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Today's News

  • GUEST OPINION: Put a face to faith to stop war madness

    By CHARLES C. HAYNES
    First Amendment Center
    No quick fix — diplomatic or military — will dissolve the centuries of distrust and rivalry that fuel the sectarian conflict in Syria, where Alawites and Shiites are pitted against Sunnis, with Christians caught in the crossfire.

    The same can be said of the many other religious and ethnic wars raging around the globe.

  • System in Washington can still work

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center on Congress

    The roots of Congress’s dysfunction are complex. But the fundamental reason is that real differences in ideology and principles about both government and governance exist among the voters.

    At heart, the reason it’s become so hard for Washington to act is that the two parties are being driven by fundamentally incompatible views.

    Conservatives place a heavy emphasis on liberty, individual freedom and self-reliance.

  • Kingston ready to flip solar switch

    The city of Kingston draws ever closer to cutting a ribbon on the long-awaited Ladd Landing Greenway project, and flipping a switch on the first of two planned solar farms off James Ferry Road.

    According to recent updates at the Sept. 3 Kingston City Council work session, both projects will be scheduled for ceremonial grand openings as soon as all relevant state and local officials can coordinate their schedules.

    For the greenway, that could mean anytime in the next several weeks.

  • Hacker’s Ace
  • High school sports participation increases for 24th straight year

     

    Participation in high school sports increased for the 24th consecutive year in 2012-13 and passed the 7.7 million mark for the first time, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

  • Cherokee tops Rockwood for 4-0 start

     

    Two fourth quarter touchdowns proved to be the difference Thursday night as the Cherokee Yellow Jackets ran their season record to 4-0 with a 20-6 victory at Rockwood (2-2).

  • New hours at Harriman library

    Harriman Public Library is implementing a temporary change of business hours.

    The library is now open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    The change is in effect until Jan. 1, 2014.

    Harriman Public Library is at 601 Walden Ave.

    Call 882-3195 for details.
     

  • DAR presentation to focus on ‘Virginian Giant of Revolution’

    Travis Bowman, a seventh-generation descendant of “Virginian Giant of the Revolution” Peter Francisco, will give a presentation on his ancestor at 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at Lawnville Church of Christ, Kingston.

    The event is a presentation of Southwest Point Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Kingston.

    Bowman, who stands 6 feet, 6 inches tall like his ancestor, has spoken at historical societies across the country.

  • Federation supports Harriman Police Dept.

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle, left, accepts a donation from David Leffew, representing the Tennessee Police Federation.

    The donation for the Harriman Police Drug Fund was made to purchase three bulletproof vests for patrol officers.

    The federation also sponsored Harriman’s recent National Night Out.

    “Harriman Police Department appreciates the support of David Leffew and the Tennessee Police Federation,” Heidle said.

  • Scarbrough’s Restaurant open in Rockwood

    Scarbrough’s Restaurant in Rockwood recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by staff, community members, elected officials, city and Roane County Chamber of Commerce representatives.

    The restaurant, at 114. N. Gateway Ave., is owned by Darrell and Hilary Scarbrough and their children, Cameron and Izabella, and managed by Jason Burnette.