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Today's News

  • Stepson’s charge upgraded to murder

    Steven Edward Jones has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his stepfather, Fred Silvey.

    Jones allegedly stabbed Silvey multiple times with a knife on Feb. 11.

    Silvey died at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville on Valentine’s Day.

    The first-degree murder warrant was taken out on Feb. 17.

    Jones is also charged with attempted second-degree murder against his mother, Carolyn Silvey, and two counts of aggravated assault.

  • Titans CFO to speak at seminar

    Jenneen Kaufman, vice president and chief financial officer of the Tennessee Titans organization, will headline the keynote luncheon address during the annual Oak Ridge Women’s Workshop.

    The workshop, a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office Federal Women’s Program and the Oak Ridge Chapter of Federally Employed Women, will be

    on March 12 in the New Hope Center at 602

    Scarboro Road in Oak Ridge.

    Kaufman, a native Knoxvillian, is in her 18th season with the Titans organization.

  • Fleischmann heads nuclear cleanup caucus

    U.S. Reps. Chuck Fleischmann and Ben Ray Luján have been appointed to co-chair the House of Representatives Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.

    “Our nation has a tremendous nuclear history, and with that has come an important nuclear cleanup mission,” said Fleischmann, an Ooltewah Republican.

    “This caucus will serve to promote the awareness of our nuclear legacy and build a stronger coalition to fight for the needs of our cleanup missions, and I am eager to get to work.”

  • School at Maryville College offers women from Appalachia a brand-new beginning

    Women from Appalachia who haven’t had access to higher education or whose personal circumstances have left them in poverty now have hope for a new beginning, thanks to the New Opportunity School at Maryville College.

    The New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College is accepting applications for its second program July 12-Aug. 1.

  • Harriman Happenings February 23

    A Valentine’s murder mystery titled “Who Killed the Love?” was produced and directed by Barbara D. Moore. The play was at Jamieson Development Center.

    This was a show and dinner.

    The play was great, and all who attended really supported Barbara.

    The dinner was delicious.

    More than 100 people attended.

    After the play and dinner, several stayed for the after party, which included dancing to some of their favorite music. The DJ did a great job.

    Congratulations to you, Barbara. You did a great job!

  • Shelters helpful during cold snap

    Whether huddling close and camping out around fires or heaters or seeking a safe place away from home, Roane County residents without power did what they could to stay warm this week.

    For some, that meant seeking help at a shelter like the one the American Red Cross provided at Kingston First Baptist Church.

    Carol Golliher said she got so cold on Tuesday that she called 911 — because she didn’t know where else to turn.

  • Roane Choral Society to present ‘Rhapsody and Fantasy’ March 7

    Roane Choral Society will present “Rhapsody and Fantasy: Emotion in Music” at 7 p.m. March 7 in South Harriman Baptist Church.

    Admission is by donation.

    Slade Trammell, accompanist for Roane Choral Society, will perform Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy in C Minor,” with members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

    Eugene Hattaway leads the Roane Choral Society as music director/conductor for his sixth season.

  • OTHER WEATHER POSTPONEMENTS

    Tennessee Medieval Faire auditions

    Due to cold weather, open actor auditions for the Tennessee Medieval Faire (previously called the East Tennessee Renaissance Festival) will be from 2 to 5 p.m Feb. 28.

    Auditions will be at 125 Barrie Lane, Kingston.

    Email DarkhorseLLC@comcast.net or call 466-1902 for details.

    Southwest Point DAR book signing

    Southwest Point Chapter NSDAR postponed its program and book signing by Shirley McCracken, author of “The Breastplate: Civil War Adventure.”

  • Weather delays International Fest for a week

    Inclement weather led officials at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge to postpone its International Festival.

    The festival is rescheduled for Feb. 28 in the museum at 461 West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge.

    The same entertainment line-up, food and culture booths originally scheduled are on tap to be there for the rescheduled event.

    Entertainment, crafts and cuisines from cultures around the world will be featured at the International Festival.

    Spice of India Dancers will be the featured performers.

  • Winter weather causes district, region basketball tournaments to be pushed up

    With the week of wintery weather resulting in district basketball play across the state being rearranged, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletics Association has also made changes to the region tournaments.