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Today's News

  • Ken Yager's Legislative Week in Review

    The State Senate approved a wide range of bills this past week, including a proposal to curb abuse of prescription pain pills, legislation to address illegal immigration, and several measures to benefit police officers across the state.   
    Meanwhile, Senate Committees reviewed 20 departmental or government agency budgets as members examined the 2011-12 proposal submitted by Governor Bill Haslam.  

  • Jackets split with Redskins, Waves pick up 3-A wins

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets baseball team split a pair of District 4-AA games earlier in the week as Bruce Robinette’s squad downed Loudon 7-1 on Monday before dropping a 5-1 decision to the Redskins on Wednesday.

  • Lady Tigers down Harriman, 13-6

      The Rockwood Lady Tigers held off the rain and defeated Harriman Monday at Rockwood’s Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex by a final margin of 13-6.

  • Tigers, Devils fail to grab upper hand in 3-A race

    The Rockwood Tigers and Harriman Blue Devils met two times earlier this week with the hopes of taking the early lead in the race for District 3-A supremacy. 

  • CASA volunteer training slated to start May 3

    The Court Appointed Special Advocate’s next training class will begin on May 3.

    The five-week class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday.

    This 30-hour nationally certified training class will provide tools and information to prepare individuals to become CASA volunteers for children who are victims of abuse and neglect.

  • Rabies clinic set at Planned Pet-Hood

    Roane County Humane Society and Planned Pet-Hood Spay and Neuter Clinic will have a rabies clinic this weekend.

    The clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 in Planned Pet-Hood at 3699 Harriman Hwy., Harriman.

    Cost of the rabies injection is $10 per pet. Appointments are not required.

    State law requires annual rabies vaccinations for all pets older than 5 or 6 months.

  • The Garden Gate: Palms are the stuff of legends

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Many are the legends about palm trees.

    One says that Jesus commanded a palm tree to bend down so that He could pick dates for His mother, and that He promised in return to bless it, and that when He entered Jerusalem in triumph it would be with a palm branch in His hand as the people cried Hosannah.

    Tradition in some countries still says the palm tree — not the apple nor the fig — was the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden. And a palm tree is depicted in the state seal of South Carolina.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 13

    25 Years Ago
    Under discussion at the Homecoming ‘86 meeting was the idea of planting an avenue of dogwoods or azaleas, or both, on highway medians approaching Harriman. An attractive welcome to visitors and residents, it would be a memorial to citizens of the past; an honorarium to those of the present; and a hope and legacy to those of the future.

    10 Years Ago

  • Denton-Carter

    Charlene and Brad Denton of Lenoir City announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Danielle Denton, to Justin Andrew Carter.

    He is the son of Donald D. Carter and Sherry B. Carter of Rockwood.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. May 21 in Morrison Hill Christian Church, Kingston. A reception will follow in the Masonic Hall on Spring Street, Kingston.

    Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Ada Jenkins.

  • Mr & Mrs. Nelson 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 22.

    Nelson and the former Brenda Adkisson were married on April 22, 1961, in Oliver Springs.

    He is retired from K-25 Site in Oak Ridge, and she is retired from Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge.

    The couple has a daughter, Lesa McFarland, and a son-in-law, Randy McFarland of Oak Ridge.

    There are two grandchildren, Sam and Evan McFarland.