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Today's News

  • TWRA accepting comments on fishing proposals

     

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) Fisheries Division announced its proposed 2015-16 sport fish and commercial fishing regulation changes during the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission’s August meeting.  TWRA Fisheries Division Chief Bobby Wilson made the proposals at the Aug. 28-29 meeting of the TFWC held in Jackson.

  • Lady Jackets, Devils bring home plaques
  • Midway Middle takes down Burchfield, 32-14

     

    The Midway Middle School Green Wave took a long, winding path before they finally faced Burchfield Middle Monday night at Midway. 

    The Green Wave were originally scheduled to play at Burchfield last Tuesday, but they never made it to the field because of storms in the area. The game was then moved to Midway on Monday.

  • Proposed tax hike goes to vote tonight

    The property tax rates that have been proposed for the 2014-15 fiscal year include an additional 9 cents requested by the Roane County Board of Education.

    Whether the increase goes through remains to be seen, however.

    The Roane County Commission meets today – Monday – at 7 p.m. at the courthouse in Kingston.

    Resolutions to set the tax rates and budget for the fiscal year are on the agenda.

    The commission is the funding body for the school system.

  • Judge lawsuit gets day in court

    Tom McFarland’s election lawsuit has been scheduled for trial on Oct. 8 in Roane County Chancery Court.

    McFarland, who had served as county attorney until Sept. 1, waged an unsuccessful campaign for circuit court judge in the Aug. 7 election.

    He later filed a lawsuit against the winner, Mike Pemberton.

    The Roane County Election Commission and Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins are also named as defendants in the lawsuit.

  • Noise issues may tie in with beer licenses

    Rather than a full-frontal assault with a new noise ordinance, Kingston City Council members have decided to bring noisy nightspots in line by hitting them where it hurts: through their beer licenses.

    Beginning in 2012, complaints arose concerning a couple of bar/restaurants off West Race Street.

    Residents of the nearby neighborhood said the noise coming from the establishments — which often feature live outdoor music on their patios during spring and summer months — kept them awake at nights, when the patios were in full swing.

  • All tanked up and headed home
  • Collett declares write-in Rockwood candidacy

    Ray Collett has a rough row to hoe if he hopes to win a seat on Rockwood City Council in November.

    The former council member decided to be a write-in candidate for the race after the deadline had passed for submitting qualifying petitions to be in on the ballot.

    “I know it is not going to be easy,” said Collett, who said he was convinced to seek election after he’d received several phone calls and emails asking him to run.

    He’s undaunted, though.

  • Hooks taking on prayer-leading role for county

    The Roane County Commission’s practice of praying before meetings will continue, according to Chairman James Brummett.

    Ray Cantrell led the opening prayer the past four years, but Mike Hooks defeated him for District 5’s commission seat in the Aug. 7 election.

    The newly elected commission holds its first meeting today – Monday.

    Cantrell took over the opening prayer responsibilities after former commissioner James Harmon lost his re-election bid in August 2010.

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