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Today's News

  • McNeal still chasing hoops dream

    When Laura Hall McNeal was growing up in Oliver Springs, she would stay up late every night shooting baskets with the hopes of one day playing in college and on the professional level.

  • Avery Trace golf tourney
  • Roane County High students support animal shelter and homeless pets

    Students at Roane County High School helped raise money for the Roane County Animal Shelter.

    Director John Griffin, center left, is presented with a check for $250 at the school.

    Taking part in the presentation are from left, students Andrew Whittenbarger and Isaac Fowler, Griffin, students Isaac Clark and Andrew Layne, and animal shelter officer manager Stephanie Kolski.
     

  • Harriman students medal at state SkillsUSA

    Tennessee Technology Center of Harriman students brought home three gold and two bronze
    medals from their participation in the 2012 State of Tennessee SkillsUSA competition in Chattanooga/

    Five of the nine participating students received medals.

    Competitors from the Harriman center included Andrew Clinton, automotive technology; Cynthia Bazel, job interview; Robert Vought, precision machining; and Chris Jones, a dual-enrolled student from Wartburg Central High School, welding.

  • Recorders part of concert

    Midtown Elementary School’s spring concert in the Princess Theatre featured some brand-new instruments.

    Thirty-seven students performed in various acts, including the choir and a talent show.

    Forty-nine fifth-graders  played newly puchased recorders supplied through donations from donorschoose.com.  

    The site allows teachers to post their projects, and donors can support the cause of their choosing.

  • THP to conduct August license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting three driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County during August.

    The first checkpoint will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 3 on Hwy. 27 at the Morgan County line.

    Another checkpoint is planned from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10 on Pine Ridge Road near the railroad tracks.

    The final checkpoint, on Hwy. 382 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be from 8 to 9 p.m. Aug. 17.

  • Thank you to David Webb for Riverfront Park

    Harrison Barger, right, treasurer of the South Harriman Schools Alumni and Friends Organization, presents a check to David Webb in appreciation of his long-time involvement in the founding and maintenance of Harriman Riverfront Park, the city-owned facility that bears Webb’s name.

    This donation recognizes the importance of the park facilities for regular alumni activities and is given in honor of Gary Baker, who has assisted the organization in its annual gatherings for many years.

  • General Sessions Court: May 25-June 11, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    May 25 —  Tamar F. Taylor, financial responsibility law, driver license address req within 10 days. Dismissed. Child restraint children ages 4-8. Dismissed on cost and traffic school. Speeding. Guilty.

    • Isaiah J. Turner, speeding. Dismissed safety class.

    • Travis L. Wheat, speeding. Dismissed.

  • Arrests: June 28-July 7, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 28 — Cody Lynn Ray, 21, 230 Hassler Mill Road, Harriman: five counts fraudulent use of debit card. Total bond $2,500; court date Sept. 10.

    • Johnnie Dale Roaden, 57, 107 Shelby St., Lake City: two counts violation of probation. Total bond $20,000; court date July 16.

    • Greg Ray Satterfield, 46, 5606 Wolfenbarger Lane, Knoxville: serving time.

  • Hiwassee dorm getting a facelift

    Facility staff, work-study students and volunteers at Hiwassee College in Madisonville are busy preparing for what is expected to be the largest entering freshmen class in recent history.

    Those preparations include significant renovations to Tom Black Residence Hall, which was constructed in 1963-64.

    Suites have been remodeled, painted and furnished.

    Other improvements include energy efficient windows, new tile floors, upgrades to bathrooms and a new roof.