Today's News

  • Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: Hopeful Roane leaders can work for better education

    Today I echo Hugh Willet’s recent welcome to newly-appointed Roane County schools’ director, Dr. Ladonna McFall.

    I also share his hope for greater cooperation between the Roane County School Board and Roane County Commission.

    That problem is hardly unique to us. Last May, David Moon, regular columnist in the Sunday business section of the Knoxville News Sentinel, addressed a similarly “dysfunctional” situation in Knox County.

  • Rather in as new Kingston Lady Jacket Coach

    The Kingston Lady Jackets have found their new basketball coach in Kayla Rather.

    Rather is a 2009 graduate of Oliver Springs High School.

    She helped to lead the Lady Bobcats to the state tournament for four years in a row with two final four appearances.

    She was also a finalist for Tennessee's Ms. Basketball.

    Rather went on to start all four years for UT Chattanooga with two NCAA Tournament appearances.

    She had been the Rockwood Middle School Lady Tiger coach before accepting the position with Kingston.

  • Coaching legends named to hall of fame

    from Roane State

    for The Roane County News

    Fans are invited to celebrate the induction of coach Andy Landers, coach Jim Davis, and the 1984 national champion women’s basketball team as the first members of the new Roane State Community College Athletics Hall of Fame.

    The induction ceremony will be held on Friday, May 3 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in the Raider Room at the main campus, 276 Patton Lane in Harriman. The Raider Room is located inside the Vann Student Center in the Dunbar Building.

  • Jackets and Devils meet in tennis action

    The Harriman Blue Devils met the Kingston Yellow Jackets on the tennis court recently. The Harriman boys came out on top 8-1 thanks to six forfeits from the Jackets. The Lady Devils won as well with the final of 7-2.

  • Big 2nd propels Lady Waves

    By Jack Sims


    The Midway Lady Waves traveled to the dusty and windy home field of the Sunbright Lady Tigers and came away with a well-earned 4-1 victory.

    Pitching was the order of the evening by Midway hurler Aubrie May.

    May toed the rubber all seven innings allowing only one hit, one run, and throwing two strike outs.

    She ended the evening with a brilliant snag on a hard line drive hit directly at her and threw for the double play at first, ending the game.

  • Lady Cats shock Coalfield

    By Melissa Coley


    It was fundamental softball at its finest Thursday evening as Coalfield traveled to Oliver Springs to take on the Lady Bobcats and were defeated 3-2 in 7 innings.

    Desirae Davis was in the pitcher’s circle for the Lady Cats.

    Davis sat the Lady Jackets down in order in the first as her defense backed her up by getting a groundout and two fly balls to get out of the inning quickly.

    Ella Hampton provided the spark Oliver Springs needed.

  • TVA affirms its commitment to small and diverse suppliers across the valley

    The Tennessee Valley Authority recognized the importance of small and diverse businesses to its mission of service at the 7th Annual TVA Supplier Diversity Outreach Summit in Knoxville on April 16.

    In the past five years, TVA has increased its annual spend with diverse suppliers by 65 percent from $269 million to $445 million.

    TVA’s total Valley business spend in fiscal year 2018 was more than $2 billion. Full supplier diversity performance details are available on TVA’s web site.

  • ‘Dentistry from the Heart’ will be April 26

    Dr. James Walmsley and his office at LakeView Dental Arts is hosting their third annual “Dentistry from the Heart” event Friday, April 26.

    The event is to help adults in Roane County who do not have access to quality dental care.

    Untreated decay and abscesses can lead to serious, even life threatening complications and are linked to many serious diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, even some cancers. Unfortunately, most emergency rooms are not able to treat dental conditions.

  • Food City Career Fair Wednesday, April 24

    Food City will be hosting a company-wide career fair to include hiring for both full-time and part-time positions. Wednesday, April 24.

    Food City plans to hire over 750 additional friendly, smiling faces to work in key customer and food service positions at store locations throughout our market area.

    The positions include both entry-level and experienced/skilled positions, such as meat cutter, cake decorator and retail management.

  • College majors that can lead to higher earnings

    Choosing a college major is an important decision that many students delay making until their sophomore or even junior years.

    While men often lean toward majors like engineering and computer science that have traditionally been linked to high earnings, women have historically gravitated to lower-paying specialties like education and social sciences. But in recent years a shift has occurred, and more women have begun to choose majors associated with higher post-graduate salaries.