Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: Keep scents floral all year long

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    How delightful is the summer breeze wafting across the garden and carrying with it the mingled scents of all the flowers? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could bottle it and uncork it in the house on a snowy February day?

    Bottling flower scents is, of course, the business of the perfumer. And a fascinating business it is. Did you know that at Grasse, France, there are 50 perfume factories employing many hundreds of people?

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

    25 Years Ago
    Members of Junior Roane Clean Community System at Cherokee Middle School sold the school’s parking lot potholes for Valentine’s Day. Individuals paid $5, $10 or $25 depending on the size of the pothole. A heart was painted around the hole with initials beside it. Sweethearts got a framed picture of their beloved placing a frilly valentine over their pothole. Members hoped to raise enough money to get the potholes filled.

    10 Years Ago

  • Property Transfers: Dec. 29-Jan. 11

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Dec. 29-Jan. 11:

    John Lamar Childress and Naina Mariece Childress to George H. Winebarger by warranty deed, Dist. 3, 85 acres, Poplar Springs, $264,000.

    From Naina Mariece Childress to John Lamar Childress by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, 23.025 acres, Poplar Springs Road, $0.

    From James Stanley Kerns Jr. to Mark Foster and Kara Foster by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, 12 1/4 acres, adjacent Stubbs, $250.

  • Sew, what's new at John Knox Center?

    Helen Leigh of Decatur and Martha Thompson of Rockwood show off a quilt during the seventh annual Sewing on the River at John Knox Center in Ten Mile.

    Thirty-two women shared four days of Christian fellowship while making many quilts, wall hangings and scarves — many for charity organizations — and 142 pillows for cancer patients.

    Elaine Lindsay, owner of Loose Threads in Harriman, converted a cabin to a sewing shop and participated in the retreat.

  • GUEST OPINION:Copyright law favors Romney in anti-Gingrich ad

    First Amendment Center

    NBC News has asked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign to stop airing an anti-Newt Gingrich ad that includes an excerpt from a 1997 “NBC Nightly News” report featuring Tom Brokaw.

    The political ad shows the former NBC anchor reporting that Gingrich had been reprimanded by the House Ethics Committee.

    NBC and Brokaw have protested that the use of the clip violates copyright law and exploits Brokaw and NBC News’ journalistic credibility.

  • Warmley writing for broader audience

    “Harriman Happening’s” columnist Louise Warmley has always been involved and kept up with what was going on with community members long before she began writing her column in The Harriman Record.

    “It is good to be kind to people. It is good to be friends with everyone. I’m a people person,” Warmley said.

    It was that connection with others and her good friendship with the previous “Harriman Happening’s” writer, Linda Rittenhouse, that led to Warmley taking over the writing.

    In 1987, Rittenhouse’s store burned, and she was too overwhelmed to write.

  • Jackets enjoy Saturday night trip to Rockwood

    For three periods, the Rockwood Lady Tigers gave the Kingston Lady Jackets all they wanted and then some, but in the end, it was the Lady Jackets pulling away late for the 57-44 win. 

  • Tigers advance to Area 4 AA title game

    The Rockwood Tigers advanced to the Area 4 AA Tournament championship game Monday night with a hard-fought 38-32 victory over Midway in the tournament semifinals at Lenoir City Middle School.

  • Roane girls find success in Area 4 AA Tournament

    Saturday was “win or go home” day at the Area 4 AA Tournament being played at Lenoir City Middle School, and three of Roane County’s four teams participating in the tournament kept their season alive with victories.

  • Midway splits with Berean

    The race for the District 3-A boys regular season title has been a roller coaster affair all season and that roller coaster took a wild turn Friday night as Midway dropped a 58-48 decision at home against Berean Christian.