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Today's 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.

  • Man who fought with officer who died being held in Roane

    A man who allegedly fought with a Wartburg police officer before the officer died is being held at the Roane County Jail.

    According to the Morgan County News, Eddie Dean Patterson is charged with aggravated assault for fighting with Wartburg Police Capt. Ralph Braden on April 22.

    Braden died on May 2 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.  

    The Morgan County News said District Attorney General Russell Johnson was weighing the evidence and planned to make a presentation to the Morgan County Grand Jury later this month.

  • Get ready for weekend's Polk Salad Fest, Pageant

    The annual Tennessee Polk Salad Festival and Pageant will kick into high gear at 10 a.m. May 14 with opening ceremonies at the gazebo in Harriman Riverfront Park.

    Tommy Hardin will open the event with music, and Autumn McCarroll will sing the national anthem.

    The country-fair-themed event will continue until 6 p.m. at the park and during the Cruisin’ in downtown Harriman.

    Parking, admission and all entertainment are free.

  • Candidate forums in Kingston, Rockwood

    Municipal elections are less than a month away, and two upcoming forums are planned to introduce voters to candidates and help them make an informed decision in the voting booth.

    The city of Kingston will have its forum at 6:30 p.m. May 12 in Kingston Community Center.

    Residents will have an opportunity to meet Kingston City Council candidates on the ballot for the June 7 election.

    Three council seats are open. Candidates include incumbent Norm Sugarman, Tony Brown, John Byrkit and Brenda Timm.

  • Rallying together for a cure
  • Bobcats survive first round scare, 8-4

    It might not have been their best performance of the season, but the Oliver Springs Bobcats kept their season alive Thursday evening with an 8-4 victory over Sunbright in the District 4-A Tournament play-in game.

  • Lady 'Cats pummel Jellico, 15-0

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats celebrated their Senior Night with a 15-0 thumping of the Jellico Lady Blue Devils Thursday night in the opening round of the District 4-A Tournament. 

  • Griffin enjoys high speed ride

    By JOHN GRIFFIN

    Special to the News

    I got to experience a ride of a lifetime recently as he took to the track at Smoky Mountain Speedway.

  • Roane State basketball players sign

    Roane State Community College basketball player Brad Reid has signed to play at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and guard Yavario Smith has signed with the University of Central Missouri.

  • On the quilt trail