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Today's News

  • Professionalism takes another turn in clerk race

    Professionalism has again become an issue in the race for Roane County circuit court clerk.

    “Customer service has got to be addressed,” candidate Marty Miles said during a forum last week.

    He wasn’t the only candidate who took aim at the issue.

    “I will also position this office to operate by utilizing the utmost in professionalism,” Sarah Stewart said. “From personal appearance to proper phone etiquette.”

    Miles, Stewart and Ann Goldston are running for circuit court clerk.

  • Harriman Happenings-July 28

    The celebration of life of Mrs. Clyo E. Keene was last Wednesday, July 16, at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home.

    She was a member of West Street African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Carlisle, Pa.

    She was the widow of the late Thomas L. Keene.

    During their marriage, they enjoyed traveling, with some of her favorite places being Australia, Italy and Germany.

    She enjoyed being in the company of her church and family and sharing the love of God.

    She was born and raised in Harriman and passed at 102 years of age.

  • General Sessions Court: March 3-7

    GENERAL SESSIONS COURT
    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 3 — Nathaniel E. Pate, simple possession/casual exchange, driving without license, seat belt 18 and older: dismissed. Possession unlawful drug paraphernalia attempt: guilty.
    • Angela V. Cochran, driving while license suspended: guilty, amended to driving without license.
    • Steven J. Williams, theft up to $500, guilty.

  • Rampage finish second in ISA World Series
  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • ACAC competes in Louisville

     

    By CHIP FISCHER

    Special to the News

    The Atomic City Aquatic Club took wing in its first long course meet of the season in Louisville, K.  

  • Area coaches hoping for hotter weather

     

    The weather in July has been unseasonably cool. Some days have felt more like October than the middle of summer.

    While most people have enjoyed the cooler, less humid weather, area high school football coaches are worried this will actually hurt their teams as they prepare for season opening games, most coming on Friday, Aug. 22.

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Kingston woman quietly shares garden’s bounty

    If you travel on Third Street near the Roane County Courthouse in Kingston, chances are you know Pat Ward.

    You just may not know you know her.

    Ward lives in a modest house that might escape your notice; it’s her garden that draws your attention.

    Sunflowers and and corn rise tall.

    Billowing black-eyed Susans nod at squash and beans. Elegant resurrection lilies stand in a group on the side of the house, while, in front, zinnias in primary colors sway gregariously at passing cars.

  • Dental check-up can make you all smiles for school

    While the term “back-to-school” brings to mind busy schedules and the purchase of new backpacks, lunchboxes, clothing and a laundry list of supplies, a dental check-up is an integral part of a child’s overall health and wellbeing.

    Untreated dental disease can interfere with learning, speech and eating, leading to poor nutrition and problems in the classroom.

    One-third of children ages 6-8 have untreated cavities in permanent teeth. Tooth decay, which can result in cavities, pain and infection, has become the most common childhood disease.

  • Hair today, gone tomorrow

    The students at Dyllis Springs Elementary worked hard to help support the Ronald McDonald House in Knoxville.

    All students were asked to bring in aluminum beverage tabs and can tabs to support the recycling program that helps bring funds to the charity. The class that brought the most tabs would get to throw water balloons at the assistant principal.

    All the students supported this wonderful cause and brought in almost 165 pounds of tabs — enough that, if laid end to end, would stretch more than 3 miles.