Today's News

  • Kingston leaves Harriman with sweep


    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets traveled to Harriman Friday night and picked up a pair of narrow victories over the Blue Devils and Lady Devils.

  • Season ends for Blue Devils, Green Wave


    The TMSAA Area 4-AA Tournament would see two Roane County teams season come to an end in first round games Saturday at Midway Middle School.

    Harriman entered the tourney as the No. 2 seed, but the Blue Devils were upset by seventh seeded Fort Loudoun, 44-32.

  • RMS advances to 4-AA semis with 44-22 victory


    In January of 2013, the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats pulled the biggest surprise of the Area 4-AA Tournament when they upset top seeded Wartburg in the opening day of postseason play.

  • Three survive 4-AA tourney opening round


    The 2014 TMSAA Area 4-AA Tournament kicked off Saturday with four girl’s teams from Roane County looking to keep their season alive.

    Three of those teams, Oliver Springs, Harriman and Rockwood, were successful as all picked up opening round wins.

  • Hotel company gives to Roane Heritage


    Roane County Heritage Commission recently received a $2,500 donation from Ryman Hospitality Properties of Nashville. State Sen. Ken Yager, center left, representing Ryman, presents the donation to Charlotte Branson, center right, Roane County Heritage Commission president, with board members, from left, Janice Black, Stephanie Wright, Bill Milburn, Darleen Trent, Robert Bailey and Junior Hendrickson. Yager told the group Ryman Hospitality Properties plans to make it a recurring donation.

  • Harriman Happenings

     Last week I misprinted how many people were present at the Christmas gathering given by Roland and Rosette Harkness. 

    Instead of five family and friends present, there were 50 or more. 

    Please accept my apologies. 

    Last Friday my son Marvin Ray and my daughter-in-law Anna Anderson from Knoxville spent the day with me.

    It’s a joy having your children to spend time with their parents.

  • CASA benefits from auction proceeds


    State Sen. Ken Yager presents a check to Becky Ruppe, board chairwoman of CASA of the Ninth Judicial District. With his check and the proceeds of a silent auction at his annual chili supper, Yager raised $3000 for CASA’s work of advocacy for abused and neglected children. On hand for the presentation are CASA volunteers and staff, from left, Sandra Weaver, Wendy Lanning, Joel Pearman, Brent Sigmon, Dane Griffith, Holley Lopater, Nancy Maynard, Jackie Rylander and Nancy Steele. Call 717-4186 for more about CASA.

  • New health care law to be discussed in Oak Ridge open house on Jan. 25

    As a part of service to the community, Oak Ridge’s Kern Memorial United Methodist Church will have an open house to provide the latest information about the new health care law.

    The open house will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 25. The church is at 451 E. Tennessee Ave.

    Anyone interested in learning about the new reforms, especially those who need to get health insurance in the new Marketplace, is encouraged to attend.

  • Review continues with Market Street Bistro, Roane Street Grill


    This is the second and final of my “Out to Lunch” reviews on our 2013 adventures. It is not in a rating, but places that made a strong impression for my wife, Carol, and me as we look back on 2013.

    Market Street Bistro is next door to Food City in Kingston’s Ladd Landing. Opened last April by Roy Vomfel, The Bistro’s menu consists of European-style deep-dish pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches.

  • GET FIT ANYTIME: New gym offers convenience, flexibility


    Making time to work out is now easier than ever.

    That’s because Anytime Fitness, a national gym chain known for offering its members 24/7 access to its fitness facilities, opened last week in Harriman.