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Today's News

  • Season ends for AA Blue Devils

     

    An unlucky draw proved disastrous for the Harriman AA All-Stars in the Dixie Youth District 8 AA Tournament in Caryville.

  • Fishing Report

     

    Chickamauga: The water surface temperature is in the low 80s. Largemouth Bass are being caught in shallow water. Slightly deeper areas in pockets or along banks are places that are also being targeted. Crankbaits, jigs, plastic worms, and swim baits are the most used baits. Smallmouth are being caught mostly by those targeting other species.

  • Operation Dry Water starts Friday

     

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 27-29. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

  • Harriman rolls in AAA opener

     

    The Harriman AAA All-Stars put together a dominating performance Friday evening as they rolled to a 14-0 victory over Kingston in the opening game of the Dixie Youth AAA sub-district tournament at Spring City.

  • Out to Lunch: Be sure to make time to eat, shop at Country Kinfolk Café

    Thanks to Darlene Brandel for telling me about Country Kinfolk Marketplace and Café in Lenoir City.

    She is a fellow member of Kingston First Baptist Church, and one of my “Out To Lunch” restaurant scouts.

    As you enter the Country Kinfolk Café parking lot, on your left you’ll see a bunch of great garden art and treasures suitable for a porch, garden or hillside.

    The location is the former home of a Loudon sock manufacturer, with lots of additions.

  • Play it safe: Putting important papers under lock and key may not be the best protection

    Some natural disasters are more common in the summer. But major events like hurricanes, tornadoes and fires can strike any time.

    “It’s a good idea to plan for what to do in case of a disaster,” said Dan Boone, spokesman for the Internal Revenue Service.

    “You can help make your recovery easier by keeping your tax and financial records safe.”

    Basic steps Boone recommends include:

  • Births: Dec. 6, 2013-April 17, 2014

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:
    Dec. 6 — Kayla Melhorn, Oliver Springs. A boy, Skylar Brady, 8 pounds, 0 ounces. Grandparents: Reneha Melhorn and the late Henry Melhorn.

    Jan. 4 — Malori Lemons, Rockwood. A girl, Palmer, 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Sibling: Rylee. Grandparents: Debbie Lemons; Chuck Lemons.

  • Arrests: June 16-19, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 16 — Marisha Jeanette Hartness, 35, 002 Tennessee St., Harriman: criminal trespassing. Bond $1,000; court date July 28.

    • Phillip Anthony Tate, 41, 180 Oak Drive, Kingston: attachment, violation of probation. Total bond $50,900; court date Aug. 11

  • General Sessions Court: Feb. 10-19, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 10 — Jeremy A. Grogan, improper lane change, window tinted: bound over.

    • Bryan Browne, seat belt 18 and older, contributing to delinquency of a child: dismissed.

    • Joey Lane Colyer, simple possession/casual exchange: guilty.

    • K.G. Gallaher Jr., written report of accident, leave scene of accident-property damage: dismissed.

  • Ham operators gear up for Field Day

    The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will participate in the American Radio Relay League’s Field Day this weekend.

    Exercises will take place from 2 p.m. June 28 until 2 p.m. June 29 at Fort Southwest Point pavilion, Kingston.

    The public is encouraged to attend and hear more about the Roane County Amateur Radio Club and amateur radio, commonly referred to as “ham” radio.

    The AARL, which is the association promoting amateur radio in the U.S., sets aside the fourth full weekend of June for Field Day.