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Today's News

  • Bond resolutions delayed to October

    The Roane County Commission is planning to take up the resolutions that deal with borrowing money in October.

    They were on the agenda for the Sept. 9 meeting, but got postponed.

    One resolution deals with borrowing $3.9 million for the Oliver Springs school project.

    The Commission previously borrowed around $5.4 million for the project, but that wasn’t enough.

    The other resolution calls for borrowing $1 million for the jail expansion. That project is estimated to cost $23 million.

  • Dill Pickers bring bluegrass to the Princess Theatre on Friday

    The Dill Pickers will be appearing in concert at the historic Princess Theatre in Harriman at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.

    They are described as a bluegrass band and yet, they are not. They are a vocal string band who happen to own bluegrass instruments but also includes pianos, clarients, accordions, strum sticks and many other such instuments.  It is their wide variety of music and fivolity — combined with their theatrical backgrounds — that makes them unique.

  • Welcome home!

     

    CHRIS BARGER/Special to Roane County News
    A group of Kingston Elementary School students welcome home Jackson Igou,  a Roane County youth who has been hospitalized for illness. Jackson was able to come home last week and the community wanted to show him support and celebrate with the family.

  • Going With the Flo: The enemy is trying to destroy American way

    By Flo Charles

    Come out of the political fog! Stand for America!

    We should never forget the tragedy of 9/11, but fight against any destruction of our freedom.

    The enemies’ strategy is to break our will by slowly degrading America’s Four Instruments of National Power: Political, Economic, Psycho-Social, and Military, and creating havoc in our vulnerable democratic system — until it collapses!

    We must absolutely learn from the past, fight for our freedom and resist tyranny!

  • A View From Lick Skillet: What business of ours is an Arab v. Iran dispute?
  • Roane County players honored this week

    The Careacter Star Athlete is a program based on a five-point Star System that includes the basic traits of a true champion, whether on the field or off. Those traits are attitude, character, grades, community service, and performance.

  • Harriman drops game to Coalfield

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In volleyball action Tuesday evening, the Harriman Lady Blue Devils at home were handed a demolishing defeat in three straight games from the Coalfield Lady Yellow Jackets. Game scoring was as follows; 23-25, 12-25, and 11-25.

  • Lady ’Cats shutout the Lady Devils

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats used multiple goals from Ivy Reed and Tegan Stagnolia to take a 6-0 triumph over the Harriman Lady Blue Devils on a sweltering Tuesday night at home.

    “This was a good win to get us back on track,” Oliver Springs Head Coach Josh Pryor said. “This is a big district win that sets us up for a game potentially for second place in the district on Thursday night and a possible home playoff game.

    “We possessed the ball well most of the game and had good finishes.”

  • HMS edges Spring City for third

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In a rebuilding year, the Harriman Lady Blue Devils had to reconstruct their entire infield apart from the return of two-year starting catcher Bridgett Moore.

    Tuesday evening Harriman hosted Spring City in a game that kept the Lady Devils in contention for third place with a 13-12 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.

    Madelyn Clark was in the circle for Harriman, but Spring City came ready to play and racked up five runs in the first inning off a combination of hits and errors.

  • HMS edges Spring City for third

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In a rebuilding year, the Harriman Lady Blue Devils had to reconstruct their entire infield apart from the return of two-year starting catcher Bridgett Moore.

    Tuesday evening Harriman hosted Spring City in a game that kept the Lady Devils in contention for third place with a 13-12 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.

    Madelyn Clark was in the circle for Harriman, but Spring City came ready to play and racked up five runs in the first inning off a combination of hits and errors.