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Today's News

  • Harriman Happenings Feb. 16

    Wishing Eric Stone a speedy recovery from having pneumonia.

    On Thursday, he was discharged from the hospital and is recuperating at home.

    Eric is the son of the late Jess and Doris Stone.

    We are happy to know that the Rev. Larry Woods is resting at home.

    He recently had heart surgery at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center.

    God is good.

    A get-well wish to Denis Bolton, who is under the weather. Hope you will be back with us soon.

    We are wishing Norma Bazel a get-well wish.

  • Attorney Blackshear to speak during chapter luncheon

    In celebration of Black History Month, the Oak Ridge Chapter of Blacks in Government will have its 21st annual BIG scholarship luncheon on Feb. 26.

    The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Oak Ridge Civic Center at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Attorney Julian Blackshear Jr. will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. His speech will focus on the 2015 Black History Month theme, “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.”

  • A Weigel’s Welcome
  • Mob cashing in on sweets cache
  • Stabbing victim dies

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said Fred Silvey died at University of Tennessee Medical Center on Saturday. Silvey was flown to the hospital by Lifestar last Wednesday after his stepson, Steven Jones, allegedly stabbed him.

  • Midway sweeps All-County MVP spots

    After tallying the votes from Roane County media members, fans and coaches, Roane County news has announced the All-County Boys and Girls basketball teams for the 2014-15 season.

    Each team is made up of eight players, five starters and three bench players. The boy and girl with the most coaches votes was selected as the MVP for their respective team.

    This year’s All-County MVP positions were swept by Midway High School with Abby Bertram and Jacob Cawood taking the top spots.

  • Taking a stance on ‘coming out’ in sports

    In recent years, one movement that has been gaining a great deal of momentum has been the gay rights movement.

    We’ve even seen flashes of it in the sports world with players like NBA’s Jason Collins, WNBA’s Brittney Griner and former University of Tennessee standout Glory Johnson, who is engaged to Griner.

    In 2014, while professional basketball had started to somewhat open its arms, the NFL had yet to open theirs. That is, until former Missouri Tigers star Michael Sam came out.

  • Safety first with Valentine’s Day cooking, candles

    A Valentine’s Day spent with a home-cooked meal and candles lit can quickly turn to disaster if fire safety measures are not in place.

    The biggest disaster threat in the United States isn’t floods, hurricanes or tornadoes — it’s fire, reports the American Red Cross.

    The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year — one every eight minutes — and most are home fires.

  • Bowers first-graders mark a milestone

    Lisa Qualls’ first-graders at Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, welcome in their 100th day of the 2014-15 school year by donning special hats and Fruit Loop necklaces.

    The students are, front row from left, Jerry Grider, Kaden Henderson, Kynna O’Toole, Jazmine Mitchell, Nathanial Fletcher, Maddie Butler; middle row, Lucas Hagy, Preston Daniels, Blaze Greene, Harlee Gunter, Austin Watson, Gacie Watson; and back row, Mylee Stacey, Isaiah Collins, Summer Collins, Kyra Bond, Zackery Luffman, Dere Diaz de Leon Caldera and Patricia Smith.

  • Rockwood students represent Roane State at Tenn. forum

    Three Roane State Community College students from Rockwood were among the college’s nine participants in the fall Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature at the State Capitol in Nashville.

    “This is the biggest Roane State delegation in several years,” said John Brown, assistant professor of political science.

    The TISL is a forum for student leaders to exchange ideas, express opinions and learn how government works.