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  • Police seize $10,000 worth of drugs

    The Harriman Police Department arrested four individuals and made a major drug seizure over the Memorial Day weekend.

    Harriman police seized about $10,000 in drugs in addition to money, a vehicle and guns in one of the department’s largest narcotics cases involving the sale and distribution of methamphetamine.

    “We can’t remember that much methamphetamine in several years,” said Acting Police Chief Kenny Humphrey.

  • REMEMBERING THOSE WHO SERVED
  • Ferguson pitches 5% pay raise for road employees

    People who work for the Roane County Road Department are in line to get a 5 percent raise in the upcoming fiscal year.

    “I think everybody when they work they like getting a raise,” Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson said.

    The Roane County Commission’s Budget Committee has approved the road department’s 2018-19 budget, which includes the 5 percent raise for employees.

  • ALL ABOARD! STEM, literacy hit the road on RoCo Discovery Bus

    Roane County Schools will be taking literacy and science, technology, engineering and mathematics education into the community with a colorful school “Discovery” bus created by the Roane County Leadership Class of 2018.

    The Leadership Roane County program is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Roane State Community College.

    Each class takes on a project to benefit the community, said Teresa Duncan, Roane State vice president of workforce development.

  • MEMORIAL DAY 2018: HONORING THEIR Service & Sacrifice
  • Kingston game store raided

    Law enforcement officers descended on Packard’s Games & Movies in Kingston on Thursday.

    A large Penske moving truck was backed up to the front door, and officers could be seen putting items into boxes and putting them on the truck.

    The officers were on the scene for more than three hours.

    Packard’s buys, sells and trades video games and movies. It also offers repair services for game consoles.

  • Rockwood library reopens

    Rockwood Public Library is now open after renovations at the facility.

    “We are back open for business. People are coming in. We are here,” said library director Margaret Marrs.

    New lighting and other energy-efficiency projects were done at the library, forcing it to be closed since late March because of concerns of public safety during renovations.

    “It looks good,” Marrs said. “It is brighter. It makes the floor reflect.

    “Someone said they took us out of the 70s and gave us a new look.”

  • Guest column: Remember our heroes every day

    By Jim Henry

    As I walked out of the Capitol to have lunch last week, I stopped, looked around the Capitol and thought about what a great people we are.

    The many heroes that are displayed at the Capitol are something everyone should see.

    I walked down the steps and, as I crossed Charlotte Avenue, a Highway Patrolman stopped traffic to ensure my safety.

  • Army corporal from Harriman among those honored by Haslam in service

    An 18-year-old Harriman High School student who died serving his country during the Korean War is among seven service members Gov. Bill Haslam and other state officials honored during Friday’s state Memorial Day service in Nashville.

    U.S. Army Cpl. Thomas Mullins of Harriman went missing on Nov. 2, 1950, while serving in the vicinity of Unsan, North Korea during the Korean War.

    His remains were identified last year, and he was laid to rest on March 29 with full military honors at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Fla.

  • Dentists create smiles for miles during free clinic

    Area dentists and staff members provided thousands of dollars in free dental care during its second Dentistry from the Heart dental health day at LakeView Dental Arts in Kingston’s Ladd Landing.

    “It really was a huge success. It was very rewarding,” said Shannon Walmsley, LakeView Dental Arts office manager. “The people were so sweet, just so appreciative.”

    This year’s event on May 4 saw crowds come out for a choice of one of three procedures: a filling, extraction or cleaning.