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Today's News

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 20

    25 Years Ago

  • Obed rangers ready for coffee, climbing Dec. 7

    Obed Wild and Scenic River will have two programs on Dec. 7.

    Join National Park Service rangers for a free cup of coffee and informational session at Lilly Bridge from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    The Climb With a Ranger program will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning at Lilly Bridge.

    The park will provide all gear for rock climbing. Those participating should bring drinking water and sturdy footwear.

  • Commodity foods to be distributed

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

    The distribution for all areas will be at Harriman Church of God at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    The church is in the former Dagger Canoe building.

    Residents of Kingston and Harriman will pick up their commodity foods from 9 to 1 p.m. Dec. 12.

    Oliver Springs and Rockwood residents will pick up commodity foods from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13.

  • Harriman Home Tour Dec. 14-15

    Historic Harriman’s 23rd annual Christmas Tour will be from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 14 and from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15.

    Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for ages 6-12, with ages 5 and younger touring free.

    Tickets are available at Red Door Antiquities and Rocky Top General Store, or may be purchased the day of the tour at Harriman Public Library.

  • tnAchieves in need of mentors

    Individuals with a passion for education who can spend 10-15 hours annually to help area high school students achieve their college dreams are sought to become a tnAchieves/RoaneAchieves mentor.

    “As a mentor, you will make a difference and help students receive a tnAchieves scholarship and make it to college,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance.

  • Ryland Thomas Fritz

    Ryland Thomas Fritz was born at 6:29 p.m. Nov. 3 in University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

    He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long.

    He is the son of Matt and Angie Thomas Fritz of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Jim and Becky Moates Thomas of Kignston, and Ernie and Cynthia Fritz of Harrison.

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

    Ryland has two older sisters: Avery, 10, and Braxton, 8.

  • Leyton Ross and Tenley Harper Bolden

    Twins Leyton Ross and Tenley Harper Bolden were born on Oct. 29 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    They are the children of Tim and Amber Bolden of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman, Dave and Leslie Senk of San Jose, Calif., Scott Parcels of Davidson, Mich., and Lyle Yingling of Knoxville.

  • Alyson Kate Wheeler

    Alyson Kate Wheeler turned 10 years old on Nov. 6.

    She celebrated with relatives and friends at her home.

    She is the daugher of Richard and Carla Wheeler of Kingston.

    Grandparens are R.L. Lawson and the late Shirley Lawson, and Richard and Elizabeth Wheeler, all of Harriman.

    Alyson has a 13-year-old brother, Noah.

  • Arts Council making plans for open show

    The Arts Council of Roane County will have its second annual Roane Open Art Show on Dec. 13-15 in the building formerly known as Roane Medical Center Annex at 431 N. Roane St., Harriman.

    The council has issued a call for artists to participate in the show, which is open to all area visual artists and fine crafters and will be free to the public.

    The show will be judged by Kingston artist Jan Hill.

    Awards will be given in several student and adult categories, along with a Best in Show grand prize.

  • Free throws fly in Harriman sweep

    Fans that like watching free throws had a ball at Sweetwater Friday night as a total of 160 free throws were shot in two games between the host Wildcats and visiting Blue Devils from Harriman.
    The free throws were evenly split as well as 80 were attempted in the girls game followed by 80 more in the boys contest.
    While all the free throws led to a long evening, the Blue Devils and Lady Devils didn’t seem to mind as they left Monroe County with a pair of wins. Harriman won the girls game, 61-43, and that was followed by a 75-70 win by the Blue Devils in the final game of the evening.