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Today's News

  • U.S. Bank awards grant to Michael Dunn Center

    The U.S. Bank Foundation recently awarded the Michael Dunn Center a $2,000 grant to help fund services to people with disabilities.

    This grant will help to feed those who live in the Michael Dunn Center Residential Habilitation Program.

    The Michael Dunn Center spent more than $215,000 in Fiscal Year 2013 to feed the residents in its 23 homes throughout Roane County.

    Michael Dunn Center currently serves 400 children and adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Out to Lunch: Nothing disastrous about Titanic tea at the Paris Apartment

    My previous “Out To Lunch” article mentioned that my wife, Carol, and I share the same birthday — plus, we got married on our birthday.

    Our son Barry, and wife Judy treated us for the celebration lunch that I wrote about in the article.

    This “Out to Lunch” was another birthday/anniversary celebration treat by Carol’s sister, Jean Miller. We also invited our son, Buddy, and his wife, Faye, to join us. They all live in Knoxville.

  • Three named to Oak Ridge board

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management recently appointed three new members to its advisory board.

    The agency appointed Wanda Smith, Noel Berry and Mary Hatcher to two-year terms to the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board, a federally chartered citizens panel that provides independent advice and recommendations about cleanup conducted throughout the Oak Ridge Reservation.

  • Chili cook-off to help agency

    Wellington Place of Kingston is planning a fall chili cook-off to benefit Alzheimer’s Tennessee.

    The event will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 18 at Wellington Place at 1098 Bradford Way.

    Those wishing to compete should call Marti Hands at 376-9848 before the evening of Oct. 14.

    Tastings at the event will be four for $1, with all proceeds benefiting Alzheimer’s Tennessee.

  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Uncle Si raising funds for Roane anti-drug group

    The Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition is among the East Tennessee charities benefiting from the Oct. 25 presentation by “Uncle Si” and Alan Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame.

    The Knoxville Rotary Club presentation starts at 7 p.m. in Knoxville Civic Auditorium as a fundraiser for the organization’s charitable endeavors.

    “We wanted to do something bigger this year than we’ve ever done in the past,” said organizer and Rotarian Greg Maciolek.

  • Arrests: June 6-17, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 6 — William Paul Drennan, 48, 116 Wheeler Lane, Oliver Springs: criminal trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, evading arrest. No bond listed; court date July 22.

    • Charissa Bianca Eskridge, 30, 514 Key St., Rockwood: DUI. No bond listed; court date June 7.

  • Modern tales on tap for Hauntings tour in historic Harriman

    Mysterious happenings, bone-chilling sights and more will be part of this year’s annual Harriman ghost tour, the Hauntings of Historic Harriman.

    “Some of the stories we have this year are more modern,” said Sammie Mowery, co-chairwoman of this year’s event.

    “We have more ’30s, ’40s and above this time,” she added. “A couple of things are things that happened in the last year.”

    The event, hosted by the Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization, will be Oct. 25-26.

  • Pinnacle Pointe price tag going up

    How much has Harriman spent so far on litigation tied to Pinnacle Pointe developers?

    Councilman Kenyon Mee wanted to know, and he shared the price tag with Harriman City Council last week.

    “To date, if you want to count the condemnation with the Pinnacle Pointe lawsuit, we’re at $64,674.28,” Mee said. “That counts the money, the big one would be the $29,000, which called the damage deposit on here, which is actually the money we set aside for them to pay” for condemnation.

  • DOE cancels deer hunts

     

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been informed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Operations (ORO) that the deer hunts scheduled Oct. 19-20 have been cancelled at the Oak Ridge Wildlife Management Area.

  • Green Wave no match for No. 1 Grace Christian

     

    The Midway Green Wave had won three games in the final seconds this season, but none of that would apply to Friday’s game against Grace Christian. The top ranked AA team in the state lived up to their billing and steamrolled the Green Wave 53-14 to remain unbeaten at 8-0 on the season.