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Today's News

  • Courts gear up against ex official

    The former Rockwood Public Works official charged with misusing public funds will have a status hearing Friday at 9 a.m.

    Tom Pierce allegedly purchased cameras and equipment, numerous guns and clothing for himself.

    Pierce resigned before a state investigative audit showed he amassed at least 11 guns and ammunition on the city’s dime.

    The guns and other items, totaling $32,725 were believed to have been purchased using a city credit card between 2009 and 2012. Pierce was indicted in February.

  • Cities told cold med bans not legal

    City ordinances banning the sale of ephedrine- and pseudoephedrine-related products without a prescription are illegal, according to a Dec. 6 opinion from Tennessee Attorney General Robert E. Cooper Jr.

    The authority to regulate the sale of those products, often used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, sits with the General Assembly, not city or county governments.

  • The Garden Gate: Eggplant, cucumbers link us to ancient history

    It has been said that picking up a fork to eat a Middle Eastern dish of eggplants is as much a historical act as picking up a shovel on an archeological dig.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Dec. 11

    25 Years Ago

  • Open art show Dec. 14-15

    The 2013 Roane Open Art Show in the downtown Harriman building known as The Annex at 431 N. Roane St. will feature dozens of area professional, accomplished amateur and student artists displaying paintings, pottery, photography, textiles and various mixed-media works.

    Virtually all of the pieces on exhibit will be for sale. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 15.

  • Shawn Alexander Burney

    Shawn Alexander Burney celebrated his fourth birthday with family and friends on Nov. 18.

    He celebrated with a Hot Wheels-themed party.

    He is the son of Melissa and Scott Burney of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Linda Utley Banks of Harriman, and Troy and Annette Burney of Oliver Springs.

    Great-grandparents are the late Melvin and Lola Utley of Harriman, the late J.H. and Sarah Burney of Oliver Springs, and the late O.T. and Etoy McDaniel of Oak Ridge.

    Shawn has a 5-year-old brother, Bryaden Andrew Burney.

  • Rockwood sweeps Kingston

     The Rockwood Lady Tigers snapped a 12-game losing streak against the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets Monday evening with a 52-43 victory at Roane County High School.

    Rockwood’s last victory over the Lady Jackets came on Jan. 15, 2007 when they won at home, 44-31.

  • Raiders stay hot with 79-77 victory

     After a slow start to the 2013-14 season, Randy Nesbit’s Roane State Raiders are catching fire as they have now won six of their last seven games following a 79-77 victory over Volunteer State on Saturday.

  • Midway splits with Greenback

     

    A 2-0 start has suddenly become distressing for the Midway Lady Waves as they lost their third consecutive game Friday at Greenback, 47-27. 

    The Lady Waves dropped to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in District 3-A with the loss at Greenback.

  • Raiders bag Bucks

     

    The Roane State Raiderettes tacked on a 82-58 drubbing of the Motlow State Lady Bucks Friday evening.