Roane County had 10 traffic fatalities in 2021, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol statistics. That was one more than 2020 when the county had nine.

The Harriman City Council voted during a meeting on Tuesday to establish the Harriman Police Department as a site for the identity verification and background check service IdentoGO.

The Knoxville Museum of Art is pleased to present Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation January 28-April 24. Global Asias examines the cosmopolitan, playful, and subtly subversive characteristics of conte…

The Roane County Commission’s Nonprofit Committee voted to withhold some of the county’s contribution to the Roane County Rescue Squad when it met on Nov. 30.

Restoration work began on the Temperance building this week, starting with workers with Master Services lifting up and repairing the original foundation. Portions of the concrete foundation were removed, exposing the bricks that lie under certain areas. Jacks will be installed to lift the bu…

Pictured: Harriman Police Chief Baron Tapp (left) and Sergeant Mario Foley (right). Foley was recently promoted from officer to Sergeant after having worked in the Harriman Police Department for over 5 years.

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is planning three in-person field days focused on horse management. Presentations and hands-on educational materials will be of interest for equine owners of all experience levels.

NATIONAL PARK — Great Smoky Mountains National Park received emergency assistance from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Tennessee Army National Guard (TANG) to rescue a stranded hiker on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Remote Area Medical, a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free dental, vision and medical care to those in need, is desperately needing volunteer medical, dental and vision professionals for a Feb. 11-13 clinic to be held at Chilhowee Park’s Jacob Building, 3301 E Magnolia…

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Department is making up to $10 million available to help people living in rural towns develop community renewable energy projects that will help them cut their energy costs and contribute to the nationwide e…

SEVIERVILLE — Many homeowners fell behind on their mortgage payments after losing income or facing other issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a new state program will help them catch up and continue making those payments.

Eddie Jones can return to his position with the Roane County Rescue Squad. According to a press release from Kingston attorney Pat Cooley, the Board of Directors for the rescue squad has addressed issues cited in a State Comptroller’s report and put an end date on Jones’ suspension.

NASHVILLE — The Families First Community Advisory Board selected 17 collaborative groups to receive a portion of the nearly $5 million the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) will make available during the first phase of the Tennessee Opportunity Pilot Initiative. Up to $445,000 wi…

Those with furry four-legged friends in Roane County may want to take a trip to Rockwood to see the newest pet salon in town. Tennessee Tails Grooming pet salon in Rockwood is on the verge on celebrating its first anniversary this March 12.

Monday, January 24, is National Peanut Butter Day in the United States. Yes, there is a day devoted to this most humble of good-for-you foods.

ORNL Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU) is now accepting applications for the B.A. Candler and John McKittrick scholarships to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for the 2022-2023 school year. The scholarships provide $1,000 toward the cost of tuition, books, and other school-related expenses.

Nashville — After months of strong engagement and conversations about public education funding in Tennessee and years of consistent feedback, the Tennessee Department of Education released an initial draft overview of a potential student-based funding formula, informed by input of thousands …

Volunteer Behavioral Health’s (VBH) Rockwood Campus location was honored with a visit from 12th District General Assembly Senator Ken Yager on Jan. 5, 2022. In attendance were Phyllis Persinger, President and CEO, Robert Edmonds, Sr. Vice President Operations, and Christopher Sales, Center D…

A resolution to terminate the county’s lease with TVA on the Swan Pond Sports Complex wasn’t decided during Monday’s County Commission meeting. During the discussion, Commissioner Ron Berry made a motion for the resolution to be postponed until the February Commission meeting. That motion pa…

The Three Rivers Theatre Company will be hosting the Miss Roane County and Miss Teen scholarship competitions on Saturday, Feb. 5. Currently the time and location have yet to be announced, but Three Rivers will be hosting an “interest meeting” at the Walden Event Center at 503 N. Roane St. o…

Stacey Whittenberg of Roane County Animal Shelter (RCAS) gifts a plaque to Jessica Kennawell and Manager Echo Rees of Advance America in Rockwood for their donations to the shelter. An angel tree was placed in Advance America with cards that listed items needed at the shelter that employees …

A six-hour long hip-hop event, the Boombox, hosted by Brandon Bunch and his record label The Rebrand is set to entertain audiences at the Princess theater in Harriman this Saturday from 4 – 10 p.m.

After gathering donations last month, representatives from Rockwood, Harriman, and Roane County gathered in front of the Harriman Municipal Plaza to present two checks to be donated to the Disaster Relief Fund to benefit victims of the tornadoes in Kentucky. The two checks together represent…

The historical marker dedication at Greenwood School that was scheduled for Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been postponed. Roane County NAACP President Joe Eskridge Jr. said organizers were concerned about the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

Kingston police found suspected meth and heroin after responding to a suspicious person call on Jan. 8. Savanna Starr Adkins, 19, was charged with sale and delivery of schedule II methamphetamine, possession of schedule I heroin, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony and possessi…

A man allegedly drove off with a woman’s vehicle after his fake cash ruse was discovered. The incident happened on Jan. 2 at the Walmart in Rockwood.

People continue to move to southern states like Tennessee, which ranks third on the annual U-Haul Growth Index. Tennessee ranked first in 2020. Pictured is the U-Haul location in Harriman.

The birth of Nathaniel Neely brought together five generations. Great-great-grandmother Betty Chance of Rockwood and great-grandmother Teresa Jenkins of Rutledge recently visited London, Kentucky, where Austin and Bre Neely welcomed Nathaniel on Nov. 24, 2021. Also included in the picture is…

Since concrete shrinks and settles as it cures, it’s common for hairline cracks to appear on basement walls. You don’t have to worry about these minor cracks. Simply monitor them to make sure they don’t get any bigger.

The dawn of a new year presents plenty of opportunities to look to the future. Resolutions are made each January, with most centering on ways to get healthy. Not all resolutions need to be of the healthy, however. Once in a while it is fine to indulge, so a resolution to entertain more or to…

Perhaps one of the most graceful of all evergreens we can grow, deodar cedar (Cedrus deodara) can be a unique addition to your garden. This is one of the four known true cedars and can be a striking specimen. In the Southeast we are not able to provide it with ideal growing conditions. Howev…

PIGEON FORGE — Wildlife experts and others in the community will be celebrating the great outdoors during Wilderness Week from Jan. 25-29 at The Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center.