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Today's News

  • Paul Newman 'likeable rowdy'

    By TERRI LIKENS

    rceditor@bellsouth.net

    People all over the world are remembering Paul Newman as an actor, activist, race car driver and philanthropist.

    Dick Merian of Kingston can add a couple more labels: “fellow classmate” and “likeable rowdy.”

    Merian went to Kenyon College in Ohio with Newman, who died of cancer at his home in Connecticut last week.

    It was a respected men’s college of 385 people at the time.

  • Harriman snaps losing streak, edges Rockwood 16-7

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Since 1921, the Rockwood Tigers and the Harriman Blue Devils have battled on the gridiron for football supremacy.

  • Jackets too much for Oliver Springs

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    It was all Kingston Friday night as Vic King’s Yellow Jackets captured their fourth consecutive Roane County Championship with a 34-8 homecoming victory over Oliver Springs.

  • Roane State working catching up financial aid paperwork

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    A new software system has contributed to Roane State Community College’s delays in getting students their financial aid.

    In an attempt to catch up, Roane State Community College’s financial aid office closed last Thursday and Friday to focus on filing.

    To deal with the influx of paperwork, they have worked extra hours and hired four temporary employees, said Joy Goldberg, assistant vice president over the financial aid office.

  • Ruppe, Yager on the campaign trail

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    State senate candidates Ken Yager and Becky Ruppe have been making the rounds to cozy up to voters throughout the 12th District.

    On Thursday they attended a candidates forum at Luminary United Methodist Church in Ten Mile.

    The candidates discussed their backgrounds and made the case why they should be the district’s next senator.

    “I think I’ll be a good voice for this district,” Ruppe touted.

    “I’m qualified for this job because of my experience,” Yager said.

  • CAK edges Cherokee, 6-0

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The undefeated Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) Middle School Warriors had pretty much demolished every team in their path entering Tuesday's annual clash with Cherokee at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

  • Harriman police arrest three

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman police have found two meth-lab makings this month.

    The most recent was Monday, when Harriman police found a lab that was in the middle of cooking.

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said they went to the house at 824 Unaka St. with a tip that they would find a stolen vehicle there. They found the vehicle and the active meth lab

  • Roane High principal under fire

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Tyler Overstreet's term on the Roane County Board of Education ended in August.

    Less than a week after the term expired, Overstreet and his wife filed a complaint against the board in Roane County Chancery Court.

    The Overstreets filed the complaint on Sept. 2 on behalf of their daughter.

  • Rockwood-Harriman rivalry highlights weekend action

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    In college football, the Rose Bowl is know as “The Granddaddy of Them All.”

  • Cherokee tops Midway

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    Fresh off winning their second straight AA district title, the Cherokee Middle Yellow Jackets picked up their second win in three days Thursday as they eased past Midway Middle 16-0 at Midway.

    Last Tuesday, Cherokee cruised past Harriman to sweep the district for the second year in a row. Thursday’s win against Midway would be their second consecutive win.