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Today's News

  • More bears out there

    From staff reports

    Add Oliver Springs to the list of locales for bear sightings.

    A black bear was seen last Monday crossing bustling Hwy. 61 and heading up toward Windrock Mountain, Oliver Springs Police Chief Ken Morgan said.

    Morgan said it was only a matter of a few minutes after the sighting that the bear disappeared up the mountain.

    “They gave it a verbal warning and sent it along its way,” the police chief quipped.

  • Snow went from clerk to foreman of grand jury

    Charles C. Snow retired as Roane County circuit court clerk in 1986. However, he’s been able to stay involved with the court system by serving as foreman of the grand jury.

    When contacted last week, Snow couldn’t recall the exact date he took over the position, but said he believes he’s been doing it since the 1990s.

    “I’ve been fortunate I haven’t been sick or nothing,” he said. “I’ve always been able to be there.”

  • Harriman Happenings: June 29

    Happy birthday wishes to Minnie Love, who recently celebrated her 93rd birthday.

    Ms. Love is a special lady and loved by all who know her.

    We love you, Ms. Minnie. Stay young and be blessed.

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Bernetta Fouse, who passed away Wednesday, June 17.

    She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Thomas Fouse, of Rockwood.; one daughter, Angela M. Smith of Atlanta; four grandchildren; two aunts, Ebbie Marie Frazier and Barbara Chatman, both of Rockwood; and one brother, Charles Edward Siler Jr.

  • SMOKIN’ THE WATER 2015: Schedules for Kingston’s Fourth of July Celebration

    Thursday, July 2
    10 a.m.
    APBA boat racing begins

    Friday, July 3
    10 a.m.
    APBA boat racing begins

    Noon
    Vendors open
    Kids Zone opens

    6 p.m.
    Parade line up

    Saturday, July 4
    10 a.m.
    Gates open
    APBA boat racing begins
    Vendors open
    Kids Zone opens
    Car Show registration

    11 a.m.
    Car Show judging begins

    Noon
    Sand volleyball tournament

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga dean's list: Spring 2015

    Eleven students from Roane County are on the dean’s list for spring semester at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

    They include Jordan Burdette, Kaitlyn Byrd, Leigha Carter, Shawn Childress, Tyler Goldberg, Kiley Gunter, Spencer Klein, Kristen Kyker, Cree Moore, Mary Palko and Robyn Par-ten.

    Students who make a 3.2 or higher semester grade-point average are awarded the honor.

  • University of the Cumberlands graduates: Spring 2015

    Troy Stickler of Rockwood recently graduated from University of the Cumberlands.

    Stickler, who participated in spring commencement, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in fitness and sport management.

    University of the Cumberlands is in Williamsburg, Ky.

  • Tusculum College graduates: Spring 2015

    Wendy A. Cox and Charlene B. Rizzo are among 272 students who were awarded degrees during Tusculum College’s spring commencement.

    Cox, of Kingston, earned a Master of Arts degree in education, with a concentration in curriculum and instruction and an emphasis in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

    Rizzo, of Oliver Springs, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies, elementary K-6, education.

    Tusculum College is in Greeneville.

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College honors: Spring 2015

    Katelyn Harvey of Oliver Springs earned placement on Tennessee Wesleyan College’s honors list during spring semester.

    To be eligible for the honor’s list, a student must be registered for 12 or more hours and attain a grade-point average of at least 3.70 with no grade below B.

    Tennessee Wesleyan College is in Athens.

  • Lincoln Memorial University graduates: Spring 2015

    Seven Lincoln Memorial University students from Roane County were among the 496 graduates who received their degrees last month.

    The graduates and their degrees are:

    Harriman — Kathryn Booher, Bachelor of Arts in English; James Bowling, Bachelor of Science in environmental science; Wendy Henderson and Cathy Abston, both of whom earned a Master of Science in nursing (family nurse practitioner).

    Kingston — Robert Simpson, Doctor of Jurisprudence.

  • East Tennessee State University dean's list: Spring 2015

    Nineteen East Tennessee State University students from Roane County have earned placement on the dean’s list for spring semester.

    They are:

    Harriman — Allie T. Copeland, Crysten F. Dulling, Lindsey M. Higgins, Casandra B. Johnson, Caitlyn N. Swymer and Robert W. Taylor.

    Kingston — Danielle V. Casaus, Kovay E. Hatfield, Allie G. Scherf, Claire A. Simmons, Erika B. Smith and Shawn M. Van Horn.

    Oliver Springs — Victoria S. Cox, Amber M. Eskridge and Robert J. Gardner.