledsoe 214 game

    High Series for today - Rick Alderfer, Aryn Milhollon 1308

    High Series October- Donna Wright, Aryn Milhollon 1374

    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 167. Rick Matthews - 187

  • Cherokee pretty in pink with win
  • Kingston pair angling for tops

    Staff Report

    for The Roane County News

    The Roane County High School fishing team continues to excel on the water this season.

    Leading the way has been Matthew Stombaugh and Cole Miller.

    The duo most recently won the Bass Pro Tournament this past Saturday at Fort Loudon Lake.

    There were 171 boats in the tournament representing many state high schools.

    Stombaugh and Miller finished the tournament with a total of 11.38 pounds for fish caught.

    They also had 5.85 pounds for the big fish category.