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Today's News

  • Devils, Green Wave split 3-A contest

     

    Friday night was a good night for the Midway Green Wave and Harriman Lady Blue Devils as both picked up key District 3-A wins in a set of game’s played at Harriman’s Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium.

  • Harriman, Midway battle in close games

     

     The Harriman Middle School Lady Devils and Blue Devils completed season sweeps against Midway with a pair of wins Monday night at Harriman. Both Harriman teams got close wins late in November and picked up two more close wins to get the sweep Monday.

  • Late tip-in leads ’Cats past ’Dogs, 54-53

     

    It was Taylor Murray or Justin Nation.

    That’s about all that is known about a buzzer-beating tip-in that gave the Oliver Springs Bobcats a thrilling 54-53 victory over Wartburg Monday night in a key District 4-A contest for both teams.

  • RMS runs record to 18-0 following victory over OS

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    Thursday marked the first day that school had started back for the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and the Oliver Springs Bobcats as they got an extended break because of inclement weather.

  • Developer denies deal for tax relief bill

    State Sen. Ken Yager purchased a condo from Kingston developer Matt Caldwell just a few months after he helped get a law passed in the Tennessee General Assembly that could prove financially beneficial for Caldwell.

    Yager was the sponsor of Senate Bill 1346 that allows property owners to get a break on their 2009 and 2010 delinquent tax penalties because of the TVA ash spill.

    The disaster occurred at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant on Dec. 22, 2008.

  • Applying for steel mill jobs

    Kristin Barney, human resources and labor relations manager with Arcelor Mittal, spoke with interested applicants Thursday at the Tennessee Career Center. Close to 300 people turned out to explore information about the new steel mill jobs at an open house. Applications were filled out and representatives were available to have questions answered. Arcelor Mittal is looking to hold interviews this week.

  • Knife-wielding man robs Bojangles’

    Harriman police are searching for a suspect who reportedly robbed Bojangles’ Famous Chicken n’ Biscuits in Midtown late Thursday night.

    The robber, described as a black male, took $1,205 in cash during the heist at about 11:30 p.m.

    “He had a knife,” said Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle.

    The chief said workers at the fast-food establishment were talking outside the Hwy. 70 restaurant when the man approached them, “forcing them inside the building.”

  • Kingston waiting to replace McClure

    Kingston City Council will keep the late Kevin McClure’s seat open for one month before voting on an interim replacement, in a show of respect for the departed councilman.

    “I wanted to at least recognize Kevin’s service, let it be known that we will miss him,” said Kingston Mayor Troy Beets.

    “I felt it was the right thing to do. Leaving the seat open for one meeting will be our tribute.”

    Council decided on the waiting period at the Jan. 7 council work session.

  • Cook, Holiway first to file

    The first candidates seeking public office in the 2014 elections turned in their qualifying petitions Friday.

    Daryl Cook, a Roane County sheriff’s deputy and longtime area lawman, officially tossed his hat into the ring for Roane County Commission.

    Cook is seeking one of three seats open for District 2. Four other hopefuls have picked up petitions but hadn’t returned them as of 4 p.m. Friday.

  • Free firewood helps save money, gives a hand up

    Lottie McLean of Rockwood was one of many who took advantage of free wood Thusday through a distribution program set up by Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson.

    McLean said that this program was really going to help her family of five stay warm.

    “When you only have a Social Security income, it gets hard,” McLean said. “This is a blessing.”

    The wood being given away comes from storms and trees that need to be removed from roadways.