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Today's News

  • Child rape charges for 45-year-old

    A Harriman man has been charged with child rape.
    David Milton Wales, 45, was charged after March 29.
    Harriman Police Sgt. Greg Sims was dispatched to Roane Medical Center on a report of a rape of a child that was said to have happened a couple of months prior.
    The child’s mother said her daughter had given her explicit details of what happened with a man named David Woods  and described a man between 35 to 45 years old with red hair and blue eyes who lived on Hillwood Drive.

  • Lots going on at Alpha House

    Alpha House Inc., a faith-based transitional home for women leaving incarceration, had its first volunteer training in Providence House, Oak Ridge.

    Prior to the training, an architectural conceptual drawing for a permanent structure for the ministry was unveiled.

    A capital campaign to fund construction will be initiated in the near future.

    The ministry is also planning to open its “Alpha BitZ” Thrift Store on May 1 at 5110 Harriman Hwy. (Hwy. 62) in the former Morrow Furniture Store building.

  • O'Brien, Pack accepted to Union College

    Tyler O’Brien of Kingston and David Pack III of Harriman have been accepted to attend Union College for the 2013 fall semester.

    Union, a four-year liberal arts school related to the United Methodist Church, is in Barbouville, Ky.

  • Ouachita Baptist University dean's list: fall 2012

    Harriman’s Lily Taylor is among the 397 Ouachita Baptist University students named to the dean’s list for fall 2012 semester.

    Taylor will receive a certificate of recognition from Ouachita. Her name will also be included in the “National Dean’s List” for 2012-13.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must compile at least a 3.5 grade-point average and be classified as a full-time student, with a minimum of 12 academic hours.

  • Kindergarten, pre-K sign-ups slated May 2-3

    Roane County Schools’ registration for kindergarten and prekindergarten for the 2013-14 school year will take place next month.

    Registration will take place at the elementary schools from 2 to 5:30 p.m. May 2, and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. May 3.

    Parents should register students for the 2013-14 school year at the school in their district.

    Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Aug. 31; Pre-K students must be 4 on or before Aug. 31.

  • Church Calendar: April 13-27

    SATURDAY, APRIL 13
    • Emory Gap Missionary Baptist Church, Harriman, will have a free clothing giveaway for most sizes from noon to 3 p.m. at the church at 120 Poland Drive.

    • Sevier Street Seventh-day Adventist Church’s youth concert, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed. The concert will be rescheduled in May. The church is at 950 Sevier Ave., Harriman.

  • RCHS band plays before more than 1 million in country’s 2nd largest St. Pat’s Day parade

    The Roane County High School Marching Band recently performed in the 189th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah, Ga.

    Of the 33 bands in the parade, the RCHS band was selected to be the featured award band representing the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.

    The band played “God Bless America” as it marched over three miles through the squares of Savannah and along the Savannah River.

  • Darnbush taking over command of 278th

    The largest unit in the Tennessee National Guard will have a new commander after ceremonies on April 14.

    The ceremonies, starting at 1 p.m. at the West High School Football Stadium, 3326 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, will kick off Col. Darrell D. Darnbush’s command of Tennessee’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

    The Rockwood National Guard Armory is part of the 278th, which has been commanded by Col. Frank C. McCauley  since May 2011.

  • Deadline today to submit proposals for STEM grants

    Today, April 12, is the deadline for Roane County teachers to submit proposals to URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC for educational grants with a specific goal of enabling new instructional methods in science, technology, engineering and math.

    The UCOR Education Mini-Grants will be awarded directly to teachers and schools for specific projects.

    All teachers are welcome to apply, but proposals should focus on STEM projects. For instance, a music teacher might apply for a grant for a math-related project within the field of music.

  • GUEST OPINION: Reporter takes up shield; what will courts do?

    The judge in the Colorado movie theater shooting case has decided to buy some time.

    Colorado District Court Judge Carlos Samour  Jr. has postponed a decision on whether Fox News reporter Jana Winter will be required to reveal her anonymous sources.  

    Winter’s reporting revealed that shooting suspect James Holmes had mailed a notebook outlining  violent plans and depicting illustrations of a shooting attack to a psychiatrist at the University of Colorado, where he had gone to school.