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Today's News

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Jan. 5

    25 Years Ago
    Crystal Nichole “Cristy” Hall was the first baby of 1986 born at Harriman City Hospital. Daughter of Ricky and Laura Hall of Kingston, Cristy was born at 5:50 p.m. Jan. 1 and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Dad Ricky said, “From the start, Dr. [Rodney] McMillin said it would be a New Year’s baby.”

    10 Years Ago

  • Hamby-Burke

    Linda Hensley of Rockwood and Jeff Hensley of Jamestown announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tabatha Nichole Hamby of Rockwood, to Brandon Larry Burke of Rockwood.

    He is the son of Bobby and Kat Burke of Westel and and Rita and Robert Potter of Lancing.

    The ceremony will be on Jan. 15 in Meridian Baptist Church, Crossville.

  • Little Noah MMC's first baby of new year

    Noah Robert Pressley, nestled in the arms of his mother, Jessica Morgan of Roane County, decided to skip his original Christmas due date, opting instead for a New Year’s Day arrival and the title of first baby of 2011 for Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

    Noah was born at 11:47 a.m. Jan. 1.

    Dad Robert Pressley of Roane County and Lela Holder, a registered nurse with Methodist Family Birthing Center who helped deliver Noah, celebrate the special occasion.

  • Houstons lose property over lawyer's payment

    Cleveland attorney James Logan purchased three tracts of Houston property for $150,000 at a foreclosure sale on the steps of the Roane County Courthouse Tuesday.

    Brothers Rocky and Leon Houston showed up to protest the sale, in which Logan was the only bidder.

    “I’m very disappointed that more people aren’t interested in buying this property at this time, but I understand it,” Logan said.

  • Highway safety cable repairs speeded up

    The cable barriers that stretch along interstates in Tennessee are supposed to serve a good purpose, but they are no match for some of the vehicles that travel on the roadways.

    A long stretch of cable barrier on Interstate 40 in Roane County was damaged on Dec. 22 when a tractor trailer ran off the road around the 356 mile marker.  

    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the big rig entered and left the median, pulling the cable wire down the interstate. Its fuel tank ruptured and diesel fuel and oil was spilled on the roadway.

  • Tiger Haven on county agenda

    Next week’s Roane County Commission meeting could see discussion about Tiger Haven.

    Commissioner Ray Cantrell has submitted three resolutions regarding the facility.

    “There’s so many unanswered questions that I feel like we need to have some answers to it,” Cantrell said. “The only way we can do that is to get the right people either to write some letters back to us or come before us to answer some questions.”

    Tiger Haven is a big-cat sanctuary on Harvey Road in East Roane County.

  • Tiger Haven on county agenda

    Next week’s Roane County Commission meeting could see discussion about Tiger Haven.

    Commissioner Ray Cantrell has submitted three resolutions regarding the facility.

    “There’s so many unanswered questions that I feel like we need to have some answers to it,” Cantrell said. “The only way we can do that is to get the right people either to write some letters back to us or come before us to answer some questions.”

    Tiger Haven is a big-cat sanctuary on Harvey Road in East Roane County.

  • Woody seeks to reverse Rose, Stout pay cut

    One of Ron Woody’s first actions as county executive was cutting the salaries of Howie Rose and Scott Stout by 9 percent.

    Now Woody wants to change what has been done.  

    He’s submitted a resolution for the Jan. 10 commission meeting that asks for Rose and Stout, who work in the county’s Office of Emergency Services, to be returned to their previous pay grades.

    The resolution said the two men have worked diligently.

  • This week's hoops schedule

    Thursday, Jan. 6

    Midway at Lenoir City (Middle School)

    Oliver Springs at Harriman (Middle School)

    North Middle at Cherokee (Middle School)

  • Hiwassee crane viewing days set for Jan. 15-16

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reminds the public the 2011 Hiwassee Crane Viewing Days will be held on Jan. 15-16.