Today's News

  • Lady Devils off to slow start

    The 2011-12 season hasn't got off to a great start for the Harriman Lady Blue Devils, as they dropped a pair of games last week in the Scott County Thanksgiving Classic.

  • Howard starts season on scoring spree

    Harriman's Xavier Howard is off to a great start.

    Last week alone, the talented Blue Devil junior guard scored a career-high 45 points in a season-opening 86-72 victory over Sweetwater. Howard followed that up on Thursday with a 29-point performance in a 56-53 loss at Scott.

  • Kingston Christmas Parade postponed due to rain

    Monday's Kingston Christmas Parade has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

    It has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.

  • Out to Lunch: You can’t miss with entrées, dessert at Angelo’s

    By Bethel Poston
    After a huge Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, dressing, several vegetables and desserts followed by a few days of eating leftovers, we look for something different for an “Out to Lunch” meal. My wife, Carol, suggested we go for some Italian food.

    I remembered that my longtime friend, Jerry Stephens of AGA Insurance in Kingston, had recommended we visit Angelo’s Brick Oven — “Italian With a Side of Southern” — in Lenoir City, operated by Chris Angelos.

  • Amedysis cited as HomeCare Elite for 2011

    Amedisys Home Health Care in Harriman has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite for the second time.

    Now in its sixth year, the HomeCare Elite is a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

    It is presented by OCS and My InnerView, an industry leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of one of the industry’s most respected independent newsletters, Home Health Line, and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

  • OS’s Butler tops at MMC for December

    Drema Butler, a licensed practical nurse at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, has been named MMCer of the Month for December.

    Butler, of Oliver Springs, has been with Methodist since 2006. As an LPN on 5 West, she assists nurses with patient care and strives to provide excellent service to both patients and their families.

    “I appreciate this award and all of my co-workers, especially the one who nominated me,” she said.

  • HUB has heart for Harriman landmark

    Mary Holley, organizer of the Heart of Harriman Gala raising money for the city’s historic Temperance Building, accepts a $1,000 check for the building’s renovations from Harriman Utility Board employees.

    Presenting the check on behalf of the employees are HUB General Manager Bill Young, front row at right; and back row from left, Frankie Davis, Steve Cochran and Steve Ladd. The gala was Nov. 19.

  • Roane officials consider Ohio animal release

    The Ohio sheriff who oversaw the killing of dozens of wild animals that were let loose from a farm was criticized by some people for the decision. Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton wasn’t one of them.

    “I think that the law enforcement handled it the proper way because your main concern is the safety of the public and to detain or eliminate that threat as soon as possible without any harm to the public,” Stockton said.


    A group of residents of a Harriman Garden building are back in their apartments  and got a surprising bounty of good eats to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    Roane County Commissioner Randy Ellis got inspired to seek donations to provide the meals after the residents of the 925 Sewanee St. complex were temporarily displaced when a fire last weekend forced them to the Harriman Community Center or the homes of family and friends.

    “This is what Roane County is known for,” Ellis said.

  • Driver’s ed joyful, wild ride for Roane’s Ridenour

    Special to Roane County News
    David Ridenour remembers the harrowing moments from a lifetime of teaching teenagers to drive.

    “Yes, I have often been scared out of my wits,” he says in a book he wrote to help new drivers, and their parents, understand the most important safety rules in driving.