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Today's News

  • Countywide cleanup four times a year

    Eight thousand pounds of trash, including a boat, were collected during the Great American Cleanup event throughout Roane County last week.

    “There are supposed to be 80 people countywide picking up trash today. We have different groups plus a lot of individuals,” said Dennis Ferguson, head of the Roane County Highway Department.

    “We are planning to have one four times a year. We thought this was a good way to kick off spring.”

    Sail Away Homes and Land employees regularly help cleanup the area of Hwy. 58 and Caney Creek Road.

  • Beets joins regional board

    Though he is already the city’s highest-ranking elected official, Kingston Mayor Troy Beets received a promotion of sorts this month.

    Beets was recently elected chairman of the board that oversees the East Tennessee Human Resources Agency, more commonly known as ETHRA, and its sister organization, the East Tennessee Development District.

  • TVA looks at long-term energy plan

    TVA today, March 26, will discuss progress in updating TVA’s long-range energy resources plan and more than 1,100 comments received from the public.

    “We are developing scenarios of things we cannot change, such as shifts in the economy or new regulations, and strategies for responding to them with the things we can control,” said Gary Brinkworth, program manager for the 2015 Integrated Resource Plan. “The next step will be testing these assumptions.”

  • Rockwood scores a perfect audit

    What a difference a year makes.

    Rockwood’s financial audit, once a source of controversy among city leaders, didn’t just make a turnaround.

    The auditors announced that they found nothing to report on the internal control and compliance portion of the audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.

    “I can tell you there are no findings,” auditor Richard Hill said Monday. “There were no material weaknesses, no material instances of noncompliance.

  • Light bill’s too high

    One Harriman City Councilman is changing his tune about LED lights.

    J.D. Sampson previously said he doesn’t like the visibility with LED street lights.

    But after one disgruntled day signing off on the city’s utility bills from Harriman Utility Board he’s thinking the savings might be worth it.

    “I added them up, and this month what we will write a check to HUB for is $65,426,” Sampson said.

    “That is a bunch of money.”

  • Alcoa rallies past Midway, 6-5

     

    A fantastic start ended with disappointment for the Midway Lady Green Waves Monday as they dropped a 6-5 decision to Alcoa. 

    Midway was playing only its second home game of the season after taking the entire spring break off. 

  • Green Wave, Blue Devils fall in baseball

    Monday proved to be a rough day for the Harriman Blue Devils and Midway Green Wave on the baseball diamond as both would drop games on the road.

    Scoring runs was the biggest problem for both teams as Midway dropped a 6-1 decision at Loudon while Harriman fell at Meigs County, 4-1. Harriman’s game was a District 3-A contest.

    Midway vs. Loudon

  • Lady 'Cats roll to another easy win

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats are making it look easy as Monday evening Matt Headden’s squad ran its season and District 4-A record to 4-0 with a 10-0 victory over at Oneida.

    Monday’s win was actually Oliver Springs’ closest game of the season. In its four games, the Lady ’Cats have won by a combined score of 45-0 and none of those five games have lasted more than five innings.

  • Lady Devils stun Grace Christian in extra innings, 7-4

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils are a much-improved softball team this season. Travis Langley’s squad showed that improvement Monday evening with a 7-4 victory in extra innings at Grace Christian Academy.

    Monday’s victory snapped a long losing streak for the Lady Devils against the Lady Rams. In the last three years alone, Harriman had lost eight straight games to the Lady Rams by a combined score of 75-15.

  • Lady Devils stun Grace Christian in extra innings, 7-4

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils are a much-improved softball team this season. Travis Langley’s squad showed that improvement Monday evening with a 7-4 victory in extra innings at Grace Christian Academy.

    Monday’s victory snapped a long losing streak for the Lady Devils against the Lady Rams. In the last three years alone, Harriman had lost eight straight games to the Lady Rams by a combined score of 75-15.