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The Roane County Board of Education picked Nadine Jackson to serve as chairman over the next year during its regular meeting earlier this month. Jackson, who represents District 7, served as vice chairman of the school board over the past year.

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The city of Kingston will host a Bassmaster fishing tournament next year. The three-day event is scheduled for Sept. 13-15 on Watts Bar Reservoir. A press release from Bassmaster said Watts Bar Reservoir has only hosted three major B.A.S.S. events and all those came during the 1970s.

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Three Rivers Antique Tractor Club is holding a Tractors and Engine show at Roane State Community College Expo Center next week on Oct. 7-8 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Standard models, customized builds, and ancient antique models are expected to be on display. Friday will feature a garden tractor…

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Those in Kingston with furry friends feeling under the weather may want to pay a visit to the Animal Medical Center’s satellite location at Ladd Landing. The outpatient satellite location is run by Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Breigh Burns. The location deals primarily with less severe anim…

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Reaching 100 years of age is widely seen as an ultimate achievement by many people throughout the world, and Rockwood Village Apartments Resident Pauline Martin will reach that coveted milestone on Oct. 10.

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The Tennessee Medieval Faire is set to kick off this weekend for the next three weekends on Oct. 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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The woman who died in an early morning house fire on Sept. 22 has been identified as Debbie Woody.

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The driver who allegedly hit a female on Harriman Highway last week told police he used cocaine, according to a warrant filed in the case.

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One person was killed in a house fire at 503 College Grove Road, Rockwood, Thursday morning. The cause of death could be smoke inhalation.

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Sheldon Hickman, a 33-year-old Harriman man, allegedly struck a woman on a bicycle Wednesday night. The woman, identified as Amy Hicks of Oliver Springs, was killed.

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Olympian and Pan-American games silver-medalist Sharrieffa Barksdale stopped by Harriman High School last week to give a speech of encouragement to students. Barksdale’s speech focused on maintaining focus, determination, and hard work to achieve success. Some students were called from the a…

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A husband and wife suspected of stealing cars in Tennessee and Kentucky are being held at the Roane County Jail. Christopher Keith Walker is charged with theft of a motor vehicle and violation of probation/parole. Jacklyn Marie Walker is charged with theft of property.

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The Roane County Commission could take a stand on a proposal to store elemental mercury in Kingston. The topic came up during this month’s regular Commission meeting.

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John Owings of Owings, Wilson, and Coleman law firm in Knoxville was selected to be Harriman’s new City Attorney during a City Council meeting on Tuesday.

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The City of Harriman released a new series of updates, and here are the highlights:

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Three of the five new school resource officer positions have been filled, according to Director of Schools Russell K. Jenkins.

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Roane County Board of Education Member Mike “Brillo” Miller, left, shares an embrace with Eric Harbin at the Sept. 15 meeting. The meeting was Harbin’s last as business manager for the school system. “I’ve appreciated the opportunity to serve the board for the last 19.5 years,” Harbin said.

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Deputy Anthony Hughes was recognized at this month’s Roane County Board of Education meeting for his heroism over the summer.

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The Roane County Commission is changing the start time of its regular monthly meetings from 7 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Those in Roane County with a taste for breads and sweets may want to keep an eye out the opening of Pastry Princess in the former location of Cornflower and Thistle at 708 Queen Ave. in Harriman. Angel Thomas, chef and co-owner along with her cousin and business manager Floyd Hughes, came fr…

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The Sharrieffa Barksdale Track Red Carpet Fundraising Gala took place at William Frederick Gates Hall in Harriman Municipal Plaza on Friday. The gala, hosted by the city of Harriman, was an effort to raise funds to renovate and improve the Sharrieffa Barksdale Track at Harriman High School. …

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Roane County High School Graduate Kamari Moore has been selected to perform the National Anthem at the Roane State High School Homecoming football game this Friday Sept. 23.

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The Tennessee Department of Education released the district and school designations for the 2021-22 school year earlier this month.

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The land across the street from Roane County Park remains on the Roane County Board of Education’s radar. The 141 acres is on sale for $2,250,000.

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Homage was paid to late Rockwood Police Chief Bill Stinnett on Tuesday. His funeral procession from Evans Mortuary to Oak Grove Cemetery included law enforcement from around the area.

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Property tax collections could start earlier than normal. The Roane County Commission passed a resolution on Monday that allows the Trustee’s Office to start accepting payments before the first Monday in October.

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Lonnie Dale Wright had a hearing scheduled in Roane County General Sessions Court on Tuesday, but it got rescheduled.

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NASHVILLE — Volunteer Tennessee anticipates the availability of approximately $3.2 million in new and continuation grant funding for Tennessee AmeriCorps programs pending federal congressional appropriations. Public and private non-profit, governmental, and faith-based agencies are eligible …

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The Roane County Commission unanimously selected District 7 Commissioner Shannon Hester to serve as its new chairman on Monday.

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Funeral services for Rockwood Police Chief Bill Stinnett were held Monday at Evans Mortuary. Committal services and interment were scheduled Tuesday morning at Oak Grove Cemetery after press time.

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Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller named Kelly Pittman interim police chief following the death of Chief Bill Stinnett on Sept. 8.

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The Jim Henry Event Center in Kingston wrapped up the final ‘Summer Nights on the Lawn’ event for 2022 last week. This year was the inaugural run of the event, which has been very successful according to Christina Branham, manager at the Jim Henry Event Center.

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Those looking to book some food for their next big event may want to consider hiring the services of Kelley Bullard and her business “Stand by Your Pan.”

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A Harriman man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly drove intoxicated to Sonic with his 6-year-old daughter in the vehicle. Thomas Mark Richardson is charged with manufacture, sell, delivery or possession of methamphetamine; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated chil…

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Intro to Square Dancing will be held Mondays, Sept. 19 and Sept. 26 at Kingston Church of Christ Family Life Center 120 Spring St. in Kingston at 7 p.m. each night.

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HARRIMAN — Some Harriman Utility Board customers will experience two power interruptions starting at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, and again on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, as the Tennessee Valley Authority makes enhancements to the Mossy Grove Substation’s switching equipment. The outage m…

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NATIONAL PARK — Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed Medal of Honor recipients and their families to Cades Cove on Thursday, Sept. 8. Park staff and volunteers provided a guided tour for the delegation of approximately 60 participants to enjoy the scenic beauty of Cades Cove along wi…

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On Monday, Sept. 19, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee in partnership with the Knoxville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is observing Constitution Day by sponsoring the third annual public reading of the United States Constitution.