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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • County looking into disaster plan for potential big-cat sanctuary escapes

    Imagine if a major disaster hit East Roane County and caused some of the animals at Tiger Haven to get loose.

    County officials are putting together a plan on how to deal with such a scenario.  

    “We’re going to identify what potential could happen and how to secure the area and make the public safe,” County Executive Ron Woody said.

    Tiger Haven is a big-cat sanctuary on Harvey Road. According to its website, the facility houses more than 280 of the animals. Most are tigers, lions, leopards and cougars.

  • Kingston’s Turpin a World Class Technician

    Lewis J. Turpin of Kingston is among only 17 professional automotive technicians across the United States this year to achieve a coveted milestone from two industry leaders.

    Turpin tested and obtained National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence certification in 22 specialty areas to qualify for the World Class Technician Award.

    The prestigious honor
    is given annually by ASE and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association.

  • EMA staff no longer taking home vehicles

    You can drive up Cumberland Street in Kingston at night and see some of the changes that have taken place with Roane County’s emergency management department.

    A row of emergency management vehicles sits parked near the courthouse.   

    “Some of them have been pulled in,” new County Executive Ron Woody said.

  • The Garden Gate: Grains evolve through the years, maintain prominence in our diets

    By Ellen Probert Williamson, Roane Newspapers

  • RMC move months away

    Roane Medical Center’s days in downtown Harriman appear to be numbered.

    Covenant Health is about 16-17 months from moving the Harriman-based hospital to a new, state-of-the-art facility in Midtown, said Harriman Mayor Chris Mason.

    The new facility was announced in March 2008, when Covenant and Harriman officials worked out  arrangements for the company’s acquisition of the then city-owned and -operated hospital.

    Mason said last week the move is “a little bit early, according to our contract.”

  • Tigers trap Bears, 42-0

    The Rockwood Tigers laid waste to the Tellico Plains Bears by a 42-0 margin Friday night at Civitan Field. 

  • Bobcats blanked by Jackets

    For the third straight year, the Coalfield vs. Oliver Springs game was one-sided on the scoreboard.