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Today's News

  • Scam: No $1 million for life with this deal

    It seems like a well-known adage: Beware anyone who wants you to send money in order to make or receive money.
    But such scams persist, changing slightly but always with the same notion of sending a small amount of money to cover fees or taxes in order to receive your prize.
    Most recently, a Harriman woman contacted the Harriman Police Department crime hotline last weekend to let them know of a scam involving a claim to be from Publishers Clearing House.

  • Chamber seeks to expand high school career day

    When Roane County Schools Director Toni Mc-Griff said, “This has been the best Career Day!” at last year’s career fair for high school students, her words were taken as a challenge to make the 2012 High School Career Day even better.
    The Education and Workforce Committee of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce has taken up the challenge and is looking for additional businesses to participate in this year’s Career Day on March 30.

  • Dollar General employee’s alleged theft caught on camera

    STAFF REPORTS
    A 20-year-old woman who allegedly allowed her employer to be bilked is in trouble with the law. Helena Loraine Moore of 2306 Swan Pond Road was arrested on Jan. 27. She’s charged with theft.  
    According to court records, Moore allowed customers to leave the Dollar General Market in Harriman with $2,527.67 in merchandise on Jan. 12. The alleged crime was captured by the store’s security video.

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  • DOE to test sirens on Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested Feb. 1 in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.

    The sirens are near DOE’s East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • The Garden Gate: Keep scents floral all year long

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    How delightful is the summer breeze wafting across the garden and carrying with it the mingled scents of all the flowers? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could bottle it and uncork it in the house on a snowy February day?

    Bottling flower scents is, of course, the business of the perfumer. And a fascinating business it is. Did you know that at Grasse, France, there are 50 perfume factories employing many hundreds of people?

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

    25 Years Ago
    Members of Junior Roane Clean Community System at Cherokee Middle School sold the school’s parking lot potholes for Valentine’s Day. Individuals paid $5, $10 or $25 depending on the size of the pothole. A heart was painted around the hole with initials beside it. Sweethearts got a framed picture of their beloved placing a frilly valentine over their pothole. Members hoped to raise enough money to get the potholes filled.

    10 Years Ago

  • Property Transfers: Dec. 29-Jan. 11

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Dec. 29-Jan. 11:

    John Lamar Childress and Naina Mariece Childress to George H. Winebarger by warranty deed, Dist. 3, 85 acres, Poplar Springs, $264,000.

    From Naina Mariece Childress to John Lamar Childress by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, 23.025 acres, Poplar Springs Road, $0.

    From James Stanley Kerns Jr. to Mark Foster and Kara Foster by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, 12 1/4 acres, adjacent Stubbs, $250.

  • Sew, what's new at John Knox Center?

    Helen Leigh of Decatur and Martha Thompson of Rockwood show off a quilt during the seventh annual Sewing on the River at John Knox Center in Ten Mile.

    Thirty-two women shared four days of Christian fellowship while making many quilts, wall hangings and scarves — many for charity organizations — and 142 pillows for cancer patients.

    Elaine Lindsay, owner of Loose Threads in Harriman, converted a cabin to a sewing shop and participated in the retreat.

  • GUEST OPINION:Copyright law favors Romney in anti-Gingrich ad

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center

    NBC News has asked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign to stop airing an anti-Newt Gingrich ad that includes an excerpt from a 1997 “NBC Nightly News” report featuring Tom Brokaw.

    The political ad shows the former NBC anchor reporting that Gingrich had been reprimanded by the House Ethics Committee.

    NBC and Brokaw have protested that the use of the clip violates copyright law and exploits Brokaw and NBC News’ journalistic credibility.