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Today's News

  • Meeting to focus on Swan Pond's future

    County officials want to hear from Swan Pond residents.

    A meeting is scheduled at Swan Pond Baptist Church on Tuesday.

    Residents of the community are asked to address county officials on what they would like to see in their community when the TVA ash spill cleanup is done.

    The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Swan Pond Baptist Church is at 987 Swan Pond Road.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: Good things, indeed, can come from bad

    I’m a firm believer in acknowledging our problems. I believe ignoring things only allows them to fester or blow up.

    The good news is, serious concerns, when addressed, can turn into something really positive.

    Case in point: the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

    Did you know that those soaring mountains we all hold dear were on the verge of ruin through logging and poor farm management?

    In the 1920s, people started reacting to the threat, and against the odds, the national park was born.

  • Smoother ride for Harriman motorists

    Harriman residents who have been going through a rough patch will soon have a smoother ride.

    Harriman Utility Board officials have said they are finishing utility work needed in the area of roadways that are scheduled to be paved this year.

    The gravel-filled patches that were left from the work are scheduled to be paved over.

    “They are at the end of their repairs and we’ll be ready to start,” Harriman Mayor Chris Mason said.

  • Employment figure impact depends on perspective

    Perceptive reader, you know that perspective is vitally important in matters of art.

    It was the discovery of perspective and the means of rendering it in two-dimensional art that made early Renaissance painting in Italy so outstanding.

    Well, perspective is also important in many other things than painting and photography; to demonstrate, consider how large our planet earth is to us who live upon it, but consider how relatively small it appears from the space station, and how smaller yet it appears from the surface of the moon.

  • County's white house won't get painted

    Roane County’s controversial “little white house” is apparently not changing colors.

    Last month County Executive Ron Woody said he wanted to paint the house on Third Street in Kingston to match the brick on the new jail.

    “We may be able to get some prisoners to paint it with a different color paint if I can get somebody to donate us some,” he said. “Or we may spend a couple hundred bucks and buy us some paint. I don’t know.”

  • Gas leak dealt with in Harriman

    Traffic was rerouted for several hours Wednesday as Harriman Utility Board workers repaired a gas leak at a 3-inch gas main at the intersection of Scarbro and Ruritan roads, between a car wash and a empty storefront.

    HUB Manager Chuck Flora said the utility received calls from people smelling a gas leak in the area sometime before 3 p.m.

    Crews were there shortly after, with Harriman Police rerouting traffic around the section of roadway that is near South Harriman Baptist Church and not far from Bowers Elementary.

  • Litter summit offers enforcement ideas

    Government leaders, enforcement officers and community organizations came from throughout East Tennessee to a litter summit held in Oak Ridge this week.

    Roane County Park director Tony Brown, who maintains Keep Roane Litter Free, was in attendance, as well as Harriman Building Inspector Maria Nelson, who deals regularly with many of the issues that the summit focused on, problem properties.

  • Lady 'Cats down Rockwood, 9-1

    In what definitely could be called a confidence booster for a young Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats soccer squad, the Lady ‘Cats took a convincing 9-1 victory over the Rockwood Lady Tigers Tuesday night. 

  • OS movie extra goes Hollywood

    By Sharon Littlepage, Special to Roane Newspapers

  • Midway students of the month honored