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Today's News

  • Farewell to The Roane Alliance chief

    Finding a way to cut back while continuing to serve as president and CEO of The Roane Alliance proved too difficult a task for Leslie Henderson.

    “I love this job,” she said. “I love The Alliance. I love the people I work with. I love the things we’ve been able to do, but you can’t cut back in this kind of position.”

    Today — Friday — will mark Henderson’s last day as president and CEO of the county’s economic development organization, a job she’s held since Feb. 16, 2004.

  • Report: Man exposed self to child

    Harriman police are looking to the public to help identify a man believed to have exposed himself to a child at Kroger Wednesday around 5 p.m.

    The department posted a description of the man on its Facebook page.
    He was said to be a white male, around 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet in height with a stocky build and long, dark, greasy hair.

    Harriman Police Department said they’ve only received one reported incident of this nature by 911.

    Anyone with information can call the Harriman Police Department crime tip line at 590-9010.

  • Lady Jackets drop district game

    The Kingston Lady Jackets opened District 4-A play Thursday at home against Knoxville Catholic, but the friendly confines of Southwest Point didn’t help the Lady Jackets as the Lady Irish went back to Knoxville with a 10-6 victory.

    Thursday’s game opened with both offenses on fire.

  • Harriman takes down Meigs in extra innings

     It wasn’t pretty, but the Harriman Blue Devils picked up a huge 6-5 victory over Meigs County in a District 3-A contest at Papermaker Field.

  • Roane State sweeps Tusculum

    The Roane State Raiders hosted Tusculum College Wednesday afternoon and the Raiders would sweep the Pioneers in a doubleheader.

    Both games were close as the Raiders won game one, 6-4, and they followed that up with a 7-5 victory in the final game of the day.

    Game 1

    The Raiders used a pair of long balls to pick up a two-run victory over the Pioneers in the first game on Wednesday.

  • Rough start for Kingston in district play

     

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets opened District 4-AA play earlier this week with a pair of games against Knoxville Catholic, but the first two district games didn’t go so well for the Jackets as the Fighting Irish won both by solid margins.

  • ZUMBA TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT

    A group will gather to do Zumba at the former Kroger building at the Shoppes of Walden Ridge from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 28.

    The exercise event is to raise cancer awareness and money for Darlene Scarbrough, a pancreatic cancer patient who bonded with Zumba instructor Kay Houser before becoming too ill to participate in the Aqua Zumba where they met.

    “When we met at Aqua Zumba we just had a bond right off the bat,” said Houser.

    “It is more than a fitness class. We are just family — no matter who you are,”

  • Exercise event raising funds for cancer patient

    A group will gather to do Zumba at the former Kroger building at the Shoppes of Walden Ridge from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 28.

    The exercise event is to raise cancer awareness and money for Darlene Scarbrough, a pancreatic cancer patient who bonded with Zumba instructor Kay Houser before becoming too ill to participate in the Aqua Zumba where they met.

    “When we met at Aqua Zumba we just had a bond right off the bat,” said Houser.

    “It is more than a fitness class. We are just family — no matter who you are,”

  • Rockwood scores a perfect audit

    What a difference a year makes.

    Rockwood’s financial audit, once a source of controversy among city leaders, didn’t just make a turnaround.

    The auditors announced that they found nothing to report on the internal control and compliance portion of the audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.

    “I can tell you there are no findings,” auditor Richard Hill said Monday. “There were no material weaknesses, no material instances of noncompliance.

  • Arrests: Jan. 10-21, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Jan. 10 — Shawn Quinta Bazel, 35, 137 Anzie Way, Apt. E-3, Harriman: DUI, violation implied consent law. Total bond $1,000; court date March 24.

    • Kimberly Jayne Doss, 38, 134 Leisure Lane, Kingston: disorderly conduct. Bond $1,200; court date Feb. 10.