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Today's News

  • County's white house won't get painted

    Roane County’s controversial “little white house” is apparently not changing colors.

    Last month County Executive Ron Woody said he wanted to paint the house on Third Street in Kingston to match the brick on the new jail.

    “We may be able to get some prisoners to paint it with a different color paint if I can get somebody to donate us some,” he said. “Or we may spend a couple hundred bucks and buy us some paint. I don’t know.”

  • Gas leak dealt with in Harriman

    Traffic was rerouted for several hours Wednesday as Harriman Utility Board workers repaired a gas leak at a 3-inch gas main at the intersection of Scarbro and Ruritan roads, between a car wash and a empty storefront.

    HUB Manager Chuck Flora said the utility received calls from people smelling a gas leak in the area sometime before 3 p.m.

    Crews were there shortly after, with Harriman Police rerouting traffic around the section of roadway that is near South Harriman Baptist Church and not far from Bowers Elementary.

  • Litter summit offers enforcement ideas

    Government leaders, enforcement officers and community organizations came from throughout East Tennessee to a litter summit held in Oak Ridge this week.

    Roane County Park director Tony Brown, who maintains Keep Roane Litter Free, was in attendance, as well as Harriman Building Inspector Maria Nelson, who deals regularly with many of the issues that the summit focused on, problem properties.

  • Lady 'Cats down Rockwood, 9-1

    In what definitely could be called a confidence booster for a young Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats soccer squad, the Lady ‘Cats took a convincing 9-1 victory over the Rockwood Lady Tigers Tuesday night. 

  • OS movie extra goes Hollywood

    By Sharon Littlepage, Special to Roane Newspapers

  • Midway students of the month honored
  • Surgical tech studies completed

     

  • Convenience center to start taking paint, stain

    Unused paint and stain may be dropped off at the Post Oak convenience center at 123 Post Oak Valley Road, Rockwood, beginning Sept. 21.
    Roane County Solid Waste Department is offering this service for Roane County residents to dispose of any unused paint or stain from their households.
    No paint or stain from businesses will be accepted.
    Managing and disposing of paint will increase the county's eligibility to host future annual Household Hazardous Waste events.

  • Duke, Vandy honors
  • Smith, Rather receive ETSU scholarships

    East Tennessee State University’s Tennessee Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity recently presented Balanced Man Scholarships to two Roane County students at an annual luncheon.
    Hunter Smith of Kingston received a $1,000 award.
    Son of Rick and Debbie Smith, he is a recent graduate and valedictorian of Roane County High School.
    Named among his school’s Who’s Who Top Ten, he served as band lieutenant, men’s tennis team captain, Student Council secretary and trumpet section leader in the band.