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Today's News

  • Dems to meet on July 14

    The Roane County Democratic Party Executive Counsel will meet at 7 p.m. July 14 in The Cottage at Roane County Park.

    These meetings are the second Thursday of each month and are open to all Roane County Democrats.

    Executive Council members unable to attend are asked to contact either Kat Moore at 285-9278 or katmor@katharinesweb.net or Bob Cowan at 466-0418 or procraft18@aol.com.

  • Roane Choral awarded arts grant

    The Tennessee Arts Commission is awarding a $3,300 grant to the Roane Choral Society.

    “The Roane Choral Society has been a rich part of our county’s artistic heritage for many years,” said state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman.

    “This money is very important to their efforts, and I am delighted it has been awarded,” he added.

    The award, given in the category of Rural Support for the Arts, applies to the 2011-12 fiscal year, which begins in July.

  • Lightning strikes
  • Quilters donate to hospice group
  • AA Tigers advance to district tourney

    The Rockwood AA All-Stars were in rare form against the Lake City All-Stars Monday evening, as they used a seven-run first inning to cruise to an 11-0 win in the Dixie Youth AA sub district tournament at Kingston.

    After Lake City failed to get a run in the top of the first inning, Rockwood churned out seven first inning runs.

    The scoring started with four consecutive RBI doubles by Ajay Tilley, Eric Jones, Bryson Boles, and Eli Everhart and RBI singles by Jacob Scarbrough, Trenton Stinnett, and Jeremy Easter.

  • Jackets, Devils win opening games

    The rest of the tournament won’t be as easy, but the opening round of the Dixie Youth A sub district tournament in Harriman produced easy wins for the Harriman and Kingston All-Stars.

    Kingston took on Lake City on Friday and picked up a 16-1 victory then Harriman followed with a 15-0 victory over Caryville American.

    Kingston vs. Lake City

    The Kingston All-Stars generated enough runs over the Lake City All-Stars to light up the city of Harriman with a 16-1 win Friday evening.

  • Harriman remains unbeaten in A tourney

    Saturday was a great day for the Harriman All-Stars in the Dixie Youth A sub district tournament being played at Harriman. The Blue Devils picked up a pair of wins Saturday to remain the only undefeated team in the tournament heading into play on Monday.

    Harriman's big day started Saturday morning with a 17-7 victory over Spring City, but the biggest win came later that evening with a 17-9 victory over Kingston in what was a showdown of the tournament's last two unbeaten teams.

    Harriman 17 Spring City 7

  • AA Devils top Spring City, 17-10

    In what was a high-scoring affair, the Harriman AA All-Stars defeated Spring City 17-10 in Dixie Youth tournament action Saturday morning at Cherokee Middle School.
    Spring City started the game off with an RBI single by Reed Burton to take an early 1-0 lead.
    Harriman, however, responded with a four-run first inning, two runs coming off a Riel White single and a two-run homer by Brady Stubbs to make the score 4-1.

  • Harriman, Rockwood pick up Saturday wins

    Saturday afternoon turned out great for the Harriman and Rockwood AA All-Stars as both won games in the Dixie Youth sub district tournament in Kingston.

    Rockwood took the field first and picked up a 16-8 victory over Spring City while Harriman cruised to a 14-5 victory over Caryville.

    With the wins, both teams remained undefeated in the round robin tournament as Harriman improved to 3-0 while Rockwood is 2-0.
    Harriman has also wrapped up a spot in this weekend’s District 8 AA Tournament in Tellico Plains.

    Rockwood 16
    Spring City 8

  • Tax hike likely for city dwellers

    Property owners in Harriman and Oak Ridge aren’t the only ones who could see an increase in their county property taxes.

    People who own land in Kingston, Oliver Springs and Rockwood could as well.

    When the Roane County Budget Committee finished work on Friday, the proposed property tax rate for Kingston, Oliver Springs and Rockwood was $2.14 per $100 valuation. That represents an increase of about 4 cents.

    The proposed rate for Harriman was $2 per $100 valuation, an increase of about 5.5 cents.