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Today's News

  • GOING with the FLO: Kudos to the Woodys for raising Ron right

    By FLO CHARLES

    Roane County is gifted with so many leaders of integrity. One office in particular is the County Executive, with Ron Woody being our present County Executive.

    It was my pleasure to attend the Roane County Tea Party and listen to the brilliancy of Ron Woody as information poured from him that he had accumulated throughout his career and the leadership skills he has developed. I couldn’t write them down fast enough.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Al Gore warned us as to what could happen

    As you have no doubt heard, Pauline and Albert Gore, Sr., raised their son, young Albert, Jr., to be a well-behaved young man, and we’re glad they did.

    The faculty and staff of the prep school to which young Al was sent, St. Albans School for Boys in Washington, taught him leadership, and to be self-disciplined, and self-controlled, and we’re glad they did.

    His comrades and compatriots taught young Al the precepts of good sportsmanship, deference and modesty; to be as good a loser as winner, and we’re glad they did.

  • State helping Irma victims seeking housing in Tenn.

    The Tennessee Housing Development Agency is waiving all family income and one- year lease restrictions on vacant apartment units in its Low Income Housing Tax Credit program for victims of Hurricane Irma who temporarily relocate to Tennessee.

  • Roane county players honored week four
  • Senior bowlers bowlings big numbers and big high scores

    September 8

    1st High Game------Ken Altes (Solo)------428

    2nd High Game----Connie Millhollon, Larry Blankenship---470

    3rd High Game ----Sylvia Whitehouse, David Lawson---465

    High Scores today—Rick Matthews, 210 game-- Rick Alderfer-203 game. Connie Millhollon, 206 game- Aryn Millhollon, 214 game-David Dawson-216 game

    High Series today---- Connie Millhollon, Larry Blankenship----1271

    High Series For September------- Connie Millhollon, Larry Blankenship--1271

  • Happenings on the hill

    As of today, a new column will be running weekly in the Roane Count News called Happenings On The Hill. This column will focus on the University of Tennessee athletics and will focus primarily on football, men’s and women’s basketball and softball and baseball. For the most part, it will be on time with the season being played. Unless something drastic happens. (not that ever happens at UT) I can’t promise everything in this column you will agree with, but just like whoever may be reading, I’m just a Vol fan who is putting my thoughts on paper.

  • Lady Devils come from behind

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Middle School girls’ softball team traveled to Wartburg on Friday evening to take on the Bulldogs in what turned out to be a tale of two teams that started and ended the game in opposite directions as the Blue Devils struggled early and finished strong while Wartburg started strong and struggled late to lose a five run 1st inning lead and the game by a score of 9-5.

  • Harriman Middle loses hard fought game

    The Harriman Middle School Lady Devils took on Elk Valley on Monday night in volleyball action.

    The weather outside was cold and rainy, but both teams brought it on the court as neither team wanted to go down with the loss on Monday night.

    Despite a very valiant effort and a great comeback the Lady Devils were unable to pick up the victory on the night as they dropped the final set to lose the match by a final score of 2-1.

  • Jackets bedevil Harriman

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets held off a Harriman Lady Blue Devil surge Monday evening at Roane County High School to win in three straight volleyball sets, 25-18, 25-22, and 25-17.

    “I’m very proud of our girls and how they played,” Kingston Coach Thomas Abbott said, “they played real hard and put in a great effort.

    “Harriman is a good team and very well coached.

    “Our girls met the challenge.”

  • GLIMPSES: U.S-Mexican tensions nothing new

    By MARK BANKER

    When I left Roane County in 1969, there were no Mexican restaurants here. When I returned 18 years later, there were a few. Today there are many - including several that are excellent.

    While many of us enjoy the food at these modest eateries, we are less certain about the folks who prepare and serve our meals. Indeed, they and their restaurants represent one of the most important developments in our region — and nation — in my lifetime.