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Today's News

  • Look Back: A Litte Something From Our Files From the Week of April 8

    25 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Hard to believe what it takes for a good cup of joe

    There are so many different kinds of gardening.

    There’s something for everyone — take your choice among them all.

    We have barrier-free gardening and defensive gardening. Therapeutic gardening and hydroponic gardening. Organic gardening, and probably a lot more.

    Genetic gardening is one of the newest and most rapidly expanding ones.

  • Vocalists Staton, Van Horn to be featured at RSCC recital

    Roane State Community College students Rebecca Staton and Mason Van Horn will be featured during the college’s sophomore recital at 6:30 p.m. April 12 in downtown Harriman’s Princess Theatre.

    Staton, a mezzo-soprano, and tenor Van Horn will perform classical and musical theater selections, including duets, with faculty pianists Geol Greenlee and Slade Trammell.

    Admission is free.

  • Avery Elise Fritz

    Avery Elise Fritz of Kingston celebrated her 10th birthday Feb. 1 with friends and family at Coolsports the Icearium, Farragut.

    She is the daughter of Matt and Angie Thomas Fritz, Kingston.

    Grandparents are Jim and Becky Moates Thomas, Kingston, and Ernest and Cynthia Fritz, Harrison.

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

    Avery has a 7-year-old sister, Braxton Olivia.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Duff 50th

    John Raymond and Linda Duff of the Paint Rock community will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 19.

    They will celebrate with family and oldest granddaughter, Codi, in her wedding to Stefen Mitchell.

    The Duffs were married on April 19, 1963, in Illinois. They moved in 1976 to the Philadelphia/Paint Rock area, where they raised their daughters, Deneen Heuer of Clarksville and Bridget Duff of Paint Rock.

    They have three grandchildren: Codi and Steffi Heuer of Clarksville, and Breeharra Duff of Paint Rock.

  • OUR OPINION: Disappointment over rejection of ankle bracelets

    It’s a shame the Roane County Commission failed the taxpayers on a potential resource — ankle bracelets — to save taxpayers some revenue while expanding our arsenal to deal with nonviolent crime.

    We’d like to give a nod to the commissioners who voted Monday in favor of the measure, which would have allocated $25,000 for an ankle-bracelet monitoring program.

    The commissioners who stuck their necks out in an effort to save taxpayers some money were Copper Bacon, James Brummett, Randy Ellis, Jerry Goddard, Chris Johnson and Fred Tedder.

  • Political parties need to put on big-boy pants

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center on Congress
    A few weeks ago, the Republican National Committee issued a 100-page report aimed at reviving the GOP after its poor showing in last November’s elections. It was remarkably blunt about the specifics of the party’s shortcomings — its lack of inclusiveness, its hapless data initiatives, its poor grassroots organizing.

    What it did not take on, however, was an issue the RNC can do little about: the diminished influence, if not irrelevance, of both major parties in American politics.

  • Odd Lots: Documenting the quirky side of Roane County

     

    A figure dressed to be a small child was intended to casually lean up against this 1957 Chevy, but instead looks more like a victim after it blew over at the Rockwood Thunder Road car show Saturday .
     

  • Quirky crime of the day

    Altered bar codes reportedly allowed a man to dupe Walmart last month.

    According to a Rockwood police report, the man purchased two PlayStation 3 games at 9:47 a.m. on March 24.

    “At about 1:22 p.m. the same day he returned two cheaper PS3 games that had the bar codes to the ones from this morning on them,” the report said. “He was able to get his full money back on the games as security did not catch the altered bar codes until later in the day.”   

  • Did you know

    ... that Oliver Springs falls into three counties?
    Parts of the town lie in Roane, Anderson and Morgan counties.
    You might think that’s unique in the state of Tennessee.
    You’d be thinking wrong.
    According to the Tennessee Department of Revenue, three other municipalities fall into three counties.
    They are Johnson City (Carter, Sullivan and Johnson counties) in northeast Tennessee; Milledgeville (Chester, Hardin and McNairy counties) in southwest Tennessee; and McKenzie (Carroll, Henry and Weakley counties) in northwest Tennessee.