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Today's News

  • Harriman seeks new employee over hospital

    A new employee may be overseeing Harriman’s numerous hospital buildings, including the main facility that may be left empty when Covenant Health moves Roane Medical Centers’ operations to Midtown early next year.
    Council member Kenyon Mee developed a job description for a new employee for council to consider.
    “Now it is getting down to the nitty gritty,” he said.
    “It is going to be a problem, and someone needs to be in place before they leave,” agreed Mayor Chris Mason.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Trivett 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. John Trivett celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 11.

    They celebrated with family and friends, along with a cruise to the Hawaiian Islands.

    Trivett and the former Lois Davis were married on July 11, 1962, in Elizabethton, with Luther Rodefer officiating.

    He is retired from Fortafil Fibers, Rockwood, and she is retired from Roane County News, Kingston.

    The couple has two daughters, Angie Sewell and her husband, Randy, Knoxville, and Veronica Stinnett and her husband, Travis, Harriman.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Aug. 22

    25 Years Ago
    A fixture in the Kingston community, Bronce Franklin Johnson died at the age of 84. A Kingston attorney, he had also served as an assistant state attorney general for 12 years and was a Washington staff member of the late U.S. Rep. Howard Baker Sr. He was recognized for his knowledge of the political arena and was relied on by many for background information in all manner of community developments.

    10 Years Ago

  • 58 years of service for Kingston Rotary Club

    Kingston Rotary Club members and guests celebrating the organization’s 58 years of community service are, front row from left, Jim and Jean Leitnaker, Dick Peden, George Warlick, Tom Pickel, Buddy Bowers, President Ralph Best; and back row, Bobby Davis, Brenda Wyatt, Bill Mixon, Gene Pickel, Ken Beauchamp, David Morgan, Ken Thoms, Bonnie Anderson and Suzanne Horsfall.

    Members not pictured are Deborah Alexander-Davis, David Reichle, John Shacter, Gary Aytes, Homer Clevenger, Jenny Tippens and Terry Stevens.

  • Arrests: Aug. 11-20, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 11 — Jason Lee Anderson, 33, 1099 Fairview Road, Harriman: failure to appear. No bond; court date Oct. 1.

    • Ashley Gail Andrews, 21, 707 Old Roane St., Harriman: violation of probation. Bond $900; court date Aug. 27.

    • Amanda Louis Christopher, 37, 316 Ayres Drive, Harriman: public intoxication. Bond $750; court date Sept. 24.

  • General Sessions Court: June 25-July 18, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 25 — Misty D. Walden, theft up to $500, two counts probation violation. Guilty.

    • Christopher Watters, driving while license suspended, simple possession/casual exchange, driving while license suspended. Guilty. Fugitive from justice misdemeanor. Dismissed.

    • Tommy L. Waugh, driving while license suspended. Guilty.

  • Roane Choral at Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

    Roane Choral Society ensemble members who performed for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony  include, front row from left, Nancy Beth Gerberding, Margie Wadlington, Ranell Lane, Peggy Sheppard, Joy McGarvey; middle row, Sandra Augustus, Marilyn Gaffin, Joy Goldberg, Terry Carlyle, Ken McGarvey, Georgette Boozer, Eugene Hattaway, Karon Oliver; and back row, Emilee Richardson, Bruce Pharis, George Wadlington, Beth Hattaway and Jennifer Gibson.

  • Beginning square dance classes set to start in September

    Three Rivers Ramblers Square Dance Club will have classes for beginning square dancers at 7 p.m. each Monday starting Sept. 10.

    The classes will be in the Harriman American Legion Building. The first class is free; subsequent classes will be $4 per person.

    “All ages can square dance,” said Connie Williams, Three Rivers Ramblers secretary.

  • DVD aims to help kids with stuttering issues

    Children who stutter have a lot to say, and friends can show them how in “Stuttering: For Kids By Kids,” a DVD starring real children who stutter, available at most public libraries.

    Public libraries in Oliver Springs and Rockwood have agreed to shelve the DVD for their patrons. Call the Oliver Springs library at 435-2509 or the Rockwood library at 354-1281 to check availability.

  • GUEST OPINION: Day may be when religion, or lack of, will not matter

    By DAVID L. Hudson Jr.
    First Amendment Center
    A San Francisco police officer contends in a federal lawsuit that his First Amendment rights were violated when his employer punished him for his off-duty hobby of nude “figure study” photography.

    The San Francisco Police Department believes that officer Gared Hansen’s photography of nude women is not appropriate for his position.