Today's News

  • Second half mistakes cost Jackets in 28-7 loss


    The Kingston Yellow Jackets were in position to hand Loudon its first loss of the season Friday night, but a rough second half cost the Jackets as Loudon pulled away for a 28-7 victory at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

  • Bobcats win championship


    That's how the 2014 Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats will be remembered as Thursday night the Bobcats put the finishing touches on an undefeated season with a 24-16 victory over Oliver Springs in the Clinch Valley Conference Championship Game at D.J. Brittan Field.

  • Kingston’s choice: Beets or Neal for mayor?




    Kingston Vice Mayor Tim Neal believes he would bring a better level of communication to city affairs should he win his bid for the mayor’s seat.

    Asked what separates him from his opponent, Neal said, “I think the fact that I’ll bring an open mind, that I will listen to citizen concerns and listen to the rest of council when it comes to decision making.”

  • Focus 30 at Bowers Elementary

    Bowers Elementary second graders read in small groups as part of the Focus 30 program.  
    "Focus 30 is an intense focus on the skills that each child needs to be working on to improve in reading and math," Brenda Arwood, principal, said. From left, Eli Blake, Andrew Brown and Emily Roswell.
    While Connor Williams, a second-grader at Bowers Elementary School, learns about the seasons in a small group of classmates.

  • City ready for important decision



    The final three candidates for Harriman’s first city manager were unique in their qualifications and experience.

    “I thought all three candidates were extremely good candidates, and any of the three could do the job well for us.” said Harriman Mayor Chris Mason.

    “Each of the three had their own styles so it will be which style best fits us at this time,” he added.

  • Is there a double-duty problem for Meadows?



    Until he’s told otherwise, Roane County Commissioner Darryl Meadows said he plans to continue serving on the Industrial Development Board that oversees Plateau Partnership Park.

    The park is a joint venture between Roane, Cumberland and Morgan counties. Each county has three representatives on the board.

    When Meadows became a Roane County commissioner on Sept. 1, some questioned whether he could continue to serve on the board.

  • EPA has good news for Harriman

    Harriman’s been eyeing the former papermill site off Emory Road for recreational use for years.
    The city is getting closer to the reality, according to a letter from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
    “We anticipate that once any cleanup that may be required is done that the land will be suitable for commercial, industrial, or recreational uses,” said Scott Miller, EPA project manager.

  • Seven arrested after Harriman meth labs found



    Seven people were arrested on meth-related charges Wednesday night after Harriman Police searched a home at 942 Sevier Drive.

    “This has been a problem house,” said Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle.

    Detectives went there in search of two theft suspects, and smelled the odor of methamphetamine, police said. Everyone inside the residence were evacuated for safety reasons. Detectives found three active one-pot meth labs in the walls.

    Heidle said the house may be condemned.

  • Regular season comes to a close for Lady ’Cats


    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats were unable to ground the Cumberland County Lady Jets as the Lady ’Cats took a 2-0 loss on a soggy Tuesday night in Bobcat Country. 

    “I thought we played really well. We worked as a team really well and we had plenty of opportunities.” Oliver Springs head coach Josh Pryor said after the game.

  • Busy Friday night in store for Roane teams


    With only four weeks left in the regular season, Roane County teams are fighting for their postseason lives with none of the five schools having enough wins to feel secure about playing in November.

    Oliver Springs and Kingston have the most work to do as both currently have an uphill battle if they are to make the playoffs.