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Today's News

  • Harriman Super 8: 'Worst fire we've had in a while'

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    Roane Newspapers

    Flames shot high from the rooftop against a backdrop of billowing smoke at Super 8 Motel in Harriman Monday night.

    Harriman fire officials said everyone got out the motel safely and the cause of the fire was not immediately known.

    Firefighters from three departments used two ladder trucks to pour water down on the fire while others used hoses on the ground to douse the flames.

    In one first-story room in the rear of the building, a beam had fallen down.

  • White blanket

    The approximately 2 inches of rain that fell late last week brought foggy conditions along Interstate 40 west of Harriman. A view of the mountains from Hwy. 27 shows how thick the fog blanket was late in the afternoon.

  • Fee system could be in store for Kingston

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    Roane Newspapers

    Discussion of ways to generate more money in the city of Kingston took up a good chunk of time at the city council work session last week.

    “We need to consider areas where we can require user fees,” Councilman Brant Williams said.

    These are fees that are applied to city facilities and requires the person who uses the facility to pay.

    “We would just pass those fees on to people that use those services,” Williams said.

  • Proposed marina discussed at meeting

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    Roane Newspapers

    Larry Walker is seeking information about a marina project being proposed near his neighborhood.

    He attended Thursday night’s environmental review board meeting at the Roane County Courthouse hoping to learn more.

    “We only found out about it just before Christmas,” Walker said. “We’re looking for information.”

  • Midway Middle splits with Spring City

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Midway Middle School Green Waves returned to the cozy confines of their usual home gym at the elementary school Thursday night to take on Spring City.

    The Lady Waves grabbed an early lead, but scored only four points in the second and third quarters to fall to Spring City 26-18. The Lady Waves drop to 4-9 with the loss.

    The Green Waves didn’t shoot much better, but had an easy time with the out matched Bulldogs, winning 33-14. The Green Waves improved to 6-7 with the win.

  • Cherokee Middle sweeps Oliver Springs

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    So much for home court advantage.

    That was the feeling in Oliver Springs Thursday night as visiting Cherokee Middle School handed the Bobcats a pair of losses.

    The opening game of the evening went in favor of the Lady Jackets by a 40-33 margin then Cherokee won the final game of the evening, 33-21.

    Girls Game

  • Kingston, Harriman have tough Tuesday

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Tuesday night was a rough night for both the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Harriman Blue Devils as both teams suffered sweeps at the hands of district opponents.

  • Oakdale takes care of business at home

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    It was close but no cigar Tuesday night for the Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers as they dropped a pair of non district games at Oakdale.

    The Lady Tigers opened the evening with a 51-39 loss at the hands of the Lady Eagles, but that outcome was much better than their first meeting this season when Oakdale rolled to a 40-17 victory.

  • Stormy Thursday

    Much-needed rain arrived Thursday in Roane County. The downpours caused water to pool on some roads, and in some cases, making driving hazardous. Hwy. 58 in Kingston was particularly wetter that some roads, with trucks and cars running through large puddles.

  • Harriman willing to discuss state audit

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    Roane Newspapers

    Harriman hopes to resolve the issues over who owes what for the development of Pinnacle Pointe in discussions with developers.

    “I don’t mind sitting down and talking to them,” City Attorney Harold Balcom said at Tuesday’s city council meeting.