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Today's News

  • Salvation Army looking for bell ringers

    The Salvation Army is seeking volunteer bell ringers for its annual holiday red-kettle campaign.

    “We do not pay people to ring bells; we rely on volunteers who want to help us help others,” said Marie Ruby of the Roane County Salvation Army. “There are so many people hurting these days, and the demand for our services is greater than ever.”

    Anyone interested in volunteering for the cause may call 882-7711.

  • The Garden Gate: Is yarrow a weed? Or might it be more?

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Progress means change, but sometimes, things do seem to go around in circles.

    So many of our more popular culinary herbs were first developed from wild plants or weeds. The list is long and sometimes surprising, since we are constantly being called upon to revise our thoughts concerning what is and is not a weed.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Nov. 2

    25 Years Ago
    Harriman’s American Legion was on the “endangered species” list. Newman-Davis Post 53 had only 75 members in the 67-year-old organization, compared to 400 in the post-war ‘40s and ‘50s. The American Legion War Memorial Building, built in the early ‘50s, was suffering, too. Several parts of the building needed repairs and replacements, including the roof.

    10 Years Ago

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Cameron T. Jones

    U.S. Army Pvt. Cameron T. Jones recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    A 2011 graduate of Roane County High School, he is the son of Janie Hickman, and grandson of Kathleen Wiseman, both of Kingston.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies.

  • Giving Mom and Dad a taste of freedom
  • New security for Kingston parks
  • Raiders looking to pressure opponents

    Roane State Community College’s men’s basketball team can generate offense with its defense, and that’s good news for head coach Randy Nesbit.

    “That makes the coach’s job a lot easier,” Nesbit said.

  • Hardy named Karate-Ka of the Year

    The Roane School of Isshin-ryu karate in Harriman is proud to announce that Kyle Hardy has been named as the Young Male Karate-Ka of the Year by both the Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame (IHOF). Hardy was also the recipient of the award in 2010 with the International Isshin-ryu Karate Association (IIKA).

  • Nationwide emergency alerting system testing scheduled for Nov. 9

    The first cooperative presidential-level, nationwide test of the broadcast Emergency Alerting System is planned for 2 p.m. on Nov. 9.

    Americans are advised to note that the test, conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission, will only be a diagnostic exercise to determine the reliability and effectiveness of the national emergency information system.

  • THP to conduct license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County during November.

    The first checkpoint will be the week of Nov. 6 at Hwy. 70 and Poland Hollow Road. The checkpoint will be from 10 to 11 a.m.

    On the week of Nov. 13, the THP will have a checkpoint at Pansy Hill Road near Swan Pond Road. The time for that checkpoint will be from 11 p.m. to midnight.