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Today's News

  • Faith Primitive marking 30th anniversary

    Faith Primitive Baptist Church, Harriman, will celebrate its 30th anniversary during its homecoming service on June 5.

    The church, on State Street, was founded on June 7, 1981 by the Rev. Walter C. Nichols (April 16, 1932-June 25, 1999). Homecoming will serve as a Founders Day commemoration and a celebration of Nichols’ life.

  • Chaplains add patient care to agendas

    Harriman’s Roane Medical Center will soon welcome 10 new chaplains and trained church volunteers to its volunteer, on-call program.

    The program is designed to provide comfort and spiritual guidance for patients and visitors.

    The hospital had a volunteer, on-call chaplain training session this week that included information on hospital policies and procedures, proper protocols for visiting a hospital patient, crisis intervention, and a panel discussion on religious diversity.

  • Young pedestrian hit in Kingston
  • Senior Bowlers of the Month
  • Hamilton signs with Roane State

    During her four years at Roane County High School, Kingston senior Anna Hamilton always worked hard with the hopes of one day playing college softball.

    That hard work paid off recently as last week Hamilton signed scholarship papers with Roane State Community College.

  • Deadline approaching for elk hunt

    The deadline to apply for participation in Tennessee’s third-ever managed elk hunt is approaching. Sportsmen have until midnight (CDT) on May 31 to submit their application to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

  • TWRA women's workshop coming to Crossville

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host its 2011 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop June 10-12 in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center. 

  • Broad field for council in Rockwood

    Rockwood City Council candidates got a taste of what could be as they sat in council seats at Rockwood City Hall at a recent candidates forum and fielded questions.

    Moderator Jo Walters with Rockwood 2000 shot questions at the candidates, including two of the three vying for an unexpired council term and eight candidates running for three four-year terms.

  • Harriman mayoral hopeful owes back taxes

    Wayne Best, a candidate for Harriman mayor, had $3,006.51 in unpaid personal property taxes as of Tuesday morning.

    The taxes were levied against his business, Best Exterminating. The total includes $671.69 in city of Harriman delinquent taxes.

    Best, a former fire chief in Harriman, said he was unaware of the delinquent taxes.  

    “We’re going over to pay them today,” he said Tuesday. “I had no idea until (Roane County News reporter) Cindy (Simpson) called and said something about some taxes.”

  • Retiring teachers say their goodbyes

    Love of children is what got Diana Nivens into teaching.

    Her love of youngsters hasn’t gone away, but the longtime Dyllis Elementary School educator is calling it a career this year.

    “I’m going to miss the children,” she said. “It was a hard decision. It really was, but my dad’s 87 and he lives up north.”

    Nivens was one of 13 Roane County Schools retirees recognized during a reception last week.