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Today's News

  • Mr. & Mrs. Hicks

    Dianna Caine Hicks and Rocky “Billy” Hicks, both of Harriman, were married on Aug. 18 at 599 Morgan County Hwy., Harriman.

    Minister Richard Cox officiated during the 6 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Kelvin and Lisa Armes of Harriman.

    The groom is the son of Bill and Shelia Hicks of Harriman.

    The bride was escorted by her father. Her son, McKinley Lough, was ringbearer.

    Following a wedding trip to Cape Coral, Fla., the couple is at home in Harriman.

  • GUEST OPINION: Copying music without paying does in artists

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    Nashville’s Craig Carothers is a singer-songwriter whose livelihood depends on concerts and CD sales. Yet sometimes, his biggest fans make that job tougher.

    “I’ve had the experience more than once of having someone come up to me and — completely pure of heart — excitedly tell me they bought copies of my CDs when I was last in town and they enjoyed them so much they made copies for 15 or so of their friends,” said Carothers.

  • County exec looks to the future

    By RON WOODY
    Roane County Executive
    I am approaching my two-year anniversary as new management for your county government.
    I appreciate the support you gave and hope your support and confidence continues as we journey forward.

    I promised to manage on a five-point star management system and will continue with this
    approach the next 24 months.

    Details of our focus, tasks, management and the five-point star management system can be found on the county’s website, www.roanegov.org.

  • Woman’s vote is a legacy that can enact change

    By PATRICIA PIERCE
    On Aug. 26, 1920, 92 years ago, women’s right-to-vote became law after Tennessee’s pivotal ratification of the 19th Amendment.

    Although it is not well known, Aug. 26 of each year since 1971 has been proclaimed a day of commemoration by U.S. presidents to celebrate the anniversary of women winning the right to vote and to serve as a “symbol of the continued fight for equal rights.”

  • Mayfield may get diversion

    Michael Mayfield is seeking judicial diversion in his tire-stem cutting case against staff of his father’s political opponent.

    Judicial diversion allows a defendant to enter a plea of guilty and later have it removed from his record provided he follows certain conditions.

    Mayfield, 33, is the son of Mayfield Dairy Farms president Scottie Mayfield.

  • The old heave-ho

     

    With a crew to help him line up things, Ronnie Beard operates a backhoe at a drainage project just above Ladd Landing in Kingston. The men were working at the scene last week.

  • Firefighter’s 30-years’ service celebrated

    Harry “Junior” Henderson made a career out of firefighting for the Rockwood Fire Department.

    After almost 28 years of full-time firefighting, not counting the years he volunteered for the department, he’s decided to put down the hose and head to the house.

    “Brother, I’m going to miss you, and I salute you for your service,” said Chief Mike Wertz during a proclamation for Henderson at a recent Rockwood City Council meeting.

  • Cherokee tops MMS, 36-0

    The Cherokee Middle Yellow Jackets made short work of the Midway Middle Green Wave rolling to a 36-0 win last week at Midway. 

  • District action kicks off for area teams

    After two weeks getting their feet wet, most area high school football teams will turn things up a notch this week with the start of district competition.

    Roane County is no different as three teams from the county will open district play.

  • County to seek park director

    Roane County is looking for a new parks and recreation director.
    County Executive Ron Woody said Tony Brown informed him recently that he was leaving the position to go work for the road department, which will be under new leadership on Sept. 1 when Brown’s friend Dennis Ferguson takes over.
    “I did not get a resignation letter from him, but he did come in and we had a discussion,” Woody said. “He’s going with Dennis Ferguson.”