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Today's News

  • Outstanding student for ’11 a grad of Harriman program

    A young woman who lost her job, then found a career after attending the Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, won a new car after being named statewide 2011 Outstanding Tennessee Technology Center Student of the Year.

    Mary Elaine Wilson, a former cosmetology student at the Harriman center, was introduced at  the Tennessee Board of Regents quarterly board meeting last month. She earned the recognition at a statewide competition in Chattanooga after sweeping local and regional competitions in the spring.

  • A view from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen: ALEC plan bad enough, travel rip-off worse

    Gentle reader, in our column for 15 July we wrote this:
    “The budget for Roane County for this fiscal year contains a line item designating the sum of $2,554,554.00, for “Industrial & Econ. Dev.”
    “Like us, do you wonder just exactly what we are going to get for this multi-million dollar expenditure of our tax money?”
    On the following Tuesday, County Executive Ron Woody granted an interview to News reporter Damon Lawrence to explain this budget item.

  • OSYC sign-ups announced

    The Oliver Springs Youth Club (OSYC) is having football and cheerleading   sign-ups for children ages 4-11.  

    Sign-ups are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday   starting at 6 p.m. at Arrowhead Park in Oliver Springs.

  • Softball tryouts

    Diamond Simcox Academy 10-Under fast pitch softball team is looking for quality players for the upcoming Fall 2011 season.  

    Pitching and Catching experience are preferred.  

  • Youth football to have new look

  • Nesbit to be inducted into The Citadel Hall of Fame

    Roane State Community College basketball coach Randy Nesbit is among six individuals who will be inducted into The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Holliday Alumni Center in Charleston, S.C.

  • TWRA to provide wood duck boxes

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, in partnership with Delta Waterfowl and the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have worked to donate and install wood duck boxes on lands where NRCS or districts have installed wildlife benefitting conservation practices.

  • Devils ready for state tourney
  • It's official: 30-percent water rate hike final for Rockwood

    Rockwood water and sewer customers will soon see an increase in their rates.
    The Rockwood City Council approved a 30 percent water rate increase Monday.
    The measure will automatically raise sewer rates, which are figured as 150 percent of the water bill.

    Vice Mayor Peggy Evans was the only vote of opposition during the final round of approval.
    “I can’t see adding more expenses to each of those citizens out there paying these rates unless we cut the budget to the maximum,” Evans said.

  • Two men sentenced for sex crimes against children

    Two Roane County men are headed to prison after pleading guilty to sex crimes against children.
    William Howard Waters was indicted on one count of child rape last year.
    The 3-year-old victim was sexually penetrated by Waters, according to the indictment.
    He faced as much as 60 years in prison on the original charge.
    However, after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors, he will serve less than a decade.
    Waters, 32, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual battery.
    He was sentenced last week to eight years in prison.