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Today's News

  • Mid-East Community Action Agency Senior Programs

    APRIL 18-24
    MONDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs, and at 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Pinochle at noon in Kingston Community Center.
    TUESDAY — Quilting at 9 a.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    • Bridge at 1 p.m. in Kingston Community Center.
    WEDNESDAY — Exercise at 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs.

  • Ramsey to manage utilities in Rockwood

    It didn’t take Kimberly Ramsey long to consider Rockwood’s offer to head up three of its city-operated utilities.

    Ramsey, a former Farragut town engineer and interim town administrator, accepted the Rockwood Water, Sewer and Natural Gas general manager’s job the day after her second interview last week.

    “There is no doubt in my mind she’ll do a great job,” said Rockwood Mayor James Watts. “She’s one of the most qualified individuals that I thought we could find.

  • Mom says boy will 'never forget' teacher-led pig taunts, oinking

    School is now going well for the Bowers Elementary School student who was oinked at in his kindergarten class last month, his mother reported.

    “Everything’s been fine,” April Norris said last week. “I’m hoping that continues.”

    Her son’s teacher – Debbie Hayes – was reprimanded after another teacher reported seeing Norris’ son in the middle of a circle of other students. The students in the circle were oinking and making pig sounds.

  • Harriman eyesores may help feed the city's hungry

    Property that many consider a blight on Harriman’s curb appeal may soon be the source of green, leafy nutrition for family tables in the city’s communities.

    “It is called community-supported agriculture,” said Harriman City Council member Chase Tedder.

    Tedder embraces the plan, which was recently introduced by council member Ken Mynatt as a way to put vacant lots in the city to good use.

    Mynatt said the project could take off when a few of the burned-out homes that have been left standing are removed.

  • Alliance bldg. bought, paid for

    The Roane Alliance President and CEO Leslie Henderson, left, leads Jim Henry, Jim Gann, Jerry Duncan, Steve Kirkham and Jerry Stephens in a “burn the note” ceremony Friday at the Alliance office in Kingston.

    An anonymous donor provided the funds for the Alliance to pay off its mortgage in return for a 10-year commitment on the organization’s part to ensure that the building will stay well-maintained and well-equipped.

  • Choral group to meet at Bethel church

    Members of Roane Choral Society will rehearse this week in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

    Rehearsal starts at 7 p.m. today, April 18.

    All members are needed in preparation for the “Music of the Masters” performance.

    The concert will be presented to the community at 3 p.m. May 1 in Bethel Presbyterian Church.

    This performance will include choral literature of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, Handel, Rutter and others featuring the Moeller organ.

  • Appellate court upholds Howard conviction

    The Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld a judge’s decision to sentence Bryan K. Howard to eight years in prison.

    Howard pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the death of Bradley K. Lively. He had a blood alcohol level of .10 when he killed Lively in a July 2007 car crash.  

    Roane County Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen denied all forms of alternative sentencing when he sentenced
    Howard in March of last year.

    In his appeal, Howard argued that Eblen erred in denying all forms of alternative sentencing.

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  • Harriman tops Wartburg, 7-3

    The Harriman Blue Devils put a spell on the Wartburg Bulldogs, taking a 7-3 win in a battle of the blue teams Thursday evening at Wartburg.