Today's News

  • Grass getting attention at Harriman golf course

    as a warm-weather sport, but most people were bundled up recently at the Emory Golf Course in Harriman at the tournament celebrating the opening of the new golf greens.
    Lloyd Edwards was among many whose ties with the course extend way back.
    “I started caddying back in 1942,” Edwards said. “That was when I started playing.”

  • ‘Thankful Hearts’ program theme

    Harriman Music Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the home of Wilda Taylor; co-hostesses are Linda Raby and Laura Walker.

    Peggy Sheppard will present the Hymn of the Month. Program Chairwoman Taylor will present “Songs for Thankful Hearts,” including a vocal solo by Laura Dailey and a Harriman High School Instrumental Ensemble directed by Jim Hix. Call 376-2961 for details.

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Roane County on Nov. 23 on Hwy. 70 at Poland Hollow Road.

    The checkpoint will take place from 11 p.m. to midnight.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Art show kicks off council activities

    The Arts Council of Roane County’s inaugural event, the Roane Open Art Show, is a three-day exhibition of area artists’ work.

    The public exhibit in Creative Arts Co-op at 426 Ruritan Road, Harriman,  will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1-2.

    Area artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers, illustrators, printmakers and potters, are invited to submit up to three original works for display.

  • These gifts help those in community

    Struggling to find a gift this year for those hard-to-buy-for friends or relatives?

    Have they said they don’t need anything ... that their house is already full of “stuff”?

    Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior services program asks Roane Countians to consider these alternative gift ideas for family and friends:

  • Thanksgiving travel said to be up by a bit this year

    AAA projects 43.6 million Americans will take a trip of 50 miles or more away from home between Nov. 21-25, the Thanksgiving holiday traveling period.

    This represents a 0.7 percent increase from the 43.3 million people who traveled last year.

    Auto travel remains the preferred mode of transportation this Thanksgiving, with 39.1 million Americans traveling via automobile, about 90 percent of all travelers.

  • Ag Center cattle sale set for Friday

    The University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center near Crossville will have its annual fall cattle sale Nov. 16.

    The sale will start at 11 a.m.

    It will feature open and bred cows from the center’s herd, all of which are registered Angus, Gelbvieh or Balancer cows.

    Minimum bids per head will be required.

    The cows will be penned and available for viewing beginning Nov. 15.

    Registration documentation will also be available.

  • Kingston’s top fall decorators
  • Jaycie Brooklynn Mitchell

    Jaycie Brooklynn Mitchell turned 4 on Nov. 13.

    She celebrated on Nov. 10 at Roane County Skating Center with lots of family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Miranda Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Kendall and Joni Mitchell of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents include David and Trisha Mitchell, Jerry Brackett and Cleta Mitchell, all of Kingston, and Peggy Kirk of Rockwood.

  • Time to help Orange in blood drive

    Volunteer fans who think their blood runs orange have a chance to prove it during Medic’s 25th annual Battle of the Orange and Blue.

    The blood drive competition between  Tennessee and Kentucky fans runs through Nov. 16.

    Medic’s mobile unit  will be at Rockwood Walmart Supercenter from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16.

    “Kentucky fans have won this competition the last two years, and Medic wants Volunteer fans back on the winning side of this event,” said Christi Fightmaster of Medic public relations.