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Today's News

  • Original copies of Tenn. Constitution to be on display for Statehood Day

    The Tennessee State Library and Archives will put all three of the state’s original constitutions on display to the public in commemoration of Statehood Day.

    The constitutions are typically protected in a vault, but all three versions will be in the Library and Archives’ lobby for public viewing June 1-2 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT.

    The Library and Archives is at 403 Seventh Ave. N., directly west of the Tennessee State Capitol in downtown Nashville.

    Free parking is available around the Library and Archives building.

  • Codes enforcer brings property up to standards in a personal way

    Every day Harriman’s Codes Enforcement Officer David Branam tries to address property issues around the community.

    This week, however, he took an even more hands on approach to tackling a need that was going unaddressed when he loaded up his own equipment to clear an overgrown yard owned by an elderly woman.

    “He’s out there helping this lady. It was just so overgrown and she didn’t have anyone to help her,” said Harriman Police Chief Kenneth Humphrey.

  • Rockwood pool opening May 29

    The swimming pool at Rockwood Community Center will open for the summer season on May 29.

    Open swimming hours will be from noon to 5 p.m. May 29-June 1. Afterward, open swimming hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays.

    Admission for open swimming will be $3 for ages 18 and older, $2 for K-12 students; ages 3 and younger will be admitted free.

    Lap swimming and water aerobics will take place from 5:15 to 6 p.m. each weekday. Admission is $1.

  • ‘Spread the Health’ at microclinic program

    Mid-East Community Action Agency Senior Services, Free Medical Clinic in Harriman, and Microclinic International are teaming up to present “Spreading the Health” a new 16-week, evidence-based program to promote overall health and wellness.

    The Microclinic Program is based on the philosophy that “health is contagious.”

    “We can interact with each other to influence positive or negative changes within our diet and exercise,” said Amber Jacks, Mid-East senior services director.

  • Going With the Flo: God has said He will bless those who bless Israel

    By Flo Charles

    First, I meant to compliment Mr. Largen for his excellent, detailed and conscientious article concerning our schools in Roane County.

    My husband, a former classmate and friend of yours, Mr. Largen, would have applauded you and agree with Ron Woody, our County Executive, who said, “You can have all the votes you want. If you don’t have the money that’s going to support it, it doesn’t make any difference.” (The $68 million request)

  • A View From Lick Skillet: More and more of the real Trump comes to light
  • Senior bowlers putting up big numbers

    SENIOR BOWLERS
    May 11
    1st High Game------Beverly Zeilman, Paul Alexander---415
    2nd High Game-------Faye Langley, Rick Matthews--440
    3rd High Game -----Barbara Pickering, Bruce Martin--426
    High Scores today-------- Rick Matthews--232,211,268, games 711 series—Wayne Croy-213 game
    Lonny Settle—227  game
    High Series for today---Beverly Zeilman, Paul Alexander---1270
    High Series May--- Sylvia Whitehouse, Don George-----1355
    High Averages---------Loretta Carrington—167, Rick Matthews---192

  • Roane County lacrosse players honored

    Tennessee Girls Lacrosse

    Association Honors

    All-Region Second Team - Olivia Akers junior at Kingston, Maddy McGill sophomore at Kingston.

    Honorable Mention

    Breanna Narramore, senior at Midway

    Roane County Knights

    Gabe Moore, freshman, and Lucas Goldschmitt will represent the Knights at the Tennessee Lacrosse Association All-Star game in Nashville Saturday.

  • Kingston players earn district honors

    District 4AA

    All-District baseball

    Kingston - Brycen Johnson, Chandler Worley, Colton Robinette.

    All-District softball

    Kingston - Morgan Baarlaer, Casey Gaines, Shannon Gaines, Lenna Robinson, Emily Workman.

    Emily Workman Pitcher of the Year

     

    All-Tournament Team

    Kingston - Shannon Gaines, Keylon Reynolds, Emily Workman, Morgan Baarlaer, Meredith Garrett.

    Shannon Gains Tournament MVP

  • NRA awards grant to Roane State

    Staff Report

    for The Roane County News

    The national champion Roane State Community College Shooting Sports Team has received a Friends of the NRA Foundation Grant for supplies valued at more than $4,400.

    “We greatly appreciate the foundation’s support for our athletes,” team coach Kenny Carey said.

    Through the grant, the team will receive Winchester 12-guage shotgun shells, Winchester 20-gauge shotgun shells, and a promotional banner.