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Today's News

  • Roane Rock finder shares story

    It was finders-keepers last Tuesday afternoon for Alesia Gallagher.
    The Rockwood woman successfully retrieved the Roane Rock, which was hidden along Hwy. 58 near Riley’s Creek Campground, in the culmination of a new contest sponsored by the Roane County News.
    She was awarded a pair of $50 gift cards as well as a six-month subscription to the newspaper.
    “When I found it, I just stood there in disbelief,” Gallagher said.
    She had faithfully followed 11 clues in the newspaper since the contest began in late July.

  • The Garden Gate: Colorful cabbage more than a ho-hum veggie

    It is hard to really know how far back in time people have been eating cabbage. Now we eat cabbage in soups, stews, salads and casseroles without realizing our kinship to all the people in all the countries and all the eras in history who have done the very same thing.

    Cabbage is mentioned in many places in the Bible with full descriptions of gardens and crops, and even some methods of cooking and preserving this versatile vegetable.

  • Jace Simeon Tedder

    Jace Simeon Tedder celebrated his ninth birthday on Aug. 23. He celebrated with a NASCAR-themed party at Roane County Park with family and friends.

    He is the son of Marty and Robin Tedder of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Ernest and Barbara Tedder and Charles and Becky Lamance, all of Harriman.  

    Jace has a 3-year-old brother, Cole Thomas Tedder.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 5

    25 Years Ago
    Harriman’s last dime store closed its doors for the final time. Clarence Hall and his wife, Frances, owned and operated Hall’s Dime Store on Roane Street for 35 years. Age and Clarence’s back injury a few years earlier helped to determine the couple’s retirement plans. Said Clarence, “If you can’t do it right, it’s time to let it go.”

    10 Years Ago

  • Quilts galore at upcoming October Sky Fest

    By Leota Wallick, for Roane Newspapers

    Quilts through the ages have been used to provide warmth for our bodies, store memories of our past, deliver blessings to families as babies are born and marriages take place, to deliver directions to those using the Underground Railroad and for other reasons too numerous for this short article.

    Quilts will be displayed  at the 2012 October Sky Festival in Oliver Springs to emphasize their importance in our heritage.

  • Kids Dream Big for Harriman’s reading program

    The Harriman Public Library 2012 Summer Reading Program, Dream Big: Read, was a vision of wonderful books read.

    There were 2,836 books read during the five programs. The program had 75 children registered.

    In the first program, the National Park Service from the Scenic Obed River sent Patrick Smith to intrigue the children with stories and pictures of canoeing, rock climbing and animals at this national park.

    The youth of Kingston First Baptist Church entertained with a puppet show in the second program.

  • OR heritage group to hear two special presentations Sept. 13

    The Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association will hear two special presentations during its monthly meeting on Sept. 13.

    The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Midtown Community Center.

    Jim Campbell, president of the East Tennessee Economic Council and Fellow of the University of Tennessee's Howard Baker Center for Public Policy, will present a preview of his portion of “Secret City in the Tennessee Hills: From Dogpatch to Nuclear Power,” a symposium at the National Archives at Atlanta.

  • Karate Promotions
  • High school sports participation reaches all-time high

    Boosted by continued growth in several girls sports, participation in high school sports increased for the 23rd consecutive year in 2011-12, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

  • Bobcats, Jackets still remembering Walls

    It’s been more than four months since Brady Walls died in an accident in front of Coalfield School, but despite all the time that has passed, his memory is still strong in the Coalfield and Oliver Springs communities, where he starred as a football player.