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Today's News

  • Clarkrange too much for Bobcats

    By Tank Johnson

    The Oliver Springs basketball programs returned to action on Tuesday, trying to shake off tough losses against visiting Jackson County on Saturday.

  • Midway swept by Coalfield

    Tuesday night turned out to be a rough night for the Midway Green Waves and Lady Waves as both were knocked off at Coalfield.

    The girls game was rough because Midway was clobbered by the Lady Jackets, 68-22.

  • Love signs with Kentucky

    Go Big Blue!

  • Yette – a Roane Countian all should know

    We were saddened by the death last month of Samuel F. Yette, a man whose influence still will be felt decades from now.
    Yette, a Harriman man who was schooled at Rockwood’s famed Campbell High School for black children, left his mark as a journalist.
    He covered many significant Civil Rights Era events for Newsweek magazine and also for LIFE magazine.
    He lost his job at Newsweek after he wrote his plain-spoken, then-controversial book, “The Choice: Black Survival in the United States.”

  • Impressions: Some hits, some misses, some other

     

  • Cops, computers good mix

    A Harriman reserve officer with a knack for technology donated a server that will help the police department be a better presence in the community.
    Lou Goldblatt of High Tech USA Corp. donated a $15,000 server to the department.
    Instead of having to do their paperwork at the office, officers can now do the reports in their vehicles.
    “For the last two years I’ve been wanting to do this,” Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said.  “If a call comes out, all they have to do is push a button and save it and start the car and go.”

  • Kingston police need public’s help

    Kingston police are seeking the public’s help  on a Jan. 15 armed robbery involvng the Budget Inn at 606 Gallaher Road.
    The suspect is described as a tall, thin black male wearing black pants and a black hoodie.
    A dark sedan may have been involved.
    Anyone with information on the robbery or the car should contact the Kingston Police Department at 376-2081.

  • The Garden Gate: Gardeners adapt through the ages

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • DOE testing sirens Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested today, Feb. 2, in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

    The sirens are near DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Ryan E. Jones

    U.S. Army Pvt. Ryan E. Jones recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    A 2008 graduate of Oliver Springs High School, he is the son of Ronald E. Jones Jr. of Harriman. His grandmother is Bernice Goodman of Devonia.

    During the nine weeks of training, Jones studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.