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  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Public deserves answers about fire

    Tennessee has been blessed with the Public Records Act, which provides for citizen access to public records.

    These records include all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, photographs, microfilms, electronic data processing files and output films, sound recordings or characteristics, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any governmental agency.

    That definition would seem to cover just about everything a journalist or any citizen might want to know.

  • GLIMPSES from a Teacher Historian By MARK BANKER: Wanted: A few Ervin Democrats

    Thanks to several responses to my recent column directed to “Howard Baker Republicans,” I am now on the lookout for a few “Sam Ervin Democrats.”

    If my quest rings hollow to you, you are either younger than 40 or were unusually disengaged in the summer of 1973.

    Yes, that was long before cable TV’s 24-hour news cycle, the internet and “smart phones” appeared. But in that summer of Watergate, Sens. Ervin, D-North Carolina, and Baker, R-Tennessee, became familiar figures.

  • Clark honored by Roane County Commission

    mission honored Harriman’s Hunter Clark at the Feb. 13 meeting. From left are, Bobby Clark, father;  County Commissioners Greg Ferguson Junior Hendrickson, Amy Jenkins, mother; Clark and County Commissioner Randy Ellis. Clark recorded 62 tackles for the Blue Devils, including 23 for minus yardage with five sacks. Clark is has a 4.0 GPA. The Commission also recognized Harriman’s Joe Pace, not present, passed for over 2,000 yards and 28 touchdowns last season and ran for 551 yards with 10 TDs. Pace plays on the Harriman basketball team.

  • Clark honored by Roane County Commission

    The Roane County Commission honored Harriman’s Hunter Clark at the Feb. 13 meeting. From left are, Bobby Clark, father;  County Commissioners Greg Ferguson Junior Hendrickson, Amy Jenkins, mother; Clark and County Commissioner Randy Ellis. Clark recorded 62 tackles for the Blue Devils, including 23 for minus yardage with five sacks. Clark is has a 4.0 GPA. The Commission also recognized Harriman’s Joe Pace, not present, passed for over 2,000 yards and 28 touchdowns last season and ran for 551 yards with 10 TDs. Pace plays on the Harriman basketball team.

  • Clark honored by Roane County Commission

    The Roane County Commission honored Harriman’s Hunter Clark at the Feb. 13 meeting. From left are, Bobby Clark, father;  County Commissioners Greg Ferguson Junior Hendrickson, Amy Jenkins, mother; Clark and County Commissioner Randy Ellis. Clark recorded 62 tackles for the Blue Devils, including 23 for minus yardage with five sacks. Clark is has a 4.0 GPA. The Commission also recognized Harriman’s Joe Pace, not present, passed for over 2,000 yards and 28 touchdowns last season and ran for 551 yards with 10 TDs. Pace plays on the Harriman basketball team.

  • Lady Rams battle Lady Tigers 37-30

    After the Rockwood Lady Tigers swept the Grace Christian Academy Lady Rams during the regular season, Coach Amy Breazeale's squad traveled to Knoxville for the opening round of the District 3A Tournament, but the trip was a failure, as the Lady Tigers were beaten 37-30 to end their season.
    This will be the final time Rockwood will play Grace Christian since the Lady Rams will be moving into Division II for 2017-2021.

  • Highlanders eliminate Yellow Jackets 60-46

    It was cold shooting in the second half that spelled “d-e-f-e-a-t” for the Kingston Yellow Jackets as they took a 60-46 loss to the Scott County Highlanders, thus ending the season for the Yellow Jackets.

  • Lady Bears maul Lady Devils 60-26

    A year ago the Harriman Lady Blue Devils made a magical postseason run that ended at the TSSAA Class A State Tournament in Murfreesboro.
    The 2017 postseason won’t have the same happy ending, as Harriman’s season came to a close Thursday night following a 60-26 loss at Tellico Plains in the opening round of the District 3A Tournament.
    Thursday’s contest was decided quickly as the Lady Bears scored the game’s first 13 points before Jada Johnson put the Lady Devils on the board with a layup with 1:54 left in the opening period.

  • Greenback calms Lady Waves post-season

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Midway Lady Green Waves’ season came to an end on Thursday, as they lost to the Greenback Lady Cherokees by a score of 47-32.
    Each team  traded baskets early in the first quarter. The Green Wave game plan suffered a major setback when guard Paige Bacon suffered a sprained ankle early in the quarter.
    Midway was able to push through despite the injury and lead 11-10 after the opening period. Caitlyn Ross had six points in the frame.

  • Auto Tech solutions attributes success to hard work, honesty

    The Bible teaches you reap what you sow.

    For Rex and Kimberly Spoon, they have sown hard work and honesty, and have reaped the rewards of a successful business, Auto Tech Solutions.

    “We’re been very blessed by the Lord here. We owe it all to Him,” Kimberly said.

    “We try to treat people’s cars like our own. Whatever a man sows, that’s what he’ll reap. If we sow honesty, we’ll reap the rewards.