Today's News

  • Harriman Lions White Cane Days slated Sept. 26-27

    Harriman Lions Club will have White Cane Days at Harriman Food City from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26-27.

    Lions will be there those days accepting donations to support district programs that help area communities.

    Those include the East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank, a Knoxville entity started in 1964 which provides eye tissue for transplant patients.

    The donations also help Lions Recording for the Blind, based out of Oak Ridge, which provides recorded audio of various publications.

  • Still time to make donations for Teachers Supply Closet

    Donations for the 2014 Roane County Teachers Supply Closet will be accepted until Sept. 19.

    In its 12th year, the Teachers Supply Closet helps teachers and students receive needed supplies to help make student activities and learning more effective.

    Donations of supplies and financial contributions are welcome.

    Personal checks may be written to the Roane County United Way, and business checks may be written to the Roane County Chamber of Commerce.

    Donors are asked to write “Teachers Supply Closet” in the memo line.

  • Free prostate cancer screening offered Sept. 18

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Roane Medical Center is among the sites free prostate-specific antigen tests are being offered.

    Testing will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Stowers Rotary Community Room.

    The testing is part of the free Eddie Check PSA tests and blood drives offered at 10 locations across eight East Tennessee counties.

    Blood donors will receive a free T-shirt and other special coupons and discounts for donating.

  • General Sessions Court: April 21, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    April 21 — Wanda S. Phillips, two counts probation violation: guilty. Failure to appear: dismissed

    • Heather D. Fritts, theft of property $500-$1,000: guilty. Forgery: dismissed.

    • Armando J. Vega, failure to appear, domestic assault: dismissed.

  • Arrests: Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Aug. 26 — Brandon Ross Monroe, 31, 829B Patton Ferry Road, Kingston: pretrial. No bond or court date listed.

    • Shana Kay Burum, 36, 2741 Harriman Hwy., Harriman: failure to appear. Bond $3,000; court date Sept. 29.

    • Ralpheal Cameron Coffey, 24, 119 Jonathan Lane, Oak Ridge: failure to appear. Bond $15,000; court date Sept. 5.

  • Property transfers: April 10-21, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:
    April 10 — From Edward E. Byrum and Vada D. Byrum to Gardner T. Boontstra and

    Tracy L. Boonstra by warranty deed, Dist. 3, Dogwood Shores Resort Unit 4, Lot 4, and Dogwood Shores Resort Lot 2, $29,900.

    • From Housing and Urban Development Secretary and Housing and Urban Development to David L. Greise by warranty deed, Dist. 1, Ruritan Road, $21,800.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Republicans must choose: Principles or politics?


    We see where state senator Jim Tracy has officially conceded defeat in the recent Republican primary election for the position of Republican nominee for Congress from the Fourth Congressional District of Tennessee.

    Thus, unless further action is taken, Dr. Scott DesJarlais will be the duly designated Republican standard bearer for this highly important federal office. 

  • ROCKWOOD: Jaywalking students put on notice

    Rockwood police are taking steps to stop walking pre-teens and teens from crossing through traffic on bustling West Rockwood Street when school lets out. 

    “We’ve had some close calls,” said Chief Danny Wright, who is  trying to steer students to crosswalks at stoplights.

    State law requires pedestrians to use crosswalks, when available. 

  • Harriman pump station work not a big problem

    Passersby to Harriman’s McDonald’s may wonder why a crew from J. Crumby Construction is digging into the earth.

    Construction crews are rehabilitating both the Cardiff and McDonald’s pump stations. 

    Some people had expressed concerns about the work, but Harriman Utility Board officials said residents need not worry.

  • Phi Theta Kappa fundraises


    Roane State Community College student Nikki Smith, with help from fellow student Miranda Chase, peruses items at the recent Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter rummage sale. Phi Theta Kappa was working to raise money for its activities.