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Today's News

  • Roane deputy hurt in Feb. 12 crash

    A Roane County sheriff’s deputy was injured in an afternoon car accident on Feb. 12.

    According to a report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Michael Self was in his marked patrol car stopped at a traffic light at Roane and Crescent streets in Harriman.

    The report said a 17-year-old driving a 1995 Honda Civic failed to yield and struck the patrol car in the rear.

    Self, 26, was taken to Roane Medical Center by ambulance. The report said he suffered a minor injury.

    The patrol car was a 2011 Crown Victoria.

  • Admit toking to judge, go directly to jail

    Jennifer Lynn Sawin, an employee at the Grill & Pub, wasn’t the only person cited during the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s compliance check operation on Jan. 24.

    Margarito Salazar-Garcia, 35, served an alcoholic strawberry daiquiri to an underage informant at Los Primos Mexican restaurant in Harriman.

    He pleaded guilty to selling to a minor on Feb. 11 and received a $500 fine.

    He was also sentenced to 12 months in jail, but the time will be suspended if he pays the fine and court costs.

  • Out to Lunch: More meanderings that are sure to please

    In my last “Out To Lunch” article, I began a brief highlight of some of our unique adventures during 2012. Today I continue with some more enjoyable experiences you might have missed.

    If you would like more on any of the following places, I invite you to email me at postonplace@bellsouth.net.

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    Yum Yum Chinese Restaurant is at 1039 Roane St. (Hwy. 27) in Harriman, across from Earl Duff Subaru.

  • Mardi Gras party raises money to send RSCC choir to Carnegie Hall

    Beads, masks and jazz music punctuated last week’s Mardi Gras festivities on that most famous of thoroughfares.

    Rockwood Street.

    Yes, you read it right.

    The flashy celebration marking the last day of indulgence before the Lenten season was a chance to bring a little New Orleans fun to the Rockwood Event Center while raising money for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a group of Roane State Community College singers.

  • Henry Center celebration
  • Roane natives come home for Champion

    There is a new choice for physical therapy in Roane County — brought to the area by two Roane County natives.

    Champion Physical Therapy recently opened its third clinic in the newly renovated The Shoppes at Walden Ridge on North Gateway Avenue in Rockwood.

    Other clinics are in Knox and Sevier counties.

    Roane County natives and physical therapists Chris Robinson and Jason Eble will operate the center and provide care to patients.

  • Separation of church, state next League luncheon topic

    “Separation of Church and State: Protecting Your Religious Freedom” will be the topic of Paul W. Sharkey’s talk during the next Lunch with the League.

    The Oak Ridge League of Women Voters event will start at noon Feb. 19 in Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Sharkey is a retired professor of philosophy and religion and professor of community health.  

    There is no cost to attend, and reservations are not required.

  • Harriman Happenings: Feb. 18

    Sincere sympathy to Sister Elfredia Williams and other relatives in the death of Elfredia’s brother.

    He passed away suddenly early Sunday morning in a hospital in Griffin, Ga.

    Our prayers are with this family.

    Our deep sympathy to Rex Harris and all family members and friends in the home going of his wife, Elizabeth Harris, who recently passed away.

    Sincere sympathy to the loved ones of Bertha Mae Perry, who recently passed away in her home.

  • General Sessions Court: Nov. 5-13

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Nov. 5 — Rodney D. Wilson, probation violation. Guilty.

    • Melissa D. Thornton, DUI first offense, driving while license suspended. Bound over.

    • Darrell Kearney, possess unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities. Dismissed. Two counts simple possession/casual exchange. Guilty.

  • Poor quarter dooms Kingston

    The Kingston Lady Jackets were looking for their second win over the Stone Memorial Lady Panthers in the span of three days Thursday night in the opening round of the District 4-AA Tournament at Roane County High School.