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Today's News

  • Out to Lunch: You'll want to gobble up the goodies at Owen's

    By Bethel Poston, For Roane Newspapers

  • Rockwood getting creative with Halloween celebration

    Ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates are taking over Rockwood once again for the annual Halloween street party.

    The downtown will be eerily spooky come Oct. 30.

    “We going to have some entertaining decorations,” promised coordinator Susanne Fischer. “We’re going to try to create some ambience.”

  • Group aids employers in Roane

    Roane County employers now have a forum in which they can talk over workforce and human-resources issues.

    The Roane County Employer’s Association meets monthly for networking, lunch and a speaker who addresses som e aspect of workforce or human resources issues.

    “I feel strongly that this group provides a good avenue for each of our employers to learn about issues concerning workforce, as well as to network with others in similar circumstances,” said Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Roane Alliance.

  • Cities' tax rates told

    The Roane County Commission adopted a certified tax rate last week.

    Now, it’s the cities’ turn.

    The state has calculated certified tax rates for Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood in the wrap-up of a countywide property reappraisal year fraught with opposition and appeals in light of what many landowners believe are overinflated numbers.

    Harriman’s certified tax rate is $1.19, and Kingston’s is $1.08.

    The certified tax rate for Rockwood is 75 cents.

  • Tigers take care of Green Wave, 44-8

    The Rockwood Tigers took advantage of six Midway turnovers en route to a 44-8 District 3-A win Friday night at Midway.

    Midway's turnovers along with Rockwood holding a 339-111 advantage in total yards led to an easy night for the Tigers.

  • Miraculous rally ends in heartbreak for Bobcats

    A few years back, Disney released a film called “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” 

  • Grace snaps Harriman's streak

    By TANK JOHNSON

    Roane Newspapers

    On a night when Harriman football celebrated senior night, visiting Grace Christian ruined the party by hanging a 21-0 loss on the Blue Devils.

  • Missed opportunities cost Jackets shot at CAK

    Kingston head coach Vic King has been around long enough to know that if you're going to knock off the state's No. 2 ranked team, you're going to have to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way.

  • Oak Ridge 4-lane a two-way street to prosperity

    Have you driven to Oak Ridge recently? The new four-lane section from the old guard gates to Illinois Avenue has been opened. It is glorious.
    The road is wide and smooth, with generous and clearly marked bike lanes.
    It is a joy to drive, whether you are heading north into Oak Ridge or heading south to Roane County.
    More work is being done to widen the rest of the stretch so that the entire segment will be four lanes from Kingston to Oak Ridge. The work is expected to be completed in 2012.
    This work is good news for both communities.

  • A view from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen

    Two of the Nobel prizes awarded over the past few days struck us as noteworthy in respect to the USA.
    The first is that awarded last Monday to three economists, including Professor Peter Diamond, of MIT.
    What makes his winning particularly interesting is the fact that President Obama nominated him some months ago to a vacancy on the Federal Reserve Board.
    However, one of the Republicans’ leading intellectual pygmies in the Senate, Alabama’s Richard Shelby, put a hold on his nomination so that it could not even be considered for confirmation.