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Today's News

  • Harriman Lions plan World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast

    There is something in the Southern character that seeks good food and fellowship in roughly equal portions.

    Harriman Lions Club will provide both this weekend during its fundraiser, The World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast.

    The breakfast will be from 7 to 11:30 a.m. May 26 in Harriman Diner on Roane Street.

  • Arrests: April 27-May 10, 2012

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

    April 27 — Timothy Alan Brown, 44, 265 Clinton St., Harriman: theft $1,000 but less $10,000. Bond $2,000; court date June 25.

    • Kimberly Jayne Doss, 37, DUI. Bond $1,000; court date Aug. 6.

    • Ashley Barbara Dyer, 29, 188 Kring Hollow Road, Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,000; court date June 25.

  • Property Transfers: March 14-27, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse March 14-27:

    From Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. to Brian Eads by deed, Dist. 1, city of Harriman, Lot 606, $12,799.

    From Eric Bryan Bannon to Sarah Giles Bannon by quit-claim deed, Dist. 1, Ladd Estates, Lot 52 and 53, $50.

    From Dennis Boyd McElhaney, Dennis Bo McElhaney and Dennis B. McElhaney to Dennis Bryon McElhaney by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, 3 parcels Black Creek Road, $0.

  • Association applauds Roane State’s Feltner

    Karen Feltner, director of Roane State Community College’s Health Information Technology program, received a 2011-12 Mentor/Educator Award from the Tennessee Health Information Management Association.

    According to the association, the award “recognizes individuals who have long records of encouraging students or colleagues to become all they can be and who have helped them find ways to achieve their best.”

  • New database connects job seekers with area employers

    A new state jobs database is available to help connect job seekers with Tennessee employers.

    Jobs4TN Online, which can be accessed at www.jobs4tn.gov, is a virtual recruiter, automatically notifying job seekers when jobs they may qualify for are posted and notifying employers when candidates who fit their needs register.

    The online database contains positions from job orders placed directly by Tennessee employers, from corporate Internet sites, and from major job search engines.

    Jobs4TN Online also identifies available green jobs.

  • FASTTRACK: Governor’s bill aims to create jobs, help local governments

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed legislation last week to expand the state’s FastTrack program to specifically support economic development in rural communities and for exceptional projects.

    The governor proposed the legislation in January to create the FastTrack Economic Development Fund, an expansion of the state Department of Economic and Community Development’s current infrastructure and job training program.

  • Ware new Wellington sales, marketing head

    Terri Ware has been named the new sales and marketing manager at Wellington Place of Kingston.

    A native of Oak Ridge, Ware has 13 years of sales and marketing experience.

    She said she believes that the key to success is understanding peoples’ needs with compassion, respect and integrity.

    Wellington Place of Kingston, at 1098 Bradford Way, is a Brookdale Senior Living assisted living community.

    Brookdale Senior Living communities provide active retirement living for thousands of residents, serving seniors and their families since 1978.

  • Tigers bow out in Sectional, 10-9

    “I wouldn’t change a thing.”

    That’s what Rockwood head coach Jake Witter said when asked what his team could have done different after suffering a heartbreaking 10-9 loss at North Greene Friday night in the TSSAA Class A Sectional.

  • Assessor candidate loses property to foreclosure

    Property owned by Roane County property assessor candidate Cheryl Laxton and her husband was foreclosed on by Citizens National Bank earlier this year.

    Laxton said she doesn’t think that should be a reflection on her ability to run the assessor’s office.

    “We were caught up in a downturn economy like so many other great people in Roane County,” she said.

    The property is located in Providence Place subdivision on Hwy. 58. Laxton said she and her husband purchased it in 2008 with plans to build mid-scale condos.   

  • A View from Lick SKILLET by Gerald Largen: Will it be a ‘bully pulpit’ or a pulpit for a bully?

    Gentle reader, as you know, there has been a widely perceived problem in this country that has come more and more to the fore over the last few years — the problem of bullying.

    One of the most serious consequences of this pernicious practice has been an unacceptable number of teen-age suicides brought on by bullying, especially the bullying of youngsters who appear to be effeminate or homosexual.

    There has been, and there is now, an ongoing programme on the internet to assure victims that “Things will be better.”