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Today's News

  • Whitwell downs Midway, 34-22

     By JON LEFFEW

    The Midway Green Wave hosted the Whitwell Tigers Friday night in their first home game of the 2011 season. The Green Wave were looking to rebound from a tough loss at Lookout Valley a week before, and start a two game homestand on a high note.

  • Kingston crushes Harriman, 41-0

    One week after needing a touchdown in the closing seconds to knock off Oliver Springs, Kingston picked up their second victory of the season against Harriman. This victory wouldn't be as dramatic, however, as the Jackets dominated from start to finish and rolled to a 41-0 victory.

  • Poor, pitiful Grill & Pub owner?

    Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland has accused Grill & Pub owner Grover Norton and his attorney Greg Isaacs of waging a sympathetic media campaign.
    “Mr. Norton and Mr. Isaacs seem to be wanting to try the case in the newspaper,” McFarland said. “I’ve done heard about all I want to hear about poor Mr. Norton.”

  • ‘Missing’ man found – at hospital

    A family’s search for a missing Harriman man found him — he’d been in Roane Medical Center.
    Virginia Robinson Haynes said medical privacy restrictions kept family from knowing her brother, Robert Robinson, had been admitted last Friday — even though the family had checked with the hospital. Robinson, she said, sometimes suffers from confusion.
    Haynes said the family still would be in the dark if Robinson’s son hadn’t seen him on a bench outside the hospital after his discharge Wednesday. He was last seen Friday on Pansy Hill Road.

  • County commission, legislative districts may be up for changes

    The Roane County Redistricting Committee held a meeting Tuesday to look at the seven county commission districts.
    State law requires redistricting at least once every 10 years.
    The committee will come up with a plan to reapportion the districts based on population data.

  • Harriman embraces industry Rockwood spurned

    Harriman officials are interested in helping find local property for LocoDocs Inc. — the train engine repair company that Rockwood city officials turned away this week.
    At a Harriman City Council workshop Tuesday, council members talked briefly about the various reasons some Rockwood officials and residents were averse to the company moving next to a sports complex in that city.
    Advocates — including real estate agent Frankie Hawn — had said the company had exhausted its search for suitable properties in Roane County.

  • Jackets, Devils look to build off dramatic finishes

    Weather delays and fantastic finishes were the highlights of last week's opening to the 2011 football season.

  • Women’s equality remains only a goal in workplace

    By MARIANNE HILL
    American Forum
    Women’s Equality Day, Aug. 26, is both a celebration of women’s progress and a reminder that equality remains a goal, not a reality.
    On this day in 1920, women gained the right to vote under the 19th Amendment.
    Today, more than 90 years later, the struggle to advance women’s rights is concentrated on the economic front — with an end to discrimination against women in the labor force a critical, and hotly debated, objective.

  • Artist donates painting to RSCC

    The years Jim Brown taught art and humanities courses at Roane State Community College were the masterpiece of his career.
    It’s fitting, then, that Brown gave Roane State a gift reflecting his love for the college and for art.
    The retired professor, who served for 28 years at Roane State, recently donated one of his paintings to the college’s Mathematics and Sciences Division.
    “Roane State, this place and these people, came together to create some of the best years of my life,” Brown said.

  • Kingston Fossil Plant OK after quake, TVA inspections continue

    TVA is inspecting 15 of its dams and ash impoundments and all of its nuclear plants after an earthquake hit near Richmond, Va., on Tuesday.
    “The seismograph at Tellico Dam was the only TVA site that recorded any shaking as a result of the earthquake,” said TVA Chief Operating Officer Bill McCollum. “TVA is inspecting its nuclear plants and several dams and impoundments out of an abundance of caution to be sure the earthquake had no effect on these facilities.”