Today's News

  • Plaque to be placed for child who starved

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District is accepting donations to go toward the purchase of a tree and plaque in memory of Clifford Dotson, a 2-year-old Roane County boy who was reportedly starved to death.

    The tree and plaque will be located at the Child Advocacy Center at 887 Hwy. 70 West, Lenoir City.

    The Child Advocacy Center is a nonprofit agency that serves abused children from Roane, Loudon, Meigs and Morgan counties.

  • Kingston moves ahead on loan for new city hall

    Last week, city of Kingston officials met with Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund marketing representative Steve Walker to close a $2 million loan to purchase and renovate a professional building at 900 Waterford Place in Ladd Landing.
    The building will be the future home of the Kingston Municipal Plaza.

  • Harriman farmers market opens June 2

    Harriman’s farmers market is returning Saturday.

    Those planning to attend are encouraged to go early to get the best opportunity to grab fresh produce sold by local producers — not resellers.

    The items for sale will be what is in season.

    Pat Mynatt, whose husband, Councilman Ken Mynatt, is overseeing this year’s market, said potatoes, squash, onions, cabbage, broccoli, walnuts, eggs and honey will be among items for sale at the first market.

  • Famed editor’s newspaper collection moves to LMU

    Retired newspaper publisher and editor Walter T. Pulliam — who once published The Harriman Record — has given his extensive historical newspaper collection to Lincoln Memorial University.

    The collection includes more than 700 newspapers dating back to the 1600s.

    This extraordinary collection is highlighted by the largest newspaper ever published — George Roberts’ Constellation.

    Published in New York in 1859, the eight pages are 3 feet by 4 feet, opened the sheet is 6 feet by 8 feet.

  • Turkey hunters enjoy success in 2012

    Tennessee turkey hunters again posted another successful spring season as the harvest for 2012 again nears 34,000 as reports continued to trickle in to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Roane lands 24 on 3-A All-District teams

    The softball coaches in District 3-A recently got together to choose their 2012 All-District Team and of the 19 players selected to the team, nine played for Harriman, Rockwood or Midway.

  • Arrests: May 11-18, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    May 11 — Christopher Shane Brown, 24, 207 Oak Ave., Rockwood: failure to appear. Bond $2,000; court date June 25.

    • Oliver William Butler, 64, 1201 Eureka Road, Rockwood: failure to appear. Bond $5,000; court date July 16.

    • Morgan Henderson Fisher, 58, 199 Williams Circle, Rockwood: serving time.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Good home cooking is what you’ll find at Shoreline

    “You need to visit Shoreline Café in Decatur,” said Buddy and Carolyn Koon, our longtime friends and members of our Kingston First Baptist Church Sunday school class.

    “The food is really good.”

    During the four years I have been writing “Out to Lunch,” I couldn’t remember any waterfront (shoreline) locations in Decatur. There is a bunch on River Road, which is also part of Meigs County.

  • Calling it a Career