Today's News

  • Harriman starts city manager search process

    Harriman officials kicked off the start of their search for a city manager this week and may have someone on board by October.

    Harriman City Council met in workshop session with Municipal Technical Advisory Service consultant Warren Nevad, who discussed the intent to follow a search process like MTAS did with Kingston.

    Kingston’s search, after the retirement of manager Jim Pinkerton, resulted in the hiring of David Bolling last year.

  • TWRA leasing dove fields


    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2014 dove season. The first segment of dove season opens at noon on Monday, Sept. 1.

  • Jackets battle Dragons, injuries in final scrimmage


    After a cancellation last Friday, the York Institute Dragons did fulfill their scheduled visit to Kingston for a scrimmage on Tuesday. 

    Kingston was outscored 5-2 in the scrimmage, but Yellow Jacket coach Brian Pankey was encouraged by some phases of his team. 

  • Jamborees highlight weekend football schedule


    Area football fans will get their fill this weekend as Oliver Springs will host the 2014 Roane County Football Jamboree Friday evening featuring all five county high school teams. 

  • Register for continued learning classes

    Want to see 10 award-winning films from 10 countries? Find genealogy information on the Internet? Learn about female Pharaohs in ancient Egypt?

    Better understand tax law changes, Medicare, long-term care services and investment fundamentals? Get a new perspective on Jesus, the Trinity and the Quakers? Learn to analyze dreams and play better bridge?

    Courses on these and other topics will be offered during the fall semester of Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning.

  • Regional museum directors to talk at OR gathering

    The city of Oak Ridge and the American Museum of Science and Energy Foundation will have the second in a series of community meetings from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19.

    The meeting will be in the museum at 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge.

    Registration and light refreshments will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m.

    Executives from several regional museums and attractions will discuss how their museums were established and developed, and how each is managed and operated.

  • Curvy cuke would be big pickle

    Joyce Sapp likes cucumbers, and she grew them this summer in her yard on Post Oak Road near Rockwood.

    But she recently decided she’d had her fill for the summer. While getting rid of the vines, she found her biggest harvest of all — a green, curved cuke that measures 18 inches long if measured end to end inside the curve.

    “I wasn’t trying to grow anything other than cucumbers,” she said of her late-summer find. “At any rate, it’s the biggest one I’ve ever seen.”

  • Arrests: Aug. 6-10, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Aug. 6 — Paula Marie Briley, 44, 146 Clearview Drive, Rockwood: charge $1,000-10,000. Bond $2,000; court date Aug. 8.

    • Benjamin Heath Clark, 25, 209 River Road, Kingston: failure to appear. No bond listed; court date Aug. 8.

    • Sarah McKenzi Clark, 20, 154 Midtown Park Circle, Harriman: violation of probation. Bond $2,500; court date Sept. 22.

  • Property transfers: March 27-31, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:

    March 27 — From Rockwood Lakeview LLC to Brian T. Polcari and Mary E. Polcari by warranty deed, Dist. 5, Crystal Cove, Lot 60, $800,000.

    March 28 — From Arnold M. Weiss, Freddie Lawson and Angela Lawson to Bank of America by trustee’s deed, Dist. 3, Lake Awana Valley Resort, Lot 149R1, $117,000.

    • From George Michael Banick to Dyanne Rice Mogan and Sarah Mogan Nygard by warranty deed, Dist. 2, Oak Hills Estates, Lot 12, $148,000.

  • General Sessions Court: March 31-April 4, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    March 31 — April M. Agee, probation violation: guilty.

    • Adam C. Baker, two counts probation violation: guilty.

    • James A. Wampler Jr., probation violation: guilty.

    • Cornell F. Frazier, simple possession/casual exchange, driving while license suspended: guilty.