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Today's News

  • Grant to fix up Roane Regional site for new industry

    The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has awarded Roane County a $356,072 grant for further development of the Jones Road site in Roane Regional Business and Technology Park.

    The grant will fund the clearing and grading for a building pad to accommodate a minimum 100,000-square-foot building.

  • Lady Tigers calm Lady Waves for Region 2A championship

    The Midway Lady Green Waves and the Meigs County Lady Tigers met for the fifth time this season in the Region 2A championship in Decatur Wednesday evening.

    Meigs County would win the title with a 2-0 win over Midway in a tight game from start to finish. Meigs County did not out hit, out pitch or out play Midway like they did in the two previous games in the district tourney which they won 9-0 and 7-0. This time Midway was snake bit by two throwing errors that allowed both Lady Tiger runs to score.

  • Four Roane County middle schools honored for sportsmanship during 2015-16 seasons

    Four  Roane County schools were recognized with sportsmanship awards.

    "Seven years ago, the Roane County School System began recognizing middle and high school athletic programs within our county that completed an entire athletic year with zero reports of unsportsmanlike conduct.  

    “We made the decision to try to present these schools with a monetary award to show appreciation for their emphasis on sportsmanship throughout the school year," said Tony Clower, middle school supervisor for Roane County Schools.  

  • Kingston Lady Jackets softball team finishes second in District 4AA Tournament
  • Grant in hand, but work on park stalled

    The sign in the field next to Gertrude Porter Memorial Park on Roane Street in Kingston reads “Future Site of The State of Tennessee LPRF Grant Project.”

    The sign, now almost covered by grass, has been standing in the field since shortly after Gov. Bill Haslam visited the site in October 2014 to announce a $250,000 grant that would have added another ball field, two soccer fields, a playground, a greenway and restroom facilities.

  • School facilities ‘wasted, empty’ space

    The Roane County Board of Education received another presentation from its architect earlier this month.

    This one looked at elementary and middle schools, in addition to the high schools.

    “What we’re going to present is a complete assessment of your school system,” Todd Brang, vice president of business development and marketing for the Lewis Group Architects, told the board.

    “Where you stand today and what it may look like 10 to 20 to 30 years from now.”

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  • Harriman sales tax hike issue headed for November ballot

    A referendum to increase Harriman’s local sales tax rate will not be on the August ballot.

    Harriman City Manager Kevin Helms said state legislation changed the deadline to submit material for the election, which resulted in the city missing the opportunity to have the issue decided in August.

    “As a result, the referendum will be held in November with the general election that includes the presidential election,” said Helms.

  • Henry: TCAT plays key role in job growth

    The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Harriman campus is a great resource, especially now that there are more opportunities for students to attend than ever before.

    Thanks in part to the Tennessee Reconnect, an initiative which helps adults attend and earn a diploma or certificate at one of the 27 TCATS free of tuition or fees, TCAT at Harriman has seen interest grow.

    TCAT saw enrollment jump 27 percent in 2015.