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Today's News

  • Roane Rockers to Race Against Cancer Sunday

    Roane Medical Center’s “Roane Rockers” will run and walk again in the annual Buddy’s Race Against Cancer on Nov. 14.

    “The Buddy’s Race Against Cancer is a great opportunity for us to give to a cause that has touched so many people,” said Tricia Aycock, Roane Rockers team captain.

    The Roane Rockers have set a fundraising goal of $6,000 and are working toward that goal through team member contributions and internal fundraising at the hospital for employee donations.

  • Bedbugs infest public housing

    A discarded couch may be what has spread a bedbug infestation at Clifty Manor, an apartment complex that is part of Harriman Housing Authority.

    That is what authority director Sheila Smith believes.

    “If the tenants would not pick up the stuff on the curb that has bedbugs,” Smith said. “All the time they are carrying it in.”

  • Two indicted on heroin charges

    Two Oliver Springs residents were named in a federal indictment charging them with distributing heroin that resulted in an alleged overdose.

    According to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney William C. Killian’s office, Randall Keith Fowler, 47, and Brenda Lynn Fowler, 46, were charged with conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance, where serious bodily injury (an overdose) to another person resulted from the use of heroin.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: It's tough saying goodbye to the neighborhood dog

    If you are a softie, like I am, don’t read this.

    OK, you’ve been warned.

    For the past four years or so, I have been lucky to have custody of my ridgetop community’s neighborhood dog.

    Jasmine, so I’m told, was dumped here  about 16 years ago as a puppy.

    I smile to imagine what that roly-poly golden ball of fur must have looked like then. She was lucky enough to find a home with a family that had children.

  • Autumn sunset

    The Maxwell and Lawson families take in the Wednesday sunset’s rich hues while fishing on Watts Bar Lake in Kingston.

  • Police academy

    The Roane County Sheriff Office’s Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy instructs participants about patrol duties and defensive tactics Tuesday night. Gary Inman, a participant, acts as police officer in a scenario where Deputy John Mayes plays someone stopped for doing 15 mph over the speed limit without headlights. “It’s just to give an idea of what we do,” Mayes said.

  • Lady Devils finish second
  • RMS splits with Cherokee

    The Cherokee Lady Jackets started off swarming to the basket and buzzed past the Rockwood Lady Tigers en route to a 31-14 win Monday night. 

  • HMS battles Cherokee

    Despite having to fight off a furious fourth period rally by the Harriman Middle School Lady Devils, the Cherokee Lady Jackets escaped with a 29-26 victory Tuesday night. 

  • Roane State sweeps Wallace State

    The Roane State Raiders and Raideretts tipped off the home portion of the schedule Tuesday night and the results were good for the home teams as they picked up a sweep over visiting Wallace State.