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Today's News

  • Nails a hazard on Barnard Narrows Road

    The Roane County Highway Department responded to Barnard Narrows Road on Wednesday after being notified nails were on the road.
    “Our kids travel this road on buses,” resident Juanita Johnson said. “Our mail man comes through here, and we just don’t need this. We don’t need nothing that’s going to endanger any of us.”
    County Road Superintendent Tom Hamby said he was aware of the situation, but had yet to be briefed by the employee who responded to pick up the nails.

  • Flying field feud finally settled

    Woo!
    That was the exclamation heard from Harriman Councilman Chase Tedder, who was relieved that the issue of renewal of a lease of city industrial property finally had been dealt with.
    Harriman City Council approved the renewal of a lease for the airstrip area used by the Tennessee Eagles Radio Control Club on Tuesday.
    “See you in three years, men. Hopefully we’ll have it developed,” Tedder said.

  • A View From Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen

    Gentle reader, our nation is troubled, it is divided, it seems to have lost its way, but there are solutions that should alleviate some of this national distress, however we must recognize with some degree of accuracy what the problems are, before we can hope to resolve them.
    Unfortunately, in the present atmosphere, when we are beset by a tribe of screamers, and scammers, disciples of the faith of political correctness, and supposed wise men besotted with ignorance, arrogance, and self delusion, it is indeed difficult to spy the trees for the surrounding forest.

  • Alexander helps get EPA hearings in Knoxville

    It took some arm-twisting, but finally, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is scheduling a hearing on proposed changes in the classification of coal ash in the area.
    The Knoxville hearing, announced by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander Wednesday, is reasonably close to the site of the 2008 ash spill at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant — one of the nation’s biggest environmental disasters. Alexander, who did much of the arm-twisting, had asked for a hearing in Kingston.

  • St. Andrew's plans Blessing of Animals

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman will join other churches across the country and around the world on Oct. 9 in the Blessing of the Animals custom.
    The event that will be open to the public. The line of pets — everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and horses — will begin forming at 2 p.m. at the church at 190 Circle Drive.
    The Rector of St. Andrew’s, the Rev. Joseph Pinner, will preside.

  • TVA completes construction of spring-filled water line for Kingston

    Kingston and TVA officials recently celebrated the official dedication of a new spring-fed water line that will provide a plentiful supply of clean water to Kingston residents.
    The original gravity water line was destroyed during the 2008 ash spill at TVA’s Kingston Fossill Plant. At the request of Kingston Mayor Troy Beets, TVA officials agreed to a complete replacement of the damaged water line.

  • Dyllis Baptist marking 128 years
  • 'Good ol' Rocky Top': Kingston students go orange and white

    Kingston Elementary School music teacher Linda Lloyd doesn’t know what she’s going to teach her students next.
    Leading up to Sept. 3, everyone was focused on singing “Rocky Top.”
    A bunch of students, most wearing orange and white, gathered in the school gym and sang the University of Tennessee anthem.
    “This is the first year we’ve done it,” Principal Shelia Sitzlar said. “The first of many, hopefully.”

  • Sevier Drive celebrating homecoming

    Bro. Jeremy J. Flowers of Memphis will deliver the message for Sevier Drive Church of Christ’s 53rd annual homecoming celebration on Sept. 12.
    Flowers is ministering evangelist at Easthaven Church of Christ. He will be the guest speaker for the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. services in the church at 1014 Sevier Drive, Harriman.
    The homecoming theme is “Have you robbed yourself of the Truth?”, based on 1 Timothy 6:3-7.
    A brunch and lunch will be served. After the evening service, an all-you-can-eat buffet will be available, compliments of the church.

  • ‘It’ll open with bells and close with sirens’

    Rockwood residents are joining the rest of the country Saturday in paying tribute to those whose lives were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
    A handful of community activists are planning a breakfast and second annual commemorative program at Homecoming Park on the ninth anniversary of the attacks on New York, Washington, D.C., and rural Pennsylvania.
    “We want to honor the service people we’ve got here in town,” said John Evans, one of the event organizers.