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Today's News

  • Military Matters: David P. Coulter

    U.S. Air Force Airman David P. Coulter recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Son of Dorene Coulter of Loudon, he graduated in 2010 from Midway High School.

    Coulter completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Ready to Run: Harvey overcomes injuries to take on half marathon

    At 31, Jack Harvey’s body has taken more beatings than some people experience in a lifetime.

    With a boxer fracture to his hand, broken arm, broken leg, broken ribs, broken anchors in his spinal cord and several broken fingers all in his past, the Kingston man is used to dealing with pain.

    But nothing compared to the pain and the difficult recovery that came from the injuries he received when he took a fall at Windrock Park in 2011. He broke his left leg and ankle so severely that his foot was turned in the wrong direction.

  • Tight fit for spacecraft on I-40 in Harriman

    Looks as if the new Orion Spacecraft vehicle, moving last month from NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., to the U.S. Naval Base in San Diego, was too wide for the Interstate 40 construction area at Exit 347 in Harriman.

    Kingston’s Bill Wright spotted the spacecraft as it traveled through Roane County, and we appreciate him allowing us to share his photograph with our readers.

  • Lively-Oliver

    U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Roberts Oliver and Chasity Lynn Lively, together with their families, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be in spring 2015.

  • GUEST OPINION: Why freedon of religion matters across the world abroad

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    It was anything but a happy New Year for Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen who has spent the last year in an Iranian prison because of his faith.

    In December 2012, the Idaho minister was visiting his native Iran to help start an orphanage when he was arrested for “undermining the Iranian government,” according to the American Center for Law and Justice, a legal group working on Abedini’s behalf.

  • Harriman VA clinic? Not really

    A building can be located within Rockwood city limits, yet have a Harriman postal address.

    That’s the case with Roane County’s new Department of Veterans Affairs clinic at 2305 N. Gateway Ave., Harriman.

    “It’s in the city of Rockwood, although it has a Harriman address,” Harriman Mayor Chris Mason said.

    The location is the old Kroger shopping center, which is now called the Shoppes of Walden Ridge.

  • Slag on roads sparks concern

    Roane County’s Road Department used slag from a site the state once determined to be contaminated on several roadways.

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation was contacted after some of the material had been removed.

    It still lies in repaired areas of Thief Neck Drive near Rockwood.

    “The slag was removed before TDEC was made aware of the situation,” said TDEC spokeswoman Shannon H. Ashford. She said the state has since received a request for a beneficial reuse permit of this material.

  • Jackets suffer sweep

     

    For the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets, it was a poor start that cost them dearly in a 46-32 loss at Knoxville Catholic.

    For Kingston’s boys, it wasn’t a poor start, but rather a poor finish that cost them in dropping a 66-53 decision at the hands of the Irish.

  • Bobcats take on Jackets

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

  • Midway Middle splits with Oliver Springs

     

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats and Lady ’Cats traveled to Midway Saturday and would split a pair of games with the Green Wave.

    Oliver Springs’ win came in the girls game as the Lady ’Cats shook off a slow start to win going away, 40-19.