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Today's News

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

    25 Years Ago

  • Courthouse to be National Day of Prayer locale

    Parson’s Rest Ministries, Rockwood, will lead a public National Day Prayer event at noon May 2 on the front steps of the Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

    Call John Mann at 354-8913 for details.

    Millions will answer the call to prayer on May 2 in observance of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer.

    This year’s theme, “Pray for America,” is based on Matthew 12:21 — “In His name the nations will put their hope.”

  • Salvation Army class trains in disaster services

    Through the efforts of Niki Smith, the Beta Alpha Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently hosted a Salvation Army national disaster services training program at Roane State Community College.

    The class was led by Ray Dalrymple, the Salvation Army service extension director for the Kentucky and Tennessee Division.

    Participants included Bob Lepsig, Gary Evans, Mary Carmen Van Horn, Duncan Van Horn and Niki Smith of Roane County.

    Participants from Morgan County were Joe Currier, Shelly Melhorn and Norma Patterson.

  • The Garden Gate: America’s gardens provide valuable history lesson

    The lilac is one of the prettiest flowers of spring. And just to confuse you entirely, lilacs are really syringas, a name usually given to the mock orange or Philadelphia.

    Syringas belong to the ancient olive family, and the name comes from the Greek syrinx, which was first applied to the mock orange. They have a long life span and have been grown since ancient times.

  • Church Calendar: April 27-May 5

    SATURDAY, APRIL 27
    • Union Valley Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have a gospel singing starting at 7 p.m. Featured singers include Roy Freels, Hallelujah Praise and the Praise Him youth choir. The church is on Windrock Road. Call Pastor Wayne Morgan at 435-4150 for details.

    • Harriman First Presbyterian Church will have a fundraising Deacons Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to noon at the church at 601 Clinton St.

  • Day of Prayer observance set in Harriman

    As the nation struggles with various issues, U.S. citizens are preparing to exercise their freedom to gather, worship and pray.

    Millions will answer the call to prayer on May 2 in observance of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer.

    Organized events will be held in thousands of public venues, including Harriman, where intercession will be made for America and its leadership.

    The Harriman observance will begin at noon at the Temperance Building on Roane Street.

  • March 2013 E-911 dispatches
  • General Sessions Court: Dec. 14, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Dec. 14 — Brandon C. Stewart, speeding. Dismissed.

    • Michelle M. Miller, financial responsibility law. Dismissed. Speeding. Dismissed on cost and traffic school.

    • Andrea J. Williams, speeding. Dismissed safety class.

    • Harlan S. Clower, speeding. Dismissed. Financial responsibility law. Guilty.

  • Arrests: Jan. 31-Feb. 11, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Jan. 31 — Cynthia Denise Johnson, 31, 614 W. Tri County Blvd., Oliver Springs: failure to appear. Bond $1,000; court date March 1.

    • Jason Edward Buxton, 30, 532 Randal Fugate, Spring City: two counts violation of probation. Total bond $60,000; court date March 4.

  • Births: Dec. 28-March 28

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    Dec. 28 — Leah Grace and Aaron Chancy Powers, Oliver Springs. A girl, Kensington Reagan, 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Grandparents: Alvin C. Powers and Marianne Powers; Garvan W. Walls II and Gail Walls.

    Dec. 31 — Marinda King and Benjamin Gary, Harri-man. A boy, Rylan Seth, 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents: Gail Ann King; Gladyn Wynn; Teresa Binkley; David Gary.