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Today's News

  • Roane School of Isshin-Ryu competes at nationals

    During the weekend of Oct. 15-16, the Roane School of Isshin-ryu Karate in Harriman traveled to Manchester, Tenn.for the IIKA (International Isshin-ryu Karate Association) Nationals banquet and tournament. The school brought home an impressive nine medals: 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze.  

  • Bobcats open season with split

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats opened their season at Tellico Plains Tuesday night and the results were mixed for the purple and gold.

  • I-40 tractor trailer wreck
  • TVA opens new bridge at Swan Pond

    For more than a year TVA, has been using trains to ship ash to a landfill in Alabama.
    That could end soon.
    “Shipping of time-critical ash will end in early December,” TVA said in an e-mail to members of the Roane County Community Advisory Group.
    TVA plans to have a site luncheon to mark the end of the train shipments, which are part of the agency’s effort to clean up the mess caused by the Dec. 22, 2008, disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant.
    A lot of the ash that was released during the disaster ended up in the Emory River.

  • Lives saved in accident in spite of risks

    Two lives were lost in a horrendous accident on Hwy. 58 Monday morning, but if not for the quick action of passersby, others may have met the same fate.
    We would like to commend Eric Bauer, who was on his way to work as an emergency medical technician for Air Evac when he happened on the wreck.
    He and two unnamed passersby worked quickly to free some of those who were trapped in the fiery two-car accident.
    We commend them for stopping to help people who were critically in need.
    We also would like to implore our readers to be careful drivers.

  • Here’s your opportunity to REACH out and help

    In one of his many post-game interviews Saturday afternoon Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley summed things up: “We made some special plays.”
    Indeed, something special happened at Neyland Stadium on homecoming week-end.
    The Vols literally came out of nowhere, put together their best effort of the year and waxed the University of Mississippi, 52-14.
    The 6,000 or so no-shows missed a huge opportunity to be present and hear “Rocky Top” played more than it has all season.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 17

    25 Years Ago
    After Harriman’s John “Peanut” Hill performed his “drunk act” on an unsuspecting Jerry Reed, the country music star and actor was so impressed that he told Hill that he would put Hill in one of his shows. Hill didn’t think much of it until he received a call and landed a part in Reed’s movie, “What Comes Around.” The movie opened at the Princess Theater in Harriman with much fanfare, with Hill arriving at the premiere in a limousine and receiving the key to the city.

  • Avoid the Gala auction rush by placing a virtual early bid

    The Roane Alliance’s annual fundraising Gala will have hundreds of auction items up for bid for the hundreds of attendees at the always-popular Hollywood-themed event on Nov. 19.

    For those who cannot attend, The Alliance is offering something new — virtual early bidding for Alliance supporters.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Townsend 60th

    Mr. and Mrs. John W. Townsend Jr. of Lenoir City, formerly of the Midway community in Roane County, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 17.

    A reception in their honor will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 in Stone Crossing Subdivision Clubhouse on Hwy. 70, Lenoir City. All relatives and friends are invited to stop by at any time during the reception.

    Townsend and the former Faye Branson were married on Dec. 17, 1950.

    He is retired from Maremont Corp., and she is a nurse at Sweetwater Medical Clinic.

  • Commodity foods to be distributed Dec. 15-17 in area

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods next month.

    The schedule is:

    • Kingston Community Center, from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 15.

    • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, from 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 15.

    • Harriman Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 16.

    • Rockwood National Guard Armory, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 17.