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Today's News

  • 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

  • Lady 'Cats drop close games

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats had plenty of chances Tuesday evening in their game at Knoxville Catholic, but Matt Headden’s squad left 10 runners on base in a 3-2 loss against the Lady Irish.

    The Lady ’Cats left one runner on board in each of the first four innings as the two teams battled to a scoreless tie.

    Oliver Springs, however, finally broke through in the fifth inning as the Lady ’Cats used four hits to plate two runs.

  • GUEST OPINION: State’s forestry resources are under attack

    By ALEX WYSS
    Tennessee Nature Conservancy  
    Tennessee is one of America’s greenest states.

    It is still more than 50-percent forested. In fact, much of the majestic beauty that defines Tennessee comes from its trees.

    Our trees provide habitats for animals, nesting for birds and shading for our homes. They are also under attack.

    Tennessee’s beautiful trees are appetizing to many foreign pests that are making new homes in our state.