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Today's News

  • Saluting Our Veterans: 50 years of submarining earns Swicegood a Holland Club slot

    The tight quarters of a submarine require its occupants to get along and build a bond that can be tighter than the closest of families.

    That’s how Duie Swicegood described the relationships he formed while serving in the U.S. Navy aboard submarines including the USS Tigrone, a submarine used previously in World War II, and the USS Cobbler, which Swicegood called a guppie.

  • Saluting Our Veterans: Daughter helps town welcome home a hero

    When Air National Guard Master Sgt. Chad Goldston returned from his first tour of Afghanistan two weeks ago, the first thing he ate was a vegetable plate at Cracker Barrel.

    After nearly seven months, the 39-year-old South Harriman man is back home with his wife, Billie, and two children, Chane and Haley.

    He shipped out to Afghanistan in April after training in New Jersey and returned to find his daughter had arranged “Welcome Back” signs up at Harriman businesses and schools.

  • Enforcing ID law to be a matter of trust at the polls

    Poll workers in Roane County will rely on the honor system instead of acting like bartenders when it comes to enforcing the state’s new photo ID law.

    “Basically they’re pretty much going to trust people,” Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said.

    Starting next year, people must show a photo ID in order to vote, thanks to a new law passed by the Tennessee General Assembly.

    Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license, U.S. passport and others issued by the federal or state government.

  • Rockwood recall petition push on for Nov. 29

    Recall supporters in Rockwood are dedicating all day Nov. 29 to getting signatures for the petitions for a recall election for Rockwood Mayor James Watts and Councilwoman Jane Long.

    “What I was wanting to do was have a petition signing day on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The Rec (Rockwood Event Center),” said recall originator Steven Rose. It’s at 116 W. Rockwood St.

    “It is a central location where everyone can come and sign the petition,” Rose said.

  • Harriman speeders may not have to drive far to work off violations

    Speeders and other traffic violators may now have an alternative to driving to Kingston or Knoxville for driving school.

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle and Harriman City Judge Charles Crass have talked about starting a four-hour driving school.

    Heidle believes the setup cost is about $1,995.

    “We have the facility to actually do it at my place to actually give the classes,” he said, referring to facilities at police headquarters in South Harriman.

  • Harriman buys vehicle already in police fleet

    Harriman City Council recently approved purchasing a vehicle that is already part of its police fleet.

    The Toyota Four Runner was seized in a drug operation.

    However, drug fund regulations stipulate that it has be sold, with money returning to the Harriman Police Department’s drug fund.

    “I would like to be able to keep it at the police department to utilize it to provide emergency services during bad weather,” Police Chief Randy Heidle appealed to council members.

  • Cain receives award
  • Cherokee, Tigers split season series

    It might be only mid November, but the Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Rockwood Tigers completed their season series Thursday night with a pair of games at Rockwood Middle School.

  • Bobcats advance to quarterfinals with 47-13 win

    By JOE BYRD

    Greeneville Sun

  • Tigers upset bid falls just short, 17-13

    Heading into Friday’s TSSAA Class AA second round playoff game between Rockwood and Boyd-Buchanan, it was believed that the only way John Webb’s Tigers could knock off the state’s No. 2 ranked Buccaneers was to win the turnover battle and come up with big plays in special teams.