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Today's News

  • Reminder: Property taxes due by month’s end

    February is the final month to pay 2015 property taxes without penalty.

    To accommodate the expected rush, Roane County Trustee Wilma Eblen said her office at the courthouse will open on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

    She said her office plans to stick to its normal hours for the rest of the month.

    The trustee’s office is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday; and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

    The courthouse will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, for Presidents Day.

  • TVA meetings to address ash disposal options

    TVA is hosting information open houses this week to receive comments from the public about options for disposal of ash and other coal combustion products at its Bull Run and Kingston Fossil Plants.

    The open house on Bull Run will take place today – Wednesday – at the Oak Ridge Civic Center on Oak Ridge Turnpike from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    The open house on the Kingston Fossil Plant is scheduled for Thursday at Roane County High School from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Roane County High School is located on Cumberland Street in Kingston.

  • Leniency sought in pill mill sentence

    Leniency is being urged for a Roane County man involved in an East Tennessee prescription pill conspiracy.

    “He had never been in trouble prior to this event,” Kingston residents Mike and Linda Farmer said in a letter to Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan.

    Varlan is scheduled to sentence their son – Michael Puckett – on Wednesday at the federal courthouse in Knoxville.

  • Greenback at Rockwood games postponed

    The Greenback at Rockwood basketball games scheduled Tuesday night were postponed and reschedule for Thursday. The girls game will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at 8 p.m.

  • Langley, Peters to continue football careers

    Two of Harriman High School's offensive linemen joined ofter football players across the state to continue their careers at the collegiate level on National Signing Day last Wednesday.

    Treyton Peters signed with MTSU, while John Langley signed with Bethel University in McKenze, Tennessee. Both helped the Blue Devils rush for 4,265 yards this season, and to a 9-4 overall record and a 5-1 Region 2 1A mark for Coach Travis Tapp. Harriman defeated Unaka 60-14 and Coalfield 40-20 in the first two rounds of the playoffs, before losing 56-28 at Greenback.

  • Blue Devil football players honored

    On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Harriman High School football team held their annual football banquet held at the Harriman High School cafeteria. The Blue Devils went 9-4 on the season losing in the quarterfinal’s of the state playoffs to eventual state runner up Greenback. The Blue Devils also were Region 2A runner up. The day consisted of watching the 2015 highlight film, along with honoring players, coaches, cheerleaders and several other people who contributed throughout the season.

  • Kelly Allen to play at Tennessee Technological University

    Kingston's Kelly Allen loves soccer and she loves Tennessee Tech University. That made for a perfect union Wednesday afternoon when the Lady Jacket senior leader signed her National Letter of Intent with the Lady Golden Eagles.

    “I'm so excited to get this opportunity to play with them,” Allen said. “I've always wanted to go there. It's close to home, I like the campus and the coach is awesome.”

  • Garrett to continue softball career with Chattanooga State

    Kingston Lady Jacket softball team will be continuing her career in 2016-'17 on the collegiate level.
    Senior Briley Garrett signed with Chattanooga State Community College, a member of the TJCCAA, on National Signing Day.

    Teammate Makenzie Spurgeon signed in January with Walters State, which is also a member of the TJCCAA.

  • Fruit trees focus of Master Gardener winter workshop

    Master Gardeners of Roane County will have its annual winter workshop from 9 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20.

    The workshop will focus on fruit tree management. David Lockwood, University of Tennessee state fruit and nut specialist, will discuss growing fruit trees, grafting of fruit trees and proper pruning of fruit trees.

    There will be classroom time with Lockwood as well as hands-on grafting of apple trees.

    A day filled with education, grafting, lunch and door prizes is planned.

  • Fiesta Time Grill offers family-friendly dining

    A new source of tacos, burritos and other tasty South-of-the-border fare is coming to Rockwood.

    Fiesta Time hopes to be open today, Monday, and will be offering a variety of items at its location in the former Radio Shack storefront in Tyler Pointe shopping center.

    “Everything is going to be fresh — produce, meat,” said co-owner Jaime Ayala.

    “Everything is going to be cooked to order.”

    They hope to create a family-oriented atmosphere and want customers to feel welcomed like a special guest.