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Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: Grains evolve through the years, maintain prominence in our diets

    By Ellen Probert Williamson, Roane Newspapers

  • RMC move months away

    Roane Medical Center’s days in downtown Harriman appear to be numbered.

    Covenant Health is about 16-17 months from moving the Harriman-based hospital to a new, state-of-the-art facility in Midtown, said Harriman Mayor Chris Mason.

    The new facility was announced in March 2008, when Covenant and Harriman officials worked out  arrangements for the company’s acquisition of the then city-owned and -operated hospital.

    Mason said last week the move is “a little bit early, according to our contract.”

  • Tigers trap Bears, 42-0

    The Rockwood Tigers laid waste to the Tellico Plains Bears by a 42-0 margin Friday night at Civitan Field. 

  • Bobcats blanked by Jackets

    For the third straight year, the Coalfield vs. Oliver Springs game was one-sided on the scoreboard. 

  • Grace rams Midway, 55-13

    About the only good thing that can be said about Midway's visit to Grace Christian Academy Friday night was that they may have found a good breakaway back that can score from long distance as junior Aaron Collins scored both Midway touchdowns in the 55-13 loss to the Rams.

  • Late score lifts Jackets past Panthers, 34-28

    It was one of those games that left Kingston Yellow Jacket football fans without any finger nails, but in the end all the nail-biting was worth it as Vic King's squad used a five-yard touchdown pass from Darren Mossing to Aaron Fielden with 1:04 left to play to give the Jackets a 34-28 victory at Stone Memorial.

  • Harriman rebounds at Greenback, 33-21

    One week after suffering a 41-12 loss at Wartburg, it was gut-check time for the Harriman Blue Devils and Travis Tapp's squad responded with an outstanding performance Friday night in knocking off No. 5 ranked Greenback on the road, 33-21.

  • How much do you really know about the Constitution?

    It’s Constitution Week.

    As much as this foundation for our nation’s freedom and way of life has been bandied about lately, we are shocked by how little many people really know about its history and its actual content.

    “We the people...” are words that define our government — our belief system — and our unique set of freedoms.

    These words have guided this country  through hard times and civil strife.

  • Kingston utility celebrates new 'bugs'

    Some new workers for the city of Kingston are receiving high praise from officials, but you won’t find their names on the payroll.

    In fact, you won’t find their names at all.

    “They’re bugs,” said City Manager Jim Pinkerton, who also oversees the sewage treatment plant. “I think they come from the food industry.”

  • Commission turns away road grant

    The Roane County Commission balked at the idea of committing $225,000 for a proposed road project.

    The resolution calling for such was voted down 13-2 at the Sept. 13 meeting.  

    Commissioners Bobby Collier, who submitted the resolution, and Steve Kelley were the only two commissioners to vote yes.    

    According to officials, the money would have been the county’s portion of a grant match for a feasibility study on the proposed Rose Crossing/Morrison Hill Crossing project.