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Today's News

  • Retiring hospital administrator Gann surprised

    Jim Gann, the longtime administrator at Roane Medical Center, received a pleasant surprise at this month’s Roane County Commission meeting.

    “I was told I was coming here to pass a Roane Alliance budget,” he said.
    That was just a ruse to get him there.

    The real purpose for Gann being at the meeting was to be honored by the commission for his years of service to the hospital.

    A resolution was read in his honor.

  • Slain man’s mother shares pain

    Pat Brown has a vivid memory of May 11, 2006.

    She was about to pick a bouquet of roses for a neighbor when something caught her attention.

    “I had a scanner in my bedroom,” Brown recalled. “I wasn’t paying a lot of mind to it. Then all of a sudden, the scanner just started going crazy with all this noise.”

    The commotion had to do with an officer-involved shooting on Barnard Narrows Road.

  • Midway High knows how to grow them

    Midway High School Future Farmers of America chapter is selling flower and vegetable plants.

    Agricultural education teacher Whitney Moore and her students were working diligently in the greenhouse right next to the school last week to be ready.

    “They’ve done all this, so they’re really proud of it,” Moore said as her greenhouse management students watered, sorted and inspected flower, vegetable, pepper and tomato plants.

  • 64 years of Dyllis winding down

    Dyllis Elementary School will be closing its doors for the last time at the end of the school year in May.

    To celebrate the many wonderful years the hub of the Dyllis community has had since it opened in 1948, the school will hold a celebration May 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    “We really want to get across how important this school has been, and how much we’re going to miss it and the community, not just us, but the community,” Dyllis principal Kendra Inman said.

  • Rockwood seeks to build public restrooms

    Rockwood Revitalization’s members want to make the city more welcoming.
    That is why they have chosen to build a public restroom on city property adjacent to the downtown Homecoming Park.

    John Evans recently told Rockwood City Council members about the proposed project.
    “We hope to have it done by the festival,” said Evans, referring to the Rockwood Fall Festival.

  • Cruisin' in Harriman

    Shiny vehicles from a variety of eras look right at home on Roane Street in Harriman. Good weather made it easy to appreciate the vehicles on display for last weekend’s Cruisin’ event. The city’s next Crusin’ event is May 12.

  • Lady 'Cats pick up two wins in tourney

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats had a solid showing over the weekend as Matt Headden’s squad went 2-3-1 against a stacked field at the 2012 Sonic Franklin Invitational.

  • Miller, Romero sign with Maryville

    Some things just go better together like peanut butter and jelly.

  • Jackets still unbeaten

    The Kingston boys tennis team ran their season record to 6-0 last week following team victories over Harriman and Alcoa.

    Against Harriman, the Jackets cruised to a 7-2 victory.

  • Tigers hold off Bobcats, 6-4

    In a back-and-forth "cat-fight", it was the Rockwood Tigers, on the strength of a go-ahead Riley Clem triple in the bottom of the sixth inning emerging with the 6-4 win over the Oliver Springs Bobcats on Friday.