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Today's News

  • Basketball season tips off with Eble tourney

     

    Basketball season tipped off Monday night at the 2014 Hollis Eble Tournament at Oakdale.

    The evening started great for Roane County teams, as the Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers both picked up victories. The rest of the evening didn’t go as well, however, as Harriman’s boys and girls dropped games as did the Oliver Springs Bobcats.

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  • Leadership Roane County Class of 2014
  • Harriman eyes projects for TVA money

    Harriman wants to use their TVA image repair funding to utilize marketing such as billboards, give their interstate exits a facelift and improve park facilities, too.

    Those are three of the items city officials hope to use the city’s $375,000 portion of public image repair money for. The money was given out through the Roane County Economic Development Foundation, which was established to distribute the funds doled out by TVA after the Dec. 22, 2008 ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant.

  • Harriman to choose manager?

    \Harriman may finally make an offer to one of three candidates for Harriman city manager this week.

    The three candidates were interviewed on Oct. 7, and council and employees used a rating system to score each candidate on different criteria during the interviews. Kevin Helms, former city manager of Oak Hill, appears to be the frontrunner.

    “He’ll be good,” Councilman Ken Mynatt said.

    Mynatt said he liked his background and ideas.

    “He’s pretty sharp,” Mynatt added.

  • TVA gets thumbs up on cleanup

    TVA Inspector General Richard Moore has called himself the agency’s harshest critic, but he’s also not afraid to heap praise when warranted. His office does exactly that in a September report about TVA’s ash spill recovery project.

    “Our review found TVA has met, or is in the process of meeting, its commitments for the Kingston Recovery Project,” the report said. “Community leaders and regulatory personnel interviewed were satisfied with TVA’s actions to meet its commitments.”

  • Attorney suspended after guilty plea on sex charges

    Roane County lawyer Kent Booher had his law license suspended by the Tennessee Supreme Court on Oct. 7. Last month Booher pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape in Loudon County Criminal Court.

    That was the reason his law license was suspended.

  • Rockwood man charged in bat-swinging foul play

    A Rockwood man is accused of attacking three people with a baseball bat.

    Johnathan W. Beard, 21, 109 Derrick St., was charged last week with three counts of aggravated assault that occurred on Oct. 4.

    Officer Blake Norman was called to Roane Medical Center for an assault that had taken place at 529 1/2 N. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood. Once there he spoke to Wesley Williams, one of the victims, who told officers that he had heard a knock on his door and found Beard standing on his porch.