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Today's News

  • Nesbit inducted into The Citadel Hall of Fame

    Roane State Community College basketball coach Randy Nesbit was inducted into The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 28 during a ceremony at the Charleston, S.C. college.

  • Davis signs with Tusculum College

    It takes two things to be a good golfer. One is talent and the second is composure.

    Harriman’s Samuel Davis has both, and those attributes paid off big time last week as the Blue Devil senior signed scholarship papers with Tusculum College in Greeneville. 

  • Off the Cuff: Allen’s life was short, but he continues to make a big impact

    I don't remember Allen. At all.

    My memories of this stellar young man are those my parents shared with me. Their rollercoaster relationship, abruptly halted with my mother's death in April 2005, was fraught with disagreements. There were two things, however, on which they steadfastly agreed:

    They loved my sister and me, and they loved Allen.

  • Arrests

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

    Nov. 8
    — Troy Lee Binkhoelter, 22, 534 N. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood: theft. Bond $2,500; court date Dec. 12.

    • Marquilla Marie Brannon, 20, 435 Carroll Drive, Harriman: DUI and violation drinking age law. Total bond $2,500; court date Dec. 5.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Oct. 14-21:

    From Housing and Urban Development of Washington and Housing and Urban Development of Washington to Brian A. Eads by deed, Dist. 5, $10,700.

    From Don R. Brasel and Mary M. Brasel Estate to Jeffrey Lee Brasel by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, McNutts Addition, Lots 6 and 7, $50.

    From Roger L. Henry and Danny Walker and Margaret Walker by warranty deed, Dist. 5, Clymerville Addition, Clymerville Road, $5,500.

  • Gala grabs big Alliance support

    More than 300 supporters of The Roane Alliance turned out Nov. 4 for its 10th annual Gala, which Alliance officials and supporters are boasting as its “best ever.”

    “One of the most gratifying parts about this year’s Gala is how much support we got, even though times have been tough for many of us,” said Leslie Henderson, president/CEO of The Roane Alliance.

    “We had a record number of donors this year and more table sponsors than we’ve had for years,” she added.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Flatwater Grill offers fun lunch adventure

    As chairman of Oak Ridge High School Reunion Committee for the classes of 1954, 1955 and 1956, I look to my former classmates to suggest restaurants for our lunch meetings.

    This time I pushed for Flatwater Grill on Melton Lake Peninsula, just off the east end of Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Having grown up in Oak Ridge, Melton Hill Lake Drive will always be River Road to me.

  • Rockwood rushing to shut out pain clinic

    Rockwood will need to get moving if it wants to prevent a pain clinic from opening its doors in the community.

    A pain management facility has requested a building permit to remodel the interior of a vacant building at 1486 N. Gateway Ave. The renovations, according to the permit application, are for examination rooms.

    “I’m totally 100-percent against it,” Vice Mayor Peggy Evans said. “We don’t need that in our community.”

    Discussions about the proposed clinic are on Rockwood Planning Commission’s agenda for today’s meeting.

  • Saluting Our Veterans: 50 years of submarining earns Swicegood a Holland Club slot

    The tight quarters of a submarine require its occupants to get along and build a bond that can be tighter than the closest of families.

    That’s how Duie Swicegood described the relationships he formed while serving in the U.S. Navy aboard submarines including the USS Tigrone, a submarine used previously in World War II, and the USS Cobbler, which Swicegood called a guppie.

  • Saluting Our Veterans: Daughter helps town welcome home a hero

    When Air National Guard Master Sgt. Chad Goldston returned from his first tour of Afghanistan two weeks ago, the first thing he ate was a vegetable plate at Cracker Barrel.

    After nearly seven months, the 39-year-old South Harriman man is back home with his wife, Billie, and two children, Chane and Haley.

    He shipped out to Afghanistan in April after training in New Jersey and returned to find his daughter had arranged “Welcome Back” signs up at Harriman businesses and schools.