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Today's News

  • Arrests: Sept. 24-29, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Sept. 24 — John Charles Cline, 43, 165 Harvey Road, Kingston: domestic assault. Bond $1,000; court date Nov. 3.

    • David Lawrence Holmes, 25, 3608 River Road, Ten Mile: violation implied consent law, DUI. Total bond $1,000; court date Dec. 8.

    • Jimmy Charles Sexton, 44, 280 Big Mountain Holler Road, Oliver Springs: domestic assault. Bond $3,000; court date Nov. 3.

  • Free FluMist, shots available to Roane students

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health and Roane County Health Department will offer free flu vaccinations and FluMist to all students in pre-K through eighth grade.

    Injections and FluMist will be administered on site at all elementary and middle schools in November.

    The Roane County Health Department will administer the shots and FluMist, depending on arrival of the vaccine.

    A packet will be sent home to parents on Oct. 20. The questionnaire and insurance information sheet will need to be returned to the school nurse as soon as possible.

  • Avery Trace DAR continues book scholarship tradition

    Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution’s mission is “To Give Back to Our Community.”

    One way they accomplish this mission is through a $400 Avery Trace book scholarship to a Roane State Community College honors student pursuing a degree in history.

    The scholarship, established in 2011 with the assistance of Roane State Foundation Coordinator Linda Brown, continues in 2014.

  • Run for Your Health to help wellness programs

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program’s sixth annual Run for Your Health will be on Nov. 1.

    Run for Your Health is a 5K race/walk, with proceeds from the race used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students enrolled in Roane County Schools.

    Efforts that create opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles are an integral part of the educational process and enhance academic success.

    The race/walk beginning and ending at Fort Southwest Point has been sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

  • American Bar reapproves paralegal studies program

    The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates recently reapproved the Roane State Community College Paralegal Studies program.

    The reapproval successfully concludes a two-year self-evaluation of the program by the college.

    “I am pleased that the ABA has reapproved our program,” said Ken Yager, director of the program. “Reapproval is a designation signifying the college’s adherence to the highest academic standards and ABA requirements. Graduates of our program are fully prepared to enter the workforce.”

  • McTeachers Night a success

    Kingston Elementary School Principal Shelia Sitzlar accepts proceeds from a recent McTeachers Night at McDonald’s from Jay Faris, McDonald’s assistant marketing director.

    During the event at area McDonald’s restaurants, school administrators, parents and students work in the lobby and meet with the public.

    Kingston Elementary’s McTeachers Night was at Kingston McDonald’s at 840 N. Kentucky St.

    McDonald’s owners/operators John and Sondra Faris said they are committed to education and supporting community schools.

  • Arrest made in slashing, robbery

    Harriman and Knoxville police arrested a man in connection with the armed robbery and assault that occurred at the Eagle Mart last week.

    Xavier Lewis Sanford, 23, 1235 Boyd Ave., Knoxville, was arrested after Harriman and Knoxville police did surveillance that led to his arrest Wednesday afternoon, according to the Harriman Police Department.

    “We had information he may have been the one involved,” Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle said.

    He is being held in Knoxville on other charges and on hold for Roane County for the aggravated robbery.

  • Rrrruff work
  • Harriman city manager search: Then there were three

    Three candidates have made the cut as Harriman narrows its search for a city manager.

    The three to be interviewed next Tuesday in Harriman are Thomas Ernharth, manager of South Londonderry Township, Pa.; and two Tennessee candidates — Kevin Helms, former city manager of Oak Hill; and Michael Chesney, former interim Millington city manager.

  • Homeless success stories offered

    Family Promise of Roane County is closer than ever to being able to provide shelter and resources for homeless families.

    A fundraising event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Harriman Church of God on Roane State Highway.

    “It is really going to be an opportunity to let the community learn more,” said Jennifer Watson, housing manager at Rockwood Housing Authority.