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Today's News

  • Looseleaf laureate by Terri Likens: Sometimes nature comes to you instead

    I’ve spent a lot of weekends away from home this summer.

    I swam in creeks and lakes, bicycled through Cades Cove, kayaked all over the region, hiked to the top of Mount LeConte and back the long way, house boated a couple of times and participated in a multitude of other hikes and rides.

    But on a recent weekend, nice as it was, I knew I needed to stay home and take care of chores.

  • Harriman delays paving to finish utility work

    Plans to pave a section of Swan Pond Road in the city will be delayed until next year.

    Harriman officials had planned on using what remains of the $100,000 originally alloted to the city for paving from TVA following the Kingston Fossil Plant ash spill.

    Swan Pond Road saw a lot of heavy truck traffic following the spill, and city officials asked for funds to improve the roadway.

    City Coordinator Bob Tidwell said that Harriman Utility Board has many projects in that area that would interfere with fall paving.

  • Deal allows bar to keep license

    Grill & Pub owner Grover Norton left the Roane County Courthouse Tuesday evening having been found in violation of his beer permit.

    However, he also left the courthouse with the right to still sell beer at his establishment outside Harriman.
    In exchange for not contesting the violation, the Roane County Beer Board voted 4-1 to allow the permit to remain in effect subject to certain conditions.

    “I’m happy with what went on,” Norton said about the meeting.

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  • Lady 'Cats pick up first win

    For the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats soccer team, a victory has never been so sweet. 

    Just days after a heart-wrenching 3-2 loss to King's Academy, the Lady 'Cats bounced back with an impressive 3-0 win over the Fulton Lady Falcons. 

  • League standings taking shape in TVAA

    Kingston and Spring City solidified their leads after week five in the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA). Both teams swept the weekend games against conference opponents Midway and Harriman.

  • Seven from Roane compete in region

    Seven golfers from Roane County came up just short of earning a berth in next week's TSSAA Class A/AA State Golf Tournament as all seven would see their season come to an and at the Region 2-A/AA Championship played at Gatlinburg Golf Course.

  • Football season reaches halfway point

    The high school football season hits the halfway point of the 2011 regular season Friday night as four of Roane County's five football teams will be in action.

  • Feel the heat in Harriman Wednesday evening

    A community bonfire will be held at Harriman Riverfront Park following the Harriman High School homecoming parade today (Wednesday).
    Jayme West, who is planning the bonfire, said the parade this year will follow the Memorial Day parade route.
    It will start at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall and follow Morgan Street to Sewanee Street into Riverfront Park.
    The bonfire will end at approximately 8:30.
    West said a Diehard Blue Devil fan will be named at the bonfire.
    For more information call West at 441-4022.   

  • Commission opposes district split involving Roane County

    Ray Cantrell’s feelings for Loudon County run deep. 
    “I love Loudon County,” Cantrell, a member of the Roane County Commission, said. “I’m so close to it; they have things over there that Roane County doesn’t, so I do a lot of shopping over there.”
    While he doesn’t mind spending his money there, Cantrell said he doesn’t want to see the eastern section of Roane County siphoned off to  join a House district with Loudon County.
    He’s ready to take action.