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Today's News

  • 'Dub' sets good example for officials, us

    After decades serving the public as a county commissioner, James “Dub” Harmon is no longer an elected official.
    Instead of tucking tail over his recent election loss, Harmon is, instead, stepping up.
    “That stage of my life is probably through,” the 83-year-old said recently in a Roane County News interview about his failure to get re-elected. “But there are many things for Roane County I can work for.”
    Harmon has not been afraid to champion what, to some, have been unpopular causes.

  • IMPRESSIONS: Rebel Johnny's biker days have long roared past

    Harold Ray Lester, 74, died Friday at his home in Seymour.
    It’s been something in the neighborhood of five or six years since I last visited with him while we were standing in a grocery store checkout line.
    I’m going to miss him.
    Apparently, so are many of our friends here in Roane County.
    You see, across his three score and 14, in one way or another he touched several of our lives.
    If you caught one of my recent blogs on roanecounty.com, you’re well aware of the “six degrees of separation” concept.

  • RMS gets revenge on Jefferson

    After dropping last year’s Clinch Valley title game to Jefferson Middle School in the closing second, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers were out for revenge last week and that’s just what they got as Scott Harvey’s squad routed the Eagles, 46-6.

  • OSMS blasts Coalfield, 42-14

    Pride is on the line any time Coalfield and Oliver Springs meet on the gridiron. The Bobcats were very proud following their convincing 42-14 win at Coalfield last Thursday night in middle school football action.

  • Candidate Forums

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 23
    • Luminary United Methodist Church’s Adult Fellowship will have an open “meet-and-question-the-candidates” session with Tennessee House of Representatives candidates Dennis Ferguson and Julia Hurley. The program will immediately follow the group’s covered-dish luncheon, which begins at noon in the church at 3401 River Road, Ten Mile.

  • Miller-Chaney

    Ova C. Miller of Harriman announces the forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Tonya Renee Miller, to Robert Edward Chaney II.
    He is the son of Robert Edward Chaney Sr. of Coalfield and Edna Ruth McCarter of Wartburg.
    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 4 in Trenton Street Baptist Church, Harriman. A reception will follow in the church’s fellowship hall.
    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • 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.
    Paula S. Graham, violation of driver license Nov. 24, 2009. Dismissed Jan. 29, cost to state.
    Shelly R. Godsey, speeding Nov. 20, 2009. Dismissed Jan. 29, traffic school.
    James W. Findley Jr., speeding Nov. 24, 2009. Dismissed Jan. 29, traffic school.
    Bree A. Shaw, speeding Nov. 26, 2009. Dismissed Jan. 22, cost to state.
    Amanda B. Mullins, probation violation Aug. 10, 2009. Guilty plea Jan. 11, convicted.

  • Get ready for this weekend's Melons and Music
  • Lila Lynn Frasier

    Lila Lynn Frasier was born at 5:39 p.m. July 11 in Mercy West Medical Center, Knoxville.
    She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 3/4 inches long.
    She is the daughter of Wayne and Natalie Frasier.
    Grandparents are Carlos and Melissa Stewart of Gobey, Steve and Cathy Cole of Mossy Grove and Randy Frasier of Gatlinburg.
    Great-grandmother is Inez Coffey of Wartburg.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 1

    25 Years Ago
    The new Blair fire hall and community center was under way. John and Florence Arnold donated the land — the county donated $7,500, and the community pledged more than $30,000 for three years.

    10 Years Ago