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Today's News

  • Win your cute pooch bragging rights in contest

    Dog owners who think they have the county’s cutest canine are invited to put their mutt’s mug to the test to raise money for East Tennessee community cancer outreach.

    Buddy’s Race Against Cancer Dog Photo Contest allows dog owners to enter their pooch in a competition that raises money for the annual 5k walk and run benefiting Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s cancer outreach services program.

    The Roane Rockers, the team representing Roane Medical Center, Harriman, is raising funds through the dog photo contest.

  • Car show to help anti-drug coalition

    Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition will have a fundraising car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Roane County Park.

    Entry is $20 per car. Trophies will be given for best of show, top cruiser cycle, top GM, unfinished, top Mopar, rat rod, top import, top Ford, best street rod, top motorcycle and people's choice.

    Trophies will also be given to the top 25 cars.

    General admission is $2; ages younger than 7 will be admitted free.

  • Scarecrow 5k postponed
  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse Aug. 24-31:

    From Billy Joe Calloway and Anna Marie Calloway to Billy Joe Calloway Revocable Living Trust and Billy Joe Calloway Trustee by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, adjacent Johnson/Butler/Mead, $10.

    From Kelly W. McCracken, Tazia McCracken and Sue Ellen Hightower McCracken Estate to Michael S. Smith and Leslie B. Smith by warranty deed, Dist. 2, Hen Valley Road, $215,000.

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Sept. 29 – Desiree R. Baird, 28, 534 N. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood: forgery, criminal impersonation, vandalism, driving on suspended license and theft. Total bond $15,500; court date Oct. 24.

    • Sara Deena Bennett, 32, 145 Jenkins Road, Rockwood: criminal trespassing and shoplifting theft of property. Bond $2,000; court date Dec. 5.

  • Looseleaf laureate by Terri Likens: Smart Corey Reed is $10 richer these days

    You came. You bought. You said hello.

    I shivered.

    I’d like to thank everyone who came to my first-ever yard sale — especially those of you who made a special effort to say hey to me and my mother.

    I can’t remember all of your names, but I do remember Lynn, Jan, Jean and Lou. I also appreciated the tips and tales from fellow hikers who came by.

    It was a chilly Saturday. The afternoon would have been comfortable enough if the wind would have quit blowing, but that didn’t happen.

  • Harriman employees get 2-percent raise

    Harriman city employees will be seeing the benefits of a 2-percent pay increase on their next paychecks.

    The Harriman City Council approved the fiscal 2012 budget on Sept. 27, including raises that were to begin the first pay period after final passage.

    In addition to the raises, the city property tax rate of $1.1933 was rounded up to $1.20 per $100 valuation.

    Treasurer Charles Kerley said it would make little difference to property owners.\

    For example, a person with a $100,000 home will pay about $1.68 more a year.

  • Clinch River nuke push

    A huge depression from an infamous breeder reactor project that was scuttled in the 1980s is still visible today.

    Another pit could be on the way at the same Roane County location along the Clinch River.

    TVA is looking into putting small modular reactors at the site on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

    “This whole project is in the exploratory, can-we-make-this-happen, can-we-really- make-this-work kind of deal,” said Jeff Perry, senior project manager for the Clinch River project. “That’s kind of where we’re at.”

  • School Internet filters often too blunt to help

    By KEN PAULSON
    First Amendment Center
    There’s nothing sexy about the First Amendment Center’s website.

    Our goal is to publish a daily report that can be used in any classroom in America. We strive to be nonpartisan, apolitical and as tasteful as possible.

    We know that if parents and educators know that we’re a safe and trusted destination, their children and students are more likely to turn to us for research and term papers on the First Amendment.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: More needs to be known of Perry’s core beliefs

    Gentle reader, did you hear that the sports network ESPN has pulled its long-time introductory song from the Monday Night Football broadcast?

    It seems that the performer, Hank Williams the younger, has interjected himself in the TEA party type “discussion” of politics.

    The report is that he was interviewed on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” broadcast Monday morning, when he characterized President Obama’s golf game with House Speaker Boehner thusly: “It’d be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu.”