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Today's News

  • RMS rips Sunbright, 40-0

    In a much ballyhooed encounter between the unbeaten Sunbright Tigers and the unbeaten Rockwood Middle School Tigers, it was Rockwood getting a decisive 40-0 blowout victory. 

  • MMS rallies past Harriman, 20-16

    The Midway Middle School Green Waves picked up their second win of the season over Harriman Thursday at Midway, 20-16.

    While Midway improved to 2-3 with the win, the loss would leave Harriman winless on the year. 

  • Cherokee downs OSMS, 14-0

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets picked up a big win Thursday night as Brian Pankey's squad traveled to Oliver Springs and downed the Bobcats, 14-0, in a hard-hitting game.

  • Diverse personalities oversee county’s spending, savings

    Roane County’s new budget committee will meet for the first time today — Sept. 20 — at 3 p.m. in the county executive’s conference room at the courthouse.

    “I’m looking forward to working with those guys,” Commissioner Bobby Collier said. “We won’t always agree, but that’s what causes debate.”

    The commission unanimously approved new County Executive Ron Woody’s budget committee recommendations last week.

  • UT work blessing to OS agency, area residents

    Know your spots.

    That is what Georgette Samaras, education coordinator for the Cancer Institute at University of Tennessee Medical Center, said during a recent free skin screening at Oliver Springs Housing Authority.

    The demand for that screening was so high the authority is scheduling appointments for a second clinic on Oct. 5.

    Samaras talked with visitors about any suspicious marks on their bodies and took pictures to be looked at by Dr. James Lewis, the program coordinator, and a surgical oncologist specializing in melanoma.

  • Well wishes for health department's Baker
  • Free resource fair aimed at DOE workers, retirees in area

    The nonprofit Cold War Patriots organization is planning a Sept. 23 resource fair for nuclear weapons workers and retirees in the East Tennessee area.

    The fair will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in New Hope Center at 602 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge.

    It is for generations of men and women who
    have worked or are currently employed with Y-12, K-25 and Oak Ridge National Laboratory complexes.

  • Industrial board almost official in Harriman

    The Harriman Industrial Board is one more step to being official.

    The Harriman City Council approved a resolution authorizing the establishment of the board during its Sept. 7 meeting.

    Attorney Sandy McPherson, who represents Roane County’s Industrial Board, helped prepare documents the future board members needed to present to begin making the board official.

    Also approved was a certificate of incorporation.

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    Andrew S. Pusateri, safety belt Sept. 3, 2009. Dismissed Feb. 1, abated by death.

    Charles Thornton, probation violation Nov. 9, 2009. Dismissed Feb. 22, cost to state.

    Jeff T. McFalls, probation violation Feb. 17. Guilty plea Feb. 22, convicted.

    Katina R. Patrick, seat belt law April 15, 2009. Dismissed Feb. 23, cost to state.

  • Yager cited for pro-business stance

    State Sen. Ken Yager has been recognized as one of the eight best pro-business legislators in the Tennessee General Assembly by a key business magazine published by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce.

    The publication, “Business TN,” congratulated the Harriman Republican for a “100 percent business-positive, pro-jobs voting record.”  

    “Business TN” annually selects the best state lawmakers based on their efforts in keeping “taxes
    low and regulation minimal.”