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Today's News

  • Tennessee bat caves to remain closed

    Caves located on state lands in Tennessee will remain closed in an effort to slow the spread of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) among the state’s bat population. 

  • Girlfriend in the clear, for now

    The state elected earlier this week not to prosecute Tammy Ellen Rosado on a charge of aggravated domestic assault.
    The 43-year-old woman is not in the clear, however.
    Defense attorney Mike Ritter said he expects prosecutors to seek an indictment against his client with the Roane County grand jury.
    “I think there’s a good possibility that’s going to happen,” he said.
    Rosado allegedly shot her boyfriend, James R. Cobb, on April 4 at the couple’s home on Rosedale Avenue in Kingston.

  • Harriman again looking to grow into Midtown

    Harriman officials are moving forward with a plan for expanding the city’s boundaries into Midtown.
    Though officials are asking Harriman Regional Planning Commission to develop a plan of service for the Hwy. 70, they are stopping short at putting an annexation referendum on the ballot for August.
    “We think we’ve got four yeses and a whole bunch of people who don’t live in their houses,” said Harriman City Council member J.D. Sampson.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Case closed — feeling better about court system

    My mother loves watching court-type TV shows.
    She also loves keeping up with area legal cases — both criminal actions and lawsuits.
    Now and then, she will hear about a particularly outrageous lawsuit or a criminal case and call me in a tizzy about the allegations.
    “Wait a minute,” I sometimes tell her when she takes a side. “You haven’t heard all the facts yet.”
    Over my many years as a journalist, I have covered many a seemingly air-tight case, only to see it unravel in court.

  • Vet takes his causes on the road

    Some people will go all out for a cause.
    For Steven Jacoby, that means walking from Prescott, Ariz., to Washington, D.C.
    He’s protesting reprisals against whistleblowers and what he said is corruption at a Veterans Administration hospital in Arizona.
    His 2,300-mile trek took him through Roane County earlier this week.
    “I camp most of the time, but I’ve had people put me up on their couches, let me tent out in their front yard and sometimes let me sleep in a spare bedroom,” he said.

  • Four Harriman homes getting a facelift

    Four Harriman homes will potentially be rebuilt or remodeled with $250,000 in funds from the Tennessee Housing Development Association 2011 home program.
    Barbara Pearman with Brown, Pearman Russell LLC updated Harriman City Council on the progress with the program on Tuesday.
    “We’ve started working on the work plans,” Pearman said. “We’re still several weeks away.”
    She had previously said it looked like they would be doing three replacements and one renovation.
    That has since changed.

  • Free skin cancer screenings offered

    The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin tour will stop in King-
    ston on June 25 to offer free, full-
    body skin-cancer screenings to the public.
    Screenings will be available from 9 a.m. to noon at Kingston Rite Aid at 106 W. Race St.
    Participants may receive skin-
    cancer information and sunscreen samples.
    Screenings will be performed on a first-come, first-served basis by volun-
    teer dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Anderson.
    Visit www.skincancer.org/tour or call 212-725-5176 for details.
     

  • Roane pics on exhibit at festival

    Pre-city history and artwork of Oak Ridge landmarks are two new features of the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association’s annual exhibit at this year’s Secret City Festival on June 15-16.

    The group, established in 1999, is committed to preserving the history of Oak Ridge, including the period before the city was created.

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Anointed Praise and Worship
    Vacation Bible school at Anointed Praise and Worship Church, Harriman, will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 18-22 in the church at 507 Morgan St. A fun day is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 16.

    Asbury Chapel United Methodist
    Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church, Rockwood, will have its vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. June 24-27 in the church at 1717 Eureka Road. Classes are available for ages 2-12; the week will kick off with a Sunday night cookout.

  • Church Calendar: June 16-July 6

    SATURDAY, JUNE 16
    • Dogwood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a singing at 7 p.m. The Melodys and Gospel Travelers will be featured. The church is on Dogwood Valley Road.

    • Harriman First Presbyterian Church will have its Love Kitchen from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church at 601 Clinton St. Free food and bingo are among the attractions; the Transitions young adults minstry from Bethel Presbyterian Church will be helping out.