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  • Romero's 281 leads Bobcats, 41-22

    Oliver Springs' Jordan Romero had a night to remember Friday night, as the senior running back ran for 281 yards and 3 TDs in leading the Bobcats to a 41-22 victory at Williamsburg, Ky.

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  • Tigers roll past Midway, 49-0

    The Rockwood Tigers closed the regular season on a high note Friday night as John Webb’s squad rolled to a 49-0 victory at Civitan Field.

  • Midway auction set for Saturday

  • Public road closure irks neighbors

    The Roane County Road Committee’s decision to close a public road has some neighbors up in arms, but it is not backing down.
    Some South of the River residents have expressed frustration with the closure in the Irwinton Shores Subdivision since the move was approved earlier this year.
    The road at the center of the issue is Windward Way.
    Ken Baumgartner of 117 Windward Way approached the county about closing the portion of the road.

  • Mother indicted for selling Oxycodone

    A Kingston woman was indicted for selling Oxycodone and child neglect. Sonya Yvette Hutson of 612 Clark St., was arrested on Oct. 19.
    According to the indictment, Hutson exposed her child to an undercover drug sale and marijuana use.
    Hutson, 41, is scheduled to appear in court next month.   
    A Harriman resident is accused of breaking the state’s TennCare laws.
    Tabitha Anne Inman, 28, was arrested on Saturday on five counts of TennCare fraud. Jail records list Inman’s address as 112 Turner Drive.

  • Rockwood moves on cleanup efforts

    Property cleanup was a hot-button issue during Rockwood city election campaigns, and it looks like officials took note.
    Rockwood City Council recently approved a resolution moving $10,000 from the sale of property to a line item for cleanup such as burned homes in the area.
    “To work on them, you have to have money and you have to go to court ...” said Mayor James  Watts.
    Councilman Mike Freeman brought the issue up most recently.

  • LOOSELEAF LAUREATE: It’s all over but the crying — and the smiling

    The inevitible has happened.
    One of my favorite relationships is coming to an end.
    My dentist is retiring.
    I’ve only been seeing Dr. Tom Pritchard for four or five years, but, in my book, he was the best dentist I’d ever had.
    I started going to him when my other dentist — someone at one of those big, impersonal offices in Knoxville — quit taking my insurance.
    On my first visit, Tom gave me his standard, new-customer dental care lecture — the one each of his patients has had to endure — for their own good.

  • Reluctant pastor celebrates 30 years

    The Rev. Ottis Ball celebrated 30 years of ministering to his congregation at Harriman Church of God this week.
    “It’s been a great 30 years,” Ball said. “We’ve got a great bunch of people here and always have had, that they love one another, love me and my wife and love the Lord. And and you know it’s just been a good ride.”
    Ball, who is from Newport originally, came to Harriman after feeling led to shift gears after spending five and a half years at Green Meadow Church of God in Alcoa.
    He’s had a lot to enjoy.

  • New facet for Meth Destroys campaign

    Gov. Bill Haslam recently joined District Attorney Russell Johnson, fellow Tennessee district attorneys and members of their staffs in Nashville at an annual training conference to kick off a statewide meth awareness campaign.

    Haslam unveiled an educational DVD that has been distributed to public middle and high schools across the state through an ongoing partnership between the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference and the Tennessee Department of Education.