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Today's News

  • Just another day at the park
  • Residential council needs computers

    The Harriman Residential Council is seeking donations of newer used desktop computers.

    The computers will to be used in the library in the Residential Council Building at Spencer Drive and Bennett Circle in Harriman’s Fiske Heights area.

    Call Floyd Lawson at 335-0701 or Julia at the Harriman Housing Authority at 882-9636 for more information.

  • Motlow State Community College dean's list

    Kimberly Carrington Hall of Roane County was cited by Motlow State Community College for academic excellence during fall semester.

    Hall qualified for the school’s honor roll.

    Students on the honor roll are enrolled full time and have a semester grade-point average of 3.49-3.0 on their collegiate-level work.

    Motlow State is in Lynchburg.
     

  • Coastal Carolina University dean's list

    John T. McCormick of Kingston was named to the dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University for fall semester.

    Full-time freshmen with at least a 3.25 grade-point average and upperclassmen earning a GPA of 3.5 are named to the dean’s list.

    Coastal Carolina University is a liberal arts university in Conway, S.C.
     

  • UT concert band members to play at Babahatchie venue

    Members of the University of Tennessee Concert Band will play with Babahatchie Community Band during a free concert this weekend.

    The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Feb. 13 in Harriman High School’s James Williamson Auditorium.

    Featured soloist Josephine Denys will perform Cecile Chamanaide’s Concertino for Flute and Band and Gabrile’s Oboe.

    The Babahatchie Band will showcase Malcolm Arnold’s four Scottish Dances, Curnow's Celebrations and Ravel's Bolero.

  • 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.