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Today's News

  • Volunteer Energy gives to Roane agencies

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program recently awarded $2,500 in grants to Roane County organizations.

    Groups recently collecting grants include Midway Elementary School Back to School Bash Club, $1,000; South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department’s Junior Firefighter Training Program, $500; Midway Middle School’s Beta Club, $500 grant; and South Roane Volunteer Fire Department’s Dry Fork Valley Station 4, $500 grant.

  • Harriman Happenings

    Visitors at St. Mary’s Baptist Church last Sunday were Brian Farmer, his friend Penney, her daughter Natalie, and Brian’s daughter Madison.

    Also, his mother Carol Farmer was with them.

    They were blessed and said they will be back.

    Emmitte Yette, a former resident of this city, will celebrate his birthday the 26th of this month. Happy birthday, Emmette, and be blessed.

  • Slow start costs Blue Devils in 40-19 loss

     

    In what could be described as a very physical game, the Grace Christian Academy Rams pinned a 40-19 defeat on the Harriman Blue Devils Friday night at Wallace Black Field.

    The Rams actually jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead before Harriman settled down and played the state’s No. 3 ranked 2A team toe-to-toe the rest of the evening.

  • Bobcats fall to Jackets in shootout, 66-34

     

    Friday night was a good night for Coalfield Head Coach Keith Henry. His Yellow Jackets defeated Oliver Springs, 66-34, for what would be the 100th win in Henry’s career as head coach with 50 of those coming at Coalfield.

  • Meigs County surprises Rockwood, 42-14

     

    Rockwood was its own worst enemy Friday night, and the result was a 42-14 defeat at home against Meigs County in a key District 3-A contest.

  • Second half rally keys Midway win, 38-28

     

    It wasn’t easy, but the Midway Green Wave opened its District 3-A schedule with a victory Friday night after rallying past visiting Tellico Plains, 38-28.

    With the win Midway improved to 4-0 and 1-0 in the district. This also would be the first time in his four years at Midway that head coach Joe Campbell has had a 4-0 start.

  • Kingston falls at Alcoa

     

    One week after snapping a 13-game losing streak with a 28-21 victory over Rockwood, the Kingston Yellow Jackets came back to earth following a 45-14 defeat at the hands of defending Class 3A state champion Alcoa.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Use great care before incurring student debt

     

    Gentle reader, in 17 days we will, Lord willing, achieve another birthday, and complete 79 years of experience of life in these United States. 

    During that span of years we have observed many things, including almost revolutionary changes in so many things. But probably the most basic and most revolutionary changes we have observed have been the increased role of money, and the decreased role of individual independence.

  • Electric prices go up, based on TVA increases to utilities

     

    Both Rockwood Electric and Harriman Utility boards passed on TVA increases recently.

    The increases go in effect Oct. 1. 

    The TVA Board of Directors approved a 1.5 percent retail electric rate. The increase is estimated to cost an a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a month about $1.70 a month. 

  • No one hurt in school bus mishap

     

    A Roane County school bus got stuck on Salem Valley Road earlier this month. 

    “It just looked like the driver got over too far,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said. 

    Phillips and Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton were on patrol South of the River when they came upon the school bus.