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Today's News

  • Kingston leaders revisit rules on electronic signs

    Kingston is considering amending its sign ordinance to include guidelines regulating electronic signs.

    City Council unanimously passed on first reading Tuesday an amendment to existing ordinances covering signs, billboards and other advertising structures.

    The current ordinance doesn’t regulate these types of signs, but doesn’t expressly forbid them, either, City Manager David Bolling said.

  • Motorcycle crash victim under hospice care

    From staff reports

    The family of a man who was injured in a motorcycle accident last week said he is now returning home under hospice care.

    Natasha Muir-Jackson said her brother, Paul Brandon Peck, was able to go home because the brain swelling had diminished some. Time will tell if permanent damage was done.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol report said Peck, 30, of Harriman was injured on River Road around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6.

  • Roane county players honored week four
  • Senior bowlers bowlings big numbers and big high scores

    September 8

    1st High Game------Ken Altes (Solo)------428

    2nd High Game----Connie Millhollon, Larry Blankenship---470

    3rd High Game ----Sylvia Whitehouse, David Lawson---465

    High Scores today—Rick Matthews, 210 game-- Rick Alderfer-203 game. Connie Millhollon, 206 game- Aryn Millhollon, 214 game-David Dawson-216 game

    High Series today---- Connie Millhollon, Larry Blankenship----1271

    High Series For September------- Connie Millhollon, Larry Blankenship--1271

  • Happenings on the hill

    As of today, a new column will be running weekly in the Roane Count News called Happenings On The Hill. This column will focus on the University of Tennessee athletics and will focus primarily on football, men’s and women’s basketball and softball and baseball. For the most part, it will be on time with the season being played. Unless something drastic happens. (not that ever happens at UT) I can’t promise everything in this column you will agree with, but just like whoever may be reading, I’m just a Vol fan who is putting my thoughts on paper.

  • Lady Devils come from behind

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Middle School girls’ softball team traveled to Wartburg on Friday evening to take on the Bulldogs in what turned out to be a tale of two teams that started and ended the game in opposite directions as the Blue Devils struggled early and finished strong while Wartburg started strong and struggled late to lose a five run 1st inning lead and the game by a score of 9-5.

  • Harriman Middle loses hard fought game

    The Harriman Middle School Lady Devils took on Elk Valley on Monday night in volleyball action.

    The weather outside was cold and rainy, but both teams brought it on the court as neither team wanted to go down with the loss on Monday night.

    Despite a very valiant effort and a great comeback the Lady Devils were unable to pick up the victory on the night as they dropped the final set to lose the match by a final score of 2-1.

  • Jackets bedevil Harriman

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets held off a Harriman Lady Blue Devil surge Monday evening at Roane County High School to win in three straight volleyball sets, 25-18, 25-22, and 25-17.

    “I’m very proud of our girls and how they played,” Kingston Coach Thomas Abbott said, “they played real hard and put in a great effort.

    “Harriman is a good team and very well coached.

    “Our girls met the challenge.”

  • GLIMPSES: U.S-Mexican tensions nothing new

    By MARK BANKER

    When I left Roane County in 1969, there were no Mexican restaurants here. When I returned 18 years later, there were a few. Today there are many - including several that are excellent.

    While many of us enjoy the food at these modest eateries, we are less certain about the folks who prepare and serve our meals. Indeed, they and their restaurants represent one of the most important developments in our region — and nation — in my lifetime.

  • Vehicular homicide convict again arrested for intoxication

    The man convicted of killing a volunteer firefighter in a 2007 car crash was arrested again last week.

    Bryan Keefe Howard is charged with public intoxication in a Sept. 5 incident.

    According to the warrant, Roane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy James Riter responded to Midtown Auto Sales to investigate a report of a man passed out in a vehicle.