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Today's News

  • TVA credit union going to Midtown
  • 2012 All-Region 2 A/AA Soccer Team

    Most Valuable Player

    Laura Foster (CAK)

  • Midway swept by Monterey

    The Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves opened the regular season Tuesday night with a pair of losses to Monterey.

  • Jackets sting Blue Devils

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets traveled to Harriman last week and both squad came away with relatively easy wins.

  • Three receive black belt promotions

    Two long time martial artists and one student recently received advanced promotions at the Roane School of Isshin-ryu Karate in Harriman. Don Bordinger received the rank of Hachi-Dan (8th Degree Black Belt), Bill Duncan was promoted to Roku-Dan (6th Degree Black Belt and Masters Level), and Kacy Aslinger was advanced to Sho-Dan (1st Degree Black Belt).

  • Wrong year for Morgan change

    Roane County Property Assessor David Morgan made a mistake when he changed the 2011 appraisal on the Regions Bank building in downtown Harriman.
    Former property assessor Teresa Kirkham said it’s an example of his inability to do the job.
    According to county records, the building was appraised at a little more than $2 million for the 2011 tax year.
    Kirkham lowered it to approximately $1.5 million for the 2012 tax year.

  • Accusations traded over property

    One of Teresa Kirkham’s Facebook friends may investigate if any wrongdoing occurred when she lowered an appraisal for Dr. Clary P. Foote.
    District Attorney General Russell Johnson has requested that Robert Lee, the general counsel for the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, “initiate a review or single parcel audit” on the appraisal of the Regions Bank building in downtown Harriman.
    Lee and Kirkham are friends on the Facebook social network.
    Foote purchased the building from First States Investors 4200 LLC in January for $280,500.

  • Deputy’s efforts help motorist in sinking car

    From STAFF REPORTS
    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Smith helped a man escape an “almost” submerged vehicle Sunday morning.
    According to the sheriff’s office, Kingston and county officers responded to a 911 call about a man driving his car into the lake.
    While checking the old lake access at the end of Ferguson Lane, Smith observed a car about 60 feet out in the water.

  • Kingston wants refund from Tennessee

    By MIKE GIBSON
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The city of Kingston will ask the Tennessee Department of Transportation for a refund, or so city council members decided at a recent council session.
    Trouble is, no one knows how such a request will go over; the state doesn’t have a refund aisle, or a customer service desk, nor even a complaint department.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Road trips ought to include some leg stretching

    It’s the holiday season, and that means two things: Chances are you’ve been on the road and eating more than normal.
    I’m just as guilty as anyone else.
    Last weekend, Derek and I gathered with his siblings at his parents in Western Kentuucky.
    We brought snacks.
    They brought snacks.
    His sister made a yummy beef-and-cheese-laden tamale casserole for dinner, and his mother produced Key lime pie for dessert.