Today's News

  • UT football season preview part 1

    I’m going to break this up into 2 parts. Pick up a copy this Friday to see the back half of Tennessee’s schedule.

  • New assistant coach joins Roane State

    By Bob Fowler

    for The Roane County News

    Dylan P. Bunnell of Alabama has started his duties as the Roane State Raiders’ assistant basketball coach and is already proving his worth, men’s basketball head coach Randy Nesbit said.

    Bunnell, 26, and Nesbit have a mutual acquaintance, and that connection eventually led to him landing the job.

  • Game draws closer, alumni prepare

    It was more than just talking.

    If anyone needed to see if the Harriman and Rockwood alumni were serious about playing Sept. 28 all one would have to do is go by practice and see it in action.

    As the regular season opener draws near, the older guys are preparing for their big game under the lights.

    The Rockwood team has been meeting for practice Sunday evenings at 4:30 p.m. at the high school team’s practice field.

    Harriman’s alumni meet Sunday evenings for practice at 5 p.m. at the track next to the high school.

  • FEMA checks out storm damage

    By Richard Evans

    Harriman City Manager Kevin Helms updated the city council Tuesday evening concerning the effort to acquire reimbursement from FEMA for the damage to city infrastructure incurred during the flooding in February.

    Helms said he spent five hours Monday with FEMA representatives touring the areas of the city that suffered damage during the flooding.

  • FOCUS ON FUN: Music & Melons and other events bring fun to Roane

    Music & Melons Concert

    The Babahatchie Community Band is taking concert goers back to the days of bell bottoms and that unique form of music that was all the rave in the 1970s with their upcoming concert on Sunday, Aug. 18.

    The annual Music & Melons concert will be at 3 p.m. at David Webb Riverfront Park, Harriman. The Harriman Lions Club will once again be providing watermelon at this fun music event.

  • Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: Long struggle with diversity offers hope for the future

    On this Monday morning after El Paso and Dayton, I will refrain from talking about guns.

    Instead, I will offer further thoughts about racism and the broader American encounter with diversity that are the backstory to our ongoing national tragedy of gun-violence.

    Last week’s column reflected on a puzzling, potentially informative paradox. Bigoted behavior based on skin color is as old as the human experience. But the word “racism” only appeared in our dictionaries a century ago.

  • Wading Through the Numbers: What do I get for my taxes?

    Roane County recently approved the 2020 budget along with supporting the tax resolution. The tax resolution included a 4 percent increase in property tax which was 11 cents.

    One penny (rural taxpayers only) of $70,000 was pledged to the volunteer fire departments and the balance of 10 cent went to pay debt service payments.

    Government grew in operational cost of $70,000 for support of the Rural Fire Protection.

  • Scammers trick Rockwood man with computer virus repair scheme

    Phone scammers reportedly duped a Rockwood man out of thousands of dollars.

    William Carroll, the alleged victim, spoke with Rockwood Police Department Detective Josh Rymer about the scam on Aug. 1.

    “Carroll purchased a new computer on or about July 18,” the report said. “Shortly after he received a message on the computer saying that he had been ‘hacked’ and provided a number to call for assistance.”

    When Carroll called the number, a man on the other end answered and identified himself as an employee of Microsoft.