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Today's Features

  • State Sen. Ken Yager will be the guest speaker during the general meeting of the Roane County Tea Party on Jan. 16.

    The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Kingston Community Center.

    Yager, a Kingston Republican, represents the 12th District in the Tennessee Senate.

    In addition to Roane County, his district includes Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Pickett and Scott counties.

    A former Roane County executive, Yager is presently in session with the Tennessee General Assembly.

  • Harriman’s Fraternal Order of Eagles 3429 helped make the holidays brighter for some area families.

    The group hosted a kids’ Christmas party in the Eagles family room for the children on their angel tree.

    Fifty-eight children from Roane County received Christmas presents from this tree.

    The organization also distributed 30 Christmas baskets to area families.

    Harriman Fraternal Order of Eagles is at 422 Old Hwy. 70, Midtown.

  • The Department of Environment and Conservation invites Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2014 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

    The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment.

  • January's national average price for a gallon of gas are holding steady at around $3.30 per gallon, reports AAA.

    “Motorists should see pretty stable gas prices this month,” said Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group.

    “Gas prices in the Southeast are slightly cheaper than they were this time in 2012, whereas the national average is the same as last year.”

    The agency predicts pump prices will likely hold stable for the remainder of the month as multiple factors place equal pressure on oil prices.

  • While Jack Frost nipped at noses during holiday preparations in Roane County, the Roane County News — with Bobby Davis and Deborah Alexander-Davis of Kingston — was on hiatus in a tropical paradise.

    “The photo is from our stop in Grand Cayman,” Deborah explained.

    The trio spent two weeks sailing the Caribbean, with visits to St. Thomas, St. Martin and Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas, Cococay.

  • U.S. Air Force Airman David P. Coulter recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Son of Dorene Coulter of Loudon, he graduated in 2010 from Midway High School.

    Coulter completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • At 31, Jack Harvey’s body has taken more beatings than some people experience in a lifetime.

    With a boxer fracture to his hand, broken arm, broken leg, broken ribs, broken anchors in his spinal cord and several broken fingers all in his past, the Kingston man is used to dealing with pain.

    But nothing compared to the pain and the difficult recovery that came from the injuries he received when he took a fall at Windrock Park in 2011. He broke his left leg and ankle so severely that his foot was turned in the wrong direction.

  • Looks as if the new Orion Spacecraft vehicle, moving last month from NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., to the U.S. Naval Base in San Diego, was too wide for the Interstate 40 construction area at Exit 347 in Harriman.

    Kingston’s Bill Wright spotted the spacecraft as it traveled through Roane County, and we appreciate him allowing us to share his photograph with our readers.

  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Roberts Oliver and Chasity Lynn Lively, together with their families, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be in spring 2015.

  • During the Christmas holiday Norma Bazel, her daughter Sharlene, her husband, Roderick Parker, and Norma’s son Reggie Bazel and his wife spent Christmas in Cleveland with her son Phil Bazel and his family.

    Norma said they were blessed celebrating this special day with all her children and especially her great-granddaughter.

    Julia Harris and her daughter Alicia spent last Thursday in Knoxville visiting with her daughter Sybil Cannon and her family with other family members for a New Year’s dinner.