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Today's News

  • Lady Waves down Oakdale for fourth win, 46-31

     

    The Midway Lady Green Waves ran their record to 4-0 at home Friday night with a 46-31 win over Oakdale (0-4).  

    In the second game of the evening, Oakdale used a huge third quarter to pull away from Midway for an 83-63 win. Midway dropped to 1-3 on the season with the loss while Oakdale jumped to 3-1. 

  • Jones signs with Tennessee Wesleyan

     

    With one year still to play at Oliver Springs, Courtney Jones is already regarded as one of the best players to ever play softball in Roane County.

    After this year, she will see if she can have the same success in college, as Friday afternoon the Lady Bobcat senior signed scholarship papers with Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens.

  • OS officials in, but tallies uncertified

    James Horton has a problem with Oliver Springs’ town officials.

    Newly elected Mayor Jerry Vann and Aldermen Robert Miller, Jeffery Bass and Terry Craze took office on Nov. 6 — two days after the Nov. 4 election.

    The town charter, however, states, “the newly elected officers of the town shall take offices at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday in November, after the election results have been certified.”

  • Kingston’s Thanksgiving Holiday Rush
  • Holiday flick ‘Wonderful’ milestone for the Princess

    The glimmer of the Princess Theatre’s lights will glow in holiday spirit when the Princess Theatre Foundation presents a showing of the classic holiday film “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

    The Dec. 12 showing will be the first time in many years that the Princess, originally a movie theater, has shown a film. It was all made possible with a newly installed screen, thanks to fundraising efforts of the Princess Theatre Foundation.

    “I think it is fantastic,” Harriman City Councilman Chris Ahler said.

  • Brady, Lewis up for school architect

    The Roane County Board of Education didn’t select an architect at last Tuesday’s special-called meeting.

    But the board narrowed the field to Michael Brady Inc. and The Lewis Group.

    “We’ll do a more thorough interview with them pretty quickly,” Board Chairman Mike “Brillo” Miller said.

    Board members will interview representatives from both firms during a special-called session beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 4.

  • Harriman goals to be determined in ’15

    Harriman City Council decided to wait until a city manager was hired before determining the city’s future goals and direction.

    Kevin Helms took the reins this month, and it looks like officials have decided to start the new calendar year by having the meeting in January.

    “I think we ought to agree about a long range vision for the city,” said Councilman Buddy Holley.

    Holley said deciding on the city’s identity is important to its future.

  • Capitol Christmas tree from OS for second year in a row

    It’s a tree-peat — make that repeat — for the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

    For the second consecutive year, a tree from the grounds of UTIA’s Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center has been chosen to be the Christmas tree for the Tennessee State Capitol.

    The approximately 75-foot-tall Norway spruce, which was planted on the grounds of the Center’s Cumberland Forest, was felled on Nov. 20.

  • Classroom Under the Sea making a splash

    Roane State Community College’s Classroom Under the Sea is doing more than breaking a world record for living in an underwater habitat.

    Professors Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain are making waves in education with a weekly program that exposes people to knowledge about the ocean, its coral reefs and animals, and experts in varied fields of study.

    Not only is a class at Roane State offered through the program, but videos are streamed for free and include lab projects anyone can do.

  • Harriman couple under indictment for child abuse

    A Harriman couple was arrested on Thursday following an indictment by the Knox County grand  jury, according to a press release from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

    Laurel Harmon, 26, and her boyfriend Robin Mayes, 27, are charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect.

    Bond for both Harmon and Mayes was set at $300,000.