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Today's News

  • Is there a double-duty problem for Meadows?

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    Until he’s told otherwise, Roane County Commissioner Darryl Meadows said he plans to continue serving on the Industrial Development Board that oversees Plateau Partnership Park.

    The park is a joint venture between Roane, Cumberland and Morgan counties. Each county has three representatives on the board.

    When Meadows became a Roane County commissioner on Sept. 1, some questioned whether he could continue to serve on the board.

  • EPA has good news for Harriman

    By CINDY SIMPSON
    csimpson@roanecounty.com
    Harriman’s been eyeing the former papermill site off Emory Road for recreational use for years.
    The city is getting closer to the reality, according to a letter from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
    “We anticipate that once any cleanup that may be required is done that the land will be suitable for commercial, industrial, or recreational uses,” said Scott Miller, EPA project manager.

  • Seven arrested after Harriman meth labs found

    By KAITLIN KEANE

    kkeane@roanecounty.com

    Seven people were arrested on meth-related charges Wednesday night after Harriman Police searched a home at 942 Sevier Drive.

    “This has been a problem house,” said Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle.

    Detectives went there in search of two theft suspects, and smelled the odor of methamphetamine, police said. Everyone inside the residence were evacuated for safety reasons. Detectives found three active one-pot meth labs in the walls.

    Heidle said the house may be condemned.

  • Kingston’s choice: Beets or Neal for mayor?

    NEAL:

    By MIKE GIBSON

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Kingston Vice Mayor Tim Neal believes he would bring a better level of communication to city affairs should he win his bid for the mayor’s seat.

    Asked what separates him from his opponent, Neal said, “I think the fact that I’ll bring an open mind, that I will listen to citizen concerns and listen to the rest of council when it comes to decision making.”

  • Leadership Roane County Class of 2014
  • Harriman Happenings: Oct. 20

    This past week Carolyn Clemmons spent several days with her son, Roy Clemmons and his family.

    They went to Octoberfest and the Shriner’s Circus in Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

    Carolyn’s grandson, Tennessee, is 22 months old.

    They went to church and ate at Demos Restaurant. It was a fun filled weekend.

    My niece Cheryl Childress celebrated her birthday Oct. 11. Happy birthday Cheryl. I’m sure you had a blessed and happy day.

  • Roane State’s Classroom under the Sea looks at invasive species in sea

    The lionfish invasion and sharks will be topics for the Oct. 23 episode of Classroom Under the Sea.

    One of the most destructive forces in the ocean today is a fish. One of the most misunderstood fish in the ocean is known for its destructive force.

    The lionfish and the shark will be the topics of the next episode of “Classroom Under the Sea,” an online lecture series hosted by two educators living underwater for 73 days.

  • Midway stumbles at Meigs County, 33-20

     

    It was a mixture of good news and bad news for the Midway Green Wave Friday night at Meigs County.

    The good news was that senior quarterback Mason Woody returned to lead the Green Wave after he broke his collar bone in the second game of the season against Whitwell.

  • Jackets pick up second win, 17-14

    It wasn't pretty at times, but the Kingston Yellow Jackets picked up their second win of the season Friday night with a hard fought 17-14 victory over Sequoyah at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.
    Muddy field conditions made it hard for either team to move freely, but Sequoyah's Power-I offense seemed more suited for a sloppy field. Kingston's defense, however, held the Chiefs to 154 yards rushing on 36 carries. Sequoyah added 60 yards passing to end the evening with 214 total yards.

  • Sunbright knocks off Oliver Springs, 39-7

     

    The fur was most definitely flying in the "cat-fight"between Oliver Springs and Sunbright Friday night, but it was the Bobcats taking a tough 39-7 loss at home.

    After the Bobcats' first drive stalled out at the Tiger 24-yard line, Sunbright would march 76 yards in nine plays, scoring on a Luke Daniel to Braxton Swint 22-yard strike.