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Today's News

  • Poll workers poised for pay hike

    A resolution to increase the pay for election officials is on today’s Roane County Commission agenda. 

    If approved, the officer of elections, machine operators and inspectors would have their pay increased from $90 per day to $125 per day.

    The pay for the Democratic judge and the Republican judge would increase from $110 to $145. 

    “The reason for this request is to bring Roane County’s compensation rate in line with other adjacent counties,” the resolution said. 

  • ‘The Breastplate’ author making the rounds

     

  • Blood drives slated in OS, Harriman

     

    Medic Regional Blood Center is giving Roane County donors two opportunities to give blood at upcoming community drives.

    A Medic mobile unit will be at Oliver Springs Food City from noon to 6 p.m. April 18.

    Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Harriman will be the site of the second drive, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21.

    Medic also has two donor centers that are open for public convenience. The donor centers are at 1601 Ailor Ave., Knoxville, and at 11000 Kingston Pike, Farragut.

  • Harriman Happenings week April 14

    Mel and Roy Clemmons along with their mother Carolyn Clemmons recently attended the funeral service of Eugene Williams in Asheville, N.C. 

    He was the brother of the late Melvin Clemmons.

    We extend our deepest sympathy to this family.

    Aaron Clemmons, son of Mel Clemmons, was in a car accident. 

    He was admitted to a hospital in Knoxville. Today he is feeling better. Lets keep Aaron in our prayers.

    Cheryl Childress is spending time with her father, Melvin Childress in Cincinnati.

  • ARRESTS: March 3-10, 2014

     

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    March 3 — Darrell Gene Haywood, 34, 904 Clifty St., Harriman: domestic assault. Bond $1,000; court date April 28.

    • Jeffery Dean Grizzle, 45, 711 Joiner Hollow Road, Rockwood: violation of probation. Bond $5,000; court date April 28.

  • Rock Stars win KOC title
  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Lady Waves bomb Greenback, 15-0

     

    After a 21-1 win at Greenback six days earlier, the Midway Lady Green Waves completed the season sweep with a 15-0 win Wednesday at Midway.

    Midway improved to 10-4 overall and remained perfect at 4-0 in District 3-A. 

  • Tigers split with Grace Christian

     

    The much-anticipated battle between traditional District 3-A powers Rockwood and Grace Christian Academy did little to change the district standings as the Rams and Tigers split a doubleheader in Rockwood last week.

    Grace Christian flexed its muscles by taking a 13-4 victory in game on, but Rockwood rebounded nicely in game two with a 6-4 victory.

  • Harriman, Kingston suffer district losses

     

    One bad inning cost both the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets and Harriman Lady Blue Devils Thursday evening as both lost district contests.

    In District 3-A, Harriman was tied 0-0 heading into the fifth inning at Meigs County, but the Lady Tigers exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 9-2 victory over the Lady Devils.