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  • Rough weather hits — how are you dealing with it?

    Roane County was under a tornado warning Wednesday morning, with more severe weather expected later in the afternoon. Meteorologists say conditions are right today for supercell tornadoes — the kind that can cut wide swaths and stay on the ground for a long time.

    We hope the worst of this storm system, which has already caused widespread damage and even death in midwestern states, bypasses our area. But if it doesn't, we are looking for your pictures and stories of how you dealt with wind, rain, hail or flooding.

  • State planners jobs eliminated in Jobs4TN plan

    Local governments that relied on the assistance of state planners will have to seek help elsewhere.

    The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is eliminating the positions, much to the chagrin of the woman who has served Roane County for many years.   

  • Full house at meeting to determine new HUB manager

    A standing-room-only crowd attended the Harriman Utility Board meeting Monday night.

    The board had anticipated a heated meeting when hearing disgruntled ratepayers had discussed attending an upcoming utility board meeting to ask questions about utility practices.

    If the disgruntled had attended, they wouldn’t have been able to fit into the conference room. HUB employees filled the room and lined the wall.

  • Temperance Town seeks to gussy up

    There is a way community members can help make Harriman prettier.

    Officials want feedback and interest from anyone who wants to plant a community garden or help plant flower bulbs in some of the city street medians.

    Council members wanted to see if community members and organizations would devote time to planting bulbs in the medians along Hwy. 27.

  • Look-alike contest back for Mother's Day

    The Roane County News is looking for mothers and daughters who bear an uncanny resemblance.

    What’s in it for them? A $50 gift certificate each for the winning mother and daughter. The mother and daughter can be any age now and in the photos. They can be featured in the same photo or each have separate photographs. The photos can show each at any age.

    To be eligible, you must live in Roane County and have the photos to us by noon Wednesday May 4.

  • 2 Rockwood Tigers recognized by National Football Foundation

    Two members of the Rockwood Tigers football program were recognized for their contributions by the East Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
    MAURICE GREIF
    Maurice Greif, who for decades has been the voice of the Rockwood High School Tigers, was given the George L. Hunter Distinguished Community Service Award.
    Greif announced the high school football games for 57 years before retiring this year.
    “I also did the middle school about 35 to 40 years,” Greif said.
    Tiger coach John Webb said he will be missed.

  • Kingston church shakes up how vacation Bible school is handled

    Morrison Hill Christian Church will shake things up for vacation Bible school season this summer.
    Rather than simply have a week-long vacation Bible school, Morrison Hill will host four different day camps, giving others more options to fit more schedules.
    They believe the new options will serve both vacation Bible school newbies and seasoned veterans.

  • 8-year-old raises substantial money for Relay for Life

    Kingston Elementary School third-grader MyKenzie Price, has already raised more than $1,200 for Relay for Life.
    It’s a very personal mission.
    The 8-year-old will be keeping her great-grandfather in her thoughts as she walks in the Lenoir City relay May 6.
    MyKenzie was very close to her “Pa Paw,” former Kingston fire chief Bobby Scruggs.
    “He would take me fishing, and he would push me on the swing,” she said.
    Scruggs died after struggling with cancer for four years, and Price will recognize him for her third year at the relay.

  • Iris in bloom
  • Ambulance director loses job

    Gloria Wright is no longer director of the Roane County ambulance department. She was informed about the county's desire to go in another direction on Monday.

    "We asked Gloria to basically take a position lower than what she's at now," Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    Woody said Office of Emergency Services Director Howie Rose and consultant Jack Jinks will manage the ambulance department on an interim basis.

    "Until we do a search or determine exactly what we need to do," he said.