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Today's News

  • What's in the Constitution? Better yet, what's not in it?

    Sept. 17-23 commemorates the 226th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.

    As part of that celebration, Avery Trace Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is striving to help educate Roane Countians on what is and isn’t in the Constitution, including:

    • Nowhere in the Constitution does it say, “It’s a free country.”

  • Katz-Burton

    Lacie Katz and Dr. Clay Burton, along with their parents, Dr. Mark and Cathy Katz and Donnie and Melody Burton, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    An October ceremony in Bermuda Run, N.C., is planned. Formal invitations are being sent.

    The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina with a degree in nursing. 

    The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of Tennessee Technological University and a 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee Dental School.

  • Candidates sought for Reserves program

    For those who have dreamed of becoming a law enforcement officer but never had the opportunity, now is the chance.

    The Harriman Police Department is seeking qualified people for its Reserve Police Program.

    “We are looking for people who have the interest, passion and the desire to keep our citizens and neighbors safe,” said Police Chief Randy Heidle.

    The Reserve Police Program is comprised of community members who volunteer their time to fulfill many of the roles handled by full-time sworn police officers.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 18

    25 Years Ago
    Roane County Board of Education members approved a resolution asking the County Commission to work with the school system in developing a plan to build two comprehensive high schools. School board members made it clear that the door was open for participation with Harriman, which had its own city-operated system. Sites for the two proposed high schools had been selected, Superintendent Jess Plemons said, but had not yet been appraised. The location of the sites was not given.

    10 Years Ago

  • GUEST OPINION: E-debate prompted by Syrian mess

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center
    There’s nothing good to find in the current standoff between the Syrian government and the United States — people there are dying as diplomats ponder, politicians posture and nations take strategic sides.

    But consider the value of “free press” and “free speech” in taking to an amazing new level the public debate in the United States over what to do next — a process that in many nations surely would have been a secretive discussion.

  • Pets benefit on Baylee’s birthday

    Baylee Mize turned 10 years old on Aug. 7, and she celebrated with a party at Tatarus in Knoxville.

    Instead of gifts, she asked for pet food, which she donated to the Roane County Animal Shelter.

    She received 205 pounds of dog food, 11 pounds of cat food and cat litter.

    Baylee is the daughter of Jeff and Keta Howell Mize.

    Her grandparents are Keith and Derita Howell, and J.D. and Helen Mize.
     

  • Debate on Syrian action encouraging

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center on Congress
    As Washington swirls with proposals, counter-proposals, and political brinksmanship in response to diplomatic efforts on Syria, the situation has a lot of people scratching their heads.

    Couldn’t President Obama and Congress have handled this differently?

  • Real bananas, no monkey business

    Some in Rockwood might think they are in the tropics with the unusual vegetation that has sprouted on Abels Valley Road.

    Ray and Raylene Myers have eight bananas trees growing in their yard.

    The oldest tree has been growing for 12 years, and this is the first year it has produced any fruit.

    “Never thought we’d ever see a banana,” Ray said.  

    Their son Edward gave his mother her first banana plant.

    “My wife just took off with it,” Ray said.

  • Stevens leaves private practice to join prosecutor

    Kingston attorney Terry L. Stevens II has joined the staff of District Attorney General Russell Johnson as an assistant district attorney.

    Stevens was sworn in at a ceremony by Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen.

    The number of assistant district attorneys in the 9th Judicial District had not grown since the 1990s, when Charles Hawk was in office.

    It took lobbying by Johnson to create the position that Stevens filled.

  • Five from Roane advance to region tourney

     

    The District 3 A/AA Golf Tournament was held Monday at Ruggles Ferry Golf Club in Strawberry Plains.

    The tournament would be dominated by Grace Christian Academy as the Rams and Lady Rams took home both the team and individual championships.