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Today's News

  • Schools head talks on tap

    Roane County Board of Education Chairman Darrell “Drack” Langley has scheduled a special-called meeting to discuss the director of schools situation.

    The meeting will be at 6 p.m. March 8.

    “I advise all board members to be here,” Langley said at Thursday’s board meeting.

    Director of Schools Toni McGriff’s contract is set to expire on June 30. The board has neither voted to extend the contract nor start the search for a new director.

  • Credit union president retiring

    ORNL Federal Credit Union President and CEO John McKittrick is planning to retire.

    Chris Johnson will take over the reins of the credit union effective April 1.

    Presently chief operating officer and vice president, he has been with the credit union since 2006.

    A reception in his honor is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30 in the Oak Ridge main office. Credit Union members as well as members of the community are welcome to stop by.

    Light refreshments will be ser-ved.

  • Proposed bill would end BOE role in teacher talks

    For years the Roane County Board of Education has negotiated with the local teachers association.  

    Longtime Board Member Mike “Brillo” Miller said he doesn’t want to see that change.  

    “As long as I’m on this board, I think we should negotiate with our teachers association,” Miller said.

    Some legislators in Nashville — including state Rep. Julia Hurley — apparently don’t feel that way.

  • Nursing home residents, staff grieve loss of beloved pet

    Charlie was more than one person’s best friend.

    The friendly black Newfoundland who raised the spirits of residents at Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center left many heartbroken when he died on Feb. 10.

    “He’s the best friend I’ve ever had,” activities director Connie Shelton said through tears last week. “And still we’ve not been able to turn it loose.”

    Cancer claimed the life of the beloved canine who could often be found trotting the hallways of the nursing home.

  • Out to Lunch: Harriman Pizza Station lunch just kept on filling

    By Bethel Poston

  • 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.

    Delia C. Kitchin, capias for failure to appear Aug. 10, 2009. Dismissed June 14, cost to state.

    Wanda S. Hall, shoplifting Aug. 26, 2009. Guilty plea June 14, convicted.

    Russell J. Thomas, violation of probation May 24. Guilty plea June 7, convicted.

    Marjorie L. Dodd, cruelty to animals Nov. 4, 2009. Dismissed June 14, cost to state.

  • Lady Devils roll in first round, 65-40

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils punched their ticket to the region tournament in convincing fashion with a 65-40 vexing of the Berean Christian Lady Eagles Thursday night in the first round of the District 3-A Tournament. 

  • Bobcats fall in opener, 76-63

    Oliver Springs came to play on Thursday in the first round of the District 4-A boys’ basketball tournament.

  • Season ends for Lady Waves, Lady Jackets in tourney openers

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets and Midway Lady Green Waves entered tournament play on Thursday both needing first round upsets to keep their season alive. Unfortunately, there would be no Cinderella story for either squad.

  • Brackett falls at state tournament

    Kingston’s Darik Brackett will always have fond memories of a great senior season that ended with a faboulous run in the Region 2 Tournament and a berth in the TSSAA Division I State Tournament.