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Today's News

  • CORRECTION

    In the article “20 Years of the Nutcracker” in the Wednesday, Nov. 30, edition of the Roane County News, an incorrect phone number was listed to purchase tickets for The Nutcracker. Call 771-3959 to reserve tickets for available shows which include showings on Friday, Dec. 2 and conclude Sunday, Dec. 4. The Roane County News regrets the error.

  • RSCC sets winter concert Saturday

    Roane State Community College’s Music Department invites the public to its annual winter concert on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

    The show begins at 8 p.m. and offers a traditional concert of Christmas favorites and winter-inspired arrangements.

    Performances will be by the Celebration Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, Bluegrass Band, Stage Band, faculty, and several guest performers.

    Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.

  • 20 YEARS OF THE NUTCRACKER

    Even though she was a charter member of the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble and a former University of Tennessee dance instructor, Jennifer Austin says she “never had any intention” of opening her own studio.

    She offered private classes to former students, but saw an unfilled need in Roane County and began Kingston-based Arts in Motion more than 20 years ago.

    Today she not only operates the well-respected studio, but also oversees one of the largest “The Nutcracker” productions in the state.

  • Harriman seeks shooting suspects

    A Harriman man called 911 after being shot in the leg at 123 Pine Ridge Road Saturday night.

    According to a 911 detail call sheet, Adam Abston said he had been shot in his left upper thigh by someone in a car. The detail call sheet also described possible suspects as two males in a dark red Ford Focus who were heading from Ruritan Road toward Hwy. 27.

    Harriman Police Department shut down a portion of westbound Ruritan Road near Hassler Mill that evening looking for evidence.

  • Star Trek actress’ charges dismissed

    Staying out of trouble paid off for former “Star Trek: Voyager” actress Jennifer Lien.

    She appeared in Roane County General Sessions Court on Monday, and had her criminal charges dismissed.

    “I know one factor was that she had fully paid restitution to HPD (Harriman Police Department) for damage done during the first incident,” said Public Defender Kim Nelson, whose office represented Lien.

    The first incident occurred on April 14, 2015.

  • Everybody loves a parade
  • Fallen limb causes injuries, outages

    A tree fell onto a vehicle on Race St. shortly after the start of the Kingston Christmas Parade Monday night, dropping a power line, breaking the windshield of the vehicle and injuring the passenger.

    Two others were injured by the falling power line and transported to the hospital.

    “I heard the tree crack but thought it was part of the parade,” said Garrett Strickland of Kingston, who was driving the BMW 535i near Johnson Street and Race Street and waiting for the parade to pass.

  • ‘You can see God in it’

    In the Bible, Jesus performed a miracle by feeding 5,000 men — not counting women and children — with only five loaves of bread and two fish.

    Walnut Hill Baptist Church Outreach Leader Faye Daniels isn’t necessarily performing miracles, but she is doing a lot with a little, as the small church in Harriman feeds and clothes hundreds of area residents each week with donations alone.

  • Rockwood to recognize Campbell School

    When Rockwood hosts Harriman in their first District 3A battle Dec. 9 in the Dr. Tom Evans Gymnasium, RHS will be recognizing Campbell High School, which existed from 1920-1965.
    "It was a prominent school. A lot of well-known school teachers in this area went to the school. It was a real good, educational school. They had doctors and lawyers come out of there, just like any other school, but they were really good athletics," said Tiger Coach Paul Kamikawa.

  • Harriman Middle bedevils Lenoir City

    Harriman Middle School Lady Devils and Devils Basketball teams traveled to Fort Loudoun Middle School Braves on Thursday night and the trip home was a happy one as the Lady Devils won 20-18 and the Blue Devils were victorious 59-31.
    HMS 20, Ft. Loudoun 18: The Lady Devil’s win was much more dramatic than the boy’s as Nataya Moore hit a buzzer beater to lift the Lady Devils to a 20-18 victory over the Lady Braves.
    The Lady Devils showed a never say die attitude as they overcame adversity in the fourth period to pick up the two-point victory on the night.