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Today's News

  • Harriman may seek marketing help

    Even utopia needs a little help now and then.

    Harriman officials want to hire someone to promote the city that was created in the utopian temperance movement.

    City officials hope to end the hiring freeze they implemented last year and hire someone to do that by this summer.

    “I would love to have someone in place mid-summer,” said Mayor Chris Mason.

    The scope of responsibilities has not been finalized, but officials hope to develop them over the next month.

  • POLICE REPORTS

    Daniel Christopher Gavidia, a 28-year-old Maryville man, was scheduled to be arraigned in Roane County Criminal Court on Tuesday on four charges of aggravated statutory rape. The charges were returned against Gavidia by the Roane County grand jury in February.

    He was booked into the Roane County Jail on Saturday. Jail records listed his address as 1814 E. Westwood Drive, Maryville.

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  • Brackett steps down as Oliver Springs head football coach

    Oliver Springs Athletic Director Tony Ingram has confirmed that Wiley Brackett has stepped down as head coach of the Oliver Springs football team.

    "Wiley held a players meeting today and told the team he was stepping down," Ingram said.

    Brackett took over the program in 2006, but only amassed a 5-26 record during his first three season. Over the next seven seasons, however, he led the program to a 37-31 record.

  • Out to Lunch: Simply Sweet Bakery a dandy way to spend a lunch hour

    The name – Simply Sweet Bakery – doesn’t sound like a place I would normally go to write an “Out To Lunch” article.

    Several folks have told me recently they enjoyed eating sandwiches, soups and salads (in addition to bakery items) at Simply Sweet Bakery’s new location in Harriman.

    Owners Mike Borman and Brad Jones moved their bakery-eatery to the 431 N. Roane St. last November. The previous location was in Rockwood’s Gateway Center, near the driver’s license office.

  • Roane County Schools launches investigation into Harriman basketball

    Trouble may be brewing in Harriman for the Blue Devils basketball team.

    On Monday, Roane County Schools announced it was looking into the program for possible violations of TSSAA rules, according to the News Sentinel.

    Roane County News reached out to Harriman head coach Wesley Jones, but Jones declined to comment at this time.

    Calls were made to Harriman Athletic Director Bobby Clark and Roane County Athletic Director Tony Clower, but have not been returned.

  • Yellow Jackets' baseball defeat Oak Ridge

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets proved they came to play on the first day of the Kevin Calia Tournament in Oak Ridge by recording an 11-4 victory over homestanding Oak Ridge High School and a 9-7 win over Knoxville Halls.

    Kingston got the bats going early, with nearly every batter connecting against Oak Ridge’s pitching. The Yellow Jackets recorded its first run at the top of the first.

    Fortunately for Oak Ridge, Kingston couldn’t muster anymore offense as the inning flipped.

  • Ellis to compete for college fishing national title

    In just over a week, college anglers from around the country will travel to Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina to take part in the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championships.

    Among the field of anglers is Joe Ellis, a Coalfield native and former Roane State Community College students, who is now fishing for Tennessee Technological University.

    Ellis, and his partner, Matthew Townson, of Chattanooga, will be joining 49 other teams to compete for not only the National Championship, but a Ranger Z117 and entry into the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup.

  • Roane State women’s head coach, players earn honors

    Roane State Community College’s women’s basketball program swept the top Tennessee Community College Athletic Association awards.

    Head coach Monica Boles was named TCCAA Coach of the Year. Sophomore guard Shauntae Brown is the TCCAA Player of the Year and Haley Cornellison is the Freshman of the Year.

    Brown was also named first-team all-conference. Shauntae’s twin sister, Shanae, was named second-team all-conference along with sophomore Kassidi Freeman.