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Today's News

  • Limited sandhill crane hunting approved by commission

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to approve the state’s first sandhill crane hunting season during its August meeting which concluded Friday.  
    The inaugural season will be held From Nov. 28 through Jan. 1, 2014. It is more conservative than what is allowed by the USFWS.  

  • Ground game leads OSMS past Coalfield, 32-16

    Oliver Springs Middle School kept things simple and it worked to perfection last Thursday evening in a 32-16 win over the Coalfield Yellow Jackets.
    The Bobcats took the opening drive and started a theme that would continue all night. Coalfield would see a dose of Landon Everett and Logan Kelley right at them and they had no answer.

  • Fury wins AAU national title
  • Lady Jackets battle Clinton to tie

    On a stifling hot summer afternoon, the Kingston Lady Jackets played to the best of their ability, exercising great ball control, controlling the ball for 80 percent of the game and getting 21 shots on goal, but were held to a 0-0 tie by the Clinton Lady Dragons last Thursday.
    Clinton was led by a goalie that cannot be a mortal with gazelle-like leaping ability and punts that would make new Tennessee football coach Butch Jones spend a scholarship on the young lady.

  • Cooley, McFarland honored by school board
  • Boys and Girls Club 5k slated

    Roane County’s Boys and Girls Club is kicking off fundraising with a 5k race at Harriman’s Riverfront Park on Monday, Sept. 2.

    The board hopes to have an initial site open and running at Harriman Middle School by mid-December. Eventually they want to expand into other communities.

    The race will start at 8 a.m., prior to the Hooray for Harriman Labor Day festivities.

    Registration is $25, and donation forms for non-racers will be available that day.

  • Unemployment insurance now payable online

    Employers can now pay their unemployment insurance premiums online through ACH bank debit.

    This convenience eliminates the need for paper checks or the necessity for making special arrangements with your bank to pay by ACH credit.

     Employers who use the Tennessee Premium and Wage Reporting System (TNPAWS) already have online access to their unemployment insurance account and now have the option to pay their premiums online.

  • School board to consider consolidations

    The financial crisis facing the school system has officials looking to explore consolidating high schools.

    “We just need to find out if consolidation does save money or if doesn’t save money,” Roane County Board of Education Member Mike “Brillo” Miller said. “We need all the answers.”

    Miller brought up the idea of consolidation at a meeting in July when board members were grappling with what to do about a $1.582 million shortfall for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

  • Roane Central sample had bacteria

    Tests conducted by the Roane Central Utility District in June showed coliform bacteria in the drinking water.

    “Coliforms are bacteria which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful, bacteria may be present,” the utility said in a newspaper ad. “Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.”

    The utility said boiling water is not necessary, but did advise customers to consult a doctor if they had health concerns.

  • Harriman Happenings: Aug. 26

    Annual Women’s Conference was held at New Covenant Baptist Church last Saturday and Sunday. The theme was “You Don’t Know My Story.”

    Featured guest speaker was Dr. Wanda Taylor Smith. She retired from University Hospital in Cincinnati where she held as staff nurse and interim nursing administrator before retiring in 2003. She had a lot to say talking about, “You Don’t Know My Story.” Four videos were shown where these ladies told us “You Don’t Know My Story.”