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Today's News

  • Vic King joins school board

    It took a change of the playbook, but now it’s official.

    Former Roane County High School football coach Vic King is a Roane County Board of Education member.

    On Monday, the Roane County Commission approved King filling the remainder of the seat of Marjorie Earick of District 5/6, who was elected to a four-year term last August.

    Earick recently decided to step down because of her husband’s illness.

  • The Garden Gate: Bright-faced flowers prove spring’s not far away

    The rollicking operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan are full of songs which often come to mind. One that’s especially timely now begins, “Oh, the flowers that bloom in spring, tra la ...”

    The crocus — which blooms sometimes even in a snowstorm — is usually the first to remind us that spring is really on the way. There are countless legends in Greek mythology about the crocus involving many of the gods and goddesses of ancient times.

  • Roane women sought for YWCA tribute

    YWCA Knoxville is accepting nominations of Roane County women to be considered for the annual YWCA Tribute to Women.

    The event salutes women who are role models in their fields, both professionally and in a volunteer capacity, as East Tennessee’s foremost acknowledgment and appreciation of women’s contributions.

    Eighteen finalists will be announced in June and invited to a reception in their honor at the YWCA.  

  • Two housefires, two dogs saved

    Harriman Fire Department stayed busy last weekend, assisting Midtown Volunteer Fire Department on a house fire around 5:30 a.m. Saturday and working a second house fire in West Hills in Harriman on Sunday.

    When Harriman firefighters arrived at the scene at 212 Ben Henry Road, in Midtown’s service area, the fire was raging.

    “The roof had already collapsed in,” said Capt. Preston Hamby.

    Hamby and firefighter Jeff Cunningham saved two family pets in the Midtown fire.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of March 13

    25 Years Ago
    Angela Hanson of Lenoir City was crowned 1988 Miss Roane State during the annual pageant, a preliminary to Miss Tennessee. Her court included 19-year-old Bharti Patel of Harriman, who was looking to pursue a career in travel and tourism.

    10 Years Ago

  • Property Transfers: Oct. 9-29, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Oct. 9-29:

    • From Wilson & Associates PLLC, Wilson and Associates PLL, Scot Robert Howard and Kristine Ann Howard to Federal National Mortgage Association by trustee’s deed, Cove Point, Lot 3 and 4, $0.

    • From William M. Newby and Sarah H. Newby Estate to Shelia J. Sitzlar and Gregory M. Sitzlar by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Woodland Addition, Tract 2 adj Rear lot, Lot 18, $54,000.

  • Workday
  • HMS honored by county commission
  • Bobcats land 7 on all-district team

    The 2012-13 basketball season recently came to a close and seven Oliver Springs players received postseason recognition by being named to the All-District 4-A Team.

    The three highest awards came on the girls side as three Lady ‘Cats received first-team all-district status. The trio include senior Kellie Ball along with sophomore dynamos Rachel and Emily Griffith.

  • Harriman Church of God prepares for big move

    Harriman Church of God’s dream of relocating to its new facility is moving quickly.

    The church, which closed on the property that was once home to EET and Dagger Canoe in Midtown on Dec. 10, 2012, already has moved into the office space and what will be the fellowship hall and kitchen of the building.

    Church members hope to begin having services there in June.