Today's News

  • Royal Priesthood leads Singing in the City

    The Royal Priesthood of Southeast Tennessee will be the featured group for Victorious’ Singing in the City on July 19 at Rockwood Event Center.

    Dudley Evans of Victorious described The Royal Priesthood as “an old-style Southern gospel music group” whose leader was formerly with the Kingsmen Quartet.

    Refreshments will be served, and a love offering will be taken for the group.

  • Ridgeview opening walk-in clinic in Harriman

    Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services Inc. is opening a walk-in clinic at its Roane County office at 221 Devonia St., Harriman.

    The walk-in clinic enables immediate access to mental-health care and eliminates delays associated with having to schedule an appointment.

    Clinic hours will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays.

    Individuals may walk in and meet with a clinician for an initial evaluation without an appointment during walk-in clinic hours.

  • Arrests: July 13-16, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 13 — Alan Shawn Hatmaker, 29, 303 Evergreen St., Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,000; court date Aug. 25.

    • Jodie Lynn Ooten, 40, 1246 Old Deer Lodge Pike, Deer Lodge: complimentary hold. No bond or court date listed.

    • Joey Allister Stephens, 41, 1246 Old Deer Lodge Pike, Deer Lodge: complimentary hold. No bond or court date listed.

  • Property transfers: Feb. 26-27, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:
    Feb. 26 ― From Housing and Urban Development of Washington, Housing and Urban Development of Washington, Housing and Urban Development Secretary and Housing and Urban Development to Brian Meadows and Michael Chestnut by deed, Dist. 1, Walker subdivision, Lot 13A, $39,700.

    • From Charles G. Henley and Frances W. Henley Estate to Kim Henley Kennedy Trustee, Kelly H. Boles Trustee and Charles G. Henley Revocable Living Trust by quit-claim deed, 3 tracts, $0.

  • Cherokee new-student registration scheduled for July 31

    New-student registration at Cherokee Middle School, Kingston, will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 31 in the school at 200 Paint Rock Ferry Road.

    The registration is only for those new to the school district.

    Students moving from Kingston or Midtown elementary schools are not considered new enrollees.

    Parents should bring proof of residence, such as utility bill or tax payment stub; copy of custody paperwork; certified copy of birth certificate; Social Security card; and students’ last report card.

    Proof of immunizations is also required.

  • Chemistry right to be ‘College Student’

    Ron Sternfels, Roane State Community College associate professor of chemistry, demonstrates an experiment for eighth-graders who visited Roane State as part of College Student for a Day.

    Eighth-graders from Harriman and Rockwood middle schools participated in the event at the Roane County campus.

    Students conducted experiments in the college’s chemistry lab, were taught about Roane State’s EMT/paramedic program, and explored different career options.

  • FCE awards scholarships to five recent Roane grads

    Five recent high school graduates — one from each of Roane County’s five public high schools — are the latest recipients of the Betty McGlasson FCE Scholarships.

    The scholarships, awarded by the Roane County Family and Community Education Clubs, are to be used to attend either Roane State Community College or Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Harriman.

    This year’s recipients are Emily Garren, Roane County; Seth Mullins, Oliver Springs; Sabrina Pelfrey, Harriman; Tori Ray, Rockwood; and Mikayla West, Midway.

  • Sanders cashes in on reading

    The Children’s Reading Foundation has been encouraging parents to “read with your child 20 minutes a day” by using roadside signs for almost three years.

    To many Roane County residents, the signs have become familiar.

    Now, thanks to John Sanders, a Roane State Community College student, the sign has a new and improved look.

    The Reading Foundation wanted a new sign to place throughout the county to remind parents of the importance of reading to their children.

  • East Tennessee State University graduates: spring 2014

    A number of East Tennessee State University students from Roane County received their degrees during spring commencement.

    They are:

    Harriman — Taylor Ruth Borum, Christopher Caine McCarroll, Joshua Lynn Riddle and Kelly Marie Steelman, Bachelor of Science; Jonathan Tyler Davis, Bachelor of Business Administration; and Gabrielle Lyn Howell, Bachelor of Arts.

    Kingston — Hunter Daniel Smith, Bachelor of Science.

  • Eastern Kentucky University graduates: spring 2014

    Margaret Kay Traughber of Harriman and Robert John McClure of Kingston are among the most recent graduates of Eastern Kentucky University.

    Both earned master’s degrees in safety/security/emergency management. They received their degrees during spring commencement.

    Eastern Kentucky University is based in Richmond, Ky.