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Today's News

  • Avery Trace DAR plans genealogy workshop

    Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is anxious to share information to help members of the public trace their roots.

    The organization is planning a genealogy workshop on Feb. 26 in the clubhouse of Southwest Point Golf Club at 2002 Decatur Hwy., Kingston.

    Sign-in will begin at 9 a.m., with the workshop following from 9:30 to noon.

    Cost is $10 to cover instructional material.

    Refreshments will be served.

  • Harriman Lions perform student vision screenings

    Roane County Schools has a partnership with the Harriman Lions Club for the benefit of young students.

    More than 200 public school pre-K and kindergarten students who returned permission slips received free vision photoscreening as a service from Lions Club members.  

    The screening process is done with a special camera that enables specialists from the Eye Center at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to see possible future eye problems.

    The screening process has an 85- to 90-percent accuracy rate.

  • Austin Peay State University graduates

    Courtney Harris recently graduated from Austin Peay State University.

    She graduated during fall commencement exercises with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

    She is the daughter of Jeff and Sylvia Harris. Her father, a Harriman native, is a former Harriman High School student and basketball player.

    Harris’ grandmother is Julia Harris of Harriman.

    Austin Peay is in Clarksville.
     

  • State seeks environmental achievers

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation welcomes the public to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2011 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

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

    “Tennesseans continue to make great strides in protecting our environment, taking care of our air, land and water through innovation and hard work,” said Gov. Bill Haslam.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from Nov. 23-Dec.7:

    From T.J. Selby and Annette M. Selby to Joshua E. Rymer and Monica J. Rymer by warranty deed, Dist. 5, near Eaton Settlement, $58,800.

    From Edward L. Frost and Gladys Irene Frost Estate to Ruby Nance by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, Sevier Addition No. 1, several lots, $0.

    From Hesta Lena Bailey and Joe Bailey Estate to Cynthia M. Carter by warranty deed, Dist. 5, 31.9 acres, Abel Valley Road, $245,000.

  • General Assembly streaming available on secondary PBS channel

    Televised proceedings of the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives is now being broadcast statewide on public TV’s Tennessee Channel.

    The gavel-to-gavel broadcast will feature comprehensive live and taped-delayed proceedings, including committee meetings, floor sessions, and other joint conventions for the first time in state history.

  • Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville honor roll

    Nate Eller and Robert Rees are among the 155 Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville students named to the A honor roll for fall term.

    Eller, of Kingston, is enrolled in the industrial electricity program. Rees is studying computers. He is from Rockwood.

    Transcripts reflect scores in classroom, shop, and work ethics.

  • Radford University dean's list

    Sarah Caroline Oliver of Kingston has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Radford University in Virginia

    Oliver is a freshman dance major.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have taken 15 or more credit hours and have a grade-point average of 3.4 or above with no grade below a C.
     

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    Brandon S. Hughett, forgery Aug. 9, 2009. Reduced June 14. Ruling: fine, costs and time.

    Brandon S. Hughett, forgery Aug. 9, 2009. Reduced June 14 to theft. Ruling: fine, costs and time.

    Brandon S. Hughett, forgery Aug. 9, 2009. Reduced June 14 to theft. Ruling: fine, costs and time.

  • Knox manufacturer supporting Camp Buck Toms shotgun range

    SportDOG Brand of Knoxville has extended its support of youth outdoor activities with a $50,000 donation to the Boy Scouts of America’s Great Smoky Mountain Council.

    The funds will be used for the construction of a shotgun range at Camp Buck Toms on Watts Bar Lake near Rockwood.

    Camp Buck Toms is host to 6,500 annual visitors who go to the 750-acre property for camping, swimming, boating, fishing, shooting and other family and scouting activities.