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Today's News

  • Blue Devils split home opener

    Harriman started their 2017-2018 basketball season Thursday night as the Lady Devils and Devils took on the Lady Dragons and Dragons of Brainerd.

    Brainerd 35, Harriman 39

    The Lady Devils were able to grab a victory by a score of 39-35.

    The Blue Devils were unable to grab a win as they lost by a score of 75-58

    The ladies took the court in the first matchup of the night.

    Things were a little different as Brainerd had a delay with getting to the gym and the contest started about 40 minutes late.

  • Bobcats fall hard to Lenoir City

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Bobcats played their second game in three days as they traveled to Lenior City to play the Class AAA Panthers in their second Hall of Fame game on Thursday evening.

    The girls game was a tale of two halves as Oliver Springs jumped out to a 9-1 lead and won the first half but a tenacious three-point game turned the game around and Lenior City won the second half and the game by a score of 50-33.

  • Heroics propel Tigers to upset

    The Rockwood Tigers upset the 2A No. 1 Meigs County Tigers Friday night in Decatur, 9-8, with a late touchdown in the third round of the TSSAA 2A Football Playoffs.

    “These kids have done everything I’ve asked them to do for a long, long time,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said. “You know when just when people think it’s over and we’re ready to start putting uniforms up, they come back out with something else.”

  • Enrichment annual glove drive underway

    Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County Branch is embarking on the ninth year of the Gloves of Love campaign.

    Offices in Kingston and Midtown are collecting gloves, hats and scarves for Roane County school children through Dec. 9.

    Many children arrive at school without warm coverings for their heads and hands and the credit union is making it their mission to keep the children warm during the cold months of the year.

  • Roane County registers 3.3% jobless rate in September

    Tennessee is breaking records, and Roane County is in on the action.

    September’s unemployment rate was below 5 percent in every county across the state, according to the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    It is, the Department reported, the first time the rate has ever been that low across the state.

  • Kingston taking Watch program to social media

    The Kingston Police Department is undertaking an innovative program that will use social media to support various “watch” programs and improve communication with the community.

    The effort will add value to the department’s Neighborhood Watch, Elder Watch, Business Watch and Church Watch programs, said Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam.

    “I don’t know of any other department combining these four programs online,” he said.

  • Harriman, Kingston shafted?

    Budget Committee nominations usually pass with no opposition. That wasn’t the case at Monday’s Roane County Commission meeting, however.

    The resolution nominating Commissioners Carolyn Granger, James Brummett, Steve Kelley and Darryl Meadows to the committee passed by a razor thin 8-7 vote.

    “Everybody wants somebody from their district, but there’s not enough districts to go around,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    Woody is chairman of the budget committee and makes the nominations that Commission approves.

  • 500 pounds of spuds up for grabs

    What better side for your Thanksgiving turkey than a buttery serving of mashed potatoes?

    Floyd Lawson and his Bria-Shannel Committee are once again giving away 100 five-pound bags to those in need.

    “This Tuesday, Nov. 21, we’ll be giving away our yearly potatoes at Riverfront Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,” said Lawson.

    This is the third year that they’ve given out the tasty spuds near the holidays.

    “You can eat if you have potatoes. There are so many ways you can make them,” he said.

  • State gives OS thumbs up on sewer rehabs

    Oliver Springs wastewater plant operators have addressed some of the changes recommended when the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation visited the facility in August.

    “I told them I’m glad they came down because they showed us deficiencies,” Town Administrator Chris Mason said. “We changed the way we are doing business up there.”

    Mason said the $4.5 million upgrade to the plant should be completed by December.

    “Pretty much it is a brand new sewer plant,” Mason said.

  • Turkey Day coming early for Kingston OES

    Kingston 405 Order of the Eastern Star is finalizing

    plans for its annual turkey dinner.

    The dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in Union Lodge Hall on Spring Street, Kingston.

    Cost is $8 for smoked turkey, green beans, whole-kernel corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, slaw, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, pumpkin or pecan pie and tea, coffee or water.