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Today's News

  • Oliver Springs splits Coalfield

    Over the past four years, “Twinning” has become a trend for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats basketball and, once again, the Griffith twins, Emily and Rachel, helped guide the Lady ‘Cats to a 56-47 win against the Coalfield Lady Jackets.

    The Lady ‘Cats started on a 12-4 tear before closing out the opening period up 14-7.

    Emily Griffith (8 points) led Oliver Springs in early scoring while Natalie Layne (3 points) led the Lady Jackets.

  • Lady Green Wave winless two years ago, now 12-0

    With the chorus of Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us Back” blasting through the gym speakers at Midway Middle School, 19 girls ran onto the court for basketball practice on Wednesday afternoon.

    Some dribbling a basketball like there’s nothing to it, and some like it was their first time, but all 19 of them have one thing in common, victory.

    So far this season, the Midway Middle School Lady Green Wave have yet to lose a game, currently sitting at 12-0.

  • Threat of building collapse closes road

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    Miller & Brewer loomed large over Harriman, a once pristine building left to decay long after it once housed the popular department store where residents shopped for clothes.

    On Thursday, the building was busy once again, but this time for all the wrong reasons.

    A fire engulfing the building had emergency responders from about 16 different agencies from all over the county helping Harriman Fire Department to contain the blaze.

  • East Roane Dollar General on agenda today

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    The Dollar General Store in Kingston is about a 15-minute drive from where Hwy. 70 intersects with Country Lane in East Roane County.

    Ray Cantrell said he’d like to see one closer to his rural community — and that could happen.

    Dollar General wants to locate a store where the highway intersects with Country Lane, but a zoning change from developing agriculture to rural business needs to first happen.

  • Appraisal appeals filed by Kirkham, Duncan settled

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    Roane County Property Assessor David Morgan said appeals filed by developers Steve Kirkham and Jerry Duncan are no longer pending.

    “We have settled all the Steve Kirkham/Jerry Duncan appeals,” Morgan said.

    Kirkham was once married to former property assessor Teresa Kirkham. He and Duncan appealed appraised values on their properties following the 2010 reappraisal.

  • Contractor arrested on theft warrant

    Kingston police took out a theft warrant for a contractor in October after he allegedly stiffed a woman who hired him to do some work.

    Joshua Lee Miles, 41, was arrested on the warrant last week.

    According to police, Dianne Eddie paid Miles $600 on June 14 to do some work on her house.

    “On Sept. 18, 2014, Ms. Eddie reported to the Kingston Police Department that Mr. Miles had not completed the work agreed upon,” the warrant states.

    That day, an officer found Miles at a home on Greenwood Street.

  • All in the family at Midtown Market, Deli

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    Midtown Market and Deli is a father-and-son endeavor now open at Hwy. 70 and Ruritan Road in Roane County.

    Gerald Miller and son Merle decided to open a deli and store with Amish brands like Amish Wedding jams, jellies, candy, soup and cake mixes, Troyer brand cheese and Yoder’s Country Market bread.

  • Lots of unique dishes found on the menu in 2014

    This “Out to Lunch” article is the second of my 2014 Highlight Reviews.

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    The sign at Wendell’s Diner says, “The best of times ... the 1980s.”

    It’s at 2807 Roane State Hwy. in Midtown, between Mike’s Body Shop and the former bread store (known by old-timers as Davis Diner) on Hwy. 70.

    My wife, Carol, studied the menu and suggested I order the Donkey Kong burger.

  • Harriman Happenings, Jan. 12

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Evione Wright, who recently passed away.

    She was the daughter of the late Otha and Willie Martin.

    She was the mother of several children and had 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

    Her service was held last Saturday at Evans Mortuary. The Rev. Alvin Douglass officiated.

    Our sincere sympathy to the family and friends in the passing of Marlvin H. Bolton, who passed away last week.

    He was born in Atlanta to the late Rev. James and Emma Bolton.

  • Coalfield Middle sweeps Oliver Springs

    Anytime Coalfield and Oliver Springs square off in any sport, both teams are bound to bring their best efforts.

    That was the case when Oliver Springs Middle traveled to take on Coalfield Middle.

    Both games were highly competitive throughout, but the home team prevailed in both with the Lady Jackets picking up the 36-27 victory and the Jackets with the 25-32 victory.