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Today's News

  • Snakes feeling amorous — just leave them be

    Snakes may seem to be on the prowl more than ever right now, but officials say don’t worry.

    If it seems like more are around, it’s because they are feeling frisky. But they aren’t out to get closer to you.

    “Right now it is breeding season for snakes, so they are on the move,” said TWRA region officer Chris Simpson.

    Despite anecdotal reports of snake sightings, their numbers are not up.

    “The population is about the same it’s always been,” Simpson said.

  • Collier to step up in county group

    Another president’s role could await Bobby Collier.

    He stepped down as president of Operation REACH, but he currently holds the position of second vice president of the Tennessee County Services Association. That puts him in line to become president eventually.

    “You go through a chair sequence,” he said. “Next I’ll move up to first vice president and then president after that.”

  • Alberta Ross, Harriman educator and civic leader, dies

    Alberta Ross wasn’t just a teacher; she was the kind of person who had her hands busy in many aspects of the community.

    Ross, who died Sunday, taught for years, retiring after 12 years as principal of Central Elementary in Harriman.

    She also was involved in many civic organizations including the Jaycettes, the auxiliary form of the Jaycees, or the U.S. Junior Chamber chapter her husband, Bill Ross, belonged to.

  • Clubs, Agencies, and Support Groups

    MID-EAST
    COMMUNITY
    ACTION AGENCY
    SENIOR PROGRAMS
    AUG. 10-16
    WEDNESDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs.
    • Pinochle at noon in Kingston Community Center.

    THURSDAY — Exercise at 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Quilting at 9 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Canasta at 1 p.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    FRIDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs.

  • Things to Do

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    SATURDAY, AUG. 13

  • Rhings You Should Know

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    TUESDAY, AUG. 16
    • Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s August speaker series luncheon will be at Michael Dunn Center, 629 Gallaher Road, Kingston. Mike McElhinney will discuss The Latest and Greatest at Michael Dunn Center. Cost is $12 per person. Reservations are required by Aug. 12 by calling 376-5572.

  • City & County Meetings

    • Roane County Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the Qualls Commission Room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

    THURSDAY, AUG. 11
    • Roane County Commission’s committee on committees will meet at 6 p.m. in the Qualls Commission Room of Roane County Courthouse, Kingston. Agenda items include the appointment of the county’s redistricting committee.
    • Harriman Golf Board will meet in regular monthly session at 6:30 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

    MONDAY, AUG. 15

  • Jayden Thomas Mittleider

    Infant Jayden Thomas Mittleider, 6 days, of Coalfield, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, in University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.
    He was born Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, in University of Tennessee Medical Center.

  • THP to conduct license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Aug. 14 on U.S. Hwy. 27 North at the Morgan County line in Roane County.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Tilley-Jones

    Tom and Brenda Tilley of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kendra Tilley of Cincinnati, to Cody Jones of Johnson City.

    He is the son of Doug Jones of Cincinnati and Donna Wilburn of Knoxville.

    The ceremony will be on Aug. 27 at Castleton Farms, Loudon.

    Formal invitations have been sent.