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Today's News

  • Helton-Harris

    Courtney Helton and Bryce Harris, both of Harriman, announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Helton family creek.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Dale and Joyce Helton of Rockwood.  

    Her grandparents are Helen Willis and the late Ernest Willis, the late, Mary Cordts, the late Donald Grant, and Tony Helton.

    She is employed with The Eye Center.

    The prospective groom is the son of Rick and Kim Harris of Kingston.

  • Alexander Inn renovations to be discussed

    An update on the Guest House/Alexander Inn renovation project will be given during the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association's membership and public meeting on July 11.

    The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Midtown Community Center, 102 Robertsville Road.

    Rick Dover, general manager of the Family Pride Corp. and Knox Heritage's Ethiel Garlington, director of preservation field services for the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance, will present the program.

  • GUEST OPINION: Is Congress ready to step up support for a shield law?

    Editor’s note: This column was first published in USA Today on May 21.

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    Suddenly, freedom of the press is very, very popular.

    In the wake of revelations that the Justice Department had subpoenaed the phone records of Associated Press reporters, many members of Congress were quick to share their outrage.

    “The First Amendment is first for a reason,” said Michael Steel, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner. “If the Obama administration is going after reporters’ phone records, they better have a damned good explanation.”

  • OFF the CUFF: Discovery of a Star-Spangled nightmare

    Do you know the words to The National Anthem?

    I’ll give you a hint: It starts with, “O! Say, can you see ...?”

    Francis Scott Key’s poetic response to America’s victory at Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 is officially known as “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It was officially designated as our national anthem by congressional resolution signed by President Herbert Hoover in 1931.

    In my youth, learning the lyrics to this iconic bit of history was akin to learning the Pledge of Allegiance.

    I thought that was the case nationwide.

    Apparently not. At least, not nowadays.

  • ACAC competes in Kentucky

    The Atomic City Aquatics Club went to town and had a little fun at the E-Town Summer Classic in Kentucky.
    They were spearheaded by Loki Hondorf, who came home with four top six finishes, as well as an 11th place. Kent Eldreth swam to two second place finishes and four top 12 finishes overall. Margaret Stansberry was a standout for the women with 6 top 14 finishes.

  • Harriman, Rockwood struggle in “O” Zone opening round

    After three straight days of rainouts, the Dixie Youth District 8 “O” Zone Tournament finally started Monday evening in Spring City.

  • Beer board votes to deny Christopher

    The Roane County Beer Board voted 4-0 on Tuesday to deny Roma L. Christopher’s application for a beer permit.

    The board heard from several people during the meeting, including Roy and Rebecca Harvey. Their son, David, was found dead outside the Grill & Pub on July 23, 2011.

    Grill & Pub owner Grover Norton had his beer permit revoked for a year on Feb. 12. The revocation came less than a month after one of his employees was cited at the bar for allegedly selling a beer to an underage informant.

  • Diamond Academy wins BPA State Tournament
  • Season ends for Rockwood A All-Stars

    The 2013 Dixie Youth season came to an end for the Rockwood A All-Stars Monday evening, but the season ended on a high note as the Tigers knocked off Tellico Plains, 19-11, in the District 8 A Tournament at Tellico Plains.

  • Harriman Happenings: July 8

    My deepest sympathy is extended to Barbara West and family in the recent home going of her husband, Arthur Lee West.
    He passed Wednesday, June 26, at Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center.
    Arthur and Barbara had been married for 54 years and are parents of two children, one, Arthur Jr., deceased.
    Services were last Wednesday, July 3.
    Their family is in our prayers.