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Today's News

  • Blue Devils drop close games

    The Harriman Blue Devils suffered a pair of costly losses earlier this week as Greenback knocked off Harriman on Monday and Tuesday in a pair of District 3-A contests.

    On Monday, Harriman hit the road and suffered a 4-2 setback at the hands of the Cherokees.

  • Jackets in first place in 4-AA following win

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets picked up a huge District 4-AA win Tuesday evening as Bruce Robinette's downed visiting district leading Alcoa, 5-3.

  • Credit report errors

    While credit reports typically provide a complete and accurate look at credit history and tell a potential creditor how likely someone is to repay them, errors on credit reports can cost consumers.

    Misreported late payments and accounts that aren’t yours can affect the interest rate you pay when borrowing money and can, in some cases, prevent you from getting credit.

  • Hurley dog incident gives some paws for thought

    By MARTHA M. LAFFERTY

    On March 19, state Rep. Julia Hurley entered the Roane County Courthouse with her Chinese crested dog, “Pepper.”

    When court officials noticed her dog tagging behind on his leash, they proceeded to evict her from the courthouse.

     In the aftermath of this incident, comments regarding Rep. Hurley’s actions and information regarding service animal requirements flooded the media.

  • Quiz-show learning program helps students build life skills

    Some Harriman High School students got a dose of budget management with a dash of entertainment at Roane State Community College gym Thursday morning.

    More than 50 juniors and seniors involved in the PLAN (Prepare, Learn and Navigate) program at Harriman High participated in “The Game of Life,” styled in a game-show Q&A format.

    It featured activities such as pulling every single tissue, one by one, out of the box in under a minute.

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    By KEN PAULSON

  • Retiring hospital administrator Gann surprised

    Jim Gann, the longtime administrator at Roane Medical Center, received a pleasant surprise at this month’s Roane County Commission meeting.

    “I was told I was coming here to pass a Roane Alliance budget,” he said.
    That was just a ruse to get him there.

    The real purpose for Gann being at the meeting was to be honored by the commission for his years of service to the hospital.

    A resolution was read in his honor.

  • Slain man’s mother shares pain

    Pat Brown has a vivid memory of May 11, 2006.

    She was about to pick a bouquet of roses for a neighbor when something caught her attention.

    “I had a scanner in my bedroom,” Brown recalled. “I wasn’t paying a lot of mind to it. Then all of a sudden, the scanner just started going crazy with all this noise.”

    The commotion had to do with an officer-involved shooting on Barnard Narrows Road.

  • Midway High knows how to grow them

    Midway High School Future Farmers of America chapter is selling flower and vegetable plants.

    Agricultural education teacher Whitney Moore and her students were working diligently in the greenhouse right next to the school last week to be ready.

    “They’ve done all this, so they’re really proud of it,” Moore said as her greenhouse management students watered, sorted and inspected flower, vegetable, pepper and tomato plants.

  • 64 years of Dyllis winding down

    Dyllis Elementary School will be closing its doors for the last time at the end of the school year in May.

    To celebrate the many wonderful years the hub of the Dyllis community has had since it opened in 1948, the school will hold a celebration May 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    “We really want to get across how important this school has been, and how much we’re going to miss it and the community, not just us, but the community,” Dyllis principal Kendra Inman said.