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Today's News

  • 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.

    Jason A. Spradling, aggravated assault Jan. 9. Guilty plea Feb. 22, convicted.

    Jason A. Spradling, aggravated assault Jan. 9. Guilty plea Feb. 22, convicted.

    Jason A. Spradling, aggravated assault Jan. 9. Guilty plea Feb. 22, convicted.

    Patricia D. Lawhon, simple possession Dec. 20, 2009. Dismissed Feb. 22, cost to state.

  • Renaissance Terrace plans bevy of events

    An Oct. 28 health fair kicks off a number of upcoming events for Renaissance Terrace of Harriman.

    The health fair, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the center on Patton Lane, provides the public an opportunity to hear about services offered by various area health-care providers.

    Free health screenings will also be offered.

    The center’s third annual fall festival will be the same day — from 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Pinnacle Pointe fray hurts others

    The fracas between Harriman officials and developers of a Hwy. 70 shopping center is causing problems for more than the parties involved.

    An adjacent landowner has told city officials that three multi-million-dollar development deals have fallen through in the past few years because the potential businesses are unable to use roads in the Pinnacle Pointe shopping center.

    “We lost the medical center. It went to the county. If the road was there, we would have it in the city,” said Harriman council member J.D. Sampson.

  • Kingston man gets tasered in incident

    A Kingston man was arrested after a Saturday incident in which he threatened to harm himself and later hurled threats at his mother.

    A Kingston police report said officers tasered 39-year-old Russell Slonaker for refusing to comply with orders after an officer convinced him via telephone to leave the home without weapons.

    Slonaker was charged with domestic assault and disorderly conduct.

  • Roane Medical Center to honor county's women Thursday

    Roane Medical Center, Harriman, will recognize the women of Roane County on Oct. 28 in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Area women are welcome to stop by the Women’s Center of Roane Medical Center for a free gift and tour of the facility.

    The staff is also available to schedule mammograms for women still needing their annual exam.

    The Women’s Center is at 307 Devonia St., Harriman.

  • 'Many Moods of Christmas' to be Roane Choral holiday concert

    “The Many Moods of Christmas” will be presented by Roane Choral Society at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Roane State Community College theater on the main campus in Roane County.

    Tellico Village First Baptist Church choir members will also perform in this event.

    Classic carols arranged by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett will be presented. The choral group will be accompanied by members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.  

  • Hardin-Hendrickson

    Kay Seaton of Kingston and Gene and Darlene Jones of Harriman announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Angi Jones Hardin, to Nathan Hendrickson.

    He is the son of Fillmore and Brenda Hendrickson of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 30 in Swan Pond United Methodist Church, Harriman. A reception will follow at a family friend’s farm.

    Invitations have been sent.

  • Red Cross in need of volunteers

    The Knoxville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers in Roane County to respond to the needs of people who have been the victims of a house fire.

    “It is essential, because if we don’t have them then our services are delayed and people go without,” said Mary Beth Birge, director of disaster services for the Knoxville chapter. “These volunteers are everything to the victim.”

    Birge said the Red Cross responded to almost two dozen fires in Roane County during the organization’s last fiscal year.

  • REACH $31,000 toward goal

    Operation REACH president Bobby Collier said city police and firefighters raised $5,858 during road blocks this past weekend.

    Collier said that brought the total raised so far to around $31,000.

    REACH is an acronym for Roane Enriches Another Child’s Holiday. The annual program takes less fortunate children Christmas shopping. Collier said the goal this year is to raise $125,000.

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office plans to raise funds for REACH this week by turning the old county jail in Kingston into a haunted house.

  • Falltime fun