Today's News

  • State revenues for May announced

    Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Stuart McWhorter today announced that overall May revenues were $1.2 billion, which is $46.3 million more than the state budgeted.

  • Maximum effective rate on home loans announced

    The Federal National Mortgage Association has discontinued its free market auction system for commitments to purchase conventional home mortgages.

    Therefore, the Commissioner of Financial Institutions hereby announces that the maximum effective rate of interest per annum for home loans as set by the General Assembly in 1987, Public Chapter 291, for the month of August, 2019 is 6.53 percent per annum.

  • New theatre group takes the stage at the Princess

    By Richard Evans

    A new entertainment venture is coming to Harriman.

    Three Rivers Theatre Company, a division of Center Field Productions LLC, is the brainchild of owners Donnie Hall and his wife, Martha Wilkinson.

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  • OS school estimates rise again

    The Roane County Board of Education has revised its estimate on the Oliver Springs project.

    The plan calls for incorporating the high school in with the middle school.

    The school board previously estimated the cost of the project at $5.373 million.

    “It was discovered after the commission pulled the Oliver Springs and Midway projects that the Oliver Springs portion was under projected,” school officials said in a letter addressed to County Executive Ron Woody and the County Commission.

  • TVA, Jacobs asks for lawsuit dismissal

    TVA and Jacobs Engineering Group are asking the federal courts to dismiss litigation filed against them by Roane County and the cities of Harriman and Kingston.

    Jacobs claims the lawsuit is time barred and TVA said they have no standing to sue.

  • SOR murder case not sent to the grand jury

    The murder case against Jenny Michelle Parton wasn’t presented to the Roane County grand jury during last month’s session.

    Parton, 44, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Robert Rosado III.

    They lived together at a residence South of the River.

    Parton allegedly shot him with a 12-gauge shotgun on March 15. His death was ruled a homicide by Knox County Chief Medical Examiner Darinka Mileusnic.

  • Kingston considers food truck regulations Tuesday

    On Tuesday, July 9, Kingston City Council will consider on first reading an ordinance allowing the permitting and regulation of mobile food vendors in the city, including food trucks, food trailers and ice cream trucks.

    Council will also authorize a proclamation honoring Harold Dewitt Johnson and declaring July 9, 2019 as “Harold Dewitt Johnson Day.”

  • Tails wag for dog tales at Kingston

    Kingston Public Library is hosting a story time with Atlas, a golden retriever at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the library.

    Atlas is a lovable and snugly golden retriever from HABIT.

    Children can have their favorite stories read aloud to Atlas by contacting the library ahead of time to see if they have the book available.

    HABIT is a community group of volunteers working together to explore the circumstances and consequences of the human-animal bond and to promote this valuable bond between people and animals.

  • Harriman, Kingston Lions meet in joint meeting

    The Harriman and Kingston Lions Clubs gathered for a joint meeting recently to install new officers and honor valued members.

    Brandon Johnson, Lions District Governor for East Tennessee, shared his own story about how the Lions had impacted his life and the lives of others.

    Shortly following the fires in Gatlinburg he was able to raise $10,000 in relief funding in just one night through the efforts of fellow Lions.

    “We are the volunteer district so we have to step up,” he said.