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Today's News

  • Habitat begins construction on 34th Roane home

    Roane County Habitat for Humanity has started building its 34th house in the county on Hope Circle in Kingston.

    Since 1992, Roane County Habitat has built houses for families in need of adequate or affordable housing.

    A selection process identifies families that have both the need for better housing and the ability to make the monthly zero-interest mortgage payments.

    The families then partner with Habitat by donating time to build Habitat homes, and they participate in home ownership training.

  • THP license, sobriety checkpoints slated

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct driver license and sobriety checkpoints on Roane County roads in late July and through August.

    A driver license roadside safety checkpoint will be the week of July 27 on Pansy Hill Road at Swan Pond Road.

    Another driver license roadside safety checkpoint will be the week of Aug. 10 on Fiske Heights Road east of the railroad tracks.

    Sobriety roadside safety checkpoints are planned for late August.

    The first will be the week of Aug. 24 on Hwy. 70 at Swan Pond Road.

  • Get ready to save during tax holiday

    Tennessee’s annual sales tax-free holiday is coming up on Aug. 1-3.

    The annual holiday provides parents an opportunity to get needed back-to-school supplies and clothing, but the savings are available to Tennesseans of all ages, said state Sen. Ken Yager.

    “This sales tax holiday is very beneficial to parents by helping with a lot of the back-to-school expenses incurred at this time of year,” the Kingston Republican said.

  • Kaydan Tyler Garrison

    Kaydan Tyler Garrison celebrated his first birthday on July 26.

    He celebrated on July 26 with a camo/blue-themed party.

    He is the son of Travis Garrison and Whitney Garrison, both of Kingston.

    Kaydan has a 14-year-old brother, Cody Garrison.

  • On vacation with the Roane County News ... to California

    More fun in the sun for the Roane County News this vacation season — this time with Linda Wolfenbarger on a vacation in California.

    While she catches up on her hometown news, the critter looking over her shoulder may just be the largest reader we’ve ever had!

    Planning a vacation? Take your Roane County News along and pose with it to be included in an upcoming issue.

    Be sure to tell us where you — and the News — traveled for a break and photo.

  • Harriman finishes fifth in state tournament

     

    A great postseason run came to a close Monday evening as the Harriman All-Stars dropped an 11-4 decision to Lebanon National to finish fifth overall at the Dixie Youth “O” Zone State Tournament in Sweetwater.

    Harriman had opened tournament play on Thursday with an 8-5 victory over Lebanon National.

  • Harriman wins sportsmanship award
  • Harriman Happenings: July 21

    Last Sunday, July 13, members of St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church celebrated the 35 years of ministry of our pastor, the Rev. Jesse L. Williams Sr.

    Pastor Williams and his wife, Sister Elfredia Wiliams, are special people.

    Pastor Williams is not only our pastor, he is a great friend, teacher and counselor.

    The morning message was given by the Rev. Gerald Marshall from Dayton, Ohio, pastor of New Commandment Missionary Baptist Church. Music was by the Celebration Choir.

    Afterward, a delicious dinner was served.

  • Dunn Center honored for paper recycling

    The American Forest & Paper Association recently presented Michael Dunn Center, based in Kingston, with its 2014 Business Recycling Awards for Creativity, Participation and Partnerships.

    The awards recognize outstanding paper recycling programs.

    Michael Dunn Center empowers the people who work in its recycling program and, in turn, the center has made others in the community aware of the importance of recycling.

  • ORNL kicks off United Way drive

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s annual ORNL United Way campaign is now underway.

    Roane County United Way Executive Director Dina Jackson attended this year’s campaign kick-off event.

    Key speakers included radio personality Hallerin Hilton Hill and Donnie Tyndall, head basketball coach for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

    Ron Crone, associate ORNL cirector for Neutron Sciences, is leading this year’s campaign with co-chairman Phil Britt, who directs the Chemistry Division.