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Today's News

  • Harriman Rotary Club

    Harriman Rotary Club will meet at noon each Thursday in the faculty dining room at Roane State Community College.

    Call 376-3416, Ext. 215, for details.
     

  • Kingston Rotary Club

    Kingston Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. each Tuesday for dinner in Sweet-N-Spicy Café.

    Call 376-7300 for details.

    Members in charge of upcoming programs include:

    • Aug. 24 — Dave Mason, new-member recruitment session; members are asked to invite prospective club members.

    • Aug. 31 — Ralph Best.

    • Sept. 7 — Buddy Bowers.

    • Sept. 14 — Homer Clevenger.

    • Sept. 21 — Jim Leitnaker.

    • Sept. 28 — Jill McMaster.

  • Babahatchie Community Band

    Babahatchie Community Band rehearsals begin at 8 p.m. each Monday in the Babahatchie Band Room at Harriman High School.

    Wind and percussion instrumentalists are encouraged to join.

    Call 882-3446 for details.
     

  • Rockwood Rotary Club

    Rockwood Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. each Monday in Victorian Square, Rockwood.

  • Kingston Lions Club

    Kingston Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month in Harriman Shoney’s.

    Dave Crawford will discuss membership growth during the Aug. 23 meeting.

    Call 376-6894 for details.
     

  • Roane Area Parkinson’s Support Group

    An organizational meeting of the Roane Area Parkinson’s Support Group will begin at noon Sept. 15 in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

    Refreshments wil be available.

    This group caters to individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their family members and friends.

    Call Sandra at 679-8872 for details.

  • New TWRA leadership

      NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Fisheries Division is now under new leadership with the earlier appointments of Bobby Wilson as Fisheries Chief and Frank Fiss as Assistant Chief.

  • Arrests made in armed robbery

    Two people allegedly involved in a Rockwood robbery were arrested at a gas station in Kingston on Monday. 

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said the male and female suspects were juveniles.

    Dispatch received a call at 2:44 p.m. of an armed robbery at the College Market on Roane State Highway.

    A caller trailed the suspects, who were in a red car.

    They eventually pulled up to a gas pump at the Raceway on Kentucky Street in Kingston.

    Several officers converged on the scene and arrested the suspects.

  • Harriman taking steps to get new board going on industrial efforts

    The new Harriman Industrial Board is still without a charter.

    However, some of the people involved have some expertise.

    Attorney Sandy McPherson, Kingston’s city attorney and the attorney for the Roane County Industrial Board, is helping with the process of formally establishing the board.

    “I have been the attorney for Roane County’s Industrial Board for longer than I want to think about — maybe 30 years,” McPherson said. 

  • Roane sheriff candidate arrested in Oak Ridge domestic violence case

    A week after losing his bid to become Roane County sheriff, Ronald E. McCuistion was arrested on Aug. 13 in Oak Ridge on domestic assault charges.

    Oak Ridge Police Capt. Michael Uher said the incident happened in a Walmart parking lot.

    Uher said McCuistion hit the victim several times.

    McCuistion, who had served as a military police officer, ran against Jack Stockton in the race for sheriff.

    McCuistion’s campaign slogan was “Elect a U.S. Army veteran.”

    Voters decided he wasn’t the man for the job.