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Today's News

  • No more chemo

    Addie Moore never let her battle with acute lymphocytic leukemia keep her down and, if possible, she’s even more exuberant because she’s won the war on the disease.

    The Kingston Elementary first grader and her family were joined by friends and loved ones to celebrate “no mo chemo” with the release of 848 balloons at Fort Southwest Point.

    “That was how long she was in treatment,” said Gena Moore, Addie’s grandmother or “Mimi.”

  • Mess lands woman in jail

    On Dec. 7, Chancellor Frank V. Williams III gave Helen Hayes until Jan. 4 to remove half of the debris off her property. The mess hadn’t changed by that morning, according to Roane County officials.

    “Has there been any noticeable difference since we were in court on Dec. 7?” County Attorney Greg Leffew asked Codes Enforcement Official Glen Cofer.

    “No sir,” Cofer responded. “Not that I can tell.”

  • Roads a go, surveys and work at standstill

    The roads the Roane County Commission voted to accept in Pioneer Village Subdivision last August still aren’t being maintained by the county.

    Officials said a survey must be completed before that can happen, but there is a question about who will pay for it.

    Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson didn’t ask the Commission to take over the roads, so he said he’s not paying for the survey out of his department’s budget.

    “They’ll (the Commission) be the ones that’s doing it if they do it,” Ferguson said.

  • Funds allow Habitat to repair homes for needy

    Roane County Habitat for Humanity is using a generous donation to fund a variety of home repair projects for Roane County residents in need.

    Best known for building small, low-cost homes, Habitat for Humanity is now helping low-income families in Roane County with needed repairs to their homes that they cannot afford themselves.

    The program repairs or replaces roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning units, water heaters, damaged kitchens and bathrooms and potentially other critical repairs.

  • 2nd suspect arrested in pharmacy holdup

    Harriman police have recovered 636 of the estimated 660 30-milligram Oxycodone HCL taken during the armed robbery at CVS at 1136 S. Roane St. on Tuesday.

    “The estimated street value of the recovered narcotics is $19,110,” a release from the Harriman Police Department said.

    The release said Investigator Brian Turner and Detective Kasey Mynatt recovered the pills from armed robbery suspect William Folger’s residence on Jan. 4.

  • How will the new tax law affect YOU?

    The Internal Revenue Service has released updates for income-tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month.

    This is the first in a series of steps that IRS will take to help improve the accuracy of withholding following major changes made by the new tax law.

    The updated withholding information, posted on IRS.gov, shows new rates for employers to use during 2018.

    Employers should begin using the 2018 withholding tables as soon as possible, but not later than Feb. 15.

  • Harriman Middle storms the Fort

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devils travelled to Fort Loudoun Middle School on Thursday night for middle school basketball action.

    The Lady Devils were able to pick up a 37-24 win on the night over the Lady Braves.

    Harriman was able to coast to the victory in the second game by a score of 45-19.

    “We were happy to get a road with especially after an emotional victory over Kingston last night,” head coach Johnny Jones said.

  • Lady ’Cats can’t hold off Wartburg

    The Wartburg Middle Lady Bulldogs used an aggressive defense to take a 43-35 win against the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats Thursday evening at Oliver Springs Middle School.

    The first quarter began with the Lady ‘Cats building a 7-3 lead thanks to a scoring flurry from Megan Armstrong, Ella Hampton and Madi Jones.

    Wartburg was able to find some life due to scores from Elizabeth Keathley and Olivia Davis.

  • OS tops in ’Cat and Dawg fight

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats held off the Wartburg Bulldogs to win 42-33 Thursday evening at Oliver Springs Middle School.

    Wartburg had been slowly and steadily chipping away at the Bobcats’ lead throughout the game and in the fourth quarter it looked like things were about to pay off.

    A lay-up by Tanner Johnson made the score 27-26, the Bulldogs’ first lead of the game.

    “Wartburg is a really good team,” Bobcat Coach Lance Jones said. “I think they are a lot better than what their record shows.

  • GOING with the FLO: We are either for America and Trump, or against them

    We, who are American patriots, should stand solidly with our president and his agenda, make our voices heard and ignore all the activated mobs that cause confusion, strife and distrust.

    We are either for America, its president’s agenda and its success, or we are against America. Your choices make it clear. You must choose what you listen to.