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Today's News

  • Going for a goal, not a grade: Harriman’s Carter tackles scientific research

    Participating in Maryville College’s Undergraduate Science Education and Research Institute will go on the résumés or curriculum vitas of 10 Maryville College students this summer, and the institute just might influence where those résumés end up.

    The summer experience is opening students’ eyes to new possibilities in science.

  • ‘Story That Was Never Told’ earns Conley writing honors

    Roane County High School student Chelsea Sue Conley was honored in a writing contest in conjunction with
    the 23rd annual Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference in Oak Ridge.

    Contest winners in seven categories were announced and awards presented during the conference banquet.

    Conley received third-place recognition in the Student Prose category for “The Story That Was Never Told.”

  • Aglow plans special event in September

    “Unity of the Body of Christ: Oneness of Sound Through God’s People in Roane County” is the theme of the special worship, testimony, vision and ministry planned by Harriman Lighthouse of Aglow International next month.

    The event will start at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 in Grande Vista Bay Clubhouse, Rockwood. Visit www.tennesseelandandlakes.com for driving directions.

  • Getting with the program
  • Generous donor is a real doll herself

    Adraona Green, 46, of Harriman, loves dolls.

    Green had recently donated the bulk of her huge doll collection to Mission of Hope in Knoxville.

    While cleaning up the estate after her husband died, Green’s mother, Judy Freels, suggested Green donate approximately 200 to 250 dolls and stuffed animals to “somebody that can enjoy them.” Freels’ cousin suggested the Mission of Hope.

    The donations filled the back of a pickup truck and a car.

  • Jackets, Devils look to build off dramatic finishes

    Weather delays and fantastic finishes were the highlights of last week's opening to the 2011 football season.

    All five teams will be in action again this week, and most fans, coaches and players are hoping this Friday's games will be just as exciting without the weather delays.

    The big game in Roane County this week will feature the two teams that picked up victories in dramatic fashion last week as Kingston hosts Harriman.

    Midway, Rockwood and Oliver Springs will also be in action this week and all three will be searching for their first win.

  • TVAA kicks off 2011 season

    Kingston, Harriman, and Rockwood have endured many changes in the past five years in the world of little league football and this year isn't any different.
    During the off season Rockwood Rams director Glen Cofer was determined to form a new league with all five county teams involved. Cofer succeeded in bringing Midway and Oliver Springs back into the fold plus got a bonus with Rhea County and Oak Ridge joining the league, although Oak Ridge will not participate in the playoffs this season.
    The new league will now be called the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA).

  • HHS season tickets on sale

    Harriman High School football season tickets will go on sale beginning Friday morning at the high school.
    Tickets cost $25 each.
    For more information, call Harriman High School at 882-1821.

  • Dykes, Mason on the run after Goose's goof

    In his five years as Harriman’s mayor, Chris Mason has done a lot of good for the residents of the city.

    He has worked hard to revitalize downtown Harriman and make city government work more efficiently. He has also worked hard in changing how other people view Harriman.

    However, all of Mason’s hard work might have gone up in smoke with one word that appeared in the Wednesday’s edition of the Roane County News. That word was KINGSTON as Mason picked the Yellow Jackets in Goose’s Gurus to defeat the Blue Devils in Friday’s match-up between the two bitter county rivals.

  • Progress made in fight against drugs

    Authorities have made headway into an investigation involving drugs, car burglaries and a multi-state identity theft ring.

    According to the District Attorney General’s Office, police from several different agencies simultaneously executed two search warrants in Rockwood last Thursday.

    Numerous items were seized including drugs, firearms, cash and evidence related to the identity theft investigation.