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Today's News

  • No one hurt in school bus mishap

     

    A Roane County school bus got stuck on Salem Valley Road earlier this month. 

    “It just looked like the driver got over too far,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said. 

    Phillips and Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton were on patrol South of the River when they came upon the school bus. 

  • Ren faire brings Henry VIII, family back to life in Harriman

    When “Henry VIII” ― or “Henry Tudor” ― visits Harriman next month at the East Tennessee Renaissance Festival, visitors will be stepping back in time to 1543.

    King Henry and his last wife, Catherine Parr, will be celebrating their marriage by attending the market day with Henry’s children from his previous marriage.

  • Renaissance Festival preview coming

    Next month, a royal couple will hold court for the first time in Harriman. Royal subjects are welcome to join in the revelry. 

    Henry VIII will be alive and well at the East Tennessee Renaissance Festival and his royal family will be joining him for his majesty’s family fun and games.

    It’s all part of the renaissance festival preview weekend Oct. 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Wartburg takes HMS in rematch, 22-16

     

    By AARON HARVEY

    Roane Newspapers

  • OSMS remains unbeaten

     

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats improved to 5-0 on the season after dominating Jefferson with a 46-6 rout on Thursday evening. 

  • Lawnville Road stretch closed

    A portion of Lawnville Road will be closed and traffic rerouted next week as Roane County Road Department workers replace a bridge.

    The damaged appears to have been from a tractor trailer.

    Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson said the damage probably happened when traffic was diverted off the interstate, but he’s not certain when.

    “We’ll have them a nice, new bridge that will be wider also,” Ferguson said.

  • MAINTAINING THE MUSIC

    The sensual refrains of a saxophone can often be heard at Roane State Community College.

    When Roland Ledesma takes a break from his custodial work, he often plays.

    Many times he’s practicing music he will later play alongside the Roane State Jazz Band.

    “I have been with them a long time. I started working here about seven years ago. I heard they had a jazz band,” said Ledesma.

    He started taking a class for fun.

  • Kingston goes quiet on noise

    Kingston City Council members agreed not to sound off on noise for at least another month at their Sept. 9 regular council session.

    Council heard from residents of the neighborhood off West Race Street this summer, a neighborhood that had been plagued by a noise problem back in 2012, owing to a pair of area restaurant-bars that had been featuring live patio music several nights per week throughout the warmer months.

  • Pemberton dismisses first lawsuit

    Is 3 minutes and 11 seconds enough time for a fast-food restaurant to remedy a slip hazard?

    New Circuit Court Judge Mike Pemberton doesn’t think so.

    In his order dismissing a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Hardee’s, Pemberton said the timeframe wasn’t long enough for the restaurant to discover the hazard.

    “Negligence is not to be presumed from the mere happening of an accident,” Pemberton said in the order.

  • Busy month for Rockwood Rotary

    Rockwood Rotary Club has a number of upcoming projects planned for the next month.

    Today — Sept. 20 — the club is sponsoring seven Rockwood High School juniors at Camp Nakanawa in Crossville for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, an annual training program.

    Also attending will be five students sponsored by Harriman Rotary Club. Kingston Rotary Club is sponsoring four students for the leadership training.

    Rockwood Rotarians will distribute 196 dictionaries to third-graders at Midtown and Ridge View elementary schools on Sept. 30.