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Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: Gardens tell of our great history

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    There is little, when one thinks about it, that is new in gardening. Much of it is actually very old indeed.

    The terraced gardens of skyscraper city apartments hark back to the hanging gardens of Babylon. The stepped-back-style of city architecture traces its roots to the Aztecs, Incas and Biblical times. In addition to providing sunlight and air, it creates terraces for gardens.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Oct. 5

    25 Years Ago
    “Just Say No Clubs” began forming in Harriman and Kingston schools as a part of the state’s effort to eradicate the misuse and abuse of drugs through education.

    10 Years Ago
    Rockwood firefighters had a poster contest as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Since funding for the program had been cut by the state, Rockwood Firefighters Association Local 4043 donated funds to pay for trophies presented to third- and fifth-grade winners.

    Five Years Ago

  • Firefighters sport pink for good cause

    Harriman firefighters face life-threatening situations regularly.
    They certainly aren’t afraid of a little pink.

    The city’s fire department now has candy-pink T-shirts sporting the message “firefighters for a cure.”

    October is breast cancer awareness month.

  • See, hear the shows at Roane’s band festival

  • Late TD sends Tigers to title game

    With a berth in the Clinch Valley Conference title game on the line, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers came from behind twice in the final 3:39 of play to down Robertsville, 44-41, in a thrilling game at Rockwood's Civitan Field.
    Thursday's game featured some incredible individual performances.
    For Rockwood, Logan Abbott led the way with 222 yards rushing and 4 TDs on only 14 carries while fellow Tiger Corbin Van Patten added 119 yards rushing and 1 TD on 11 carries.

  • Jackets swarm 'Dogs, 38-8

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets swarmed into Wartburg and rolled to a 38-8 win over the Bulldogs Thursday night.
    “We jumped on (Wartburg) early and we haven't been doing that lately, because it's taken us a while to get started,” Cherokee head coach Brian Pankey said. “My hats go off to Wartburg. They played hard and they never quit.”
    Cherokee's first score came on a 56-yard touchdown run by Maurice Lane.
    Dre Guerrero ran in the two point play for the Jackets to take an early 8-0 lead with 5:55 left in the first quarter.

  • HMS blanks Oakdale, 34-0

    Harriman piled up 293 yards on the ground in a 34-0 victory over Oakdale to help celebrate eighth grade night last Thursday night.
    The Blue Devils (4-3) got a stern challenge from a determined bunch of Eagles, who missed on some early opportunities, but were able to notch the shutout to help their 21 eighth graders finish their last game on Wallace-Black Field with a win.
    Oakdale fumbled away their first possession and the Blue Devils answered with a 21-yard scoring drive capped by a five-yard run by Garrett Greene for a 6-0 lead.

  • The Dirty Dozen: Roane State’s first leaders get kudos at college’s 40th anniversary kickoff

    When state and local leaders founded Roane State Community College 40 years ago, no one could have predicted that it would grow as it has.

    The school celebrated its past and its achievements last week at a reception following a documentary of the college’s early years.

    The college kicked off the anniversary observance Friday morning with the premiere of “40 Years of Class,” by award-winning filmmaker Keith McDaniel, a Roane State alumnus.

  • Presidential hopeful Cain heading here

    Presidential candidate Herman Cain is taking his growing popularity on the road — and one of his scheduled stops is in Roane County.

    The Roane County Tea Party is hosting the Republican at Roane State Community College student lounge, where Cain will be speaking on Saturday, Oct. 15. A buffet lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.

  • Yager: Roane should be in 1 House district

    State Sen. Ken Yager is of the opinion that Roane County should remain a single House district.

    However, the Harriman Republican indicates he’s powerless to do anything about it.   

    “Redistricting House districts is within the prerogative of that body, and I would refer you to my colleague, Rep. Julia Hurley,” Yager wrote in a letter to county officials.

    New district lines are drawn every 10 years.