Today's News

  • Man charged after naked child found wandering

    A Harriman man has been charged with child abuse and neglect involving a youngster age 6 or younger.

    Jack Chesser III, 20, was taken into custody after a Roane County Sheriff Deputy responded to Chesser’s home because of a call to 911 regarding a young child walking outside the residence naked and following around a dog.

    “The complainant stated they had been there for almost 45 minutes and no adults had come outside for the child,” said an incident report from the Roane County Sheriff Office.

  • Mount Pisgah holds off Calvary, 44-41


    Mount Pisgah’s defense stepped up when it was needed most Monday evening, as the Patriots held visiting Calvary Baptist scoreless for a span of 6:31 in the fourth quarter of a 44-41 victory over the Crusaders.

  • Raiders fall to No. 4 Chargers, 86-76


    Randy Nesbit's Roane State Raiders gave the nation's fourth ranked team a scare Saturday afternoon in Harriman, but in the end Columbia State had just enough firepower to eke out an 86-76 victory in TCCAA play.

  • Blue Devils down Oneida on neutral floor, 73-46


    Offense was the name of the game on Monday night as the Harriman Blue Devils earned an impressive 73-46 win over the Oneida Indians on night one of the Bobcat Thanksgiving Classic being played at Oliver Springs High School.

    Harriman started the game with a 10-5 run and managed to stretch the lead at the end of the opening period out to 18-12. 

  • Bobcats split with Cosby


    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats racked up an impressive victory early in the 2014-2015 basketball season, winning a low-scoring duel with the Cosby Lady Eagles by a 39-34 margin on last Friday. 

  • Hughes signs with Carson-Newman


    Midway High School doesn’t have a swim team, but that didn’t stop Green Wave senior Seth Hughes from earning a college scholarship in the sport, as last week he signed with Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City.

  • Midway sweeps Lenoir City in middle school action



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  • Midway thankful for Sunbright sweep


    The Midway Lady Waves improved to 5-0 with a 60-34 win Monday night over Sunbright. The Lady Waves used a 38-point second half to pull away from the Lady Tigers.

    In the final game of the evening, the Green Wave ended a three-game skid with a 66-59 win over Sunbright.

  • Lady Patriots pull away from Calvary


    It wasn't easy, but the Mount Pisgah Lady Patriots pulled away down the stretch Monday evening for a 45-25 victory over visiting Calvary Baptist Academy.

  • Shopping small is a big deal for state businesses

    As shoppers prepare for an exciting weekend, Tennessee’s Small Business Advocate Richard Wilson is encouraging customers to join the “shop small” movement.

    Nov. 29 is Small Business Saturday.

    “Small businesses create jobs, boost the economy and improve our local communities,” Wilson said.

    “I urge all Tennesseans to show support for the small businesses and entrepreneurs who are vital to our state’s success.”