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Today's News

  • RMS wallops Spring City

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • Lady Devils pick up win at Wartburg, 51-42

     

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils traveled up Highway 27 to face their blue and white rivals from Wartburg Tuesday evening and left with a 51-42 victory over the Lady Bulldogs. 

    The opening period was a strong one for the Lady Devils as they got out of period number one with the 12-9 lead. 

  • RMS takes two from Blue Devils

     

    In a rare set of middle school games on Friday, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Lady Tigers swept Harriman at Bill Thompson Gymnasium.

    Rockwood’s girls took the floor first and won a low scoring affair over the Lady Blue Devils, 34-21.

  • $3k raise approved for Brown

    Deputy Road Superintendent Tony Brown is in line to get a raise in the middle of the county’s fiscal year.

    He currently makes $53,040.

    By a 14-1 vote on Monday, the Roane County Commission approved a highway department request to increase his salary $3,000.

    George Nelson was the only commissioner to vote against the resolution.

    Commissioner Benny East made a motion to postpone the resolution for 30 days, but it failed by a 9-6 vote.

  • Postive option for kids opens

    The gymnasium at Harriman Middle School filled up quickly with young people on the first day of the Boys & Girls Club opening.

    Cheerful voices echoed off the walls on Monday.

    “I just thought it was a good place to excel and do better,” said Adrianna Hicks.

    “I thought it would be a good place. I love sports, so I thought it would be a pretty fun place (to play games),” said Hailey Ladd.

    Hicks said children today often get into trouble after school because they have “something to prove.”

  • School officials oppose vouchers

    The Roane County Board of Education plans to take a symbolic stand against school vouchers.

    A resolution opposing such a program in Tennessee is on the board’s agenda Thursday.

    “I think vouchers would devastate the public schools,” Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes said. “They take public school money and shift it to private schools.”

    The Tennessee School Boards Association’s 2014 legislative agenda includes a bullet point about opposing school vouchers.

  • The Garden Gate: Make your trip to the supermarket a history lesson

    Grocery shopping is a lot more fun than it used to be.

    All the supermarkets seem to be expanding in every direction these days, and they’re full of specialized departments which purvey myriad exotic fruits and vegetables from other climes, ethnic specialties, gourmét offerings, and ready-prepared foods that only need a zap in the microwave. The possibilities do seem to be endless.

    One department of special interest is the area where fresh herbs are available. They are packaged ready for use, or set in little pots to grace your kitchen windowsill.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Jan. 15

    25 Years Ago

  • All-breed dog show returns to Roane

    Oak Ridge Kennel Club is returning to Roane County for its annual all-breed show this weekend.

    The show will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18-19 at Roane State Expo Center on the main campus of Roane State Community College.

    Admission and parking are free.

    “This will be a fun and exciting family affair,” promised Tina Williford, Oak Ridge Kennel Club vice president.

    “The general public is invited to join us as we enjoy our canines and strut our stuff in the ring for ribbons and applause.”

  • Art of Active Listening training starts Jan. 28

    CONTACT Care Line’s Art of Active Listening training session will begin on Jan. 28 in the University of Tennessee’s Tyson House Student Foundation at 824 Melrose Place, Knoxville.

    Sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday through March 11. Cost is $50 for the general public, and $25 for students.

    Register online at www.contactcarelinetn.org/training/training-registration/.