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Today's News

  • Giving Mom and Dad a taste of freedom
  • New security for Kingston parks
  • Raiders looking to pressure opponents

    Roane State Community College’s men’s basketball team can generate offense with its defense, and that’s good news for head coach Randy Nesbit.

    “That makes the coach’s job a lot easier,” Nesbit said.

  • Hardy named Karate-Ka of the Year

    The Roane School of Isshin-ryu karate in Harriman is proud to announce that Kyle Hardy has been named as the Young Male Karate-Ka of the Year by both the Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame (IHOF). Hardy was also the recipient of the award in 2010 with the International Isshin-ryu Karate Association (IIKA).

  • Nationwide emergency alerting system testing scheduled for Nov. 9

    The first cooperative presidential-level, nationwide test of the broadcast Emergency Alerting System is planned for 2 p.m. on Nov. 9.

    Americans are advised to note that the test, conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission, will only be a diagnostic exercise to determine the reliability and effectiveness of the national emergency information system.

  • THP to conduct license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County during November.

    The first checkpoint will be the week of Nov. 6 at Hwy. 70 and Poland Hollow Road. The checkpoint will be from 10 to 11 a.m.

    On the week of Nov. 13, the THP will have a checkpoint at Pansy Hill Road near Swan Pond Road. The time for that checkpoint will be from 11 p.m. to midnight.

  • Physicians Plaza exceeds expectations

    The Physicians Plaza of Roane County took about a year to construct.

    The developer, tenants and local officials all expressed pleasure with the finished product during an open house last Tuesday.

    “We were super happy,” developer Heath Thorne said. “I think it looks great.”

    The building opened over the summer. Dr. Bradley J. Luttrell of The Eye Center of Midtown said they’ve received a lot of positive feedback about their first floor office.

  • Out to Lunch: Mary and good food are back at Harriman Steak and Diner

    By Bethel Poston
    I get tips on places to go “Out to Lunch” from several people. One of them, Eddie’s Body Shop owner Rodney Harback, told me about Donna’s Diner 18 months ago. I wrote about the diner, a restaurant across from Jerry Duncan Ford in Harriman.

    “You need to eat at the new Harriman Steak and Diner,” Rodney told me a couple of weeks ago when I picked up my car at his Harriman shop. “The food is great. It’s at the former Donna’s location, with a new name and new owners.”

  • Catching up with the new UT baseball coach

    Dave Serrano, left, new head baseball coach at the University of Tennessee, visits with Harriman Rotary Club members Frank Knies, center, and Bob Creswell during the coach’s recent club presentation. 

    Serrano discussed his desire to lead the team to such a level of success that UT would be the place to play college baseball.  It would have such a winning record both on and off the field that recruiting would be easy.

  • Reading Foundation awards $50 bond

    Edward A.G. Thompson, a 13-month-old Kingston boy, and his mother, Amanda, were the winners of a $50 U.S. Savings Bond awarded by the Children's Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley.

    The bond was awarded during the Kingston Country Fair.

    “This may be the start of Edward's college fund,” said Allen Lutz, board member for the Reading Foundation.

    Sixty-two children were entered into the drawing for the savings bond.