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Today's News

  • Indoor recreation facility goal for Harriman

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    Roane Newspapers

    A recent Harriman City Council retreat helped city officials decide on goals for the coming year.

    University of Tennessee’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service consultant Warren Nevad led the meeting which focused first on what the city is and isn’t doing right or should be doing.

    It also helped the city identify its strengths and weaknesses.

    Harriman Mayor Chris Mason is determined to make headway on the goals they set.

  • School grants total more than $2.3 million

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News Editor

    Morgan County School children are benefiting from some $2.3 million in grant funds that have been obtained by the local school system.

  • Holiday pageantry

    This year's production of The Nutcracker, presented by Arts In Motion at Roane State Community College, was so successful that an extra show had to be added. The show also was a big help to the Roane County Animal Shelter. School children and others brought food and other items to donate to the shelter.

  • Oliver Springs sweeps Sunbright

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats tipped off the District 4-A portion of their schedule Friday night with a sweep over visiting Sunbright.

    The Lady ‘Cats opened the season with a 66-36 victory over the Lady Tigers then Oliver Springs on the nightcap game, 78-51.

    Girls Game

  • Greenback tops Lady Devils with free throws

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Richard Pickell Gymnasium was anything but a home court advantage for the Harriman Blue Devils Thursday night as the visiting Greenback Cherokees left the Devils Den with a District 3-A sweep.

    In the girls game, Harriman outscored Greenback 34-26 from the field, but the Lady Cherokees held a 23-11 advantage at the charity stripe and that was the difference in Greenback picking up a 49-45 victory.

  • Answer for abuse? Get away and don't let it happen again

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    Roane Newspapers

    Nancy Grimes is on the front lines in the fight against domestic violence.

    She’s the director of Iva’s Place, a help center for domestic violence victims in Lenoir City.

    Her message to anyone in an abusive relationship is simple.

    “Get out,” she said.

    Grimes warns your last breath could come as a result of your partner’s violent rage.

  • Rockwood mayor seeks pit bull ban

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    Roane Newspapers

    Twelve people die each year from dog-bite-related fatalities.

    With the recent fatal mauling of a Knox County woman by two pit bulls fresh on his mind, Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller has decided to take a stand.

    Miller wants to draft an ordinance to ban the breed from within the city, but he’s not sure if the state will allow a breed-specific ban.

  • Devils, Lady Jackets have good outings

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

  • Complaint against McFarland dismissed by state commission

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    Roane Newspapers

    Life is all good right now for Roane County Attorney Tom McFarland.

    He said he was recently awarded full custody of both his children after a contentious divorce.

    A sexual harassment complaint against him has also been dismissed.

    “I don’t believe this complaint was filed because I’d done anything wrong,” McFarland said. “I think it was filed just to get the headlines.”

  • Santa's laundry on the line?