Today's News

  • Task force on judicial districts hear call to leave districts untouched

    Leave our district alone.

    The state’s Advisory Task Force on Composition of Judicial Districts heard that a lot on Monday.

    “We ask that you leave the Third (Judicial District) just like it is,” Third Judicial District Chancellor Douglas T. Jenkins said.

    That was a common theme among the people who addressed the task force during its Eastern Division public hearing at Roane State Community College.

  • Seniors rolling for big scores

    May 17
    1st High Game - Aryn Milhollon, Clarence Hamilton 460
    2nd High Game - Aryn Milhollon, Clarence Hamilton 448
    3rd High Game - Judy Martin, Harold Zeilman 446
    High Scores Today - Aryn Milhollon, 247 game Clarence Hamilton 218 game Harold Zeilman 232, 205
    High Series for today Aryn Milhollon, Clarence Hamilton 1277
    High Series for May - Barbara Pickering, Harold Zeilman 1361
    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 168, Rick Matthews 184

  • TWRA report hunting and fishing

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    A report on the 2018-19 Tennessee’s big game hunting seasons will be among the agenda items for the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission at its May 23-24 meeting. It will be held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Ray Bell Region II Building.

    Thursday’s committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. The regular commission meeting starts at 9 a.m., Friday. The public is invited to attend.

  • community calendar


    There will be a presentation of the movie Jaws as part of a fund raiser for planned July Fourth festivities.

    The movie will be shown on Watts Bar Lake June 22 and 23 starting at sundown with check in at 7 pm at the Kingston City Park.

    Price will range from $15-$20. Tubes will be available for rental but are limited.

    Any other questions please contact jawsonthewaterfloatmovie@gmail.com or the Jaws on the water facebook page.


  • Blue Devil tennis wins district
  • Raider golf team tryouts set

    from Roane State

    for The Roane County News

    Tryouts for the Roane State Community College golf team will be held Monday, June 3, at Oak Ridge Country Club, Coach Chris Griffin said.

    After a decades-long hiatus, Griffin in late 2017 took on the mission of resurrecting the squad, which recently wrapped up its inaugural season.

    Graduating high school seniors and Roane State students interested in trying out for the team should contact Griffin at griffincv@roanestate.edu or 865-898-0043.

  • Summertime means pool time!

    Rockwood Parks and Recreation
    2019 Pool Schedule:

    9:30-11:30 Swim team
    11:45-12:45 swim lessons (2 30min lesson)
    1-5 open swim
    5:15-6:15 swim lessons
    6:30-7:30 aerobics/lap swim
    *Thursday June 27th, July 11th & July 18th the pool will close at 5pm for Swim meets.

    11:45-12:45 swim lessons (2 30 min lessons)
    1-5 open swim
    5:15-6:15 swim lessons
    6:30-7:30 aerobics/lap swim
    7:45-10 Family Night (under 14 must have a parent stay!)

  • Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: ‘Blackberry winter’ saw loss of some Kingston treasures

    By Mark Banker

    In the brief span of “blackberry winter,” Kingston folk lost a grand old home, learned that a longtime business would close, and said goodbye to one of our most beloved and colorful citizens.

    On Friday, May 3, I visited with Edith Miles. A dear friend of my parents, Edith was a constant in my life.

    With warmer weather, Edith looked forward to returning more regularly to a favorite spot on her front porch facing out on Third Street. My ever-thoughtful wife, Kathy, suggested that I place a bluebird house in her front yard.

  • Wading Through the Numbers: Why is it that Roane County has three debt funds?

    By Ron Woody

    In previous articles we discussed how the county’s accounting structure is similar to a large company. Roane County’s 108 million dollar budget is made up of 24 smaller companies (funds).

    Monies do not get comingled among the companies (funds) outside of limited amounts of authorized transfers or indirect cost.

  • Babahatchie set to perform June 9 concert in Harriman

    The Babahatchie Community Band will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9.

    The free concert will be in Killeffer Park, in the Cornstalk Heights Historic District, Cumberland Street, Harriman.