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Today's News

  • Second half rally keys Midway win, 38-28

     

    It wasn’t easy, but the Midway Green Wave opened its District 3-A schedule with a victory Friday night after rallying past visiting Tellico Plains, 38-28.

    With the win Midway improved to 4-0 and 1-0 in the district. This also would be the first time in his four years at Midway that head coach Joe Campbell has had a 4-0 start.

  • Kingston falls at Alcoa

     

    One week after snapping a 13-game losing streak with a 28-21 victory over Rockwood, the Kingston Yellow Jackets came back to earth following a 45-14 defeat at the hands of defending Class 3A state champion Alcoa.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Use great care before incurring student debt

     

    Gentle reader, in 17 days we will, Lord willing, achieve another birthday, and complete 79 years of experience of life in these United States. 

    During that span of years we have observed many things, including almost revolutionary changes in so many things. But probably the most basic and most revolutionary changes we have observed have been the increased role of money, and the decreased role of individual independence.

  • Electric prices go up, based on TVA increases to utilities

     

    Both Rockwood Electric and Harriman Utility boards passed on TVA increases recently.

    The increases go in effect Oct. 1. 

    The TVA Board of Directors approved a 1.5 percent retail electric rate. The increase is estimated to cost an a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a month about $1.70 a month. 

  • No one hurt in school bus mishap

     

    A Roane County school bus got stuck on Salem Valley Road earlier this month. 

    “It just looked like the driver got over too far,” Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said. 

    Phillips and Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton were on patrol South of the River when they came upon the school bus. 

  • Ren faire brings Henry VIII, family back to life in Harriman

    When “Henry VIII” ― or “Henry Tudor” ― visits Harriman next month at the East Tennessee Renaissance Festival, visitors will be stepping back in time to 1543.

    King Henry and his last wife, Catherine Parr, will be celebrating their marriage by attending the market day with Henry’s children from his previous marriage.

  • Renaissance Festival preview coming

    Next month, a royal couple will hold court for the first time in Harriman. Royal subjects are welcome to join in the revelry. 

    Henry VIII will be alive and well at the East Tennessee Renaissance Festival and his royal family will be joining him for his majesty’s family fun and games.

    It’s all part of the renaissance festival preview weekend Oct. 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Wartburg takes HMS in rematch, 22-16

     

    By AARON HARVEY

    Roane Newspapers

  • OSMS remains unbeaten

     

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats improved to 5-0 on the season after dominating Jefferson with a 46-6 rout on Thursday evening. 

  • Lawnville Road stretch closed

    A portion of Lawnville Road will be closed and traffic rerouted next week as Roane County Road Department workers replace a bridge.

    The damaged appears to have been from a tractor trailer.

    Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson said the damage probably happened when traffic was diverted off the interstate, but he’s not certain when.

    “We’ll have them a nice, new bridge that will be wider also,” Ferguson said.