Today's News

  • Arrests: Feb. 28-March 8, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 28 — Karen Denise Wyrick, 53, 4607 Fennel, Knoxville: DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond $4,000; court date Jun. 24.

    March 1 — Christopher Michael Bunch, 22, 224 Pickard Hollow Road, Harriman: domestic assault. Bond $1,000; court date April 1.

  • The Garden Gate: Spices are the variety of life

    From the days of the earliest civilizations, mankind has known and prized the benefits of those seeds barks, buds, roots and berries we call spices.

    But until more recent times, there was great difficulty to obtain them because of their exotic sources.

    The scarcity of pepper, cloves, cinnamon and other spices caused them to be sought after as treasures, and the quest for them often led to strange and generally unknown lands.

  • Workshops to give self-publishing tips

    The Knoxville Writers Guild is continuing its series of workshops designed to give information to and provide hands-on assistance for writers interested in self-publishing.

    The next workshop  is May 18 and will consist of two different sessions.

    The first, beginning at 11 a.m., will be a general overview of self-publishing. This portion will cost $20.

  • Daphanie Lyn-Marie Cofer

    Daphanie Lyn-Marie Cofer was born Nov. 7 in Tennova, Knoxville.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Barry and Stephanie Cofer.

    Grandparents are Steve and Deborah Ellison and Fonna Cofer. Great-grandmother is Shirley Plemons.

    Daphanie has an older brother, Ayden Newton.

  • Plant sale back on

    The eighth annual Master Gardeners of Roane County plant sale on May 4 was postponed due to rain.

    The sale has been rescheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at Ladd Landing in Kingston.

    This is a public opportunity to obtain plants, knowledge and information from trained volunteers through the Tennessee Master Gardener Program of Roane County and the University of Tennessee Extension.

  • Tigers down Eagles in region opener, 13-5

    The Rockwood Tigers kept their season alive and advanced to Wednesday’s Region 2-A title Monday by knocking off Oakdale, 13-5, at Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex in Rockwood.

    Oakdale was making their first region appearance since 1998 and the Eagles seemed to have a case of big game jitters as Oakdale struggled in the early going.

  • Lady ‘Cats top Midway in thriller, 7-6

    Monday’s Region 2-A opener between the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats and Midway Lady Waves turned into an instant classic, as the Lady ‘Cats came from behind twice in the final two innings to pick up a 7-6 victory over the Lady Waves.

  • Bojangles’ to open Harriman site on May 20

    Bojangles’ will start serving its Southern classics, signature chicken and biscuits, and all-day breakfast items at 5:30 a.m. May 20 in Harriman.

    The more-than-3,800-square-foot restaurant at 1917 Roane State Hwy., Midtown,  will seat more than 75 guests.

    “Bojangles’ is thrilled to open Harriman’s first Bojangles’ and introduce this community to Bojangles’ unique flavors and made from scratch menu items,” said Bojangles’ Regional Vice President, Dion Firooznia.

  • Alliance representatives meet with governor


    A delegation from The Roane Alliance recently meeting with Gov. Bill Haslam, center right, at the Tennessee State Capitol are, front row from left, Chris Whaley, state Rep. Kent Calfee, Darrell Williams; and back row, Kathy Parks, Gail Lyke, Brenda Rowe and Teresa Jackson.

  • RSCC’s Harris completes economic development course

    Kim Harris, placement director with Roane State Community College, was one of 46 economic development professionals from Tennessee and other states who recently completed the seventh annual Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course in Nashville.

    “The interest, engagement and knowledge of the participants made this truly a unique experience,” said Erin Ketelle, course and Tennessee Certified Economic Developer director.