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Today's News

  • Alyson Kate Wheeler

    Alyson Kate Wheeler turned 10 years old on Nov. 6.

    She celebrated with relatives and friends at her home.

    She is the daugher of Richard and Carla Wheeler of Kingston.

    Grandparens are R.L. Lawson and the late Shirley Lawson, and Richard and Elizabeth Wheeler, all of Harriman.

    Alyson has a 13-year-old brother, Noah.

  • Arts Council making plans for open show

    The Arts Council of Roane County will have its second annual Roane Open Art Show on Dec. 13-15 in the building formerly known as Roane Medical Center Annex at 431 N. Roane St., Harriman.

    The council has issued a call for artists to participate in the show, which is open to all area visual artists and fine crafters and will be free to the public.

    The show will be judged by Kingston artist Jan Hill.

    Awards will be given in several student and adult categories, along with a Best in Show grand prize.

  • Free throws fly in Harriman sweep

    Fans that like watching free throws had a ball at Sweetwater Friday night as a total of 160 free throws were shot in two games between the host Wildcats and visiting Blue Devils from Harriman.
    The free throws were evenly split as well as 80 were attempted in the girls game followed by 80 more in the boys contest.
    While all the free throws led to a long evening, the Blue Devils and Lady Devils didn’t seem to mind as they left Monroe County with a pair of wins. Harriman won the girls game, 61-43, and that was followed by a 75-70 win by the Blue Devils in the final game of the evening.

  • Raiders split with Dyersburg State

    Fishermen often spin tales about "the one that got away.”
    This, for the Roane State Raiderettes was the one that got away as free throws, or lack thereof, did them in as the Dyersburg State Lady Eagles soared to a 74-72 triumph Friday evening.
    Dyersburg State used runs of 11-6 and 13-6 to get out to a 36-23 lead at one point in the first half before the Raiderettes scored the last four points of the first half to make the score 36-27.
    Ashley Cox (6 points) led the Raiderettes at the half.

  • Grubb signs with Lincoln Memorial

    Dannon Grubb has yet to play a game for Rockwood High School, but the Tiger senior has his collegiate plans in order as he signed scholarship papers last week to play baseball for Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in Harrogate.

    “I’m really excited,” Grubb said. “It’s been my dream since I was little to play college baseball then pro baseball.
    “LMU has a great campus and I like the coaches. When I went up there, it felt like being home.”

  • Ladd leads Patriots past Maryville Christian

    The Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy Patriots and Lady Patriots traveled to Maryville Christian and split a pair of games with the Eagles.
    The Patriots won the boys game, 61-50, but weren’t as fortunate in the girls game as Maryville Christian picked up a 39-21 victory.
    The Patriots and Lady Patriots will be in action again Thursday, Friday and Saturday when they play in a tournament at Crown College in Powell.
    Girls Game
    Offense was a problem for the Lady Patriots as they scored seven points or less in all four periods of play.

  • Harriman Happenings

    Marvin and Anna Anderson of Knoxville observed their 49th wedding anniversary on Nov. 16.

    They were married in Harriman at St. Mary’s Baptist Church among family and friends.

    The couple have three sons, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

    Both retired from X-10 Plant in Oak Ridge. They are faithful members of New Covenant Baptist Church in Knoxville.

    They are former residents of Harriman.

    May they continue to be blessed by the Lord.

  • Retired NYPD officer dies in Rockwood

    Richard Philip Hadorn, a Rockwood resident and retired New York City policeman, died on Thursday.

    He was 67.

    According to E-911 dispatch records, Hadorn was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Thursday near Rockwood on Winton Chapel Road.

    The wreck happened around 3 p.m.

    Dispatch records said the Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the wreck, but the agency did not provide details on what happened by press time.

    Hadorn’s obituary can be found on Page 6.

  • Boys, Girls Club opening in early 2014

    The first Boys & Girls Clubs of Roane County location will be open for business at the first of the year.

    A startup date of Jan. 13, 2014, was announced to the Harriman Rotary Club last week.

    An application drive kicks off Nov. 21 at Harriman Middle School, site of the initial club.

  • More choosing a career in nursing

    Enrollment is up — and programs are expanding in the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing at Tennessee Tech University.

    The nursing program’s expansion is in response to the increased demand for health-care professionals across the country.

    The school admits students to its bachelor’s degree program twice a year and will increase admissions by 25 percent after the second round at the end of the fall semester.