Today's News

  • Country singer T. Graham Brown to headline at the Princess Theatre

    Renowned singer T. Graham Brown and his band One Horse Town will be in concert in Harriman’s historic Princess Theatre on May 31.

    The concert will feature Brown’s well-known songs, including “Help Me Turn the Wine Back Into Water,” Come as You Were,” “Hell and High Water,” “I Tell It Like It Used to Be” and “Darlene.”

    “This is a big thing coming to Harriman,” said promoter Greg White. “This thing here is one of the best bands you’re going to hear.”

  • West VFD’s round-the-clock fundraising sale starts today

    West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual two-day fundraising yard sale around the clock from 7 a.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday.

    The sale will be at Station 1 on Pumphouse Road, Rockwood.

    Leave a message at 354-8201 days, evenings or weekends to arrange for pick up or to drop off donated items to be sold.

  • Hashmi, Tigers take down Irish, 2-0


    Great defense and a pair of goals from Cameron Hashmi were the ingredients for victory Tuesday evening as the Rockwood Tigers downed Knoxville Catholic 2-0 in the opening round of the Region 2 A-AA Tournament at Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.


    For now, the residents of the well-established Woodhaven neighborhood in Kingston have it good.

    Songbirds warble from massive tulip poplars. Although nearby Interstate 40 carries a steady stream of traffic, the road noise is dampened by a nearly 50-acre wooded hill between them.

    There’s a sense of calm in this lush, waterfront community near the convergence of the Emory and Clinch rivers.

    “This is one of the most tranquil neighborhoods in Kingston,” said resident LeAnn Qualls, who has lived there for nearly two decades.

  • ‘In God’ proposal put off

    The Roane County Commission voted 8-7 Monday night to defer the “In God We Trust” resolution to its property committee.

    That turned into a challenge for the official who made the proposal.

    “This just hardens my resolve,” Commissioner Randy Ellis said. “It’s going to come back forward, and we’ll stand together and vote to pass this hopefully.”

  • Mowing accident kills officer

    A Harriman man and public safety officer died in an off-duty lawnmower accident Saturday.

    Michael Andre Goins, 41, worked as an airport officer and mowed yards on the side. He was mowing for a client when the accident happened.

    “The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority has lost one of its valued public safety officers,” said Becky Huckaby, vice president of public relations for the airport.

    Goins had 15 years of law enforcement experience, including with Harriman Police Department.

  • TVA running SOR trucks

    Some South of the River residents have noticed increased truck traffic in their area.

    “There’s a huge number of trucks,” Timberline Drive resident Bob Henderson said. “You might see 10 on a trip from Kingston out to Woody Lane. Several people have asked me what’s going on.”

    The trucks are part of a project at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant.

  • The Garden Gate: Superstition may be creatures’ best protection

    An amazing book published in France by Charles Estienne in 1550 assures us that “some report a marvelous strange thing of Basil, as namely it grows higher and fairer if it be sown with curses and injuries offered to it, and watered with vinegar.”

    Well, you can try this, but it is very likely that modern basil is more civilized.

    If you plan on having an herb garden this summer, now is a good time to start serious planning. A sunny spot near your kitchen door is ideal, or perhaps a corner of your vegetable garden.

  • THP seat belt, sobriety checkpoints slated

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct safety belt and sobriety checkpoints on Roane County roads in May.

    The first safety belt checkpoint will be from 7 to 8 p.m. May 16 on the Interstate 40 westbound 340 mile-marker offramp.

    Another safety belt checkpoint, also from 7 to 8 p.m., will be on May 21 on the I-40 westbound 350 mile-marker offramp.

    Two sobriety roadside safety checkpoints are also planned for the month.

    The first, on the week of May 18, will be at Hwy. 328 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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