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Today's News

  • Property tax bills due by Feb. 28

    Roane County Trustee Wilma Eblen said her office hasn’t been overwhelmed, but the number of people stopping by to pay their 2010 property taxes has kept them busy.
    “We haven’t had lines, but it’s been a steady flow,” she said.
    The trustee’s office started taking payments on Nov. 24.
    The tax bills were mailed out last week.
    Eblen said approximately $725,000 has been collected so far. The deadline to pay without penalty is Feb. 28.

  • Former Harriman official dead

    Outspoken former Harriman City Councilman Bobby McCullough died at his home Sunday.
    A 1951 Harriman High School graduate, he served in the United States Navy before returning to Harriman.
    He served in a number of public capacities, including several years  with the Harriman Post Office, where he worked as postmaster from 1985 until his retirement.
    He served as the Harriman recreation director, as well as his city council roles, and held a seat for several years on the Harriman Utility Board.

  • More thoughts on consolidation of utilities

    A number of years ago, discussion of the potential of a merger of some municipal and county services was discussed in this county.
    Few people embraced the possibility of a full metro government, with the cities and county merging into one.
    However, some embraced aspects of such mergers. High on that list are municipal utilities.
    Both Rockwood and Harriman have or are anticipating the loss of top managers in their utility departments.

  • IMPRESSIONS: Your gift buying can be present to community

    We’re slipping, sliding and rolling headlong into the holiday season.
    Let’s make sure as many of our friends as possible grab onto a piece of the Yuletide spirit!
    Mother Nature is cooperating.
    Our recent dustings of snow certainly got me in the mood.
    Shoot, one morning I stood quietly in the parking lot well before sunrise and savored the tiny flakes falling from the heavens.

  • Riding in the Train with Santa
  • Merry Tuba Christmas
  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Dec. 8

    25 Years Ago
    “A Homecoming History of Harriman and Harriman City Schools” was a sharing of memories of the “good old days” with an emphasis on the education system. Editor Nancy Wimmer said the first printing sold out within a week. Two surprises the interviewers learned: the inventor of the automatic record changer, Vaughn Butler, lived in Harriman; and Harriman once had buses that ran around the clock.

    10 Years Ago

  • Divorces: Aug. 10-26

    Divorces granted Aug. 10-26 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Kenneth Dewight Collins vs. Amber Dawn Key Collins

    Joey Travis Nickell vs. Kimberly Ann Cornell Nickell

    Samantha Ann Poland vs. Jeffrey Arlan Poland

    Elisa Renea Stow vs. Timothy Alvin Stow

    Amy Georgina (Ingram) Wilson vs. Christopher Brian Wilson

    Susan I. (Covington) Daniels vs. Joseph (Jody) C. Daniels

    Jessica Michelle (Gooch) Miles vs. Chad Anthony Miles

  • Holiday Circuit set for Dec. 30-Jan. 2

    The Tennessee Quarter Horse Association Holiday Circuit, an American Quarter Horse Association-approved show, will be Dec. 30-Jan. 2 at Roane State Expo Center on the main campus of Roane State Community College.

    American Quarter Horse shows test horses’ abilities in dozens of different classes and feature exciting events such as jumping, reining, barrel racing, cutting, roping and pole bending.

    There are also halter classes that judge American quarter horses based on balance, muscling and breed characteristics.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Wadlington 60th

    Mr. and Mrs. George Wadlington of Kingston will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18 by having all the family together for Christmas and having dinner with friends at Whitestone Country Inn.

    They will sing with the Whitestone Singers that evening; singing about Christ’s birth has been the main celebration for their wedding anniversaries all 60 years.

    Wadlington and the former Margie Lee Edwards were married on Dec. 18, 1950, in Memphis, with Mark Harris and James Canaday officiating.