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Today's News

  • League standings taking shape in TVAA

    Kingston and Spring City solidified their leads after week five in the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA). Both teams swept the weekend games against conference opponents Midway and Harriman.

  • Seven from Roane compete in region

    Seven golfers from Roane County came up just short of earning a berth in next week's TSSAA Class A/AA State Golf Tournament as all seven would see their season come to an and at the Region 2-A/AA Championship played at Gatlinburg Golf Course.

  • Football season reaches halfway point

    The high school football season hits the halfway point of the 2011 regular season Friday night as four of Roane County's five football teams will be in action.

  • Feel the heat in Harriman Wednesday evening

    A community bonfire will be held at Harriman Riverfront Park following the Harriman High School homecoming parade today (Wednesday).
    Jayme West, who is planning the bonfire, said the parade this year will follow the Memorial Day parade route.
    It will start at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall and follow Morgan Street to Sewanee Street into Riverfront Park.
    The bonfire will end at approximately 8:30.
    West said a Diehard Blue Devil fan will be named at the bonfire.
    For more information call West at 441-4022.   

  • Commission opposes district split involving Roane County

    Ray Cantrell’s feelings for Loudon County run deep. 
    “I love Loudon County,” Cantrell, a member of the Roane County Commission, said. “I’m so close to it; they have things over there that Roane County doesn’t, so I do a lot of shopping over there.”
    While he doesn’t mind spending his money there, Cantrell said he doesn’t want to see the eastern section of Roane County siphoned off to  join a House district with Loudon County.
    He’s ready to take action.

  • Harriman skateboarders petition for place to roll

    Skateboarding enthusiasts aren’t going to let the Harriman City Council forget about them.
    After having their boards confiscated for skating at Harriman Riverfront Park’s gazebo, some of them attended Harriman City Council meetings last month and this month.
    They have asked for a designated area to enjoy their sport.

  • Lawyer: Agency admits fault

    Chris Buttram had no experience with dike inspection when he arrived at the Kingston Fossil Plant in October 2008.
    “I had heard of them, but I’d never seen one,” he said.
    Despite that inexperience, TVA charged him with writing a key report about the inspection.
    Attorney Jeff Friedman said it was that kind of conduct on the part of TVA that caused the dike to fail two months later.
    “The disaster was a tragedy the likes of which this state and country had never seen,” Friedman said.

  • The Garden Gate: Fruit is salt of the earth and apple of our eye

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Salt is the only rock we eat. It has seasoned our foods for thousands of years and been used in many other ways. It is mentioned in many places in the Bible, and is, as it has always been, a necessary part of our lives.

    Salt has many powers. The interplay of salt and water is essential to life itself, and a proper salt balance is vital to our well being.

  • Presidential hopeful Cain making Roane stop

    The Roane County Tea Party has invited U.S. presidential hopeful Herman Cain to make Roane County a stop along his campaign trail on Oct. 15.  

    The visit is a luncheon stop at Roane State Community College Student Lounge and is sponsored by the Roane County Tea Party as part of their ongoing voter education effort.

    Former police officer and current Roane County Tea Party Co-Chairman Gary Johnston will ride the Cain bus for a few days to assist with logistics and security during some Tennessee stops.

  • Board of Regents to meet at RSCC

    The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Roane State Community College on Thursday and Friday.

    Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 in the O’Brien Theatre.

    Committees will meet in this order: Tennessee Technology Centers; Academic Policies and Programs; Finance and Business Operations; and Personnel and Compensa-tion.

    The full board will meet on Sept. 23, beginning at 9:30 a.m.