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Today's News

  • Harriman Home Tour Dec. 14-15

    Historic Harriman’s 23rd annual Christmas Tour will be from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 14 and from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15.

    Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for ages 6-12, with ages 5 and younger touring free.

    Tickets are available at Red Door Antiquities and Rocky Top General Store, or may be purchased the day of the tour at Harriman Public Library.

  • tnAchieves in need of mentors

    Individuals with a passion for education who can spend 10-15 hours annually to help area high school students achieve their college dreams are sought to become a tnAchieves/RoaneAchieves mentor.

    “As a mentor, you will make a difference and help students receive a tnAchieves scholarship and make it to college,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance.

  • Ryland Thomas Fritz

    Ryland Thomas Fritz was born at 6:29 p.m. Nov. 3 in University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

    He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long.

    He is the son of Matt and Angie Thomas Fritz of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Jim and Becky Moates Thomas of Kignston, and Ernie and Cynthia Fritz of Harrison.

    Great-grandmothers are Madeline Moates of Kingston, and Betty Pratt of Urbana, Ohio.

    Ryland has two older sisters: Avery, 10, and Braxton, 8.

  • Leyton Ross and Tenley Harper Bolden

    Twins Leyton Ross and Tenley Harper Bolden were born on Oct. 29 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    They are the children of Tim and Amber Bolden of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman, Dave and Leslie Senk of San Jose, Calif., Scott Parcels of Davidson, Mich., and Lyle Yingling of Knoxville.

  • Alyson Kate Wheeler

    Alyson Kate Wheeler turned 10 years old on Nov. 6.

    She celebrated with relatives and friends at her home.

    She is the daugher of Richard and Carla Wheeler of Kingston.

    Grandparens are R.L. Lawson and the late Shirley Lawson, and Richard and Elizabeth Wheeler, all of Harriman.

    Alyson has a 13-year-old brother, Noah.

  • Arts Council making plans for open show

    The Arts Council of Roane County will have its second annual Roane Open Art Show on Dec. 13-15 in the building formerly known as Roane Medical Center Annex at 431 N. Roane St., Harriman.

    The council has issued a call for artists to participate in the show, which is open to all area visual artists and fine crafters and will be free to the public.

    The show will be judged by Kingston artist Jan Hill.

    Awards will be given in several student and adult categories, along with a Best in Show grand prize.

  • Free throws fly in Harriman sweep

    Fans that like watching free throws had a ball at Sweetwater Friday night as a total of 160 free throws were shot in two games between the host Wildcats and visiting Blue Devils from Harriman.
    The free throws were evenly split as well as 80 were attempted in the girls game followed by 80 more in the boys contest.
    While all the free throws led to a long evening, the Blue Devils and Lady Devils didn’t seem to mind as they left Monroe County with a pair of wins. Harriman won the girls game, 61-43, and that was followed by a 75-70 win by the Blue Devils in the final game of the evening.

  • Raiders split with Dyersburg State

    Fishermen often spin tales about "the one that got away.”
    This, for the Roane State Raiderettes was the one that got away as free throws, or lack thereof, did them in as the Dyersburg State Lady Eagles soared to a 74-72 triumph Friday evening.
    Dyersburg State used runs of 11-6 and 13-6 to get out to a 36-23 lead at one point in the first half before the Raiderettes scored the last four points of the first half to make the score 36-27.
    Ashley Cox (6 points) led the Raiderettes at the half.

  • Grubb signs with Lincoln Memorial

    Dannon Grubb has yet to play a game for Rockwood High School, but the Tiger senior has his collegiate plans in order as he signed scholarship papers last week to play baseball for Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in Harrogate.

    “I’m really excited,” Grubb said. “It’s been my dream since I was little to play college baseball then pro baseball.
    “LMU has a great campus and I like the coaches. When I went up there, it felt like being home.”

  • Ladd leads Patriots past Maryville Christian

    The Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Patriots and Lady Patriots traveled to Maryville Christian and split a pair of games with the Eagles.
    The Patriots won the boys game, 61-50, but weren’t as fortunate in the girls game as Maryville Christian picked up a 39-21 victory.
    The Patriots and Lady Patriots will be in action again Thursday, Friday and Saturday when they play in a tournament at Crown College in Powell.
    Girls Game
    Offense was a problem for the Lady Patriots as they scored seven points or less in all four periods of play.