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Today's News

  • KST wins medals
  • Waterfowl hunting seasons to be set at TWFC meeting

     

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission will set the 2014-15 waterfowl and sandhill crane seasons at its Aug. 28-29 meeting to be held in Jackson.

  • ACAC competes in Greensboro

     By CHIP FISCHER

    Special to the News

    Atomic City Aquatic Club swimmers traveled to Greensboro, NC recently to compete at the 2014 Senior Sectional Championships and swam with true grit.   

  • Second half rally leads HMS to 40-22 victory

     It was a tale of two halves in the season opening game of the Clinch Valley Conference between the Harriman Middle School Blue Devils and the visiting Midway Green Waves Thursday evening at Wallace Black Field..

    Midway was dominate in the first half turning a couple of Harriman miscues into a 22-6 halftime lead.

  • Guy ‘good hearted,’ mom says

    Loved ones of Miranda Guy will remember more than her tragic death.

    “She wasn’t a bad person,” said her mother, Tammy Guy Edwards.

    “She was a good-hearted person.”

    Guy, 28, who was shot and killed during an altercation with law enforcement, is said to have pointed a gun at her own head before pointing it at law enforcement on Tuesday afternoon.

    She was a burglary suspect who had fled from police in a white pickup before stopping at 314 Fairchild St. and fleeing inside.

  • South Roane firefighters battle Laurel Bluff blaze
  • Miller vs. Evans for mayor in Rockwood

    From staff reports

    One of Rockwood’s most outspoken City Council members and a former mayor will be facing off in November for the city’s top elected position.

    Mike “Brillo” Miller filed papers Tuesday to reclaim the seat he vacated in 2009 due to Rockwood term limits.

    He will be challenged by Peggy Evans, a first-term City Council member who, until recently, sat as the city’s vice mayor.

  • Community honors ‘good man’ judge upon his retirement

    Circuit Court Judge Russell E. Simmons Jr. is retiring at the end of the month.

    On Tuesday, colleagues, attorneys, friends and family paid homage to his 24 years on the bench during a reception at the Old Roane County Courthouse.

    “He has a lot of friends in this community and in the 9th Judicial District,” said Darla Watson, Simmons’ administrative assistant. “It’s phenomenal the friendship that’s being shown and turned out for him for his retirement.”

  • Wider Ruritan closer to reality by the shovelful

    Dark gray clouds and booms of thunder loomed overhead while state, Harriman and Roane County officials celebrated the pending widening project of Ruritan Road/Hwy. 29A with a ceremonial groundbreaking.

    Contractors The Rogers Group and state officials will have a pre-construction meeting early next month to stamp out details on the $9.6 million project, which finishes the project that started with widening Pine Ridge Road, once a winding country road that now merges onto Ruritan Road.

  • Kingston, Loudon tie in soccer

     

    The Kingston Lady Jackets soccer team let a win slip away in the closing minutes against Loudon, giving up a late goal to wind up with a 2-2 tie on a sweltering Tuesday afternoon in Kingston.