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Today's News

  • Looseleaf Laureate: Hope is that bum knee can be fixed, not replaced

    A couple of years ago, my doctor made one of those scrunched-up faces he gets when talking about my left knee.
    It’s a face that says, indirectly, I’m looking at a bionic knee or two down the road.
    Those of you who have followed me for the past 11 years or so know I’m no stranger to surgery. At least one of them saved my life.
    But this is one surgery I don’t want to have.
    Not now.
    Not ever.
    After last year’s talk with my doc, I backed down on my hiking. I quit trying to run. I put away my tennis racquet.

  • GUEST OPINION: Crazy free speech battles on campuses

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    Inside the First Amendment
    Robert Van Tuinen’s run-in with campus police would be a funny story — if it weren’t such a disturbing example of how freedom of speech is under assault on many American college and university campuses.
    As reported in The Daily Caller and elsewhere, Van Tuinen, a student at Modesto Junior College in California, was stopped from handing out copies of the Constitution on Sept. 17 – the 226th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: CEO pay steals from workers and stockholders

    In the past couple of years we have seen and heard many things from some of our Tea Party-type friends that have amazed us, but probably the most amazing thing yet was Marsha Blackburn’s complaint this past Sunday about the U.S. Senate not being in session on that day!

    Miss Marsha is, as you no doubt know, one of the members of Congress from a district in Middle Tennessee, one of the strongholds of the Church of Christ.

    We had always thought that that area was a member in good standing of the Bible Belt.

  • Harriman Garden Club decks Riverfront display for fall

     

    Jamie Russell, left, Harriman Garden club vice president, and Bridget Stricker add the finishing touches to the fall garden display at Riverfront Park in Harriman. “Everyone just loved it so much that we decided to do it bigger this year,” said Pat Ramsey, president. Club members said this year they are planning on decorating for the winter holidays as well. Harriman Garden Club celebrated its 55-year anniversary last week with a picnic drawing almost 30 people.
     

  • Loose change rejected by HUB

    It’s hard for Wendy Jackson to keep her lights on.

    She felt helpless when she went to Harriman Utility Board last week after her most recent outage and brought money she’d begged from family and friends — some of it in change jars.

    It was shortly before closing, and the clerks initially denied her the coins before changing their minds.

    “I had $281,” Jackson said. “They (originally) refused to take my change because it wasn’t rolled.”

  • Rockwood man stabbed in Wartburg

    One man was in intensive care and another facing charges following a stabbing incident in Wartburg.

    Wartburg Police were called to Roane Medical Center around 5 a.m. Sunday to investigate a report of a stabbing that had allegedly occurred near the intersection of Hwys. 27 and 62 in Wartburg.

    According to authorities, Harold Gene Raby, 39, 207 Elm Grove St. in Loudon, and his wife, Janice Bramblett, gave Warren Dyer, 27, Rockwood, a ride from Kroger in Midtown to Wartburg.

  • TWRA informed of federal area closings

     

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is informing sportsmen that due to the federal governmental shutdown on Oct. 1, several federal public lands have been impacted.

  • Lady Waves take 2nd in district
  • Lady ’Cats come up short against Campbell County

     

    If Tuesday’s Campbell County versus Oliver Springs soccer game was a movie, it would be called "Tenacious D and the Kick of Destiny" as Campbell County used stifling defense and a booming 35-yard kick to win by a 2-1 margin over the Lady Bobcats at D.J. Brittan Field. 

  • October opens with key 3-A battles

     

    October.

    There’s nothing quite like it for high school football fans. Along with a chill in the air that signifies fall, the 10th month of the year means the regular season is winding down and every game takes on a greater role with the playoffs just around the corner.