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Today's News

  • Admissions reps from Tenn. Tech to be at RSCC

    Fly with other astronauts to the space station. Reintroduce endangered species to their natural habitats. Develop new methods to teach and lead a classroom.

    All this and more awaits students planning to attend Tennessee Technological University.

    Tennessee Tech admissions representatives will be available in Roane County on two occasions next month.

    They will be at Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 2.

  • Blessing of the Animals Oct. 6 at St. Andrew’s

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman will open its doors and grounds to the public next month for its fourth annual Blessing of the Animals.

    The event will start at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 in the church at 190 Circle Drive in the West Hills area.

    St. Andrew’s is joining churches across the country and around the world in this custom.

    “It is a simple tradition, but it brings comfort to many,” said the Rev. Harry Howard, priest in charge at St. Andrew’s.

  • Harriman’s Darden to be guest minister at Swan Pond

    Swan Pond United Methodist Church, Harriman, will present Jim Darden as guest minister, with church service beginning at 10 a.m. Sept.
    22.

    He will deliver the message through song and music.

    Darden has been on the program with names such as The Cathedrals, Oak Ridge Boys, Florida Boys and The Statesmen.

    Now at home in Harriman, he has recorded five CDs and a video and has traveled to most states and Canada.

    A love offering will be taken during the service to support J.D. Ministries.

  • Dudley Evans Singers Reunion set

    The 24th annual Dudley Evans Singers reunion this weekend at Roane County Park, Midtown, will include a number of area favorite groups for the two-day event.

    Music starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 includes The Freemans from Nashville.

    Music starting at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 includes Heirline from Chattanooga.

    The Evans Family will perform and host the weekend event.

    Other guest singers include Crimson River, Gracesong, Chattanooga’s The Southland Quartet, Dave Raby and others.

  • Tennessee adopting 2nd equivalency test in 2014

    Beginning Jan. 2, 2014, out-of-school youth and adults who are pursuing a high-school equivalency credential will have another test option to improve their earnings potential.

    Tennesseans will have a choice of taking either the new 2014 GED test or an alternative high school equivalency test designed by Educational Testing Services called HiSET.

    Tennessee is one of several states that are adopting the new test due to changes in the GED Exam.

    Beginning in January 2014, the new GED test will only be offered via computer.

  • Event a tribute to a tender, kind friend and protector

    For the fourth consecutive year, all pets and their owners will be welcomed to a special event on Oct. 6 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman, where they will be offered God’s blessing.

    “Marking the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we will celebrate our pets and reaffirm our role as caretakers of God’s creatures and creation,” said the Rev. Harry Howard, who will preside at the service. “All pets and their caretakers from every denomination are invited.”

  • Bands to showcase talents at Rotary Festival

    The Rotary Clubs’ 12th annual Roane County Band Festival will start at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Midway High School.

    The exhibition concert features the marching bands of Harriman, Midway, Oliver Springs, Roane County and Rockwood high schools.

    Each band will perform its half-time show in a non-competitive atmosphere on the Midway football field.

    This year’s festival is hosted by the Kingston Rotary Club.

    Plaques will be presented after the show.

  • Midnight Cry to give concert next week in Oliver Springs

    Midnight Cry Southern Gospel Ministry will be in concert at 11 a.m. Sept. 29 in Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

    Midnight Cry consists of Greg Day, Stan Shuman and David Walker.

    Day, one of the founders of Midnight Cry, is a singer and songwriter.

    In 1986, he and his brother, Chuck, wrote “Midnight Cry,” now one of the most-recorded songs in gospel music.

    Shuman, also a Midnight Cry founder and songwriter, has performed at the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry and made television appearances.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Bob Corker’s scandalous conduct confessed

    Our friends of the Republican persuasion have not reprised their song about Democrats promoting “class warfare” for a while. It is likely that even they don’t have enough nerve, or what is called “Chutzpah” in the Yiddish language, when their own actions are nothing except class warfare, in which they have all the weapons of mass destruction, (including poison gas in the form of every exhalation emanating from their lungs when they utter almost any kind of public remark).

  • Working meth labs found in Harriman

    A house on Old Roane Street in Harriman was put under quarantine and a woman was arrested last week after police said several “one-pot” meth labs were discovered there.

    Casey Mills, 19, is charged with manufacture, sale or delivery of methamphetamine.

    According to the warrant, police were dispatched to 1637 Old Roane Street after the landlord claimed he found a meth lab behind the storage building.

    Officer Brian D. Turner said he observed an odor commonly associated with meth-making when he stepped inside the house.