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Today's News

  • Repairman wants $165,000 for storage of sheriff's vehicles

    A dispute over storage fees has an auto repairman and the Roane County Sheriff’s Office suing each other in Circuit Court.

    Some big money could be at stake.

    Calvin M. Trew is seeking about $165,000 from the county — alleging that’s how much he’s owed for storing vehicles that belonged to the sheriff’s office.

    “This is all about the price of storage,” Trew contended. “They wouldn’t pay their storage fee.”

  • Largen land deal done

    Roane County’s newest recreation area is unnamed and undeveloped, but at least it’s now official.

    After all the surveys were completed, the contracts drawn up, Roane Countian Gerald Largen donated the 112 acres of rural and lakefront land to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency  with a few strokes of the pen.

    The property, which is on both sides of Bowman Bend Road is to be maintained for the enjoyment of Roane County residents and other visitors.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: What's the buzz? Ummm, it's certainly not me

    My failure is abject — that realization came to me recently.

    What I’m referring to is my last, best attempt to play a musical instrument.

    Let’s go over my instrument resume:

    • My grade-school attempts at the flutophone were awful.

    • I couldn’t manage the simple chords on guitar.

    • A long-ago boyfriend worked with me for months on the basics of the banjo before throwing in the towel.

  • LocoDocs gets mixed reception on proposed move to Rockwood

    LocoDocs, a train engine  service company interested in purchasing several acres in Rockwood, has chugged by the first barrier in a process that may culminate in the  purchase of several acres nearby to the Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

    However, it has been met with opposition.

    Rockwood Planning Commission had unanimously approved rezoning the slender lot that runs along a rail line from commercial to light industrial.

  • Glen Alice church celebrating 119 years

    Members of Glen Alice Christian Church, Rockwood, will celebrate the church’s 119th anniversary on Aug. 28 with guest speakers and musicians in morning and afternoon worship services.

    Rick Bean, academic dean at Johnson University, will speak during the 10:45 a.m. worship service. A time of fellowship will precede the service at 10 a.m.

    A special fellowship meal will be provided after the morning worship service.

    Special afternoon music will be provided by Wade Sims, Forest Robbins, and The Dudley Evans family.

  • And ... they’re off! First fun run raises money for two Midway athletic programs

    By Shawn Queener
    Eighty-five participants competed in the inaugural South of the River Fun Run last month.

    The event featured a kids mile, a 2-mile walk and a 5k run. All proceeds benefited the Midway High School basketball and football programs.

    The kids mile kicked off the event. Participants raced around the Midway baseball field while parents and bystanders cheered them on.

    Emma Snow won the gold medal, Nathan Byers took the silver, and Jake Sullivan was awarded the bronze.

  • Initiative offers scholarships to seniors of ’12

    A new program aimed at Roane County high school seniors graduating in 2012 aims to help those whose education may end at high school due to the cost of higher education.

    With the goal of increasing the higher education attainment and retention rate, tnAchieves seeks to provide every public high school senior from Roane County the opportunity to attend community college with mentor support.

  • Thew a Level II food science winner

    Harriman’s Beth Thew, seated in center, was recently recognized as a Level II (11th- and 12th-grade) state winner in the food science project at the Tennessee 4-H Roundup at University of Tennessee at Martin.

    She received a $500 college scholarship and trip to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta. 

  • No pocket protector required

    Tape holding your glasses together at the nosepiece? Speak a language only Bill Gates and Steve Jobs can understand? Get funny looks for what some people call your outlandish attire?

    Then Harriman’s Courts of Praise Church aims to give you a place of worship.

  • One curious hen and one startled chick