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Today's News

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Wouldn't true patriots pay more to save country?

    Well, Gentle R­eader, the news over the weekend was dominated, as it probably will be for some little time, with the manoeuvres, machinations, and manifestoes concerning the government’s budgetary plans and actions.
    After much ado, more than halfway into the fiscal year, apparently there has finally been agreement as to the 2010-2011 federal budget. You have read and heard about it ad nauseam no doubt, so we will not go into the subject in any detail.

  • PROM SEASON: Getting fit for formalwear

    Many young men from Roane County High School stopped by Oran’s Flower Shop Wednesday for last-minute tuxedo fittings before their prom Saturday.
    The consensus among the dapperly-dressed gents was this: They’re in it for the experience.
    “It’s a high school thing,” junior Austin Jones said.
    Senior Darik Brackett said he looks forward to embarrassing his date with his “funny” dancing.
    Oran’s employee Tammi Cribbs good-naturedly assisted them.

  • Ken Yager's Legislative Week in Review

    The State Senate approved a wide range of bills this past week, including a proposal to curb abuse of prescription pain pills, legislation to address illegal immigration, and several measures to benefit police officers across the state.   
    Meanwhile, Senate Committees reviewed 20 departmental or government agency budgets as members examined the 2011-12 proposal submitted by Governor Bill Haslam.  

  • Jackets split with Redskins, Waves pick up 3-A wins

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets baseball team split a pair of District 4-AA games earlier in the week as Bruce Robinette’s squad downed Loudon 7-1 on Monday before dropping a 5-1 decision to the Redskins on Wednesday.

  • Lady Tigers down Harriman, 13-6

      The Rockwood Lady Tigers held off the rain and defeated Harriman Monday at Rockwood’s Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex by a final margin of 13-6.

  • Tigers, Devils fail to grab upper hand in 3-A race

    The Rockwood Tigers and Harriman Blue Devils met two times earlier this week with the hopes of taking the early lead in the race for District 3-A supremacy. 

  • CASA volunteer training slated to start May 3

    The Court Appointed Special Advocate’s next training class will begin on May 3.

    The five-week class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday.

    This 30-hour nationally certified training class will provide tools and information to prepare individuals to become CASA volunteers for children who are victims of abuse and neglect.

  • Rabies clinic set at Planned Pet-Hood

    Roane County Humane Society and Planned Pet-Hood Spay and Neuter Clinic will have a rabies clinic this weekend.

    The clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 in Planned Pet-Hood at 3699 Harriman Hwy., Harriman.

    Cost of the rabies injection is $10 per pet. Appointments are not required.

    State law requires annual rabies vaccinations for all pets older than 5 or 6 months.

  • The Garden Gate: Palms are the stuff of legends

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Many are the legends about palm trees.

    One says that Jesus commanded a palm tree to bend down so that He could pick dates for His mother, and that He promised in return to bless it, and that when He entered Jerusalem in triumph it would be with a palm branch in His hand as the people cried Hosannah.

    Tradition in some countries still says the palm tree — not the apple nor the fig — was the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden. And a palm tree is depicted in the state seal of South Carolina.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 13

    25 Years Ago
    Under discussion at the Homecoming ‘86 meeting was the idea of planting an avenue of dogwoods or azaleas, or both, on highway medians approaching Harriman. An attractive welcome to visitors and residents, it would be a memorial to citizens of the past; an honorarium to those of the present; and a hope and legacy to those of the future.

    10 Years Ago