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Today's News

  • LMU honors four students from Roane

    Four Lincoln Memorial University students from Roane County were among more than 250 scholars recognized during the 2014 Student Awards and Recognition Program.

    Teresa Boshears of Oliver Springs received the Jack R. and Margaret Lomax Kirstein Endowed Scholarship and the Mary Lee Brashears Memorial Endowed Scholarship.

    Katie Booher of Harriman received the Charles E. Bull Creative Writing Award (third place in poetry) and the Ross Carter Achievement Award in Literature.

    James Bowling of Harriman received the LMU Association Endowed Scholarship.

  • Barnett, Manning going to Tennessee Wesleyan

    Maria Barnett of Harriman and Amber Manning of Ten Mile have been accepted as new students for enrollment at Tennessee Wesleyan College for the upcoming academic year.

    Tennessee Wesleyan is in Athens.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Joe H. Walker – A profile in courage

    (NOTE: Last week’s column concerning Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr. ‘s, Roane County roots and kinsmen was reinforced as we reviewed the list of candidates in the upcoming election. At least five of the candidates are cousins of the late senator. First is Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen; then County Executive candidate Mike Farmer; County Commissioner Bobby Collier; County Commissioner Carolyn Collier Granger; and County Trustee Wilma Eblen. There may be one other, but we are sure of these five. As we said in the caption, his Roane roots ran very deep.)

  • League of Women Voters plan Roane candidate forum

    In carrying out its mission of encouraging informed and active participation in government and in preparation for the Aug. 7 Roane County General Election, the Oak Ridge League of Woman Voters will have a candidate forum next week.

    The forum, at 7 p.m. July 22 in the City Room, A111, on the Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community College at 701 Briarcliff Ave., is free and open to the public.

  • Roane’s new Rotary leaders for 2014-15

    The Rotary Clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood recently installed their new officers for the 2014-15 Rotary year.

    Installed during a joint meeting last month in Roane Medical Center’s Roane Rotary Room were new Presidents Holly Tucker of Harriman, Terry Stevens Sr. of Kingston and Eddie Bilbrey of Rockwood.

    The officers were installed by Bobby Davis, a Kingston Rotary Club member and past district governor of Rotary District 6780.

  • Arrests: July 11-13, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 11 — Alan L. Armentrout, 53, 820 Joiner Hollow Road, Rockwood: domestic assault. Bond $1,000; court date Aug. 18.

    • Jeffrey Todd Schultz, 40, 518 Matt Edmond Road, Harriman: violation of probation. Bond $30,000; court date Sept. 15.

  • Foster parents sought in Roane County area

    For those looking to make a difference in the lives of children, becoming a foster parent provides a rewarding opportunity to help a child in need.

    Youth Villages is currently in need of caring adults in the Roane County area to open their hearts and homes to children who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment.

    These children need families who will care for them until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them.

  • Residents frolic in Florida

    Steve Arney and Eugene Martin of Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center recently traveled by plane to Panama City Beach, Fla., for three days of fun and adventure on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

    The men were among a group of Signature Healthcare residents who spent a vacation enjoying nightly music and movies by the pool of their resort, dinners out, time on the beach, parasailing and a trip to Gulf World.

  • Emergency Personnel Day July 19

    The Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club and Fraternal Order of Police Local 69 will have Emergency Personnel Day on July 19.

    The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Roane State Community College’s main campus between Harriman and Rockwood.

    Admission is free.

  • The Garden Gate: Gardens of the past can prove historically pivotal

    In a beautiful book, “An 18th Century Garland,” Louise Fisher writes, “Words change their meanings, and like music, can be interpreted in many ways. The colors of a picture fade, but plants and flowers have much the same significance in every age.”

    We hear so much these days about historic preservation. All across the country, the sites of early settlements and forts, as well as the structures of historic homes and buildings, are being marked as historic sites and populated by re-enactors striving to bring back the ambiance of an earlier day.