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Today's News

  • Roane celebrates Sauter Timber expansion

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    Officials celebrated Sauter Timber’s recent expansion on Friday.

    The company, which specializes in making wood components, is in the Roane County Industrial Park.

    President Reinhard Sauter said the expansion started in May.

    “We needed extra space, so we built a new shop,” he said.

    Wood components manufactured at Sauter include trusses, log home parts, brackets, beams and frames.

  • Lots of coincidences and good food at The Other One

    The irony of this “Out to Lunch” adventure is that a Knoxville minister at the church where my daughter-in-law, Faye, works recommended that I visit his favorite restaurant: The Other One – Diner-Deli-Dive in Oak Ridge.

    In the Grove Center shopping area at 178 Randolph Road, it’s just across the road from the swimming pool, which was virtually my back yard as I grew up in Oak Ridge.

  • Harriman Happenings November 3

    I wish Mark Hightower a speedy recovery.

    He recently had surgery at a hospital in Knoxville. He is feeling some better and is at home recuperating.

    Kenneth Edward Gillespie from Atlanta recently spent a weekend visiting with his sister, Margaret Ruth Collier and her family, and his brother, LC Gillespie, and his wife Mary Alice.

    He always comes to see me before returning home. He is a former resident of Harriman.

  • Woody 2015 president of association

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody was recently elected president of the Association of Tennessee Valley Governments for 2015.

    Woody was elected during the annual meeting in Gatlinburg.

    He heads a slate of officers that include First Vice President Don Stisher of Morgan County, Ala., and Second Vice President Gary Reasons of Crockett County.

    “We are pleased to have this strong team of officers assuming ATVG board leadership,” siad N.E. Reed, an Edmondson County, Ky., judge who headed the nomination committee.

  • Midway closes regular season with 37-16 loss

     

    A kind of strange regular season came to a close for the Midway Green Wave Friday night as Joe Campbell’s squad dropped a 37-16 decision at home against Greenback.

  • Jackets miss playoffs following 42-20 loss at CAK

     

    Kingston head coach Brian Pankey knew if his Yellow Jackets were to beat Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) Friday night and secure a berth in the TSSAA Class 3A playoffs, they would have to play a great game.

    That didn’t happen as the Warriors took advantage of early Kingston turnovers in picking up a 42-20 in west Knoxville.

  • Bobcats no match for Monterey, fall 49-14

     

    The 2014 football season came to a close for the Oliver Springs Bobcats Thursday night with a 49-14 loss against Monterey.

    In what was a rebuilding season for the Bobcats, Wiley Brackett’s squad finished with a 3-7 overall record and a 2-4 mark in District 4-A.

  • Rockwood stuns Grace Christian, 22-15

     

    There's something about the Grace Christian Rams that brings out the best in the Rockwood Tigers. That was the case Thursday night as John Webb's squad knocked off the District 3-A champions at Civitan Field, 22-15.

  • THP to conduct sobriety checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint during the week of Nov. 9 on Hwy. 27 at Tyler Pointe shopping center in Roane County.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the THP.

  • Still openings in AARP Smart Driver class

    There are still some openings available in the AARP driver safety course to be taught in Roane County next month.

    The eight-hour class, from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 4-5, offers area senior citizens a refresher course on driving and an update on rules of the road.

    The class will be in Rockwood Community Center at 710 N. Chamberlain Ave.

    Course participants will be taught to adjust to age-related physical changes; reduce incidents of violations and accidents; and update driving skills and rules of the road in a stress-free environment.