Today's News

  • Clubs, Agencies & Support Groups

    TUESDAY, FEB. 18
    • Roane County Autism Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. in Kingston United Methodist Church’s brick annex building at 212 W. Church St. The organization is designed to help parents with autistic and special-needs children, as well as to give children social time to be with others with similar circumstances. Babysitters are provided during each meeting. Contact Monique Stevens at Monique_stevens@comcast.net, or visit the Autism Support Group Roane County site on Facebook.

  • Activities Each Week

    • Senior exercise, 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs; and 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
    • Art Club for adults, 10 a.m. to noon and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Bethel Community Church, Kingston. Details: 376-6340.
    • Senior pinochle, noon in Kingston Community Center. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.

  • Harriman no match for Meigs County

    One day after keeping its season alive with a 63-49 victory over Rockwood in the District 3-A Tournament’s opening round, the Harriman Blue Devils suffered a rough 76-39 loss at the hands of Meigs County Saturday night in semifinal action at Grace Christian Academy.

    Harriman was no match against the state’s No. 3 ranked team and regular season District 3-A champion.

  • Calvary downs Temple, 52-44


    The Calvary Lady Crusaders picked up a key late season victory recently with a 52-44 win over Temple Baptist. 

  • Lady Devils pull surprise in tourney opener


    It’s often said that it’s hard to beat a team three teams in a season.

    That proved to be the case for the Rockwood Lady Tigers Friday night, as despite beating Harriman twice during the regular season, the Lady Devils sprung an upset in the opening round of the District 3-A Tournament by knocking off the Lady Tigers, 63-49.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Remembering Daddy — John Roy Largen

    Gentle reader, as a regular follower of this column, you may recall that last August you were given a brief biography of my mother, Martha Mae McGlothin Largen up to the time of her marriage, with the promise of a similar piece on my father, John Roy Largen, this month.

    Since almost six months have passed it seems apropos to repeat the introduction to the earlier piece before launching into today’s segment, so, this is what I wrote in the article dated 23 August, 2013:

  • IRS offers YouTube help videos

    The Internal Revenue Service has released a YouTube message from Commissioner John Koskinen to the nation’s taxpayers providing tips and help for the 2014 filing season.

    In the YouTube video, now available at IRS.gov and the IRS YouTube channel, Koskinen also discusses how the IRS and its employees will approach the 2014 tax season.

    “I can assure you we are all dedicated to doing whatever we can to help you file your taxes this filing season,” Koskinen said in the video, which runs just under three minutes.

  • Yager honored by TPA

    Two legislative leaders from East Tennessee are the 2014 recipients of the Tennessee Press Association’s coveted Open Government Award.

    The awards were presented to state Sen. Ken Yager, a Harriman Republican and chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee, and state Rep. Ryan Haynes, a Knoxville Republican, on Feb. 6 at TPA’s Winter Convention and Press Institute in Nashville.

    Haynes chairs the House State Government Committee.

  • Aytes not bothered by Common Core controversy

    Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes said he’s not concerned with the controversy surrounding the Common Core State Standards.

    “I don’t have time to be,” he said. “We do what we’re told, and we’re told that we’re going to do Common Core, so that’s what we’re preparing for.”

  • Bruner suspension impacts courts

    Harriman attorney Spence Bruner won’t be available for the February through April term of Roane County Criminal Court because he’s suspended from practicing law.

    The term starts next week.

    Assistant District Attorney General Bill Reedy said the cases where Bruner is the defense attorney will be continued until the June through August term.

    The Tennessee Supreme Court suspended Bruner for 90 days on Jan. 31 for violating rules on expediting litigation, fairness to the opposing party and counsel and misconduct.