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Today's News

  • Keep it simple, take the prize

     

    Robotics projects took center stage at Midway Middle School last week, when engineers in the making showed off their skills in an after-school competition.

    Three teams of students put their robotics know-how to the test by designing parts on finished remote-control projects.

    The projects were made to simulate transportation of hazardous waste.

    The winning vehicle was also the simplest and cheapest. It pushed a faux toxic barrel — a medicine-bottle-sized object.

  • Proposed trail would showcase Harriman’s floral beauty

     

    Harriman Garden Club members have a new idea to showcase the beautiful areas of historic Harriman.

    Creating Harriman spring trails would start with things like getting community members and entities like the Harriman Street Department and Harriman Utility Board, schools and clubs to pick an area to help revitalize with spring flowers, shrubs, flowering trees and bulbs.

    “I think it is a good idea. We’ll talk to (club president) Jamie Russell and see what other plans she has for it,” said Councilman Ken Mynatt. 

  • Roane to seek more equitable part in Plateau Park tax funds

    Partnerships are OK, Roane County Executive Ron Woody said, “as long as they are equal.”

    Woody doesn’t see equality when he looks at Plateau Partnership Park, an industrial park venture between Cumberland, Morgan and Roane counties.

    “We didn’t do a good job of negotiating, it looks like,” Woody said.

    Each county borrowed $2.5 million for the industrial park project. The land is in Cumberland and Morgan counties. None of it is in Roane County.

  • Midway makes Prom Promise

    Midway High School’s Rebecca Stokes, donning a pair of drunk goggles, runs over cones while making her way through a driving course prior to the school’s prom last week. The Roane County Sheriff’s Office and Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition put on the program to make students aware of the dangers of alcohol. Students also signed a pledge to refrain from drinking and driving and other reckless behavior on prom night.

  • Poll workers poised for pay hike

    A resolution to increase the pay for election officials is on today’s Roane County Commission agenda. 

    If approved, the officer of elections, machine operators and inspectors would have their pay increased from $90 per day to $125 per day.

    The pay for the Democratic judge and the Republican judge would increase from $110 to $145. 

    “The reason for this request is to bring Roane County’s compensation rate in line with other adjacent counties,” the resolution said. 

  • ‘The Breastplate’ author making the rounds

     

  • Blood drives slated in OS, Harriman

     

    Medic Regional Blood Center is giving Roane County donors two opportunities to give blood at upcoming community drives.

    A Medic mobile unit will be at Oliver Springs Food City from noon to 6 p.m. April 18.

    Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Harriman will be the site of the second drive, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21.

    Medic also has two donor centers that are open for public convenience. The donor centers are at 1601 Ailor Ave., Knoxville, and at 11000 Kingston Pike, Farragut.

  • Harriman Happenings week April 14

    Mel and Roy Clemmons along with their mother Carolyn Clemmons recently attended the funeral service of Eugene Williams in Asheville, N.C. 

    He was the brother of the late Melvin Clemmons.

    We extend our deepest sympathy to this family.

    Aaron Clemmons, son of Mel Clemmons, was in a car accident. 

    He was admitted to a hospital in Knoxville. Today he is feeling better. Lets keep Aaron in our prayers.

    Cheryl Childress is spending time with her father, Melvin Childress in Cincinnati.

  • ARRESTS: March 3-10, 2014

     

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    March 3 — Darrell Gene Haywood, 34, 904 Clifty St., Harriman: domestic assault. Bond $1,000; court date April 28.

    • Jeffery Dean Grizzle, 45, 711 Joiner Hollow Road, Rockwood: violation of probation. Bond $5,000; court date April 28.

  • Rock Stars win KOC title