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'Hooray for Harriman' a Labor Day tradition

A Roane County community turned out in droves for a Labor Day tradition.

Folks enjoyed some dancing, and even bouncing, at the 26th annual Hooray for Harriman celebration.

The town blocks off a stretch of US Highway 27 through downtown every year for the big street party. The fun includes plenty of food vendors, music, hot rods and Gospel singing inside the Princess Theater.

Organizers say bringing crowds downtown will help revitalize the city.

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Roane County debates use of TVA funds


DA: Officers justified in shooting armed burglary suspect


An investigation has concluded that the shooting of an armed burglary suspect in Harriman Tuesday was justified.

Officers shot and killed Miranda Michelle Guy, 28, in her home on Fairchild Street.

TBI: Harriman officers shoot, kill woman in her home


Officers shot and killed a burglary suspect inside her Harriman home Tuesday afternoon, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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4 Roane Co. schools offer free meals to all students

This year all students at some Roane County schools can eat meals at school at no cost.

Students enjoy meals that comply with national school nutrition standards.

Four schools, including Bowers Elementary School, offer free breakfast and lunch thanks to a national grant. The program allows all students to receive the meals regardless of economic status without having to fill out additional paperwork.

Rockwood considers $5 citation fee for technology fund

If you get a traffic citation in Rockwood, you may soon be paying for new technology for the police department.

The Rockwood City Council is considering imposing an extra $5 fee on the court costs for citations. The money would go directly to the police department technology fund.

Police Chief Danny Wright proposed the idea to pay for computer upgrades for the department.

Based on current citation rates, it would generate about $8,000 a year.

Semi, 4 vehicles crash on I-40 E. in Roane Co.

Crews cleared an accident involving a tractor trailer and four vehicle on I-40 East in Roane County.

The crash happened near mile marker 355 at about 12:30 p.m., according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation Smartway Map.

At one point the crash shut down the eastbound lanes of I-40.