Local News

  • Roane’s top firefighters of the year
  • Largen moves to strike city motion

    Self-proclaimed curmudgeon Gerald Largen is now challenging the authority of an attorney selected by the city of Harriman to handle the annexation challenge suit he filed late last year.

    His latest filing is a motion to strike the motion to dismiss filed by Knoxville attorney Michael Kelley, hired by Harriman officials to tackle Largen’s suit.

    Largen, a retired Kingston attorney and Roane County News columnist, is asking the court to require Kelley file proof of his authority to represent the city.

  • New name for May opening

    A regional renaissance festival in Harriman just got bigger with a name change.

    Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, which premiered the East Tennessee Renaissance Festival at its October 2014 preview show, has changed the event’s name to the Tennessee Medieval Faire for its grand opening on May 16.

    “Our festival name has changed, but the delightful family content will stay the same,” said Barrie Paulson, vice president/manager and entertainment director.

  • Harriman Happenings Feb. 16

    Wishing Eric Stone a speedy recovery from having pneumonia.

    On Thursday, he was discharged from the hospital and is recuperating at home.

    Eric is the son of the late Jess and Doris Stone.

    We are happy to know that the Rev. Larry Woods is resting at home.

    He recently had heart surgery at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center.

    God is good.

    A get-well wish to Denis Bolton, who is under the weather. Hope you will be back with us soon.

    We are wishing Norma Bazel a get-well wish.

  • Attorney Blackshear to speak during chapter luncheon

    In celebration of Black History Month, the Oak Ridge Chapter of Blacks in Government will have its 21st annual BIG scholarship luncheon on Feb. 26.

    The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Oak Ridge Civic Center at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    Attorney Julian Blackshear Jr. will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. His speech will focus on the 2015 Black History Month theme, “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.”

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  • Stabbing victim dies

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said Fred Silvey died at University of Tennessee Medical Center on Saturday. Silvey was flown to the hospital by Lifestar last Wednesday after his stepson, Steven Jones, allegedly stabbed him.

  • 70-year Valentines stick together

    A Ten Mile couple have been tied together with faith and love for 70 years.

    The marriage of Irby and Hazel Daniel has seen ups and downs, raising a brood of five children and working in ministry.

    “There has been a lot of hard work along the way and a lot of disappointments, but the good outweighs the disappointments,” Hazel said.

    They were married Feb. 4, 1945.

    The two were both born and raised on nearby farms in Central Alabama, and worked together on his sister’s farm.

  • Another wild night for police

    A drunken man seems to have initiated a stabbing/shooting incident at 2058 Dry Hill Road Wednesday night.

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said Steven Jones was living at the residence with his mother, Carolyn Silvey, and her husband, Fred Silvey. Stockton said Jones stabbed his stepfather, then came after his mother, who shot him.

    “He had been drinking heavily all day and just went off with a butcher knife,” Stockton said.