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Today's News

  • Food City company gets kudos from state

    K-VA-T Food Stores, parent company of Food City, is the recipient of one of Tennessee’s 2012 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards.

    The Abington, Va.-based company, which operates Food City stores in Harriman, Kingston and Oliver Springs, was cited for Excellence in Sustainable Performances.

    The Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards program recognizes exceptional voluntary actions that improve or protect the environment and natural resources with projects or initiatives not required by law or regulation.

  • Harriman Happenings-September 17

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the Kennedy and Williams family on the passing of Lene Kennedy in Gary, Ind.

    Lene was the sister of Pastor Jesse L. Williams Sr., James and Johnnie Williams and Doris.

    The family in Knoxville left Friday to go to Gary to attend the service of their sister that was held Saturday.

    Our sincere sympathy to the Stone and Hamilton families in the recent passing of Charles A. Stone. He recently passed away in Johnson City. His service was Saturday, Sept. 15, at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood.

  • ’Round Rockwood-September 17

    We enjoyed very much a nice visit from Raymond and Faye Eblen on Thursday, Sept. 14.

    They live in Kingston on a farm. Raymond has been president of the Roane County Farm Bureau for several years since my late husband served as Roane County Farm Bureau president for 40 years.

    Faye brought me a pink Farm Bureau cap to wear for Cancer Awareness Week. Also several Farm Bureau leaflets to hand out to my friends.

  • Teachers Supply Closet donation deadline Thurs.

    Sept. 20 is the deadline for supply and monetary donations for the 2012 Teachers Supply Closet.
    In its 10th year, the Roane County Teachers Supply Closet helps teachers and students receive needed supplies to help make student activities and learning more effective.

    Checks may be written to the Roane County Chamber of Commerce or the Roane County United Way; note “Teachers’ Supply Closet” in the memo line.

  • Bales leads Lady Jackets past Rockwood, 2-0

    After battling district rival Loudon to a 2-2 tie on Tuesday, the Kingston Lady Jackets soccer team rebounded well on Thursday with a 2-0 victory at Rockwood in another District 4 A/AA contest.

  • 'Cats fall in Brady Bowl, 45-7

    In a game where emotions were riding high for both the Coalfield Yellow Jackets and the Oliver Springs Bobcats, it was the Jackets winning the inaugural “Brady Bowl”, in memory of the late Brady Walls, by an impressive 45-7 tally. 

  • Green Wave no match for Cherokees

    In the 48-year history of the Midway-Greenback series there have not been may one sided games. But there was one Friday when the Cherokees rolled past the Green Wave 49-0 to remain unbeaten.

  • Devils come up short on the road

    Coaches often trade and study film of upcoming opponents.

    Unfortunately for the Harriman Blue Devils, film study turned out to be a waste of time as the Tellico Plains Bears threw in some new wrinkles and downed Harriman, 41-24, on homecoming night at Tellico Plains.

  • Jackets spoil Panthers homecoming, 17-0

    By NICK WILLIAMS

    Roane Newspapers

  • Alert issued for child taken by non-custodial mother

    The Roane County Sheriff's Office and TBI are seeking information on a missing child.

    According to a missing child poster on the TBI website, 3-year-old Frank Williams Qualls was last seen on Aug. 31 with his non-custodial mother, Amy Barber-McDonough. She failed to appear in court that day, according to the poster.

    “An attachment was issued to pick the child up,” Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said. “They went to Amy's house in Anderson County, and they had already left.”