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Today's News

  • County chief apologizes to Blair community

    By RON WOODY
    Roane County Executive
    The closing of the Blair Convenience Center noted at the Roane County Commission meeting in January showed my lack of political experience and knowledge of politics.

    Prior to the Blair Convenience Center’s closing, our office reviewed reports, evaluated service, studied the financial impacts and discussed the closure of the Blair Convenience Center for more than a year with our commission.

    No maliciousness was intended to any individuals or groups in the Blair community.

  • Jimmy Wayne concert, reverse raffle on Feb. 9

    Earl Duff Subaru and Citizens First Bank are sponsors of the first CASA Winter Blast to benefit CASA of the Ninth Judicial District.

    The Winter Blast, to be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at the historic Princess Theatre in Harriman, features a reverse raffle with a $5000 grand prize, a concert by Jimmy Wayne, Nashville recording artist and National CASA spokesman, and food provided by Ruby Tuesday, Caramella’s Catering and Lincoln’s Sports Grill.

  • Local cancer walk honored; Next year’s event is April 19

    Roane County’s Relay for Life 2012 was recently named an All-American Event by the American Cancer Society.

    “I’m very proud. They had their best year ever,” said Kayla Shelby, community representative.

    Fran Puckett, last year’s chairwoman, also was touched by the recognition.

    “It means a lot for our team. They worked hard. To be as small as we were to do that well — it was great,” Puckett said.

  • The Garden GATE: Artists, botanists keen on beauty of flowers

    A love of flowers has been a common meeting ground for people worldwide over the centuries — and it never changes over time.

    Books and magazines referring to gardening occupy whole sections in many bookstores and libraries. They are replete with photographs of plants and flowers, which seem so real that one can almost feel their textures and smell their varied scents.

    But photography is a comparatively recent art, especially such true-to-life photography.

  • City & County Meetings

    MONDAY, JAN. 28
    • Harriman City Court will convene at 5 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.
    • Rockwood City Council will meet in regular monthly session at 6 p.m. in Rockwood City Hall.

    TUESDAY, JAN. 29
    • Roane County Commission’s industrial liaison committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. in The Roane Alliance office at 1209 N. Kentucky St., Kingston TN.
    • Rockwood Water, Wastewater and Natural Gas Board will meet in regular monthly session at 6 p.m. in Rockwood City Hall.

  • Things You Should Know

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    MONDAY, JAN. 28
    • Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, will have Family Math and Reading Night for grades K-2 from 6 to 8 p.m. The school is at 120 Breazeale St.

    TUESDAY, JAN. 29

  • Things to Do

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    FRIDAY, JAN. 25
    • A public country music show and dance featuring The Riverfront Band will be from 7 to 10 a.m. in the Harriman American Legion. Smoking and alcohol are prohibited.

    MONDAY, JAN. 28

  • Tigers take two from Greenback

    As the calender gets closer and closer to February, basketball teams all across the state are jockeying for postseason position.

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers are no different, and Tuesday night they picked up a huge District 3-A sweep with a pair of victories over Greenback.

  • Devils down TSD, 69-55

    The Harriman Blue Devils traveled to Knoxville Monday and picked up a 69-55 victory over Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD). 

  • Rockwood splits with Sunbright

    The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers played a rare set of games on Saturday and the result was a split with visiting Sunbright.

    The girls game would see Rockwood lead from start to finish in knocking off the Morgan County version of the Lady Tigers, 47-34. The boys game would see the visitors from Morgan County knocking off the home team, 42-35.