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Today's News

  • Property no longer a mess

    Helen Hayes was released from the Roane County Jail shortly before 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

    Chancellor Frank V. Williams III ordered her jailed on Jan. 4 for failing to comply with an order to cleanup her property at 1812 Bluff Road, Harriman.

    “The lawsuit is over that we filed because she has removed the debris and she’s been released from jail,” County Attorney Greg Leffew said.

  • Harriman’s New Year’s resolution: Clean up city

    It’s a new year, and Harriman is anxious to put its best foot forward.

    That’s why codes enforcer David Branam is working hard to begin addressing code enforcement on properties around the city and utilizing mapping to identify some areas.

    “He’s already started hitting some of those areas,” said Assistant Police Chief Kenneth Humphrey.

    Branam so far hasn’t had to play the tough guy to see results.

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  • Classes teach seniors how to get most out of smartphones

    Did you receive a smartphone as a present this holiday season and are not sure what to do with it?

    Are you only using your smartphone as a phone?

    Don’t know how to text or use all the features of your phone?

    Want to connect with family and friends on Facebook?

    Mid-East Community Action Agency and Social Media 4 Seniors are teaming up to teach seniors how to use smartphone technology to the fullest.

    Classes are informal, and small in size to maximize the learning experience.

  • GOING with the FLO: We are either for America and Trump, or against them

    We, who are American patriots, should stand solidly with our president and his agenda, make our voices heard and ignore all the activated mobs that cause confusion, strife and distrust.

    We are either for America, its president’s agenda and its success, or we are against America. Your choices make it clear. You must choose what you listen to.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Evangelicals fail to recognize Trump’s heresy

    Gentle reader, although we are almost three weeks beyond Christmas day, we must return to that time for today’s topic. We have deliberately waited to see if the matter we wish to bring up were to be addressed by those most affected by it, the evangelicals, especially their leaders, ministers, pastors, et al. They have not, insofar as we can determine, therefore we will.

  • Lady ’Cats get non district win

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Oliver Springs hosted a non-district game against AAA Anderson County on Friday evening.

    The Lady Bobcats pulled out a 10-point victory over the Lady Mavericks with a final score of 49-39.

    The game was nip and tuck for the first three quarters as AC held the lead going into the fourth but OS had an 18-5 run and with 4:15 left in the game took the lead that they would not relinquish.

  • Low totals for Tigers and Indians

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers were done in by a lackluster third quarter and lost, 54-33, to the Oneida Lady Indians as a result in at district matchup at Rockwood Friday evening.

    “We played much better than we did Tuesday against Coalfield,” Rockwood Coach Amy Breazeale said. “I was pleased with that and I was pleased with our effort.

    “We’re having to play a lot of young kids and we’re going through illness and injury right now.

    “I hate we lost, but overall I am pleased without our effort.”

  • Clark’s heroics propel Kingston

    Kingston travelled to Rhea County Friday night. Both games had different outcomes. The Lady Jackets lost, 67-54. The boys won on a halfcourt buzzer beating shot by Davely Clark in overtime, 77-75.

    The girls game was give and take throughout with neither side in control for long.

    But it was in the fourth quarter when Rhea County found another gear, scoring 25 points to put the game away.

    Riley Guillemet scored a game high 26 points for Kingston. Amadea Pankey chipped in with 10.