Today's News

  • Fun and learning hoops at Roane State
  • Wiffle tournament a success

    The threat of inclement weather and a change of venue didn’t affect the National Wiffle Tournament in Harriman last weekend.

    Accoring to tournament organizer Tim Stewart, it couldn’t have worked out better.

    “It’s difficult to organize any kind of tournament,” Stewart said. “It makes me feel good to see everyone come out and play.

    “It was very rewarding in the end.”

  • Bobcats, testing the waters

    After taking two weeks off for TSSAA’s mandatory dead period, the Oliver Springs Bobcats started gearing up for the 2018 season Tuesday evening by traveling to Wartburg to take on the Bulldogs and Cumberland County in a three-way 7-on-7 passing scrimmage.

    For Bobcat head coach Larry Green, the goal wasn’t necessarily scoring touchdowns, but more toward working on fundamentals needed to succeed this fall.

  • Onward, Christian athletes

    Friday afternoon Kingston’s Dr. Nat Sugarman Field played host to all five Roane County football teams in a 7-on-7 scrimmage sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

    With the end of the mandatory dead period earlier in the week, preparations for the coming football season increased in urgency.

    Friday morning’s scrimmages gave an opportunity for the Roane County teams to continue preparations, while at the same time give an opportunity for some friendly competition.

  • Smoky on and in the water

    The Kingston and Rockwood community swim teams competed in the Smoky Mountain Invitational recently. Kingsont placed 21st as a team while Rockwood came in at 26.

  • Season ends for County DY teams

    Staff Report

    for The Rone County News

    Both the Kingston and Harriman baseball teams played several games each in the Ozone League District Tournament in Loudon recently.

    Kingston won their opening game against Sweetwater, 16-6.

    They did it by scoring 9 runs in the top of the fifth inning.

    Sweetwater couldn’t match that feat in the bottom of the sixth and Kingston moved on to face Selmer.

  • Police chief accused of assault

    Harriman Police Chief Kenneth Humphrey is accused of grabbing a man by the neck during a June 30 argument at Swifty’s Atomic Bar & Grill in Oak Ridge.

    He is charged with misdemeanor assault, and his next court appearance is at 2 p.m. Oct. 4.

    Humphrey was issued a citation and not arrested.

    “We deny there was any assault by him of anybody,” said Humphrey’s attorney, Mike Clement.

    Humphrey referred any comment to Clement at the attorney’s recommendation.

  • Man pleads guilty to running over Kingston police sergeant

    The man who injured Kingston Police Sgt. Jerry Singleton in a traffic incident last year appeared in Roane County Criminal Court on Tuesday.

    Henry Nicholas Brown pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, evading arrest, reckless endangerment and driving on a revoked license.

    “I understand you’ve reached an agreement to plead guilty to these charges,” Judge Jeff Wicks asked Brown. “Is that correct?”

    “Yes, sir,” Brown responded.

    The incident happened last summer.

  • Smoother driving in Rockwood

    Paving around Rockwood is progressing quickly.

    Twenty-eight roads or portions of roads have been paved thus far, and paving crews are currently working in the city’s northwest area.

    “A couple of places that are really bad we cannot do it until we mill,” Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller said.

    “It has went really well.”

  • Roane schools recipient of grant funds

    The Roane County Board of Education heard about some grants the system received during its monthly meeting last week.

    “I applied for three Perkins Reserve competitive grants in April,” Career and Technical Education Director Lance Duff said. “In June we received word that we were granted all three of those.”