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Today's News

  • Legislators reveal upcoming state road projects

    State Sen. Ken Yager and state Rep. Kent Calfee have released information from the Tennessee Department of Transportation regarding an update on state road projects in Roane County.

    “I am very pleased that we are moving on these road improvements,” said Yager, R-Harriman.

    “These projects are important to many citizens to help make our roads safer and more inviting for economic development.”

  • Manhattan Project to be topic at Kingston Library

    Timothy Joseph will give a presentation on the legendary Manhattan Project at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 in Kingston Public Library.

    The talk is based on “Historic Photos of the Manhattan Project,” Joseph’s coffee table book with nearly 200 photos, published by Turner Publishing in   Nashville.

    Joseph will be available to sign books during the event.

  • Kolton Clay King

    Kolton Clay King was born on May 3 in Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville.

    He is the son of Blake and Stephanie King of Oakdale.

    His grandparents are Stanley and Becky Jones of Oakdale, Allen and Susan Miles of Kingston, and Kelly and Lisa King of Harriman.

    Kolton has a brother, Bryson Cox of Oakdale.

  • Commodity foods to be distributed Sept. 17-18

    Mid-East Community Action Agency will have its quarterly distribution of USDA commodity foods in September.

    Commodity food recipients should be certified by Aug. 30 to receive foods during this distribution.

    Commodity foods will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17-18 in Harriman Church of God at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    Those receiving the foods are advised to bring a bag to in which to carry the food.

    All recipients must pick up their commodities or arrange to have them picked up.

  • The Garden Gate: Statuary in gardening ruined many ancient runes

    There seem to be cycles of popularity for formal, structural, casual and natural gardens. All appear to recur with passing generations of gardeners.

    But some aspects of gardening never change. Flowers, herbs, shrubs, trees, birds, flowers, butterflies and weeds never fail to hold our attention.

  • LaBounty’s 90th birthday is Aug. 25

    Eugene LaBounty of Kingston will celebrate his 90th birthday on Aug. 25.

    He was born in Richford, Vt., and retired to Tennessee after more than 20 years in the U.S. Army.

    He has two children, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    He and his wife, Mavis, will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary in December.

  • VEC officials warn against scammers calling to collect on ‘delinquent’ bills

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative officials warn customers that they have  received reports of an imposter attempting to collect money for what the caller says is “delinquent” electric bills.

    In one instance, the caller asked for a banking account number and a Social Security number before instructing the customer to purchase a pre-paid credit card and pay the bill with that card.

    The caller claimed that if payment was not received, the customer’s power would be shut off within the hour.

  • Hmmm ... Dude looks like a ‘lady’?

    The men of Harriman’s Renaissance Terrace are taking matters in their own hands to raise money for Alzheimer’s disease research.

    Featured in a “Dude Looks Like an Old Lady” contest are, from left, Roger Parker, administrator; Amos O’Keefe; physician’s assistant; Jerry Malicoat, accounts receivable; Brandon Whiteside, assistant administrator; and Dr. Mancel Wakham, medical director.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 21

    25 Years Ago
    Harrell’s IGA of Harriman and Kingston was ready to answer the call of grill chefs looking to take advantage of the last days of summer. USDA choice sirloin steak was on sale for $1.89 a pound. Salad fixings were also on sale, with lettuce at 59 cents per head, large slicing tomatoes at 2 pounds for $1, and green peppers at two for 69 cents. At Goldston’s Grocery in South Harriman, a 50-pound bag of potatoes could be bought for $3.99, and JFG coffee was $1.69 per bag.

    10 Years Ago

  • Five from Roane County presented at Teen Board

    The Teen Board of Knoxville invited five Roane Countians to be presented during the 53rd annual Teen Board Presentation Dance.

    The event was Aug. 3 in Knoxville Civic Coliseum.

    Teens are presented during the annual black-tie event as a reward for completing hours of service to civic and welfare projects for charitable organizations in their community.

    Presentees include:

    KINGSTON

    • Lauren Nicole Baggett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Baggett.