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Today's News

  • Eason awarded Tech scholarship

    Zachary Hunter Eason, a Tennessee Technological University student from Kingston, has been awarded the G. Joseph Fleming Scholarship.
    Eason, a freshman electrical engineering major at the Cookeville-based university, was awarded for his outstanding academic performance.  
    A 2010 graduate of Roane County High School, Eason is the son of Robert and Angie Eason.
    His grandparents are Bob and Carol Nall of Kingston and Peggy Eason of Sarasota, Fla.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from July 6-15:
    From Lester D. Piercy Jr. and Sandra Wilson Piercy to Sandra Wilson Piercy by quit-claim deed, Dist. 2, 7.587 acres, River Road, $0.
    From Lester D. Piercy Jr. to Sandra Wilson Piercy by quit-claim deed, Dist. 2, Emory Pointe, Lot 12, Phase I, $0.
    From James Howard and Lucas Howard to James Howard and Lucretia M. Howard by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, Sewanee Street, city of Harriman, $0.

  • Poplar Springs contributions lauded
  • Teacher workshop scheduled

    Elementary and middle-school teachers have until Sept. 21 to register to attend a free teacher workshop featuring hands-on activities for teaching space and geology.
    The workshop, limited to 25 participants, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 in American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
    Call the museum at 865-574-3267 to register.
    The workshop includes instruction, materials for the classroom, and lunch.

  • Lady Jackets fall in defensive battle, 1-0

    For almost 60 minutes, the Kingston Lady Jackets were in a scoreless standoff with the Webb Lady Spartans in soccer Monday evening, but Hannah Seay scored what turned out to be the winning goal for the Webb Lady Spartans at the 60-minute mark for the 1-0 win over Kingston.

  • Big games highlight week 4 schedule

    Week four is upon us and four of the five Roane County high school football teams have huge district games on tap this week.

  • HUB water increase still up in the air

    Harriman Utility Board water customers can expect an increase in their bill this fall, but one question remains:

    Will  they see a percentage increase on their rates or will it be a flat fixed charge?

    HUB officials said they need to pay off $1.7 million in loans for necessary improvements, including a million-gallon water tank on McKinney Road and the installation of a new water line across the river next to the Lon Mee Bridge.

    The debt payments are about $125,000 a year.

  • IMPRESSIONS: A country boy can survive – even in D.C.

    “George and Gwen Kellerman live in the small, quiet town of Twin Oaks, Ohio, with their two young children and pet dog. George has a strong sense of what is right and wrong, especially as it applies to himself and Gwen, but he still looks to her for validation.”

    Sound like something out of our lives right here in Roane County?

    Good people grounded in what really matters … family.

  • Woody tackles first meeting

    Billions with a “B.”

    District 2 Commissioner Randy Ellis said that’s how much money his employer — Ed Financial Services — handles in student loans.

    “I’m highly qualified,” Ellis said, about serving on the Roane County Budget Committee.

    Ellis, a debt management supervisor with Ed Financial, will get the chance because he was one of four commissioners appointed to serve on the budget committee.

  • State chimes in on ash health impacts

    No harm to health is believed to have occurred from touching the fly ash that spilled after a dike failure at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant.

    The Tennessee Department of Health released that conclusion last December, and that’s still the department’s conclusion today.

    Last week TDH announced it had finalized its health assessment for the fly ash catastrophe.

    A draft health assessment was released in December 2009.