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Today's News

  • Septic changes discussed for city of Kingston

    Kingston City Council members are considering STEPs to improve the city’s sewer service.
    STEP — or Septic Tank Effluent Pumping — is a means of sewage treatment whereby part of the waste from individual homes or businesses is dumped into a septic tank, and then pumped to a centralized processing plant, rather than a leach field.
    Mike Jolly, head of the city water department, reported at the Oct. 1 council work session that it might be cost effective for the city to begin using such systems again.

  • Lady Tigers run win streak to seven with 11-0 win

     

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers won their seventh consecutive game and improved to 14-2 on the season as they rolled past the Harriman Lady Blue Devils by an 11-0 margin Thursday night.

  • Cherokee closes season with victory

     

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets closed out the 2013 season in style Thursday night as Wade Creswell’s squad knocked off Oliver Springs 32-20 at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

  • Midway Middle downs Rockwood, 26-14

     

    The Midway Middle School Green Wave finished off a 6-2 regular season with a 26-14 win over Rockwood last Thursday.

    The Tigers saw their season come to an end with a 4-4 record and missed out on the Clinch Valley Conference AA championship game.

  • Long steps up as Tigers leader

     

    Before the 2013 season started, the Rockwood Tigers were a team filled with question marks. Gone were their top three rushers from 2012 along with four starting linemen and no receiver on the roster had caught a pass the year before.

  • Arrests: May 9-22, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 9 — Shona Shawnee Ray, 32, 803 Clinch Ave., Harriman: two counts violation of probation. Total bond $20,000; court date May 20.

    • Tina Marie Shelton, 27, 717 N. Trinity Ave., Rockwood: possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $1,500; court date May 20.

    • Rusty Bryan White Colyer, 35, 406 Ellen St., Rockwood: second offense. Bond $2,000; court date June 10.

  • Property transfers: Dec. 4-12, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Dec. 4-12:
    • From Wilson & Associates PLLC, Wilson and Associates PLLC and David B. Brooks to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Housing and Urban Development by trustee’s deed, Dist. 5, East Hills Unit 2, Lot 6, $0.

    • From Thomas H. Dickenson, Dixie Moffatt and Robert Mof-
    fatt Jr. to ORNL Federal Credit Union by trustee’s deed, Dist. 5, Crystal Cove, Lot 504, Phase II, $0.

  • Music galore slated at Roane County Band Fest on Oct. 7

    Marching bands representing all five of Roane County’s public high schools will perform in exhibition concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Midway High School.

    The annual Roane County Band Festival concert is a project of the Rotary Clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood.

    Kingston Rotary Club is hosting this year’s event, which showcases the halftime shows of the marching bands of Harriman, Midway, Oliver Springs, Roane County and Rockwood high schools in a non-competitive atmosphere.

  • Run for Your Health to help area students

     Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program’s fifth annual Run for Your Health will be on Nov. 2.

    Run for Your Health is a 5K race/walk, with proceeds from the race used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students enrolled in Roane County Schools.

    Efforts that create opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles are an integral part of the educational process and enhance academic success.

    The race/walk beginning and ending at Fort Southwest Point has been sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

  • Big day for area educators at Teachers Supply Closet

    More than 60 public school teachers from all across Roane County recently went on “free shopping sprees” for their classrooms recently, compliments of Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Teachers Supply Closet and businesses and individuals who donated and/or volunteered.

    Crowds of teachers left the 11th annual Teachers Supply Closet carrying bags overflowing with such supplies such as pencils, pens, writing paper, graph paper, markers, scissors, construction paper and poster board.