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Today's News

  • Lady Devils split with Knoxville Catholic

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils traveled to West Knoxville Friday night and split a doubleheader with Knoxville Catholic.

    Both games featured a lot of runs as Harriman won the first game, 10-7, but the Lady Irish bounced back in game two to knock off the Lady Devils, 16-3.

    Game 1

    A pair of 4-run innings keyed Harriman’s 10-7 victory in the first game of the evening.

  • Soccer Jackets down Harriman, 8-2

    By JACE GREENE

    Roane Newspapers

    Friday night brought two bitter rivals to Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field to face off in a soccer contest. Most of the fans were bundled up in the bleachers, but the conditions were fiery on the field as both teams got after each other for the full 80 minutes with Kingston taking home an 8-2 victory.

  • Rockwood downs Harriman in tennis

    The Harriman and Rockwood tennis teams met up last week at Roane State and the news was good for the green and gold as the Tigers and Lady Tigers swept the match-up.

    The boys’ action was close with Rockwood holding a 4-3 advantage in games played. The Tigers also won two matches via forfeit to make the final score 6-3.

    The girls’ matches weren’t as close as Rockwood cruised to a 9-0 victory.

    Girls

  • Join Roane in the Great American Cleanup March 20

    The Roane County Road Department is inviting Roane Countians to join together to keep Roane County — and America — beautiful.

    That’s why it is joining with other state and county agencies and community volunteers for a communitywide roadside litter cleanup from 8:30 to 3 p.m. March 20.

    “We at the Roane County Highway Department believe that no matter where we live, our community is a key aspect of life,” said Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson.

  • Altrusa offering scholarships to area women

    Altrusa International of Oak Ridge is offering scholarships of up to $1,000 to deserving women to support their pursuit of education and/or training.

    Two of the scholarships honor former Altrusa presidents and civic leaders, Sarah Ketron and Pat Rush.

    Altrusans seek to encourage and support women who are striving to complete their education, search for jobs and become financially independent.

  • Whaley serves as Senate page

    Harriman Middle School eighth-grader Jonathan Whaley, seated, recently served as a page in the state Senate for the 108th Tennessee General Assembly.

    He was the guest of state Sen. Ken Yager, right, a Kingston Republican.

    Whaley’s parents, Chris and Cindy Whaley, join their son in the Senate chamber.

    Yager said page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands within the Tennessee Capitol building, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly.

  • Long arm of the law

    Connor Slaven, left, and Kyler Teto chose the job of a sheriff during Ridge View Elementary School’s Career Dress-Up Day.

    The boys were treated to a visit with Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton, who checked out their law-enforcement hardware and badges before rewarding each boy with a handcuff key.

    “Now don’t lose these,” Stockton said, “You are the only two boys in the whole school with real handcuff keys.”

  • Ministry giving garden grants, help with training

    Now is the time to get ready to enjoy all those fresh vegetables out of the garden and to save money in the process.

    Now is also the time to get help doing it.

    Each year, beginning on April 1, Roane County Cooperative Ministry offers garden grants to help pay for starting a vegetable garden.

    This year, the Ministry is also teaming up with Roane County Agricultural Extension Agent Grant Palmer and the Master Gardeners to provide garden training on April 12.

    Garden grants provide up to $30 per family to low-income residents of Roane County.

  • Harriman’s annual Lenten lunch series ongoing each week

    Harriman Ministerial Association’s annual six-week Lunchtime Lenten Series is underway through the season in Harriman United Methodist Church.

    Community members are welcome to go to the church at Queen Avenue and Trenton Street at noon each Wednesday through April 16 for a brief worship service in the sanctuary.

    Various clergy will preach, and area choirs, ensembles and soloists — including an ensemble from the Roane County High School band — will present special music.

  • Church Calendar: March 14-April 20

    FRIDAY, MARCH 14
    • The Women’s Association of Rockwood First Presbyterian Church will have a two-day estate sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the church basement and fellowship hall. Items to be sold are from the estates of three families. The church is at 429 W. Rockwood St.

    SATURDAY, MARCH 22
    • Emory Gap Missionary Baptist Church, Harriman, will have a clothing giveaway for all ages from noon to 3 p.m. in the church at 120 Poland Drive.