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Today's News

  • Officials worry revamped offramp could worsen traffic

    A traffic signal has already been approved for the Interstate 40 exit 350 westbound offramp, but the new design for the ramp itself has some officials worried.
    The ramp presently splits at its intersection with Pine Ridge Road in the Midtown area.
    One lane swings toward Harriman proper, while the rest of the lane continues so drivers can turn toward Hwy. 70 or go back onto the interstate.
    However, the state plans include two lanes that go straight to the red light at Pine Ridge Road.

  • Meth labs spotted in T-bird, camper, Rockwood home

    A traffic stop on the interstate led to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab earlier this month.
    It was one of several labs authorities have discovered recently.

    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office report, Deputy Michael Self stopped a Ford Thunderbird on Interstate 40 with six people inside on Sept. 7.
    One of the occupants, Raymond Racey, had an outstanding warrant.

  • More than moving to consider when selling your home

    By DAN BOONE
    Internal Revenue Service
    If you’re selling your main home sometime this year, the IRS has some helpful tips for you.
    Even if you make a profit from the sale of your home, you may not have to report it as income.
    Here are 10 tips from the IRS to keep in mind when selling your home:
    • If you sell your home at a gain, you may be able to exclude part or all of the profit from your income.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Chef Roy’s sure to please at his Market Street Bistro

    I previously wrote about the site of today’s “Out To Lunch” adventure in March 2009, when it was called Market Street Fountain.
    Last April, Roy Vomfell opened the restaurant as Market Street Bistro.
    Located next door to Food City in Kingston’s Ladd Landing, the Bistro menu consists of European-style deep-dish pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches.
    Its website, www.marketstreetbistro.com, includes a menu and plate presentations of many Bistro favorites.

  • Strong second half leads Devils past Tigers, 27-18

     

    The Harriman Blue Devils were up to head coach Travis Tapp’s challenge Friday night and the result was a 27-18 victory over visiting Whitwell at Wallace Black Field.

  • Oliver Springs holds off Jackson County, 38-35

     

    It was a shoot-out at the OS Corral, the Oliver Springs Bobcats out dueled the Jackson County Blue Devils by a 38-35 margin Friday night at D.J. Brittan Field. 

    “It was an ugly win, but we'll take the win," a relieved Oliver Springs head coach Wiley Brackett said after game. 

  • Midway scores 53 again in victory

     The Midway Green Wave improved to 3-0 and put up 53 points for a second straight game Friday night with a 53-21 win over Hancock County at Midway.

  • Ewing’s call leads Tigers past Jackets, 20-19

     

    Rockwood senior Tristan Ewing might have a future in coaching.

  • City puts 911 contract on hold

    Kingston City Council members deferred a decision on a 911 contract another month when questions arose as to which calls dispatchers would send to local responders.
    In the wake of an ongoing budget crisis with the county service, 911 director Mike Hooks asked local municipalities last year to pony up additional cash, on a graduated annual schedule, to make up for revenue shortfalls.
    Local 911 services are funded in large part by taxes on telephone landlines, and the advent of cellphones has drastically cut into that revenue.

  • Martial arts master True to form

    Isshin-ryu karate is one of the country’s most popular forms of martial arts, and Harriman’s Tommy True has stayed true to its teachings for 50 years.

    True, a grand master,  operates a school in Harriman, in his Trenton Street location for more than 30 years.
    “I have the oldest Isshin-ryu school in the state of Tennessee right now,” True said.
    With snowy white hair and a boyish grin, True doesn’t look like a dominating force in martial arts, but his dedication and skill are respected.