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Today's News

  • 4-H Chicken Show, Sale next week in Midtown

    The annual Roane County 4-H Chicken Show and Sale will begin at 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at Valley Farmers Co-op, Midtown.

    The sale is an ideal place to find laying hens to start egg production or to purchase replacements for a current flock.

    All proceeds go toward show awards to 4-H members and the original cost of purchasing the chicks.

    Chickens offered for sale will include Rhode Island reds and Barred Rock, Black Star and Red Star prime laying pullets.

  • Autism support group meets

    Roane County Autism Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 in Michael Dunn Center at 629 Gallaher Road, Kingston.

    The organization is designed to help parents with autistic and special-needs children, as well as to give children social time to be with others with similar circumstances.

    Babysitters are provided during each meeting. Contact Monique Stevens at Monique_stevens@comcast.net, or visit the Autism Support Group Roane County site on Facebook.

  • Crumby recipient of second national DAR craft award

    For the second year in a row, Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution member Amanda Crumby has earned a national award in the miscellaneous crafts division of the American Heritage Committee contest.

    Crumby was awarded a national second-place honor for her entry of a turned wooden goblet during last month’s 2014 awards ceremony at Continental Congress in Washington, D.C.

    The goblet will be donated to the historic Roane County Courthouse for display in its museum.

  • OR minister to conduct Sevier Drive gospel meet

    Sevier Drive Church of Christ, Harriman, will have its gospel meeting Aug. 4-6.

    “What Excuse Do You Have?” based on Luke 14:15-24, will be the theme.

    Services will begin at 7 p.m. daily in the church at 1014 Sevier Drive.

    Bro. Charles Caruthers, minister of Scarboro Church of Christ, Oak Ridge, will conduct the meeting.

    A member of Scarboro Church of Christ for more than 38 years, Caruthers has served as the church’s pulpit minister since May 2010.

  • Courts of Praise giving away backpacks

    Courts of Praise Church, Harriman, will give away backpacks and school supplies on Aug. 3 in the church at 215 Maple St., Harriman.

    A short service will kick off the event at 11 a.m. followed by the giveaway and fun activities for the youngsters.

    Free hot dogs and snacks will be available.

    Two hundred backpacks will be given away.

    Courts of Praise collaborated with Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Kingston, to provide the backpacks.

    A child must be present to receive a backpack.

    Call 335-3077 for details.

  • Church Calendar: July 27-Aug. 10

    SUNDAY, JULY 27

  • Arrests: July 17-23, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 17 — Walter Lewis Jordan, 26, 660 West Hills Drive, Harriman: DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession or casual exchange, open container law. Total bond $3,000; court date Sept. 29.

    • Jason Albert Lewis, 27, 801 Orchard Road, Oliver Springs: violation of probation, failure to appear. Total bond $22,500: court date Aug. 1.

  • General Sessions Court: Feb. 28-March 3, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 28 — Davis L. Kring, financial respon• Glen Alexander Allen, speeding: dismissed on cost and traffic school.

    • Danielle N. Kinser, light law motor vehicle, registration law, financial responsibility law: dismissed. Seat belt 18 and older: guilty.

    • Natasha Pennington, financial responsibility law: dismissed.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: A report from McGlothin-Largen Park

    NOTE: In a note to last week’s column, we reviewed the list of candidates in the upcoming election and pointed out that at least five of the candidates are cousins of the late senator Howard Henry Baker, Jr., namely Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen; County Executive candidate Mike Farmer; County Commissioner Bobby Collier; County Commissioner Carolyn Collier Granger; and County Trustee Wilma Eblen. We then stated that “there may be one other,” but we are sure of these five.

  • Kingston Football Camp