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Today's News

  • Separation of church, state next League luncheon topic

    “Separation of Church and State: Protecting Your Religious Freedom” will be the topic of Paul W. Sharkey’s talk during the next Lunch with the League.

    The Oak Ridge League of Women Voters event will start at noon Feb. 19 in Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Sharkey is a retired professor of philosophy and religion and professor of community health.  

    There is no cost to attend, and reservations are not required.

  • Harriman Happenings: Feb. 18

    Sincere sympathy to Sister Elfredia Williams and other relatives in the death of Elfredia’s brother.

    He passed away suddenly early Sunday morning in a hospital in Griffin, Ga.

    Our prayers are with this family.

    Our deep sympathy to Rex Harris and all family members and friends in the home going of his wife, Elizabeth Harris, who recently passed away.

    Sincere sympathy to the loved ones of Bertha Mae Perry, who recently passed away in her home.

  • General Sessions Court: Nov. 5-13

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Nov. 5 — Rodney D. Wilson, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Melissa D. Thornton, DUI first offense, driving while license suspended. Bound over.

    • Darrell Kearney, possess unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities. Dismissed. Two counts simple possession/casual exchange. Guilty.

  • Poor quarter dooms Kingston

    The Kingston Lady Jackets were looking for their second win over the Stone Memorial Lady Panthers in the span of three days Thursday night in the opening round of the District 4-AA Tournament at Roane County High School. 

  • Lady Devils handle Greenback in opener, 50-37

    The Lady Cherokees of Greenback came into Harriman Thursday night to battle it out against the Lady Blue Devils  in the District 3-A Tournament opener. Greenback would leave with their season over, however, as the Lady Blue Devils came out fast and never looked back, cruising to a 50-37 victory. 

  • Lady Waves end Rockwood’s season, 53-38

    For the third time in the last 10 days, the Midway Lady Green Waves and the Rockwood Lady Tigers met in a basketball game. The difference in this game was it was a District 3-A Tournament game with the winner moving on while the loser would see their season come to an end.

  • Kingston drops regular season finale, 68-53

    For a little more than three quarters last week it appeared that the Kingston Yellow Jackets might upset District 4-AA champion Stone Memorial in their own gym, but the Panthers held on and pulled away down the stretch for a 68-53 victory.

  • Bobcats stun Indians in 4-A opener, 65-47

    By BEN GARRETT

    Independent Herald

    In what will likely go down as the biggest upset of the District 4-A postseason, No. 6 Oliver Springs stunned No. 3 Oneida Thursday with a 65-47 win at Oneida.

  • Mother, son sue over death of jail inmate

    Two lawsuits have been filed in Knoxville U.S. District Court over a death that occurred at the Roane County Jail.

    One was filed for the mother of Crystal Marlena Price. The other was filed on behalf of Price’s minor son.

    Price, 26, was an inmate at the jail when she died on Dec. 30, 2011.

    Sheriff Jack Stockton said she was found unresponsive in a holding cell.

  • Lane closures on I-40 near Harriman exit

    Travelers on Interstate 40 should look out for nightly lane closures in both the east-and westbound lanes near Exit 347 at Harriman as workers make repairs to the bridge over Roane Street, Caney Creek and the H&NE and CNO & TP railways.
    Tennessee Department of Transportation sent out a notice to look out for the lane closures this week. 
    When closures take place, it will be between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 
    “It is scheduled to be completed on or before” May 15, 2014, said TDOT spokesman Mark Nagi.