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Today's News

  • Suspect stunned, pulled from closet

    Zachery Allen Collins managed to elude police on April 2. He wasn’t so lucky last Wednesday.

    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office Incident report, officers to went to 937 Post Oak Valley Road to arrest Collins on outstanding warrants for theft, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and evading arrest.

  • One of Harriman’s finest hanging up his collar and calling it a career

    Harriman Police Department has gotten a lot of use out of Dugan, the sweet-natured and proficient narcotic dog.

    “He’s been with the police department for about 11 years,” said Police Chief Randy Heidle.

    The department recently retired Dugan and is getting a new $10,000 dog with the help of K9s4Cops, a Texas nonprofit that assists police departments with funding for police dogs.

    Heidle said he knew it was about time to retire Dugan, who was born in 2001.

  • Harriman Happenings: April 16

    The Rev. Steve Womack delivered the word of God Sunday for the Easter sunrise service. There was congregational singing led by Preacher Robert Hall. This service was well attended. Afterward, we all enjoyed a delicious breakfast.

    Marvin and Anna Anderson spent a few days in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Marvin played baseball with his senior team. Anna enjoyed the beach and making new friends. This weekend, Marvin and his bowling team are in Chattanooga.

  • 'Round Rockwood: April 16

    When the tornado hit Cumberland County, we were told to go to the big basement room with 8-foot concrete walls.

    That’s what we did. I was just about to put on my nightgown. No, they said, forget the gowns, so that’s what I did, but I was surprised at the folks who came in their night clothes. One man had short shorts on and several hadn’t got ready for bed yet.

  • Reddick new RMC pharmacist

    Ryan Reddick has joined the Roane Medical Center staff and pharmacy department.

    As a clinical pharmacist, Reddick will work closely with Roane Medical Center physicians, advising them on the prescription of correct drug dosages and possible side effects.

    In addition, he also will assist patients with any concerns regarding drugs prescribed.

    Reddick also will work with the medical staff in choosing the safest, most efficacious and most cost-effective medications to ensure positive patient outcomes.

  • UCOR, tech park get green kudos

    Most people in the area are aware of the U.S. Department of Energy’s efforts to clean up legacy contamination, much of it dating back to World War II and the Cold War.

    DOE wants the work done in an environmentally friendly way, such as by using products and materials that use less energy and that can be recycled, thus generating less waste.

    The DOE Office of Sustainability Support helps DOE sites such as East Tennessee Technology Park set goals and recognizes sites and contractors that achieve them.

  • Workshop to help with starting up new business

    Roane State Community College’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business.

    The workshop will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 26 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

  • Wells Fargo open for business in Kingston

    Helping welcome Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to Kingston during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration last week are, front row from left, Darrell Williams of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce; Kingston Mayor Troy Beets; Wells Fargo employees Fred Washington, Brenda Sullivan, LeAnne Grigsby, and Cindy Greene; Johnny Griffin, Jan Treadway, Brenda Murphy; and back row, Mike Barkley and Kent Calfee.

    Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is at 900 N. Kentucky St. Call 376-4235 for details.

  • Out to Lunch: Jacob Myers has picturesque scenery, good food

    Our first trip to the Strawberry Festival in Dayton was a fun adventure. As Kingston Jaycee president (1959-60), along with my wife, Carol, we chauffeured Nancy Henry, our candidate for Strawberry Queen, to the Festival.

    Harriman Ford let us borrow a new convertible for Nancy’s ride in the Strawberry Festival’s parade.

    Nancy is the sister of Kingston’s Jim Henry, former Tennessee state representative and currently Tennessee’s Commissioner for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

  • Ready to report on United Way at annual meet