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Today's News

  • Take a tour of Harriman’s ornament house
  • 25 churches show at Ladies Inspiration Day

    “Christian Women Listening and Doing” (James 1:19-26) was the theme of the 35th annual Ladies Inspiration Day hosted by Sevier Drive Church of Christ, Harriman.

    Chris Amos of Concord Church of Christ, Knoxville, was the guest speaker. A registered dietitian for 20 years, she is presently clinical dietitian for Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

    Women from Georgia to upper East Tennessee attended. Twenty-five churches were represented.

  • Ollie the Otter promotes safety belts, booster seats

    The younger students in Roane County Schools had a special visitor this week to teach them about the importance of riding in a booster seat or wearing a safety belt if they measure up.

    Ollie the Otter is Tennessee's Booster Seat Education icon. Created in 2006, the Ollie Otter Booster Seat and Safety Belt Education campaign is the first statewide booster seat education program in U.S. history.

    The Ollie Otter program stresses that Tennessee law requires the use of a booster seat until a child is 4 feet, 9 inches tall or 9 years old.

  • Bouldin earns master's degree

    Maggie Bouldin was awarded a master’s degree in English/creative writing from Miami University of Ohio in August.

    While at Miami of Ohio, Bouldin served as a graduate teaching assistant in the English department. She received the Graduate Creative Non-Fiction Award.

    Bouldin is presently on the faculty of The Linden Waldorf School, Nashville.

    A 2003 honors graduate of Harriman High School, she graduated summa cum laude with her bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University in 2007.

  • Ridge View students help neighbors in need
  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

    Dennis R. Houston, traffic control device Dec. 10, 2009. Traffic ticket paid March 26.

    Jimmie C. Mabe, speeding Oct. 26, 2009. Dismissed March 26, traffic school.

    Jimmie C. Mabe, financial responsibility Oct. 26, 2009. Dismissed March 26, cost to state.

    Robert Q. McCullough, financial responsibility Jan. 11. Dismissed March 26, cost to state. Ruling: proof of insurance.

  • Kingston United Methodist plans service for those suffering from loss

    Christmas can be a painful time for some.

    It may be the first Christmas without loved family members who have recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult.

    Kingston United Methodist Church hopes to reach out to such individuals with a special Service of Light in the Midst of Darkness.

    The service will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 in the church sanctuary at 212 W. Church St., Kingston.  

  • Students sought to design logo for Kingston library

    Kingston Public Library will award a $100 grand prize to the winning entry in a logo design contest.

    The contest, which seeks a new logo for the library, is open to elementary, middle and high school students attending Kingston, Midtown and Midway schools.

    Submissions need to be taken to the library by Jan. 5.

    Contact Steve Jacks, director of library services, or Diana Cash, assistant director, at 376-9905 or directorkpl@comcast.net.

  • Winter storm forecast; officials advise preparation

    November’s Indian Summer is a distant memory.

    Winter is here.

    With a spell of sub-freezing temperatures under our belts and a winter storm system rolling into East Tennessee this weekend, the general consensus is to prepare — whether it be your car, your home or yourself.  

  • Local link to Congress closes

    Outgoing U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis was known for his accessibility to the public, particularly to the veterans in his district.

    The local offices, including the one in Rockwood, where many a veteran has successfully sought help gaining benefits or the medals they deserved, will be closing this week as Davis’ term draws to a close, according to his spokesman, Tom Hayden.

    Beth Hickman, Rockwood’s field representative for Davis, was recently hired at the Roane Alliance to serve as the CEO’s executive assistant.