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Today's News

  • Two eliminated in sectional tourney

    The Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils would see their 2012-13 basketball season come to an end Monday evening, as Baron Tapp’s squad was knocked off by Oneida, 27-17, in the quarterfinal round of the TMSAA Class AA East Tennessee Sectional Tournament being played at Pigeon Forge Middle School.

  • Blue Devils sweep Cherokees

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils had to withstand a torrid three-point barrage from the Greenback Lady Cherokees, but managed to hold on for a gutsy 41-36 win Friday evening at home.

  • Bobcats split with Wartburg

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats hosted Wartburg Friday night in a key District -4A contest for both schools.  

    For the Lady Bobcats, running the floor and pushing the tempo was key to their success as they cruised to a 65-40 victory.  

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint from 10 to 11 p.m. Feb. 15 on Hwy. 70 at Poland Hollow Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Harriman Happenings: Feb. 4

    Nancy Ray is a patient in Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. She has been ill and is now in a room. She is improving. We wish her a speedy recovery. You are in our prayers.

    Since Jeff Harris was in Chicago during the celebration of  his mother Julia Harris’ birthday, he came home Sunday and joined her in worship service at St. Mary’s Baptist Church. Afterward, he took her out to dinner in Oak Ridge. Julia said just having her son come home meant everything to her.

  • aLEGALz offers free information

    A coalition of Tennessee legal groups has joined forces to launch a toll-free phone line offering free legal information and referrals to low-income Tennesseans.

    The service, known as aLEGALz, will assist Tennesseans in finding resources to deal with civil legal issues.

    Those who cannot afford a lawyer may call the line at 888-aLEGALz (1-888-253-4259) and leave a message at any time. Calls will be returned by a licensed Tennessee lawyer.

  • Different dial-up at new hospital

    Effective Feb. 17, Roane Medical Center’s phone numbers will change as part of the move to the new medical center campus in Midtown.

    The new numbers will be part of the dial scheme for the Covenant Health system, of which Roane Medical Center is a member.

    The Covenant Health five-digit dial plan is implemented across the system.

    This feature helps to decrease long-distance costs system-wide and allows facilities the ability to five-digit dial each other.

  • Food City applauds volunteers

    Food City stores in Harriman, Kingston and Oliver Springs recently recognized employees through the supermarket chain’s Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program.

    Teresa Biles of the Harriman store was honored for her work with New Life Apostolic Church, the American Red Cross and Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center.

    The Kingston store applauded Christian Noe for work with Coalfield Volunteer Fire Department.

  • OUT to LUNCH: It’s been a delicious year for ‘Out to Lunch’ meanderings

    I wrote my first “Out to Lunch” article on Junior’s Restaurant of Rockwood in March 2008. I had meant to do highlights of some of each year’s unique adventures in January of the next year.

    Today is my first highlight. It’s five years later, and this is February. It covers some enjoyable articles you might have missed in 2012. I invite you to email me at postonplace@bellsouth.net for more info on any of the following adventures.

  • Grill & Pub in trouble again

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton is recommending revocation of the Grill & Pub’s beer permit after an employee was cited for selling alcohol to a minor.

    The citation was issued on Jan. 24. A special agent with the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission and an underage informant went into the bar, and Jennifer Lynn Sawin allegedly served the underage informant a Bud Light.

    “If I was recommending something to the board, I’d recommend that their license be revoked,” Stockton told the Roane County Beer Board last week.