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Today's News

  • Roane Leadership class graduates this week

    Members of the Leadership Roane County class of 2014 will graduate on June 19 during a ceremony in Whitestone Country Inn.

    The class includes 20 participants who, over the past nine months, have studied a variety of topics about Roane County.

    They have participated in sessions on education, local and state government, health care and social services.

  • Tax tips for students on the job this summer

    Many students take a summer job, which gives them a chance to learn about the working world.

    That includes learning about taxes. Here are eight things that students who take a summer job should know about taxes:

    • Don’t be surprised when an employer withholds taxes from paychecks. Those who are self-employed may have to pay estimated taxes directly to the IRS on certain dates during the year.

  • Boles enjoys teaching at Raiderette camp

     

    Roane State head coach Monica Boles spent last week teaching the game she loves to area youngsters at the 2014 Raiderette Girls Basketball Camp.

  • Fishing Report

     

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Turkey harvest passes 30,000

     

    Tennessee turkey hunters passed the 30,000 harvest mark for the 12th straight year during the spring season which concluded last month. 

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports that the 2014 harvest stands at 32,495. The harvest just slips past the 2013 total of 32,489.

  • Boles enjoys teaching at Raiderette camp

     

    Roane State head coach Monica Boles spent last week teaching the game she loves to area youngsters at the 2014 Raiderette Girls Basketball Camp.

  • BLOWN AWAY

    The buzz of chainsaws echoed throughout Kingston late this week as cleanup continued from a tornado that tore through Tuesday afternoon.

    Emergency officials originally called the blast straight-line winds, but the National Weather Service of Morristown weighed in with the tornado confirmation Wednesday.

    Much of Roane County saw power outages and hundreds of downed trees after the storm that spawned the EF0-rated twister.

    An EF0 rating means winds can get as high as 86 mph. The Kingston storm’s winds peaked at 80 mph, officials said.

  • Harriman approves change to city manager government form

    After years of off-and-on debate, the Harriman City Council voted to change its charter, establishing a city manager form of government.

    “If we are ever going to move ahead in this town, we’re going to have to do it, or if we don’t we are just going to continue on like we have for the last eight or nine or 10 years ... Good things, yeah, have come, good things have happened, but so many we got passed by (on) we really could have had a shot at,” said Councilman Lonnie Wright.

  • Raises included in Rockwood budget

    A 2014-15 budget with a 5-cent property tax increase passed unanimously at Rockwood City Council Monday night.

    The increase takes the property tax from 95 cents per $100 valuation to $1 per $100 valuation.

    “I still have a lot of objections to this, but we have to pass a budget. I’ll go ahead and say yes with the hopes we can amend some of this,” Councilwoman Peggy Evans said.