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Today's News

  • Arrests

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

    Sept. 16 – Michael C. Waldrop, 26, fail to give proof of insurance, and driving on revoked/suspended license. Total bond $1,250; court date Dec. 12.

    • Matthew Tyler Walls, 19, 251 Clear Springs Road, Harriman: three counts aggravated. Total bond $2,250; court date Dec. 5.

  • Seton’s to offer information about food pantry, thrift store

    Seton's Food Pantry and Thrift Store will distribute information about its program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Harriman Kroger.

    Representatives of the agency, part of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee Inc., will also be available to collect food and monetary donations.

    Seton Thrift Store raises funding by selling preowned clothing, housewares, furniture, toys, books and appliances and offering the opportunity for families to shop in a climate of dignity and respect.

  • Food pantry in need of refrigerator

    Rockwood Ministerial Association’s food pantry is in need of a refrigerator to hold food  to be distributed to those in need.

    Call 354-1750 for details or if interested in making a donation.

  • Spotlight on Central Baptist Church
  • It sounds like a threat, but it really isn’t

    By GENE POLICINSKI
    First Amendment Center

    When are words that seem threatening not legally a threat?

    A jury in Hartford, Conn., refused on Sept. 16 to convict blogger Hal Turner of charges stemming from online comments he made in 2009 urging others, in response to a new state law, to “take up arms and put down this tyranny by force” and that public officials should “obey the Constitution or die.”

  • A View from Lick Skillet by Gerald Largen: Is Israel a state or a religion? Jews must decide

    Gentle reader, by the time you read this there may have been action on the application of the Palestinians to the United Nations for recognition as a state, but as it is written the matter has not yet been addressed.

    As you know, the Palestinians will ask the Security Council to be recognized as a sovereign state and admission to the world organization as a member state.

  • Improvements at Hwy. 58 and Hwy. 70 intersection

     

    Sharon Smallwood of Mattern & Craig Inc. in Johnson City surveys Kingston property in front of the Roane County Courthouse early Thursday morning. Smallwood has been surveying the area all week for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, which is planning improvements at the intersection of Hwys. 58 and 70.
     

  • Roane State Playmakers present comedy ‘Rainmaker’

    The Roane State Community College Playmakers will open their 2011-12 season on Oct. 6 with “The Rainmaker.”

    Performances will be in the O’Brien Theater. Show times are October 6-8 at 7 p.m., Oct. 9 at 2 p.m., Oct. 13-15 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.

    General admission is $10 for students and $7 for seniors. Tickets are available at the door.

    “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash is a comedy set in a rural western town during the Depression.

  • Harriman considers further push in Midtown, beyond

    Harriman officials are looking to the future — particularly when it comes to the Midtown retail corridor.
    Annexation was a topic at recent meetings, and the city’s work in Midtown continues to be important to Harriman City Council members.

    Harriman’s work to develop that area includes getting the interstate interchange there and supporting developers to encourage retail growth.

  • Blanks fired at turkey shoot proposal

    By MIKE GIBSON
    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It started with officials talking turkey; but in the end, no one gave a shoot.

    At this month’s Kingston City Council work session, Councilman Don White floated the idea of a turkey shoot — basically a target-shooting match with low-powered weapons and a turkey or ham as the prize — to raise money for Fort Southwest Point. He said he’d spoken to the park officials about holding the event there.