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Today's News

  • Rockwood’s Alba Health gets pink for October

    Alba Health employees showed their support for  Breast Cancer awareness month by wearing all pink and releasing balloons Friday. “We have several people affected by breast cancer in the building and we wanted to show that we love and care about them,” Amanda Roberts, customer service manger, said.

  • Brown-Forman donate to Education Matters!

    Tennessee state Sen. Ken Yager announced a new partner for the continued funding of The Roane Alliance’s award winning Education Matters! program today.
    Yager presented a $5,000 check at the beginning of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce regular monthly board meeting.
    He presented the check to Allen Lutz, Education and Workforce Development Specialist for the Roane Alliance, on behalf of Brown-Forman – the global, multi-billion dollar company that produces and markets Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey.

  • Harriman Happenings

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Darlene Pendergrass who recently passed away. The arrangements are incomplete at the time of this writing.
    Julia Harris and her daughter Alicia spent two days in Nashville. They went there to see Julia’s granddaughter Breana play soccer along with other team members Monday evening. Breana is the daughter of Kristie and Malachi Jamieson.

  • Carson leads Sequoyah past Kingston, 47-0

     

    By BRANDON KEYS

    Advocate & Democrat

    Drew Carson wanted to make a splash on Friday night.

  • Tellico Plains downs Harriman, 33-14

     

    Tellico Plains "beared" down on Friday night, using 357 rushing yards to bedevil the Harriman Blue Devils by a 33-14 margin. 

  • Midway holds off Meigs County, 15-14

     

    By JON LEFFEW

    Roane Newspapers

  • Bobcats fall at Sunbright, 36-28

     

    It wasn’t necessarily a must-win game Friday night for the Oliver Springs Bobcats, but Wiley Brackett’s squad suffered a major setback in the race for the postseason with a 36-28 loss at Sunbright.

  • Smoot lawyer: Investigation shoddy

    Shawn Smoot’s state-paid defense will include the services of a private investigator. His attorney, Bob Vogel, got a court order in August authorizing the hiring of one.

    “He’s been declared indigent and any of those kind of things the state pays for,” said Vogel, a private attorney who was appointed to represent Smoot this year after the public defender’s office stepped aside because of a conflict.

  • McCarroll can carry a firearm?

    The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office doesn’t concede that convicted sex offender Richard Keith McCarroll has the right to carry a gun, even though he has a court order stating he has the right to do so.
    “Just because he put it in an order that was signed by a judge doesn’t mean his rights under state and federal law to possess a firearm have been restored,” Assistant Attorney General Ben Whitehouse said.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Road to Hooters is paved with gravel

    Last Sunday, I was at Hooters.
    Yes, THAT Hooters.
    Trust me, it’s not a place I ever aspired to be.
    How I got there is a circuitous story, one involving three friends, a cascading creek and a winding dirt road through Cherokee National Forest.
    It began innocently enough.

    Stan (not his real name because he’s a bit embarrassed about what comes next), Russ (his real moniker; he’s unflappable) and I had planned to ride bicycles from the base of Little Citigo Creek most of the way up to Indian Boundary Lake.