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  • Property no longer a mess

    Helen Hayes was released from the Roane County Jail shortly before 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

    Chancellor Frank V. Williams III ordered her jailed on Jan. 4 for failing to comply with an order to cleanup her property at 1812 Bluff Road, Harriman.

    “The lawsuit is over that we filed because she has removed the debris and she’s been released from jail,” County Attorney Greg Leffew said.

  • Harriman’s New Year’s resolution: Clean up city

    It’s a new year, and Harriman is anxious to put its best foot forward.

    That’s why codes enforcer David Branam is working hard to begin addressing code enforcement on properties around the city and utilizing mapping to identify some areas.

    “He’s already started hitting some of those areas,” said Assistant Police Chief Kenneth Humphrey.

    Branam so far hasn’t had to play the tough guy to see results.

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  • Classes teach seniors how to get most out of smartphones

    Did you receive a smartphone as a present this holiday season and are not sure what to do with it?

    Are you only using your smartphone as a phone?

    Don’t know how to text or use all the features of your phone?

    Want to connect with family and friends on Facebook?

    Mid-East Community Action Agency and Social Media 4 Seniors are teaming up to teach seniors how to use smartphone technology to the fullest.

    Classes are informal, and small in size to maximize the learning experience.

  • It’s Girl Scout Cookie time

    The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is now in the next century of a beloved fundraising tradition, with Girl Scouts now taking orders for the 2018 campaign.

    The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills but also powers amazing experiences for them across the United States.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Bartha no chef for Arnold, Zsa Zsa

    Andras Bartha, owner and chef at Carmella Restaurant in Kingston, was born in Hungary where he was raised and studied nuclear power before emigrating to Austria in 1988 and America in 1990.

    Living in Los Angeles, he studied hotel and restaurant management while also working at Shatzy on Main, a restaurant owned by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Bartha was not, as some have claimed, a personal chef for Arnold, nor did he work as a chef for Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor.

    He said he doesn’t know how such stories get started.

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  • Teacher charged with DUI on New Year’s Eve

    A teacher employed with Roane County Schools was arrested on New Year’s Eve.

    Michael P. Neal is charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and immediate notice of an accident.

    According to reports, Neal was driving a Lincoln MKX when he was involved in a property damage crash on Hobson Road near Kingston.

  • Cooking fire damages Swan Pond home

    A family of six children and two adults are displaced after a house fire that started in the kitchen of the 2419 Swan Pond home this weekend.

    Nobody was injured, and the family of Rhyanna Frazier was able to find a place to stay for the moment.

    “They went with family,” said Harriman Capt. Matt Hickey.

    The fire department narrative said smoke was visible from the front door and eaves when fire fighters arrived.

    Firefighter Travis May and Lt. John Stringfield made entry through an unlocked front door.