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Today's News

  • No surprises on budget committee

    There was no surprises last Monday night when the Roane County Commission took up a resolution electing the membership of the budget committee.

    The vote to appoint Commissioners Copper Bacon, Bobby Collier, Jerry Goddard and Steve Kelley to the committee was unanimous.

    At the September meeting, Roane County Executive Ron Woody said Commissioner Ron Berry shocked him when he abruptly withdrew from consideration when the resolution came up for discussion.

    That prompted Woody to withdraw the resolution.  

  • Clinch bridge named for Pickel

    Roane County lawmakers, state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, and state Rep. Julia Hurley, R-Lenoir City, said last week the bridge over Clinch River on Hwy. 70 has been named the Thomas W. Pickel Jr. Bridge in honor of one of Roane County's distinguished citizens.

    The bridge was named in honor of Pickel through an amendment sponsored by Yager to the “Omnibus Transportation Bill” passed during the 2011 legislative session.

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Oct. 14 — Amber Kay Barrett, 28, 420 Rockwood Street, Rockwood: public intoxication. Bond $1,000; court date Dec. 19.

    • Kara Marie Burgess, 22, 411 Scandlyn Hollow Road, Oliver Springs: violation of probation. Bond $2,500; court date Oct. 31.

  • A fun way to bid farewell to fall break
  • Getting coats ready for the cold
  • Two Lady Devils named all-tourney

    Harriman Middle School softball players Marilyn Franklin and Abby Higgins were recently named to the TMSAA All-District Tournament Team.

         

  • CAK downs Kingston for district title, 7-4

    The Kingston Lady Jackets had hoped to end Christian Academy of Knoxville's (CAK) streak of winning the District 4 A/AA Championship at five straight years, but the Lady Warriors had a different idea as CAK rolled to a 7-4 victory in West Knoxville for their sixth title since 2006.

  • Midway tops Indians in OT, 40-34

    By JON LEFFEW

    Midway hosted Hancock County in their final home game of the 2011 season looking to end a three-game losing streak before next week’s big county match up with Rockwood.

  • Grace downs Harriman, 49-0

    The Harriman Blue Devils were no match for the Grace Christian Academy Rams Friday night, falling by a score of 49-0. 

  • Bobcats blank Bulldogs, 35-0

    One week after getting embarrassed at home against Sunbright, the Oliver Springs Bobcats put together a dominant performance in knocking off Wartburg, 35-0, in a District 4-A battle at Wartburg's John R. Dillon Field.

    After last week's loss against Sunbright, the Bobcats were a team that appeared to be on the verge of a meltdown, but Oliver Springs head coach Wiley Bracckett rallied the troops this week, and he also vowed that his team would not have another performance like the one against Sunbright the rest of the season.