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Today's News

  • MILITARY MATTERS: John E. Gilliland

    The U.S. Air Force recently promoted John E. Gilliland to the rank of lieutenant colonel.

    Gilliland is the staff judge advocate at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas. He is currently deployed as the staff judge advocate at Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command, Afghanistan.  

    A Roane County native and a 1987 graduate of Roane County High School, he is the son of Julianne Bailey and Robert Brown of Kingston and William Gilliland of Manchester. He is the brother of Kelli G. Klidzejs of Manchester.

  • Asteroids to be discussed in OR

    The Orion astronomy club will host the talk, “Dawn: Exploring the Asteroids Vesta and Ceres,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in Oak Ridge Civic Center.

    Hap McSween, chancellor’s professor and interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, will address various aspects of the mission launched in September 2007.

  • Woman dies in Harriman fire

    A 68-year-old Harriman woman was found dead at her 902 Clifty St. home by Harriman firefighters who responded to a fire last Friday around 10 a.m.

    Harriman Fire Chief Brad Goss said the deceased, Elizabeth Brown Bryant, lived in the duplex-style home of the Harriman Housing Authority at the corner of Clifty and Georgia streets.

    Emergency personnel found her near the entrance of her home.

  • Patton wins appeal on criminal charges

    An ouster proceeding in June 2009 got constable Mark Patton kicked out of office.

    It also proved fatal to the state’s criminal case against Patton.

    On Monday, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals threw out a three-count indictment against Patton because he was compelled to testify.   

  • Officeholders set up shop

    New officeholders U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and state Rep. Julia Hurley are in the process of opening their regional offices.

    While Roane County residents are losing the proximity of DesJarlais’ predecessor,  former U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis’ Roane County office, DesJarlais staff said they will be more than able to be a presence in all the district’s communities, using people in the field and using online tools.

    The nearest field office will be in neighboring Crossville, with two others in Columbia and Winchester.

  • Harriman ponders building code changes

    Harriman approved on first reading moving to the 2006 edition of the International Building Code.

    The change, along with to the 2006 editions of the International Residential Code, International Plumbing Code and International Fire Code, among others, will not mean much, according to officials.

    “It is the same code being used by the county and most surrounding jurisdictions as well as that adopted by the state,” said building inspector Maria Nelson in an interview prior to last week’s vote.

  • Rockwood High School Play Rehearsal
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  • Lady Waves upset Harriman in Area 4 Tournament opener

    The Midway Middle School Lady Waves picked up an improbable come-from-behind 40-38 overtime win that came courtesy of an Abby Bertram steal and a Jessie Lewis basket in the paint with two seconds left, capsizing the post-season hopes of the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils in the opening round of the Area 4 AA Tournament at Harriman. 

  • Raiders run winning streak to seven

    The Roane State Raiders remained the hottest team in the TJCCAA as over the weekend Randy Nesbit’s squad defeated Dyersburg State on Friday, 86-75, and Southwest Tennessee on Saturday, 74-60.