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Today's News

  • Hurley wins in Republican sweep

    By DAMON LAWRENCE
    and KATIE HOGIN

    The Republican wave that roared through the country Tuesday drowned Dennis Ferguson’s 18-year career in the Tennessee General Assembly.

    The incumbent Democrat from Midtown lost to Lenoir City Republican Julia Hurley in the race for the 32nd District seat in the State House of Representatives.

    “It’s just a tide that I couldn’t stop,” Ferguson told supporters during his concession speech.

  • Democrats consider how to proceed after drubbing

    Now is not just a time for Democrats on the national level to do some soul searching.

    Local Democrats face the same task.

    On Election Day, they saw their representation in Congress and the Tennessee General Assembly become all Republican.

    “It’s just very conservative times,” said Brad Parish, the Democrat executive committeeman for the 12th District.

    The country’s discontent with Democrats showed at the polls.

  • TWRA announces new licenses

    As approved earlier at a meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission, the addition of five licenses and an amendment to a trout fishing license specific to the city of Gatlinburg are now in effect.

  • Playoffs set to begin

    The second football season starts Friday night as Harriman, Kingston, Oliver Springs and Rockwood open play in the TSSAA playoffs.

    Harriman enters the second season as a No. 6 seed in Quad 1 of the TSSAA Class A playoffs and the Blue Devils will play at No. 3 Copper Basin.

  • Greif gearing up for one more game

    Everything changes, but sometimes people wish they didn’t have to.

    That’s the case in Rockwood as after 57 years behind the microphone, Tiger public address announcer Maurice Greif is retiring.

  • Charter jet among Rockwood Fly-in attractions
  • DOE to test warning sirens on Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested Nov. 3 in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

    The sirens are near DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Aug. 19-25:

    From Roberta L. Dennis to Lillian E. Michel by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Dogwood Shores Unit 1, Lot 22, $12,500.

    From David E. White and Betty White to Terry K. Cothron and Heather M. Cothron by warranty deed, Dist. 2, 4.62 acres, Oak Hills Estate, Lot 3, $318,000.

    From Janna Gonzalez and Jana Walker to William Y. Warren IV by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Dogwood Shores Unit 4, Lot 22 and 39, $20,000.

  • Raiderettes ready for season

    Roane State Community College women’s basketball coach Monica Boles knows her team is young, but she is not worried about inexperience.

  • Defense leads Lady Tigers to Eble crown

    The best offense is sometimes a good defense.

    That was the case for the Rockwood Middle School Lady Tigers over the past two weeks as Jeff Allen’s squad gave up just 62 points in three games in winning the 2010 Hollis Eble Tournament at Oakdale.