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Today's News

  • Human year’s top adviser

    Kevin Human, diesel-powered equipment technology instructor at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, has been honored as the 2012 SkillsUSA adviser of the year.

    He received the honor during the recent SkillsUSA Tennessee competition.

    This award is presented to postsecondary educators involved in technical, skilled and service occupations and who have achieved prominence at local, state and national levels with SkillsUSA.

  • Help sought for Episcopal camp

    The third annual Jim Muir Kamp 4 Kids for ages 8-12 will be July 16-19 at Grace Point Episcopal Camp, Kingston.

    Kamp 4 Kids is or children who have one or more incarcerated parents. A season of camp in an environment of love, learning and fun broadens their horizons.

    The camp is named in honor of the late Muir, ne of the area’s foremost advocates for ministry to prisoners and their families.

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Bradbury United Methodist
    “Operation Overboard” is the vacation Bible school theme at Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston. Classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. July 8-12 in the church at 3506 Buttermilk Road West; dinner will be served daily. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

    Lawnville Road Church of Christ

  • Babahatchie concert to kick off at cooler 7 p.m.

    The Babahatchie Community Band concert originally scheduled for July 1 was postponed due to last week’s extreme heat.

    The concert is rescheduled for 7 p.m. July 8 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

    “We thought it might be a little cooler at that time,” Babahatchie Community Band member Alison Westrich said. “We don’t want anyone to show up a 3 p.m. to be disappointed.”

  • Jackets headed to Dixie Youth state tourney

    When the Kingston A All-Stars dropped a game against Sweetwater on Saturday in the District 8 A Tournament, it appeared as if the Junior Jackets might come up short in their bid of making next weekend's Dixie Youth A State Tournament in Joelton.

  • AAA Devils, AA Jackets roll on

    Tuesday was a good day for the Harriman AAA All-Stars and Kingston AA All-Stars.

    For Harriman, the Blue Devils completed an impressive run through the Dixie Youth AAA sub-district tournament by defeating Spring City for the title.

  • Weather hurting fireworks sales

    Sizzling temperatures have kept some people away from numerous fireworks stands around Roane County, but those who man the tents are still seeing a steady drizzle of people.
    Pentecostal Lighthouse Church Associate Pastor Harlon McBride said his Midtown tent next to Pattersons Home Appliance is seeing about regular turnout, but he thinks the weather has played a role.
    “My other three tents are a little slow,” he admitted.
    He said they’ve made some more specials to help compete.

  • Record high temperatures, no rain dampen spirits for holiday weekend

    The onslaught of scorching dry weather raised concerns about public safety from people staying cool and concerns about fires.
    Over the weekend, with forecasts projecting highs of more than 100 degrees, the Roane County Office of Emergency Services & Homeland Security announced there would be several locations open during the day as cooling centers.
    People took advantage of them, too.
    “I think we had a couple dozen people show up,” said Howie Rose, Office of Emergency Management.

  • Accused killer in Roane custody

    Shawn Smoot was booked into the Roane County Jail on Saturday.
    Sheriff Jack Stockton said two of his deputies transported Smoot to the jail from Mississippi.
    “They left Friday morning about 10:30 or so and they got back (Saturday) around 6 o’clock,” he said.
    Smoot was indicted by the Roane County grand jury last month for first-degree murder in the death of Brooke Morris.
    Her body was found at Blair Road and Old Blair Road last October. Authorities said  the 23-year-old Knox County woman was shot to death.

  • ‘We’re telling everyone not to burn’

    The dry, hot weather is a concern for West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Charlie Redwine.
    “It’s so dry it don’t take hardly anything to ignite a fire right now,” he said.
    Redwine said the conditions also make it tough to fight a fire, especially for departments that have limited manpower.
    “With volunteer departments, a lot of us have to work during the week,” he said. “Everyone is shorthanded.”