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Today's News

  • Officials eye uses for old Harriman hospital

    Harriman got its first look at what the old Harriman Hospital might look like with city offices inside last month.

    “It kind of shows what some of the repurposing uses could be for the facility, but the city uses primarily being located within the 1990s structure. It would include relocating from some current facilities, and also the addition of some space we would think would be beneficial to the community,” said city manager Kevin Helms.

  • Midway in bloom
  • The Preserve promises home growth at site

    Things could be looking up for a once troubled subdivision.

    “There’s a lot of activity going on at The Preserve,” Roane County Commission Chairman Ron Berry said.

    Berry invited realtor Tom Hanrahan with Smithbilt Homes to last week’s Roane County Commission meeting to talk about it.

    “This year we expect to build 48 houses,” Hanrahan said. “Next year our goal is to do 70 to 100 houses and then 100 plus houses there on after.”

  • South Roane County fire chief announces retirement

    By Penelope Bond

    Special to the Roane County News

    At the April 10 meeting of the Roane County Fire Board, the county commissioners, fire chiefs and a great turnout of well-wishers from the South Roane County Fire Department expressed their appreciation to recently retired Chief Sam Wolfe and his wife Tami.

    Long-time South Roane County Fire Department volunteer Mike Morrison presented Chief Wolfe with a plaque recognizing his 50 years of service in firefighting.

    The warm affection and respect Chief Wolfe has earned is evident.

  • CELEBRATING KINGSTON
  • Relay for Life event helps fight for cancer free world

    On Friday, April 20, hundreds of participants will join together at the annual Relay For Life of Roane County at Roane State Community College to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle.

    The event will be from 5 to 11 p.m.

    The American Cancer Society is fighting cancer on every front, standing shoulder to shoulder with cancer patients and those supporting them.

  • Four arrested in connection with stabbing

    Harriman police arrested four people believed to be tied to a March stabbing and shooting.

    Three suspects were taken into custody Thursday, with a fourth arrested Friday in connection with the stabbing of Robert Griffin.

    A fifth suspect is being sought in connection to the incident.

    Police relied on the suspects’ own security video footage and footage from a nearby Harriman Utility Board camera to detail what happened.

  • Going for the GOLD
  • VOTERS want SCHOOL PLAN Put ON BALLOT

    Some are calling for a referendum on the Roane County Board of Education’s $68 million building plan.

    “I would hope that a decision of this magnitude would be left to the people through a referendum,” Roane County Tea Party Co-Chairman Gary Johnston said during the public comment time at last week’s Roane County Commission meeting.

    “I think the referendum is an excellent idea,” added Mike Parkison, who also addressed the Commission during the public comment portion of the meeting.

  • Bread sticks hot in more ways than one

    An employee with Little Caesars in Rockwood told police that a stranger stole his bread sticks, which the pizza chain calls Crazy Bread.

    The incident happened on April 9 around 10:45 p.m.