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Today's News

  • Expected rain forces early Region 2-A play

    Due to expected rain showers, the Region 2-A championship baseball game between Rockwood and Harriman will be played this evening (Tuesday, May 13) at 7 p.m. in Rockwood. The game was originally scheduled to be played Wednesday night.

  • Coalfield spoils Hall's gem; win title

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    In what will go down as one of the greatest games ever played in District 4-A softball, the Coalfield Lady Yellow Jackets won the District 4-A Tournament championship Friday night with a 3-2 12-inning victory over Oliver Springs.

  • Stone Memorial ends Kingston's 4-AA run

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Kingston Lady Jackets made a great run at the District 4-AA Tournament championship, but that run came up just short as Mike Neal’s squad dropped a 7-2 decision to Stone Memorial Saturday afternoon.

  • Kingston looking at 5-cent tax hike

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    Kingston officials have worked more with the city’s proposed 2008-09 fiscal budget, and it looks like residents can expect a 5-cent increase in the property-tax rate.

    The increase would mean a tax rate of $1.35 per $100 valuation.

    “It’s a whole lot better to raise taxes 5 cents each year than raise it 20 cents at one time,” Mayor Troy Beets said.

  • Proposed train-cleaning facility over first hurdle

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman City Council approved the first reading last week of an ordinance changing the Harriman Coal Terminal property from open space to heavy industrial.

    A public hearing on the ordinance preceded the meeting.

    The request came from Brian Cook, who hopes to use part of the property along the railroad tracks for a railroad-car cleaning facility.

    Harriman building inspector Maria Nelson said Cook would still need to get approval of building permits for his proposed future development.

  • Midway needs extra effort to grab title

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    As expected, the Midway Lady Green Waves won the District 3-A Tournament Wednesday night, but it took a little more effort than the Lady Waves anticipated.

  • Rockwood takes 3-A title with 7-2 victory

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    When Harriman beat Rockwood 8-3 on April 15, they did so by ripping Tiger ace Zach Breazeale to the tune of eight runs on 15 hits.

    Breazeale got his chance at revenge Wednesday evening and the Tiger lefty didn’t waste that opportunity as he tossed a complete-game gem in leading the Tigers to a 7-2 victory over the Blue Devils in the District 3-A Tournament title game.

    In going the distance, Breazeale scattered nine hits and allowed only one walk while striking out six on the evening.

  • Houston shooting: Two-year redux

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    The white house with the green tin roof at 412 Barnard Narrows Road stands quiet now.

    For careful observers, however, there are still signs that two years ago, something bad happened there.

    Last month TBI agents took chunks of wood out of a tree that sits just off the road to search for bullets from the shootout that occurred at the home two years ago.

  • UPDATE: Alternative-lifestyle resort proposed

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Robert F. Whiteside Jr. said he always envisioned his property turning into a church camp for children.

    Some locals say there’s nothing church-like about what the property will become if plans to turn it into an adult resort and campground come to fruition.

    On its Web site, the Rosebud Lodge is described as a place where adults 18 and older can escape from work, children, family, neighbors and city life.

  • Pumping business keeps family together

    By TERRI LIKENS

    rceditor@bellsouth.net

    It was a mild day and sunny, with an easy breeze blowing across the lake.

    Bob Dewey and his brother, Aaron, were hard at work.

    It was a good day to observe them, especially if you stood upwind.