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Today's News

  • GLIMPSES: Early 1900s reflection of today

    By MARK BANKER

    A rare point of consensus in our polarized times is the notion that “those who fail to learn history’s lessons are doomed to repeat them.”

    Yet, as ongoing debates about the Second Amendment and the Civil War reveal, we disagree vehemently about history’s lessons. That is the subject for a future column.

    Today I redirect attention to a typically overlooked era and insights it might offer for our own.

  • Altrusa Club opens grant cycle

    The Altrusa Club of Oak Ridge Foundation and Breakfast Rotary Club of Oak Ridge Foundation are once again seeking applications for grants for projects, programs, and activities that foster literacy in Oak Ridge, and Anderson and Roane Counties during 2018.

    Applications may be requested by emailing Lunch4LiteracyGrants@gmail.com.

    The deadline for electronic submission is Wednesday, Dec. 6.

    Selections and notifications will be made by Feb. 1, 2018, and the period of performance ends Dec. 31, 2018.

  • Let’s go play at Riverfront today!
  • Kingston Public Library offers technology class

    Kingston Public Library will have a free technology class beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    Personnel will be available to assist and answer questions about using smart phones, tablets, iPads, Kindles or specific software.

    Those attending are asked to bring their device to the class; anyone with computer questions may use one of the laptops available at the library.

    The class is open to all skill levels. Call 376-9905 for details.

  • Walmsleys continue giving back with services for veterans in need

    For many veterans it is a struggle to meet basic needs. One Kingston business is hoping to address one of those most essential needs this November.

    Kingston dentist James Walmsley and his staff want to help 25 veterans or active service members with free dental treatments.

    “The first 25 veterans or active service members who contact our office we are offering free exams, x-rays and extractions or free exams, x-rays and a cleaning,” said Shannon Walmsley, James’ office manager and wife.

  • Car accident causes outage in Harriman

    From staff reports

    Much of Harriman was left without power for part of Thursday evening after a car wreck near the Harriman Baptist Tabernacle around 9 p.m.

    The car, which is believed to have been occupied by juveniles, ended up in a grassy area next to the church with a utility pole on top of it.

    A nearby guardrail also was damaged.

  • Midtown choir finds furry friends

    The sounds of music silenced the din of barking dogs at the Roane County Animal Shelter recently, as the peaceful songs settled the anxious pooches.

    Midtown Elementary School’s choir performed a number of tender melodies for the animals in an effort to soothe those who are in dire need of a home. They also gave big, donating items for the shelter.

    “We received over 600 items from their donation drive. We received blankets, cleaning supplies, toys, dog and kitty food and kitty litter,” said interim director Stacey Vance McElhaney.

  • Rockwood nets drugs, cash in stop

    A Rockwood man is facing drug charges after police allegedly caught him with meth, pills and marijuana during a traffic stop on Nov. 6.

    Timothy Joe Taylor, 47, is charged with manufacture, delivery, sell of schedule drugs and simple possession or casual exchange.

    According to the report, Rockwood Police Officer Randy Heidle spotted Taylor driving erratically on Wilder Ave. in a black Ford Expedition. Heidle said when he ran the vehicle registration, it came back to a Red Dodge.

  • Lady Devils showcase skills

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The young Harriman Blue Devils took the court at Sunbright High School on Saturday for their first live game action in scrimmages against Jellico and Monterey.

    “I was really pleased with our younger girls,” Harriman head coach Dallas Davis said. “We played a lot of freshmen and sophomores today. I’ve got two seniors and a junior on this team, the rest of them are freshmen and sophomores.”

  • Homestand ends with split

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devils middle school basketball team played their third home game in four days. The Lady Devils were able to take advantage of the home court advantage winning all three of their games with a 23-13 victory over Fort Loudoun Middle School on Thursday night.

    The boy’s team dropped their contest on the night by a score of 36- 26 to the Braves.