Today's News

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from April 9-20:

    From Kathleen K. Dyer, Kathleen K. Dyer Executrix, Joe Kerley, Peggy Holcomb, Vicki Sue Brown, Evans Kerley Estate and Peggy A. Holcomb to Vicki Sue Brown and Peggy Holcomb by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, Post Oak Road, $0.

    From Vicki Sue Brown and Vicki S. Brown to Peggy Holcomb by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, 0.75 acre, Post Oak Valley Road, $0.

  • 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.

    David N. Laycox, financial responsibility June 24, 2009. Guilty as charged Feb. 14, convicted. Shoplifting June 24, 2009. Dismissed, cost to state.

    Jennifer M. McClure, driving on suspended license Sept. 29, 2009. Guilty as charged Feb. 14, convicted. Capias for failure to appear June 21, 2010. Dismissed, cost to defendant.

  • THP to conduct license checks in June

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting two driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County during June.

    The first checkpoint will be from 5 to 6 p.m. June 3 near the railroad tracks on Pine Ridge Road (Hwy. 29).

    The final checkpoint, from 1 to 2 p.m. June 17, will be on Fiske Heights Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Babahatchie Band kicking off concert season Sunday

    Babahatchie Community Band will present its first concert of the outdoor season at 3 p.m. June 5 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

    Admission to the concert is free, but donations are always welcome. Refreshments, usually ice cream, are available during intermission.

  • The Garden Gate: It's true — you can eat what bugs you

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    In one way or another — sometimes favorably, sometimes quite the opposite — bugs call themselves to our attention.

    The idea of eating insects is pretty off-putting to most of us, but insects of various kinds are a staple food in some parts of the world.

    Insects were considered delicacies in ancient times. A kind of wood-boring grub was often served as an hors d’oeuvre at parties in Rome. Aristotle, a great cicada fancier, wrote at length about how to prepare them.

  • Harriman library now open longer on Tuesday

    Harriman Public Library is operating on extended Tuesday hours during the summer.

    The extended Tuesday hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    The library is also open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    Harriman Public Library is at 601 Walden Ave. Call 882-3195 for more details.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of June 1

    25 Years Ago
    Samuel F. Yette, a Harriman native and professor at Howard University in Washington D.C., was honored by St. Mary’s Baptist Church. Yette was also the honored guest at a membership drive rally for the NAACP.

    10 Years Ago

  • Poland-Gibson

    Dwayne and Beth Poland announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Poland, to Wesley Wayne Gibson.

    He is the son of Mel and Mary Ellen Gibson of Clinton.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. June 11 in Lee Village Baptist Church. A poolside reception at the home of the bride’s parents will follow.

    Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

  • Watson-Spann

    Dale and Lori Watson of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Watson of Kingston, to Ryan Spann of Paducah, Ky.

    He is the son of Ron and Glenda Spann of Paducah.

    The ceremony will be on June 11 in Young’s Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Burnette 50th

    Wayne and Venita Burnette will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. June 4 in Community Baptist Church’s fellowship hall, Rockwood.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

    The couple was married on June 3, 1961. He is pastor of Community Baptist Church.

    They have two daughters, Tammy Leffew of Harriman, and Sherry Matheson of Rockwood.