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  • Cornstalk Heights hosts meet-the-candidates event

    The Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization is sponsoring a “meet the candidates” session for people running for Harriman city offices.

    The event is Sunday at Killifer Park in the historic district from 2-4 p.m.

    Killifer Park is in the 600-block of Cumberland Street.

  • Downtown wedding party
  • Golf teams boost funds by washing cars
  • Thai Rotary members visit Roane County
  • Harriman considers alternate Midtown annexation proposal

    On Wednesday, Harriman officials will meet in special-called session at 6 p.m. to consider a resolution for annexation.
    The resolution is similar to a prior resolution proposed earlier this year,  with the exception of the removal of four parcels.
    The city is moving forward with a referendum to annex properties in Midtown, part of which already are under an annexation agreement.
    The new resolution exempting four properties isn’t because of any complaints.

  • Kingston Skyhoundz event postponed

    With just a short time to get ready, Kingston has postponed a championship Frisbee-dog event it hoped to hold on May 14.
    City parks and recreation director Rick Ross said staff had not had time to line up a sufficent number of participants, and is looking at possibly holding the event in the fall.
    “We will postpone to try for Oct. 1 during our country fair and reach out for more dogs,” Ross said. “We have a year to host and will try to combine with another event to draw more interest.”

  • City going after funds for airport

    Peggy Evans remembers when Rockwood students were regularly flown to Knoxville via Rockwood Municipal Airport.

    A teacher at the time, she remembers how the students looked forward to those trips. That sense of community — and the facility on Mount Roosevelt that provided it — won her heart.

    “My passion has been for that since the ’60s,” confirmed Evans, who sits as the city’s vice mayor more than 40 years later and is one of Rockwood’s more outspoken airport advocates.

  • Lifted credit cards pay for higher prices at the pump

    The cost of food might not be the only thing on the rise because of higher gas prices.

    “I’d say that crimes, burglaries and that sort of stuff is going to increase as well,” Roane County resident Patsy Ruppe said. “For some people, that’s going to be the alternative they choose to deal with the higher gas prices.”

    Ruppe knows from experience. Someone broke into her minivan on Easter weekend and made off with her debit card and credit cards that she left in the console.

  • Ballfields to rise from the ash

    Roane County’s plea for a place to play has been heard by TVA.

    A spokeswoman for the agency said 75 of the approximately 900 acres it acquired after the fly ash catastrophe will be used for ballfields.

    “That might be the No. 1 question we got at every meeting we spoke at,” TVA’s Katie Kline said.

    Area officials responded positively to the news.

  • Ratepayers sound off to Harriman candidates

    Some frustrated Harriman Utility Board ratepayers spoke directly to some of the city’s leaders during the most recent of their meetings last month.

    Several candidates heard from residents who began meeting because of their displeasure with their utility rates.

    Despite HUB rates on paper being comparable to — and sometimes lower than — other utilities, ratepayers still say the sting of their bills are worse.