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Today's News

  • Roane area reunions

    Editor’s note: The Roane County News publishes reunions each Monday. Reunion notices should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Thursday to appear in the following Monday paper.

    COMMUNITY
    • A Walnut Hill old-time community reunion will be from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Roane County Park shed 2. Those attending are asked to bring pictures and a covered dish for the meal. Call Pam Lively Hines at 882-8435, Deanna Lively Newberry at 423-369-2755 or Judy May Shubert at 882-2239 for details.

  • Oran's Flower Shop now open in Kingston
  • The Garden Gate: Trees in a category of their own

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • Utility loans may be illegal, state says

    An official with the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office determined last week that Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas may have violated state law by allowing interdepartmental borrowing of operating funds.
    Rod King, general manager of the utilities, and the city board governing the operations have openly admitted the more profitable gas department has loaned money to the water and sewer departments.
    A comptroller’s office review of city finances indicates, however, that the issuance of such loans was not previously approved as required by statute.

  • Tiger Haven buys more land, but has no plans to expand

    Tiger Haven has purchased 11 acres adjacent to its big cat sanctuary in East Roane County.
    Freddie L. Pesterfield is listed as the seller on the warranty deed, which was filed with the Register of Deeds Office last month. The purchase price for the property was listed at $66,000.
    Tiger Haven is located on Harvey Road. According to its website, Tiger Haven is home to more than 280 big cats. Most are tigers, lions, leopards and cougars.

  • Harriman won't put manager on ballot

    Harriman voters won’t get a say on whether they would like to have a city manager-style of government.
    At least not yet.
    While some Harriman City Council members have said they’d prefer a decision from city voters over having to make one themselves, that’s not how the majority voted last week when council member Ken Mynatt took steps toward giving constituents that choice on the Nov. 2 ballot.
    “This way, we let the citizens decide,” he proposed in making a motion to that end.

  • THP to conduct sobriety checks in Roane County

     

  • Bledsoe County pulls away from Midway, 42-14

    Injuries, lack of depth, and several big Bledsoe County plays all contributed to the 42-14 Midway loss last Friday night in Pikeville. 

    The Green Waves were close in statistical battle against the Warriors, but would still drop to 0-3 on the season with a couple more tough games on the horizon.

  • Bulldogs blast Blue Devils, 41-12

    For the first time in nearly a decade, the Wartburg Central Bulldogs stunned the Harriman Blue Devils Friday night by a convincing 41-12 margin. 

  • Bobcats fall at Grundy County, 39-27

    History repeated itself Friday night as for the second straight year winless Grundy County knocked off undefeated Oliver Springs. Last season, it was the Yellow Jackets traveling to Oliver Springs and downing the Bobcats, 40-21, and Friday night the Yellow Jackets defended their home turf with a 39-27 victory.