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Today's News

  • Roane Countian killed in South of the River accident

    A Ten Mile man was killed in a car accident on Nov. 7.

    The accident happened South of the River around 8 p.m.

    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Paul McGinnis was traveling south on Johnson Church Road when he crossed into the northbound lane and struck a car driven by Sally Coad.

    McGinnis, 49, was killed. Coad and her passenger, Warren Coad, were not injured.

    McGinnis wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Trooper Alexander Evans investigated the crash.

  • Band gives commissioners a treat
  • Jackets split games with Mavericks

     

    It took a spirited rally by the Kingston Lady Jackets, but Connie Guinn’s started off their season on Tuesday with a 44-41 win over the Anderson County Lady Mavericks.

  • Blue Devils take broom to The King’s Academy

     

    The Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Devils had a successful start to the 2014-15 season Tuesday night as they traveled to Seymour and picked up a sweep over The Kings's Academy.

    The Lady Devils took the floor first and used great defense to pick up a 42-21 over the Lady Lions.

  • Midway sweeps MPCA in opener

     

    For the second consecutive year, the Midway Green Wave opened the basketball season against Mount Pisgah Christian Academy in a Hall Of Fame game that benefits the TSSAA Hall of Fame.

    This time last year, Mount Pisgah lost the girls game, but the Patriots beat the Green Wave in a hard fought boys game.

  • Harriman Middle splits with Oakdale

     

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils and Lady Devils split a pair of games Monday at home against Oakdale.

    The Lady Devils took the floor first and used great defense in picking up a 25-11 victory over the Lady Eagles.

  • Green Wave, Tigers gear up for second round

     

    It's going to be a cold Friday night, but that's just fine with the Rockwood Tigers and Midway Green Wave as both are still alive in the TSSAA playoffs after picking up road victories last week.

    Midway snapped a six-game losing streak by putting together perhaps its best performance of the season in dismantling Red Boiling Springs, 42-8.

  • GUEST OPINION: Matter of freedom - Excluding media is excluding you

    By GENE POLICINSKI

    First Amendment Center

    Things are not “looking up” when it comes to our ability to “look down” or just around to keep an eye on what our police and other authorities are doing.

    In several high-profile incidents and elsewhere, police have moved to block the public from effectively seeing what they are doing at scenes. Those actions put First Amendment freedoms — speech, assembly, petition and free press — literally on the line.

  • Why can’t county officials “zone out” Tiger Haven?

    This letter is my response to Albert Tate’s letter in the Oct. 17 Roane County News about Tiger Haven and the director, Mary Lynn Haven.

    Mr. Tate quotes from a fundraising letter sent by Ms. Haven asking for donations to help with expenses caused by the food poisoning of many of the large cats housed there.

    She wrote that some died or got very sick from eating chicken infected with salmonella provided by a company who sent Tiger Haven meat for the animals.

  • New baler helps keep trash in check

    Roane County Solid Waste and Recycling Center got a boost last week with the installation of a new baler.

    Recycling balers are used to compact recyclables such as aluminum, cardboard, paper, and plastic into blocks that can easily be stacked and transported for sale.

    “The old baler had been here since 1997,” Roane County Solid Waste Director Ralph Stewart said. “We had just gotten to the point we couldn’t keep up anymore.”