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Today's News

  • A view from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen

    All right class, we are going to start the lessons with a pop quiz.
    What president of the U.S. during an eight year tenure in that office got the Congress to raise taxes a total of 11 times, thus averaging more than one tax increase each year?
    The answer appears at the end of this column. (If you listened to NPR’s “Morning Edition”, last Friday, [WUOT, 5 a. m. to 7 a.m., repeated 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., each weekday,] you will immediately have the answer.)
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  • Tiger Haven strikes back at county

    Last month the Roane County Commission instructed County Executive Ron Woody to write Tiger Haven a letter requesting a group inspection.
    The answer came this week.
    “Tiger Haven respectfully declines the commission’s request for such an inspection,” Tiger Haven attorney S. Douglas Drinnon informed Woody in a letter on Wednesday.
    Drinnon added that, “as a courtesy,” he would allow Woody to take a tour of the property.

  • Workshop schedule eyed

    Harriman City Council has a lot to deliberate on this year, including annexation, the completion of the Princess Theater and a continued focus on cleanup.
    That’s why, in the light of holidays and bad weather cutting into workshops, several council members recommended diving back into the routine.
    “We got a lot of work that needs to be done,” said Councilman J.D. Sampson.
    “I think we need to get back on track with our workshops. I think we all agree our plate is full,” Councilman Lonnie Wright said.

  • Just another day at the park
  • Residential council needs computers

    The Harriman Residential Council is seeking donations of newer used desktop computers.

    The computers will to be used in the library in the Residential Council Building at Spencer Drive and Bennett Circle in Harriman’s Fiske Heights area.

    Call Floyd Lawson at 335-0701 or Julia at the Harriman Housing Authority at 882-9636 for more information.

  • Motlow State Community College dean's list

    Kimberly Carrington Hall of Roane County was cited by Motlow State Community College for academic excellence during fall semester.

    Hall qualified for the school’s honor roll.

    Students on the honor roll are enrolled full time and have a semester grade-point average of 3.49-3.0 on their collegiate-level work.

    Motlow State is in Lynchburg.
     

  • Coastal Carolina University dean's list

    John T. McCormick of Kingston was named to the dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University for fall semester.

    Full-time freshmen with at least a 3.25 grade-point average and upperclassmen earning a GPA of 3.5 are named to the dean’s list.

    Coastal Carolina University is a liberal arts university in Conway, S.C.
     

  • UT concert band members to play at Babahatchie venue

    Members of the University of Tennessee Concert Band will play with Babahatchie Community Band during a free concert this weekend.

    The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Feb. 13 in Harriman High School’s James Williamson Auditorium.

    Featured soloist Josephine Denys will perform Cecile Chamanaide’s Concertino for Flute and Band and Gabrile’s Oboe.

    The Babahatchie Band will showcase Malcolm Arnold’s four Scottish Dances, Curnow's Celebrations and Ravel's Bolero.

  • Avery Trace DAR plans genealogy workshop

    Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is anxious to share information to help members of the public trace their roots.

    The organization is planning a genealogy workshop on Feb. 26 in the clubhouse of Southwest Point Golf Club at 2002 Decatur Hwy., Kingston.

    Sign-in will begin at 9 a.m., with the workshop following from 9:30 to noon.

    Cost is $10 to cover instructional material.

    Refreshments will be served.

  • Harriman Lions perform student vision screenings

    Roane County Schools has a partnership with the Harriman Lions Club for the benefit of young students.

    More than 200 public school pre-K and kindergarten students who returned permission slips received free vision photoscreening as a service from Lions Club members.  

    The screening process is done with a special camera that enables specialists from the Eye Center at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to see possible future eye problems.

    The screening process has an 85- to 90-percent accuracy rate.