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Today's News

  • Madly Hillman

    Madly Hillman celebrated her second birthday on June 11 with a party at Fort Southwest Point with her parents, grandparents, great-aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

    She is the daughter of Chris and Betsey Hillman, Oliver Springs.

    Her grandparents are Peg “Meema” Keating, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Chuck “Papa” and Rosa “Grammy” Smith Hillman, Harriman.

  • Roane officials on board for ‘Read With Child’ initiative

    Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam will be joined by a host of dignitaries to talk about the most important investment Wall Street insiders don’t know about.

    Haslam will join the Children’s Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley on July 21 to launch a “Read with Your Child” campaign that seeks to encourage parents, family members and other caring adults to invest 20 minutes a day reading to their child.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of June 29

    25 Years Ago

  • General Sessions Court

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

    Cory S. Fisher, speeding Feb. 6. Dismissed March 11, cost to defendant.

    Amanda K. Gilbert, speeding Feb. 6. Dismissed March 11, cost to defendant.

    Tonya L. Rudder, speeding Feb. 9. Dismissed March 11, cost to state.

    Jennifer L. Wolfe, speeding Feb. 10. Traffic ticket paid March 16.

    Syndi M. Gause, speeding Feb. 10. Traffic ticket paid March 15.

  • Property Transfers

    Property deed transfers in Roane County from May 23-31:

    From Sidney W. Breaux, BBH Bayside Marine & Resort LLC and BBH Bayside Marina and Resort LLC to Southeast Bank & Trust and Southeast Bank and Trust by trustee’s deed, Dist. 4, $787,822.

    From Anthony R. Steele, Charles Joseph Hodge and Ruby L. Hodge to Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. by trustee’s deed, Dist. 4, 1 acre, Cedar Grove Road, $42,750.

  • The Garden Gate: Celebrate July with a bang and patriotic floral hues

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    July is a month of celebrations historically, patriotically and religiously — and for just plain summertime fun.

    In spite of its hot, humid days and nights, July is a month filled with picnics, fireworks, swimming pools, sunshine, thunderstorms, watermelons and corn-on-the-cob.

    And let’s not forget serious remembrances of important religious and patriotic observances.

    The Christian festival of Pentecost grew directly from the Jewish Feast of Weeks.

  • Harriman alum pics available July 9

    Miscellaneous photographs of students who attended Harriman City Schools have accumulated since the 1970s.

    The HCS Alumni Association plans to make these items available to the public starting at 3 p.m. July 9 in front of the Temperance Building.

    New yearbooks from the 1980s and 1990s will also be available.

    Donations will be accepted to help support scholarship funds administered by the Alumni Association.  

    Each year, funds are awarded to selected students at Harriman High School and Harriman Middle School.

  • Dems to meet on July 14

    The Roane County Democratic Party Executive Counsel will meet at 7 p.m. July 14 in The Cottage at Roane County Park.

    These meetings are the second Thursday of each month and are open to all Roane County Democrats.

    Executive Council members unable to attend are asked to contact either Kat Moore at 285-9278 or katmor@katharinesweb.net or Bob Cowan at 466-0418 or procraft18@aol.com.

  • Roane Choral awarded arts grant

    The Tennessee Arts Commission is awarding a $3,300 grant to the Roane Choral Society.

    “The Roane Choral Society has been a rich part of our county’s artistic heritage for many years,” said state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman.

    “This money is very important to their efforts, and I am delighted it has been awarded,” he added.

    The award, given in the category of Rural Support for the Arts, applies to the 2011-12 fiscal year, which begins in July.

  • Lightning strikes