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Today's News

  • Harriman Happenings Feb. 9

    Get-well wishes to Pastor Larry Woods, who had surgery in Oak Ridge’s Methodist Medical Center.

    You are being prayed for that God will give you a speedy recovery.

    The choir anniversary that was held at Anointed Praise and Worship Church last Sunday was a very spiritual one.

    Glenda McKensey was the mistress of ceremonies.

    Their choir was great. Their colors were purple and black.

    Their songs were new.

    Others in this service were great.

    The special guest was the Inspirational Mass Choir from Chattanooga.

  • Housing Authority gives for DAV van

    Harriman Housing Authority Director Amy Hall presents a $2,500 check to John Maliskey, the coordinator of Disabled American Veterans Post 86’s transportation program through the Veterans Administration. The DAV is raising money for a new van to transport veterans to the various VA medical facilities in Nashville and Murfreesboro.

  • Kingston’s Redden signs with Tusculum

    For many, including Kingston’s Zach Redden, National Signing Day means both the end of one journey and the beginning of another.

    On Wednesday, Redden made his commitment to Tusculum official after signing his Letter of Intent.

    “I only visited a couple places, but I’m glad I made a decision and it’s over with,” Redden said.

    Redden, a former linebacker for the Yellow Jackets, said the hardest part so far has been the decision making process.

  • Midway’s Hester signs with Carson-Newman

    Midway’s Hayden Hester made good on previous commitment to play football at Carson-Newman University on National Signing Day by officially signing his Letter of Intent on Wednesday.

    “It’s a big stress reliefe,” Hester said. “You have all these other schools calling after you commit. I think more schools call after you commit so that makes it more stressful.

    “I wasn’t going to decommit. (Carson-Newman) is the best school for me, it’s the best campus I’ve been to and the best coaching staff.”

  • Cherokee falls to Carpenters in Quarterfinals

    After starting the season with only one 8th grader on the team, the Cherokee Lady Jackets found themselves in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAA Sectional Tournament against Carpenters Middle School.

    Unfortunately for Cherokee, their season would come to end after Carpenters took the win, 50-36.

    Emily Thompson and Keyona Stooksbury — both are 7th graders who were selected to the All-State team — came out shooting for the Lady Jackets and combined for 22 points.

  • Bobcats avenge earlier loss, defeat Sunbright

    Last month when Oliver Springs traveled to Sunbright, the Bobcats were sent back to Roane County with a 64-62 loss.

    In the post-game interview that night, Sunbright head coach Jordan Jeffers described Oliver Springs’ style of play as “extremely physical” and said they played like “a bunch of animals.”

    The Bobcats responded with a new banner in the gym that reads “Animal House”, selecting new warm-up music with an animal theme and having senior Shelby Morgan dressed in a “Bobcat” suit.

  • New Post Oak pastor

    Post Oak Baptist Church, Rockwood, welcomes Jimmy Turpin as the church’s new pastor.

    Turpin and his wife, Tammy, have two children, Cheyenne and Dakota.

    The church is on Joiner Hollow Road.

  • Old-mountain remedies seminar set

    Health educator Walt Cross of Newport will present a free Old Mountain Remedies workshop from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Feb. 12 in the fellowship hall of Roane Seventh-day Adventist Church at 336 Patton Lane.

    The needs of East Tennessee families were cared for with old-mountain remedies for generations. From golden-seal to corn silk, these herbs were and continue to be common medications.

  • Softball team angels for Renaissance Terrace

    Roane State Community College softball team members, with some of the gifts they donated to residents of Renaissance Terrace, include are Kelly Cooper, Courtney Winston, Keeley Winston, Eboni Dowlen, Maleah Hipsher, Sarah Freels, D.J. Cherry, Samantha Bowling, Kacy Russell, Tiffany Cathey, Kayla Cline, Najmeh Brown, Jena Roberts, Ashton Bowles and Amber Mainord.

    Not pictured are head coach Sue Niemi and assistant coach Jessie Hackworth.

    Team members adopted the residents from the college’s community services committee’s annual angel tree.

  • OSMS participating in Science Bowl

    Oliver Springs Middle School is among the 12 schools participating this weekend in the fifth annual U.S. Department of Energy’s East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl.

    The event will start at 9 a.m. Feb. 7 on Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus.

    Sixteen teams will participate in a fast-paced academic competition offering students the opportunity to match their wits in math and science.