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Today's News

  • Harriman Happenings May 18

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Curtis Leon Moore, who departed this life on Friday, May 8, at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

    He is survived by a son, Kelvin Moore; mother, Mariah Harrison; sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles and lots of other relatives and friends.

    His service was at Kyker Funeral Home. Burial was at Braxtons Chapel Cemetery on Thursday.

    Keep this family in your prayers.

    William Ellis of Lenoir City passed away Tuesday, May 12.

  • Rockwood swimming lessons available

    The Rockwood Community Center has officially set the dates for swimming lessons. This year, lessons will be offered from June 8-19 and July 6-17 in both the morning and the evening. The morning sessions will be fro 11 a.m.-noon, and the evening sessions will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The cost if $25 for a two-week session. For more information, contact 334-0434.

  • Former Kingston tennis star Sarah Rainwater closes out career at Milligan College

    If you would’ve asked 14-year-old Sarah Rainwater if she would playing tennis in college she would told you, “no way.”

    At that time, the young Roane County High School student was just picking up the game. Now, more than eight years later, she has finished her college playing career at Milligan College.

  • Harriman's Peters picking up D1 offers, Vols staying quiet

    Harriman offensive lineman Treyton Peters’ phone has been steadily ringing in recent weeks.

    The upcoming senior has received nine offers so far, and that list is expect to continue growing as football season gets closer.

    “It’s been real exciting with all the offers coming in and the attention, but it’s also been really tiring having to run to all of these colleges,” Peters said.

  • CAK soccer ends Rockwood’s season

    Prior to their match up with Pigeon Forge, the Rockwood Tigers soccer team was riding a four-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 21-10.

    Pigeon Forge handed the Tigers their first loss since the squad beat the Tigers 6-1 back in April.

    That didn’t end Rockwood’s season, however, but Tuesday’s 9-0 loss to Christian Academy of Knoxville would.

    CAK, winner of six state titles in the last 12 years, got things going early with two goals in the first 20 minutes of the first half.

  • Oliver Springs’ Rachel, Emily Griffith sign to play basketball at Lincoln Memorial University

    Since the start of the 2014-15 basketball season, the talk around the Oliver Springs girls basketball team was where the twin duo of Rachel and Emily Griffith would sign to continue their basketball careers.

    That question was answered on Tuesday when the two officially signed their National Letters of Intent to play at Lincoln Memorial University.

  • Cherokee students have grand day at college

    Cherokee Middle School eighth-graders took over Roane State Community College.

    As part of Roane State’s College Student for a Day program this week, the 168 students were divided into groups and took classes on topics like speech and teamwork, interactive science classes and hands-on EMT and paramedic courses.

    “It is a lot more interesting than I thought it would be,” said Sierra Lay.

    Her favorite part was the chemistry lab.

    “We got to pop balloons with dry ice,” she said.

  • Main drag in Rockwood being paved

    Some notoriously bumpy intersections on Gateway Avenue in Rockwood are becoming a little kinder for motorists.

    Work began this week to repave the main part of the strip, according to Tennessee Department of Transportation officials.

    As with the paving on Kentucky Street in Kingston, the work is being done at night. However, the project will be longer than just a few weeks, with a concluding date around July 31.

    The project includes federal, state and local funds.

  • Rockwood chief retiring after decades of putting out fires

    Rockwood Fire Chief Mike Wertz, a city firefighter for several decades, is retiring after this week.

    “I hired him when I was mayor the first time,” said Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller, whose first term as mayor was in the early 1990s.

    “He’s been an excellent chief,” Miller said. “He’s brought a lot of knowledge to the fire department because he’s what you call a master firefighter.”

    Wertz’s colleagues appreciate him, as well.

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