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Today's News

  • Volunteer Energy partners with gas firm

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative and Blossman Gas have entered a new partnership for VEC’s subsidiary company, VE Propane.

    Blossman Gas will serve as the propane service provider for the company. V

    E Propane has provided metered and bulk propane for VEC electric customers in Meigs, McMinn, Bradley, Hamilton, Polk, Rhea and Roane counties for several years.

    The metered propane service offered by VE Propane allows customers to have tanks filled with no up-front charge.

    Customers are billed monthly for the propane as they use it.

  • Renaissance Festival preview coming

    Next month, a royal couple will hold court for the first time in Harriman. Royal subjects are welcome to join in the revelry. 

    Henry VIII will be alive and well at the East Tennessee Renaissance Festival and his royal family will be joining him for his majesty’s family fun and games.

    It’s all part of the renaissance festival preview weekend Oct. 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Ren faire brings Henry VIII, family back to life in Harriman

    When “Henry VIII” ― or “Henry Tudor” ― visits Harriman next month at the East Tennessee Renaissance Festival, visitors will be stepping back in time to 1543.

    King Henry and his last wife, Catherine Parr, will be celebrating their marriage by attending the market day with Henry’s children from his previous marriage.

  • Lawnville Road stretch closed

    A portion of Lawnville Road will be closed and traffic rerouted next week as Roane County Road Department workers replace a bridge.

    The damaged appears to have been from a tractor trailer.

    Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson said the damage probably happened when traffic was diverted off the interstate, but he’s not certain when.

    “We’ll have them a nice, new bridge that will be wider also,” Ferguson said.

  • MAINTAINING THE MUSIC

    The sensual refrains of a saxophone can often be heard at Roane State Community College.

    When Roland Ledesma takes a break from his custodial work, he often plays.

    Many times he’s practicing music he will later play alongside the Roane State Jazz Band.

    “I have been with them a long time. I started working here about seven years ago. I heard they had a jazz band,” said Ledesma.

    He started taking a class for fun.

  • No one hurt in school bus mishap

     

    A Roane County school bus got stuck on Salem Valley Road earlier this month. 

    “It just looked like the driver got over too far,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said. 

    Phillips and Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton were on patrol South of the River when they came upon the school bus. 

  • Fishing Report

     

    Dale Hollow: Fishing is slow. Water temperature is 80 degrees; water is falling. A few bass are being caught on shallow running crankbaits around shallow wood in the rivers. A few crappie re being caught on minnows around fallen trees. Several bluegill are being caught on crickets and nightcrawlers on bluffs in 25 feet of water. A few walleye are being caught while jigging spoons in 32 feet of water on breaks near the dam.

  • Deer season opens Saturday

     

    By BRAD DAUGHERTY

    TWRA Wildlife Officer 

  • TWRA hosting BOW/ATV workshop

     

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host its first Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) All-terrain Vehicle (ATV) Workshop Oct. 3-5 at Royal Blue Wildlife Management Area.

  • Lady Mavs down OS, 7-1

     

    For the first 30 minutes of Monday evening’s game, the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats held their own against the Anderson County Lady Mavericks, but the Lady Mavs were just too much for the Lady ’Cats to handle in a 7-1 loss.