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Today's News

  • State says Rockwood must up water rates

    Illegal loans made between the water and gas departments of Rockwood Water, Wastewater and Gas Utilities will be reviewed by a state board and officials.

    They will also have to hike water rates 10 to 12 percent.

    Rockwood Mayor James Watts, interim utility manager Ron Berry, City Attorney Elmer Rich and City Recorder Jim Hines learned about the developments at a recent meeting with Dennis Dycus, director of the Tennessee Division of Municipal Audit.

  • Kingston hosts table tennis tournament

    It took eight years, but the second Kingston City Open Table Tennis Tournament was held last month. Organizer Tony Capozzi called the event, which was held at the community center, a success. 

  • Raiderettes run streak to 7

    The Roane State Raiderettes remained red-hot over the weekend as Monica Boles' squad ran their winning streak to seven straight with wins over Motlow State on Friday and Volunteer State on Saturday.

  • Harriman stuns Rockwood in overtime, 60-58

    Normally a 21-point halftime deficit would be a little too much for a team to overcome, but that wasn’t the case Friday night for Jeff King’s Harriman Blue Devils. Trailing 30-9 at the half, the Blue Devils came roaring back and then used a pair of big late shots to come away with a 60-58 victory over Rockwood.

    Things weren’t quite as tough on the Lady Devils as Jim Cordell’s squad picked up a 56-47 victory over the Lady Tigers.

    Girls Game

  • Kiddie Korner marks 15 years of child care
  • A Roane Alliance Gala to remember
  • Hickman new Roane Alliance CEO assistant

    The Roane Alliance has hired former congressional field representative Beth Hickman to serve as the CEO’s executive assistant.

    “Beth will be bringing a wealth of knowledge, networking, training and experience to The Alliance,” said Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Roane Alliance.

  • Advisory board members sought

    The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking volunteers to fill current and future vacancies on the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board.

    The board is a federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to the DOE’s Oak Ridge Environmental Management Program, which is responsible for cleanup of the Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The 20-member board meets monthly to develop recommendations on cleanup decisions and policy issues. Terms last two years, and members may serve up to three terms.

  • Out to Lunch: Café 4’s vast menu sure to have your favorite

    By Bethel Poston

  • Harriman paving finished

    Drivers now have a sleek ride on many of the Harriman roadways that were for months made worse by much-needed utility repairs.

    Over recent weeks Harriman’s long-talked-about paving has been under way and is now completed.

    “We would like to continue paving every year if we can afford it,” said Harriman Mayor Chris Mason.

    He said Harriman Treasurer Charles Kerley “has identified gas tax money that we may set aside for future projects.