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Today's News

  • Loose change rejected by HUB

    It’s hard for Wendy Jackson to keep her lights on.

    She felt helpless when she went to Harriman Utility Board last week after her most recent outage and brought money she’d begged from family and friends — some of it in change jars.

    It was shortly before closing, and the clerks initially denied her the coins before changing their minds.

    “I had $281,” Jackson said. “They (originally) refused to take my change because it wasn’t rolled.”

  • Rockwood man stabbed in Wartburg

    One man was in intensive care and another facing charges following a stabbing incident in Wartburg.

    Wartburg Police were called to Roane Medical Center around 5 a.m. Sunday to investigate a report of a stabbing that had allegedly occurred near the intersection of Hwys. 27 and 62 in Wartburg.

    According to authorities, Harold Gene Raby, 39, 207 Elm Grove St. in Loudon, and his wife, Janice Bramblett, gave Warren Dyer, 27, Rockwood, a ride from Kroger in Midtown to Wartburg.

  • TWRA informed of federal area closings

     

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is informing sportsmen that due to the federal governmental shutdown on Oct. 1, several federal public lands have been impacted.

  • Lady Waves take 2nd in district
  • Lady ’Cats come up short against Campbell County

     

    If Tuesday’s Campbell County versus Oliver Springs soccer game was a movie, it would be called "Tenacious D and the Kick of Destiny" as Campbell County used stifling defense and a booming 35-yard kick to win by a 2-1 margin over the Lady Bobcats at D.J. Brittan Field. 

  • October opens with key 3-A battles

     

    October.

    There’s nothing quite like it for high school football fans. Along with a chill in the air that signifies fall, the 10th month of the year means the regular season is winding down and every game takes on a greater role with the playoffs just around the corner.

  • Kingston kids donate birthday money to charity

    Kingston siblings Keira, 8, and Brock Leffew, 6, recently celebrated their birthdays, but instead of asking for toys, they requested family members and friends donate to a charity.

    After learning about the Dream Connection and its purpose, the charity they chose was the Dream Connection.

    The Dream Connection is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling the special dreams of children who are faced with life threatening or chronically debilitating illnesses in the East Tennessee area.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Patterson 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Patterson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 1 with family and friends.

    Patterson and the former Kay McMann were married on Oct. 1, 1963, in Lincoln Park, Mich.

    The couple’s three children and their spouses are Brad and Sherry Patterson of Ten Mile, Kent and Katie Patterson, and Greg and Emily Patterson, all of Kingston.

    There are eight grandchildren.

  • Arrests: April 28-May 9, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    April 28 — Tiffany Laura Edwards, 34, 536 Baumgarder Road, Harriman: domestic assault. No bond listed; court date June 24.

    • Nathan Glenn Eller, 24, 275 Little Johnson Valley Road, Kingston: open container law, DUI, violation implied consent law. No bond listed; court date June 3.

  • Kingston shutterbug Sims heads up Arts Council

    New board members were elected, and changes to the charter were made, during the annual meeting of the Arts Council of Roane County.