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  • County's unkempt property addressed

    Roane County Commissioner Randy Ellis wants all county owned property in the city of Harriman brought to city and county code as soon as possible.
    Officials in Harriman recently discussed a piece of county-owned property at 420 Clifty St. that was so unkept the vegetation had overgrown.

  • DAR genealogy forum brings records to life

    Tramps, American Revolutionary War veterans, government leaders and trouble makers might all be part of someone's ancestry.

    Finding these people and the diverse stories that make history come alive are part of the appeal for genealogy researchers.

    “Yes, it is true they come to life. You really get to feel you know them,” said Cathy Johnson.

  • DAR genealogy forum brings records to life
  • OpEd: Legislative summary by state Sen. Ken Yager

    By Ken Yager

  • Hwy. 58 Wreck
  • Roane teachers head to Nashville

    Local educators are planning to attend Saturday’s rally in support of teachers in Nashville.

    Participants will gather at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park at noon and march to Legislative Plaza.  

    The purpose of the rally is to protest legislation pending in the Tennessee General Assembly that will restrict teachers’ ability to collective bargain.

  • School board members support teachers

    The Roane County Board of Education and the Roane County Education Association are negotiating a new three-year contract.

    The current contract expires this year.  

    “We may be close to ratification of the new contract,” RCEA President Jeff Davis said by e-mail.

    Could this be the last one? Legislation pending in the Tennessee General Assembly could prevent the sides from negotiating in the future.

  • Tight quarters hinders recycling

    At the Roane County Recycling Center, space has become an issue.

    “It’s really hard to take care of everything that needs to be done,” said solid waste coordinator Ralph Stewart.

    Over the past five years, the recycling center’s intake of cardboard has soared from approximately 20 tons of cardboard a month to 20 tons a week.

    The center uses its only building to sort and bale all of the recyclables, some that can be sold.

  • Property tax appeals to state begin later this month

    Some of the property owners unhappy about the results of last year’s reappraisal will have their grievances heard later this month.

    The Tennessee Board of Equalization will hold hearings in Roane County on March 21, March 23 and March 25.

    Forty-two people are scheduled to have their appeals heard over those three days.

    “This is just the first round of hearings,” Tennessee Comptroller spokesman Blake Fontenay said by e-mail.“There are many more appeals to be heard.”

  • Criminal negligence alleged in child’s death

    Parents of a 14-month- old who drowned while bathing with his sibling have been indicted by a Roane County grand jury for criminally negligent homicide.
    Jackson Dean Gregory died on Nov. 11 in East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Knoxville.
    District Attorney Russell Johnson said both Jami and Crystal Reagan Gregory of Harriman left their children alone during bathtime, which led to the child’s death.
    “She put the 1-year-old in the bathtub with the 2-year-old,” Johnson said.