Today's News

  • Bobcats miss out on sweep

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats ran their District 4-A record to 2-0 Tuesday night with an easy 67-24 victory at Jellico.

    Oliver Springs’ boys, however, would miss out on that 2-0 record as the Blue Devils used a strong fourth quarter to knock off the Bobcats, 59-50.

  • Devils swept by Grace

    The Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Devils had a bad night Tuesday as both squads dropped games against Grace Christian.

    Harriman’s girls took the floor first and dropped an 81-51 decision to the Lady Rams. The boys game was a lot closer, but Harriman lost in the end, 74-66.

  • School $$ from Rural Mixers

    The Rural Mixers Family and Community Education Club of Kingston made more than $1,000 for the Betty McGlasson Scholarship Fund to Roane State College at the sales table during the Christmas Ideas Fair last month.

    Club members are, front row from left, Dot Russell, Virginia Pomfret, Ada Thompson; and back row, Lennie Stansbury, Mattie Mathis, Iona Wyatt, Judy Lawson and Madge Jackson.

    Not pictured are Imogene Owens and Imogene Deatherage.

  • The Garden Gate: Christmas legends abound

    No one knows for certain the date on which Jesus was born. For more than three centuries, “Christ-Mass” was a moveable feast.

    And, in many places, it was celebrated on Jan. 6, the Epiphany. That’s the day, according to the Biblical account, when Jesus was manifested to the Magi.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Dec. 12

    25 Years Ago
    A new 150,000-square-foot shopping center was being built in Rockwood. The Valley Shopping Center, just north of Roane Memorial Gardens on Hwy. 27, would include Walmart, Ingles Food Store, a clothing store and various area shops. Rockwood Water, Wastewater and Natural Gas was approached about providing water, sewer and gas service to the facility.

    10 Years Ago

  • Shawn Alexander Burney

    Shawn Alexander Burney celebrated his third birthday on Nov. 18.

    He celebrated on Nov. 16 with a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed party.

    He is the son of Melissa and Scott Burney of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Linda U. Banks of Harriman and Troy and Annette Burney of Oliver Springs.

    Great-grandparents are the late Lola and Melvin Utley, the late Etoy and O.T. McDaniel, and the late Sarah and J.H. Burney.

    Shawn has a 4-year-old brother, Brayden Andrew Burney.

  • Alyson Kate Wheeler

    Alyson Kate Wheeler turned 9 years old on Nov. 6.

    She celebrated with a Justin Bieber-themed party at the Roane County Skating Center with friends and family.

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

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

    Alyson has a 12-year-old brother, Noah.

  • Farmers market awarded state grant

    Harriman Farmers Market was recently awarded a $1,500 grant from the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program to help advertise the market.

    “We are excited about implementing some new ideas at the market this season, and this additional funding will help us accomplish our goals,” said Dina Jackson, Harriman’s city grant coordinator.

    This year the market is focusing on developing a campaign that promotes fresh “Tennessee grown” food as a healthier choice for children.

  • Hanukkah – for the uninitiated

    The eight-day holiday of Hanukkah, or the “Feast of Lights,” which this year is observed from the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, to Sunday, Dec. 16, commemorates what many historians as well as religious scholars consider to be the first organized revolt by a nation against tyranny.
    The story of Hanukkah goes back well over 2,000 years.

  • Fleischmann still looking for cuts to seal ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

    Roane County’s congressman is noncomittal about the chances for a deal to avoid the what some have termed a looming fiscal cliff in the federal government.
    “I won’t say I’m optimistic or pessimistic,” said Chuck Fleischmann, who represents Tennessee’s Third Congressional District that includes Roane County. “I’m going to continue to be very diligent and vigilant, study the process, so I’m prepared to act if that (a deal) happens.”