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Today's News

  • Cash, drugs seized in stop

    Two people are facing felony drug charges following a traffic stop in Rockwood on Tuesday.

    Seth L. Sherrill is charged with manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of methamphetamine and manufacture, deliver, sell of schedule II drugs.

    Melissa Ann Flood is charged with manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of methamphetamine.

    According to the report, Rockwood Police Department Deputy Chief John Mayes stopped Flood’s vehicle under suspicion she was driving on a suspended license. Sherrill was a passenger in the car.

  • Harriman hopes to pave under new budget

    Harriman’s first reading of the fiscal year 2018 budget does not include a property tax or fee increase.

    The $7.5 million budget may not include new revenue in the form of taxes, but the city still hopes to tackle some things like paving, namely paving left over from last year’s paving cycle.

    “It is streets we didn’t get to last year that were part of the ongoing paving project. Then the Margrave Drive we are doing with federal funds,” said city manager Kevin Helms.

  • Worried about losing power during eclipse? Don't be

    About 7 million homes across the country that rely on solar farms and rooftop solar panels will lose power generation during the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21.

    As a result, utilities like PG&E in California have asked their customers turn off appliances during the eclipse to help ease the strain on the grid and avoid the need to start up inefficient back-up power plants.

    Patrick Walshe, TVA operations and analysis manager said TVA customers can watch the eclipse — with eye protection, of course — and relax.

  • New assistant TWRA director named

    Michael May has been named assistant executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

    He moves into his new role after serving as TWRA’s Information Technology (IT) Division chief since September 2011. May will handle a variety of administrative duties.

  • Senior bowlers keep keep on rolling big

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    July 28

    1st High Game------ Loretta Carrington, Ken Altes---442

    2nd High Game----Carolyn McGill, Roy Deforest---469

    3rd High Game ----Sandi Eiler, David Dawson---460

    High Scores today—Carolyn McGill-214, 212- games, 605 Series- Loretta Carrington-212 game- Dean Griffin-,228 game, --Rick Alderfer—213, 202 games, 604 Series David Dawson –225, 231 games- 618 Series Roy Deforest-214,201 games-Barry McGill- 213 game Earl Powell- 207 game

  • An inconvenient truth for most sports fans

    The game of football is officially at a crossroads in regards to player safety.

    Recently, a neuropathologist from Boston University named Dr. Ann McKee revealed that she has examined the brains of 111 deceased NFL players. Among those players, she discovered 110 with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopthy, better known as C.T.E. for short.

    According to an article by the New York Times, C.T.E. can cause memory loss, confusion, depression, and dementia.

    These problems can appear years after a player stops playing football.

  • A Devil of a good time at softball camp

    Harriman High School softball coach Chastity Lowery along with past and present members of the Lady Blue Devils spent three evenings this week teaching younger players how to play the game.

    “It’s an opportunity for our girls to give back to the community,” Lowery said. “We want our girls to be role models for the next generation, and it allows girls to see that softball is a sport we love in Harriman.”

    This week’s camp focused on the basics for girls age four through the fifth grade.

  • The Wave crashes Silverdale Seahawks

    By Steven Ardary

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Led by quarterback Jason Taylor, the Midway Green Wave unveiled a new offense in Tuesday night’s scrimmage against the Silverdale Seahawks putting up 42 points on 40 offensive plays and defeating the Seahawks 42-7.

    Taylor started the scoring by connecting with wide receiver Zane Moser on a 58-yard slant pattern. Taylor also showed his quickness, evading much of the pressure from the Silverdale defense.

  • Kingston tunes up for season

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets played host to the Clinton Dragons Tuesday evening in what will be the only scrimmage for Kingston until the Roane County Jamboree more than a week away.

    Because of inclement weather the week before, the scrimmage with Clinton has been the only time Jacket fans have gotten a peek at what to expect from their team this season.

    The scrimmage itself was a fast paced affair with the teams trading off series after series. The starting point changed periodically with an emphasis on game situations.

  • GOING with the FLO: Together, we will make America great again!

    Most of you are unaware of the fact that I was once totally against Donald Trump.

    I guess you could say, “I was a never Trumper” and stood so strong against his election that I resigned a position with the state Republican women’s organization because I felt that I just could not in good conscience support Trump.

    I was looking at his flaws and his seemingly inability to move forward in stability. I concentrated so heavily on his flaws that I could not see anything positive. Isn’t that the way we are?