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Today's News

  • Patriots fall at Maryville
  • Alcoa takes two from Kingston

    Learning how to win close games often takes time for a young team and that’s what the Kingston Yellow Jackets are finding out, as earlier this week Bruce Robinette’s squad dropped a pair of close to decisions against Alcoa.

    Without a senior on the roster, the Jackets lost at home on Tuesday, 3-0, and that was followed on Wednesday with Alcoa winning in extra innings, 11-10.

    Tuesday’s Game

  • Goldston tosses two shutouts in sweep

     

    Haley Goldston put on a show Tuesday evening as the Lady Devils ace tossed not one, but two shutouts in a doubleheader sweep at Tellico Plains.

    The shutouts were needed as Harriman scored just one run in each of the two contests.

  • Arrests: Feb. 25-March 3, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 25 — Jonathan David Cofer, 25, 1273 Winton Chapel Road, Rockwood: possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $1,000; court date June 16.

    • Jeffrey Martin Collins, 52, 202 Lakemont Drive, Rockwood: failure to appear. No bond listed; court date March 3.

    • Christopher Collin Fritts, 32, 106 Plemons Road, Rockwood: theft $500 or less. Bond $1,500; court date March 24.

  • Cruisin’ cruises into Harriman

    Harriman is gearing up for Cruisin’ 2014, the spring and summer car show that kicks off for the season this weekend in downtown Harriman.

    Classic cars, street rods, music, games and vendors will all be at this year’s Cruisin’, which will be from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

    The street closes at 3 p.m. for the event.

    Crusin’ takes place the second Saturday of each month from April to August.

    This year’s events will be on May 10, June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9.

  • Wheeler among Dogwood Ball debs

    Phoebe Rose Wheeler was among the 45 young women from throughout East Tennessee who were presented during the Dogwood Ball.

    The 52nd annual ball of the East Tennessee Presentation Society was on March 29 in Knoxville Marriott Hotel.

    Wheeler is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Samuel Wheeler.

    She is a student at The College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.

    Wheeler, her mother and the other 2014 Dogwood Debutantes and their mothers were honored during a December luncheon in Cherokee Country Club, Knoxville.

  • Can’t file on time? Here’s what to do

    With one week left before the April 15 tax deadline, the Internal Revenue Service reminds Tennessee taxpayers that options are available if they can’t file their forms or pay their taxes on time.

    They can even submit filing extensions and request payment options online.

    "Don’t panic if you need more time to file or pay your taxes," said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. "Requesting more time to file is easy, and there are several payment options."

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 9

    25 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: These purple spring flowers tickle us pink

    Everyone loves the little violets, one of the earliest signs of spring and summer, that appear in our lawns and gardens at this time of year.

    Did you know that this common wildflower is an amazingly rich source of vitamin C? Or that the leaves are full of vitamin A?

    A half cup of violet leaves will supply as much vitamin C as you would get from four oranges and give you the required daily minimum of vitamin A.

  • Blue Devils downed by Oneida, 5-1

     

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers