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Today's News

  • Contractor arrested on theft warrant

    Kingston police took out a theft warrant for a contractor in October after he allegedly stiffed a woman who hired him to do some work.

    Joshua Lee Miles, 41, was arrested on the warrant last week.

    According to police, Dianne Eddie paid Miles $600 on June 14 to do some work on her house.

    “On Sept. 18, 2014, Ms. Eddie reported to the Kingston Police Department that Mr. Miles had not completed the work agreed upon,” the warrant states.

    That day, an officer found Miles at a home on Greenwood Street.

  • All in the family at Midtown Market, Deli

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    Midtown Market and Deli is a father-and-son endeavor now open at Hwy. 70 and Ruritan Road in Roane County.

    Gerald Miller and son Merle decided to open a deli and store with Amish brands like Amish Wedding jams, jellies, candy, soup and cake mixes, Troyer brand cheese and Yoder’s Country Market bread.

  • Lots of unique dishes found on the menu in 2014

    This “Out to Lunch” article is the second of my 2014 Highlight Reviews.

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    The sign at Wendell’s Diner says, “The best of times ... the 1980s.”

    It’s at 2807 Roane State Hwy. in Midtown, between Mike’s Body Shop and the former bread store (known by old-timers as Davis Diner) on Hwy. 70.

    My wife, Carol, studied the menu and suggested I order the Donkey Kong burger.

  • Harriman Happenings, Jan. 12

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Evione Wright, who recently passed away.

    She was the daughter of the late Otha and Willie Martin.

    She was the mother of several children and had 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

    Her service was held last Saturday at Evans Mortuary. The Rev. Alvin Douglass officiated.

    Our sincere sympathy to the family and friends in the passing of Marlvin H. Bolton, who passed away last week.

    He was born in Atlanta to the late Rev. James and Emma Bolton.

  • Coalfield Middle sweeps Oliver Springs

    Anytime Coalfield and Oliver Springs square off in any sport, both teams are bound to bring their best efforts.

    That was the case when Oliver Springs Middle traveled to take on Coalfield Middle.

    Both games were highly competitive throughout, but the home team prevailed in both with the Lady Jackets picking up the 36-27 victory and the Jackets with the 25-32 victory.

  • Harriman, Rockwood split contests

    Tuesday night brought together two county rivals, as well as a big district match up when the Rockwood Middle School Tigers traveled to take on the Blue Devils of Harriman Middle School.

    The Lady Tigers were able to travel home with the 24-11 victory, but the home standing Blue Devils picked up the 42-30 win.

  • Oliver Springs girls rally past Wartburg

    While it wasn’t the win Oliver Springs head coach Michelle Christopher was looking for, it was a win nonetheless.

    After falling in a 13-5 hole in the first quarter, the Lady Bobcats rallied to a 48-34 victory over Wartburg.

    “Very rough start,” Christopher said. “I don’t think the kids were exactly mentally focused, but then we got into foul trouble. I thought they showed a lot of heart and will to win. They made a big run and actually had a pretty good second half.”

  • Bobcats survive three technical fouls, late charge to beat Bulldogs

    It seems like anytime a team from Morgan or Roane County cross that thin, imaginary line things get interesting.

    When Oliver Springs traveled to Wartburg Tuesday night that pattern held true as the Bobcats escaped with a 59-52 victory.

    “That’s one of those games nothing seemed to go right,” Oliver Springs head coach Tony Ingram said. “Basically an ugly, sloppy game. We just had to find a way to win it and I think some of our guys did. We hit the wall, we hit adversity, we hit bad times, but we found a way to win.”

  • TDOT ready to tackle roadways this winter season

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season.

    Over the last several weeks, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks for the winter season.

    “Tennessee often sees the bulk of its winter weather in January and February,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said.

    “Our salt bins are fully stocked and we have more than a thousand employees ready to mobilize in the event of inclement weather.”

  • Hallock to share Get Real message at Luminary

    A little more than a decade ago, Doug Hallock owned a successful insurance business in Arizona.

    But beneath the veneer of stability, he had a secret: Hallock was a heroin addict.

    “It seemed like I had been a drug addict all my life,” he said.

    Blessedly, those closest to him decided to stop being fooled and to stop him from fooling himself any longer.

    They held a classic intervention, and Hallock began to receive the treatment he needed.