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Today's News

  • Chemical traces found in Roane Central water

    From staff reports

    Roane Central was found to slightly exceed a federal drinking water standard for total trihalomethanes during a testing period last year.

    Total trihalomethanes are a byproduct of disinfection from chlorine or other disinfectants used in water to minimize the risk of microbial life in drinking water.

    The total trihalomethanes was calculated to be .082 milligrams per liter. This value exceeds the maximum contaminant level of .080 milligrams per liter set for this parameter.

  • County refinancing ‘balloon’ jail debt

    Roane County is planning to refinance some debt, and it’s turning to some familiar faces to get it done.

    “We are going with Cumberland Securities,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.

    Cumberland Securities President and CEO Joe Ayres and Senior Vice President Scott Gibson worked with the county extensively under previous administrations. When Woody took office in 2010, however, he let it be known that he wasn’t a fan of some of the financial work they had done for Roane County.

  • Kingston Rotary raises awareness and money during annual breakfast

    Kingston Rotary Club filled a lot of empty bellies Saturday morning as they hosted their 37th pancake breakfast at Kingston Church of Christ.

    “We do this every year to raise funds for all our projects. It’s the only fundraiser we do,” Kingston Rotary Club President Joan Pharis said. “It’s a fun morning. People come out, we feed them, and they get to see what we do.”

    Since Saturday’s event is the club’s only fundraiser, Pharis says all the club’s 19 members work hard to make it successful.

  • FROM the ALLIANCE: Haslam plan earns thumbs up

    By Wade Creswell

    Gov. Bill Haslam officially rolled out the IMPROVE Act a couple of weeks ago, a proposal focused on improving critical infrastructure throughout the state. He spoke more about it in his State of the State address.

  • Lady Bobcats post-season run ends

    The Sunbright Lady Tigers used a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats 50-47 in the District 4A Tournament Wednesday night in Oliver Springs.
    Coach Michelle Christopher's Lady 'Cats started off quickly, building a 10-3 lead with 3:11 left in the first quarter, thanks to Allyssa Suttles' eight points, including two 3-point baskets.

  • Roane State CC sweeps Cleveland State CC

    The Roane State basketball teams swept a pair of games at Cleveland State Wednesday night, as the Raiderettes defeated the Lady Cougars 73-59 and the Raiders tamed the Cougars 61-56.
    Roane State 73, Cleveland State 59: The Raiderettes led 17-13 after one quarter and stretched the lead to 36-28 at halftime with a 19-15 second quarter. The Raiderettes outscored CSCC 19-13 in the third quarter and matched the Lady Cougars with 18 points in the fourth quarter for the 73-59 final.

  • Midway, Greenback split district make-up games

    The Midway basketball team closed out the regular season by splitting a pair of District 3A make-up games with Greenback Tuesday, as the Lady Waves defeated the Lady Cherokees 52-42 to claim fourth place in the the league tournament, while the Cherokees defeated the Green Wave  51-41, sending the boys into sixth place.

  • Harriman dominates Tellico Plains Bears

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    A sluggish start provided drama early, but the Harriman Blue Devils closed out with a dominant second half to defeat the Tellico Bears 84-46.
    “Our defense has taken a few steps back, and tonight we focused on getting back to the fundamentals,” said Harriman coach Shay Shannon.
    Finding the bottom of the net was not an issue for the Devils, as they amassed 19 points in the first period of play. Isaiah McClain dropped nine points in the opening quarter.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Only criminals commit gun crimes

    The first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights.

    These rights are not granted by the Constitution; they are protected by the Constitution. These rights are endowed by our Creator and exist independent of any governmental license.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Draining the swamp? Russian friend? Gas tax?

    Well, gentle reader, one scarcely knows where to begin, inasmuch as the recent news presents a veritable treasure trove of interesting topics for consideration, on all levels, local, state, and national, but as usual the crew in Washington leads the pack.