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Today's News

  • Dragging the fields
  • Harriman Fall League neeting set for Aug. 4

    There will be a meeting for all men and women interested in playing in the 2011 Harriman Fall Softball League on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Harriman Community Center. 

         

  • SOR Fun Run set for July 30

    The South of the River Fun Run will be held Saturday, July 30 starting at 8 a.m. at Midway High School.

    The fun run will feature a certified 5K run, kids mile and 2-mile walk.

  • Harriman youth sign-up dates

    Sign-ups for youth football and cheerleading in Harriman will take place until Thursday, July 28 at the Harriman Community Center.

    The sign-ups are for ages 4-11 and coaches are also asked to sign-up during this period. 

  • KOC youth sign-up dates

    The Kingston Optimist Club (KOC) football and cheerleading sign-ups for children 4-12 (as of Aug. 1) will be held every Saturday between now and Aug. 1 at the Cherokee Middle School ball field between 9 a.m. and noon. 

  • Golf tourney set for July 30

    Emory Golf and Country Club in Harriman will be hosting the Red, White and Blue Tournament on Saturday, July 30 beginning at 9 a.m.

    The tournament will be 27 holes and feature a swat format.

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • AAA Jackets advance to state

    The Kingston AAA All-Stars didn’t come home with the Dixie Youth District 8 AAA championship, but the Jackets did accomplish enough during their four tournament games to secure a spot in next weekend’s Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament in Mount Pleasant.

  • Kingston focuses on unkempt property

    Kingston resident Jack Muecke has made his disdain for overgrown lots, unmaintained homes and other eyesores well known to local authorities.

    The longtime resident, whose family name and roots go back to the early days of Kingston, may see some improvement soon.

    City officials recently launched legal proceedings to raze an empty house at 514 Spring St.  just across from Roane County High School.

    Until a few years ago, the house was locally renowned for its tall, manicured hedges and overall tidiness.

  • Industrial development budget explained

    Former Roane County executive GeraldLargen has questioned the $2.5 million for industrial development in the 2011-12 county budget.

    “Do you wonder just exactly what we are going to get for this multi-million dollar expenditure of our tax money?” Largen asked in his recent Lick Skillet column that appears weekly in the Roane County News.

    On Tuesday, current Roane County Executive Ron Woody provided some answers about where the money comes from and where it goes.