Today's News

  • Wading Through the Numbers: Roane county’s debt must be properly managed

    By Ron Woody

    County Government Financial Management is governed by Tennessee law, formal and informal policies. Tennessee Law establishes the overriding structure in which local governments operate. Some counties, Roane County being one of those counties, established more formal policies of financial management by the adoption of resolutions.

  • High School golf round up

    Rockwood vs.

    Oliver Springs

    Rockwood Boys: 188

    Everhart- 36

    Green- 48

    Melton- 52

    Webster- 52

    Oliver Springs: (only had 2 boys)

    Alcorn- 56

    Marler- 60


    Rockwood Girls: 110

    Tilley- 52

    MacDonald- 58

    Oliver Springs: 120

    Jenkins- 58

    Robbins- 60

    Rockwood vs.

    Rhea County


    Rhea Co.



    Pendergrass- 43

  • 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.

  • A familiar face leads Harriman rec department

    By Richard Evans

    Charlie Jones was hired as the new parks and recreation director for the city of Harriman last week.

    His first day on the job was Friday.

    “I’m excited about it. It’s a great opportunity to come back and help serve the people I worked for and with for 27 years,” Jones said.

    Jones ran the Sears store in Harriman for 27 years — one of four Sears he’s managed in his business career.

  • Kingston to consider tax rate Tuesday

    Kingston City Council will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 13, to consider options for the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget including one that might not have a tax increase.

    At a workshop last week City Manager David Bolling informed the Council that the city would be receiving $87,500 in unexpected sales tax revenue.

    The money involves sales tax revenue from a business that came into the city as part of the Midtown annexation, Bolling said.