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Today's News

  • DOE board seeks members

    The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board.

    The board is a federally chartered citizens panel that provides recommendations to the agency regarding cleanup activities across the Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The deadline for submitting applications is Jan. 31.

  • all sales FINAL

    Rocky Top General Store in Harriman had a final sale on Jan. 7.

    The walls and shelves of the iconic store are getting bare as the last of the merchandise is sold off.

  • Business of the Month

    Roane Veterinary Hospital is the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s January Business of the Month.

    The presentation includes, from left, Wade Creswell, The Roane Alliance; Marilyn Calfee, Chamber board chairwoman; Dr. Wes Cook, Roane Veterinary Hospital; Greg White and Glenda Johnson, G&G Gun Shop; Sandy Johnson and Ashley Whitson, Roane Veterinary Hospital.

    The full-service veterinary medical facility is at 300 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    It’s open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

  • ALL-STATE....AGAIN

    Rockwood senior Lexie Hill was named to the  Tennessee Sports Writers Association as a forward on the Class A/AA team. This was the second straight season the Lady Tiger player has received this honor.
    "I had a good year," said Hill, who praised her teammates. "I love them all."

  • Lady Tigers stretched their winning streak to four games

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers extended their winning streak to four games after defeating Concord Christian Tuesday night in Knoxville.
    Cassidy Tilley, Zoie Hill and Lexie Hill led the Lady Tigers with 14, 11 and 10 points, respectively.
    Ashley Penland led Concord Christian with 23 points.
    Camryn Evans tallied four first-quarter points to give the Lady Tigers an 8-7 lead. Zoie Hill and Tilley were both 2-of-2 from the charity stripe. Penland had four points for Concord Christian.

  • Midway Middle sweeps HMS

    It was a unique situation Thursday night, when the Harriman Middle School basketball teams traveled south of the river to battle the Midway Middle School teams.
    The circumstance was a bit unique, as the first game started at 5 p.m. rather than the normal 6 p.m. tip and the second was that the boys played first on eighth-grade night.
    The Lady Waves picked up a 30-21 victory over the Lady Devils, while the Green Wave bested the Blue Devils 43-32.

  • Progress stinks on sewer deal transition for Roane Regional

    The Roane County Commission voted unanimously Monday to authorize the county attorney to contact Lenoir City Utilities Board regarding the status of an agreement addressing ownership of the sewer system at Roane Regional Business and Technology Park.

    County Executive Ron Woody asked Commission for the authorization after what he described as a lack of communication from the utility following some “back-and-forth” discussions.

    Woody said he hopes the attorney can help advance the discussion.

  • NEW YEAR, NEW HOPE

    By Cindy Simpson and Michelle Hollenhead

    A new year offers new opportunities in Harriman, Rockwood, Kingston and Oliver Springs.

    From continuing successful ongoing projects to the possibility of new ones, each mayor is hopeful about what 2017 can bring.

    In Harriman, seeing new life in the former Roane Medical Center is Mayor Wayne Best’s “No. 1 goal,” he said.

    The building has been vacant for several years, but Best said it is his hope to see it repurposed by the end of 2017.

  • EGGSCELLENT EGGHEADS
  • Trio plead guilty in federal meth case

    Three people pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday for their roles in an area methamphetamine conspiracy.

    Roane County residents Amanda Wells and Lamar England, and Morgan County resident Clarence Laymance are tentatively scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 2.

    Each appeared before U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves on Wednesday at the federal courthouse in Knoxville. Wells, 28, and England, 48, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 5 grams or more of meth. Laymance, 45, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of meth.