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Today's News

  • Payton Madox ‘Max’ Richardson

    Payton Madox “Max” Richardson will celebrate his ninth birthday on March 8 with a Minecraft-themed party.

    He is the son of Cliff and Shauna Richardson of Mount Airy, N.C.

    Grandparents are Jack and Diane Woolum of Kingston, the late Jerry Richardson of New York, and Michael and Kay Griffith of Mount Airy.

    Great-grandparents are the late J.D. and Mabel Waldrop of Kingston, the late Otis and Bessie Richardson, Anita Mosley of Mount Airy and the late James Mosley.

  • Maggie Rose Richardson

    Maggie Rose Richardson will celebrate her seventh birthday on March 8 with a Frozen-themed party.

    She is the daughter of Cliff and Shauna Richardson of Mount Airy, N.C.

    Grandparents are Jack and Diane Woolum of Kingston, the late Jerry Richardson of New York, and Michael and Kay Griffith of Mount Airy.

    Great-grandparents are the late J.D. and Mabel Waldrop of Kingston, the late Otis and Bessie Richardson, Anita Mosley of Mount Airy and the late James Mosley.

  • No school in Roane County on Wednesday

    Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes said it's unlikely the system will have school on Wednesday, but officials will wait until around 3 p.m. to decide for sure.

  • Harriman youth baseball, softball sign ups

    Harriman Recreation Department will Host Dixie Youth Baseball sign-ups for ages 4-8, 9-10 and 11-12 ,as well as Girls Fast Pitch Softball Feb. 20 to March 7. Sign-ups will be from 1 to 9 p.m., Monday-Friday and noon to 8 p.m. on Saturdays at the Harriman Community Center. Please bring a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate. Coaches must sign up at this time also and will be subject to a back ground check

  • Lady Jackets pick up consolation win

    Despite both teams being eliminated from District 4-AA tournament championship contention, Kingston did find its way into both consolation brackets.

    While the Lady Jackets held off Scott for a 54-45 win — earning themselves the third seed — the boys fell to Alcoa, 60-53.

    The Lady Jackets went back-and-forth with Scott early in the first period before Kingston ripped off a 7-0 run to put them ahead, 13-6.

  • Harriman boys, girls secure spots in region tournament

    After a five-day break for being on the court, the Harriman Lady Devils returned to District 3-A action on Thursday against Tellico Plains.

    With third place in the district on the line, the Lady Devils defended their home court to the tune of a 46-39 win.

    “I think Tellico Plains is a very good team,” Harriman head coach Johnny Jones. “… They’re one of the most physical, hardest playing teams on our schedule. To beat them three times, I just don’t know what to think about it.”

  • OES truck in crash

    A Roane County Office of Emergency Services vehicle was involved in a crash earlier this month.

    It happened in Harriman near the Dollar General Market on Feb. 13.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the crash because it involved a county vehicle. That’s common in those situations.

    The county vehicle was a 2008 Ford F15 driven by OES employee John Rayburn. The other vehicle was a 1996 Ford Crown Victoria driven by 88-year-old Josephine Smith of Harriman.

  • Weather won’t affect tax deadline

    People shouldn’t look for an extension on the amount of time they have to pay property taxes because of bad weather.

    Roane County Trustee Wilma Eblen said the deadline is still Feb. 28.

    “I guess we’re going to have to watch the weather, but the taxes will become delinquent March 1,” she said. “That’s what the state says.”

    Eblen said she’s basing that on past experience.

  • Driver in chase that ended with shots fired out of hospital, in jail

    Christopher Lee Powers faces several charges from the police chase that ended with him shot multiple times.

    Powers, 34, was booked into the Roane County Jail on Feb. 18.

    Warrants taken out by Roane County Sheriff’s Office Detective A.E. Wolff charge Powers with DUI, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, speeding, evading arrest and driving on a revoked license.

    The police chase occurred on Feb. 9.

  • LESSONS FROM COMBAT

    Roane State Community College’s Kirk Harris believes details save lives.

    Harris, director of continuing health care and safety education, recently started offering a course on tactical combat casualty care/tactical emergency casualty care.

    The course applies lessons learned from the experiences of U.S. soldiers and the latest research on combat care in Iraq and Afghanistan to situations first responders could face.