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Today's News

  • Arrests: July 17-23, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 17 — Walter Lewis Jordan, 26, 660 West Hills Drive, Harriman: DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession or casual exchange, open container law. Total bond $3,000; court date Sept. 29.

    • Jason Albert Lewis, 27, 801 Orchard Road, Oliver Springs: violation of probation, failure to appear. Total bond $22,500: court date Aug. 1.

  • General Sessions Court: Feb. 28-March 3, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Feb. 28 — Davis L. Kring, financial respon• Glen Alexander Allen, speeding: dismissed on cost and traffic school.

    • Danielle N. Kinser, light law motor vehicle, registration law, financial responsibility law: dismissed. Seat belt 18 and older: guilty.

    • Natasha Pennington, financial responsibility law: dismissed.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: A report from McGlothin-Largen Park

    NOTE: In a note to last week’s column, we reviewed the list of candidates in the upcoming election and pointed out that at least five of the candidates are cousins of the late senator Howard Henry Baker, Jr., namely Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen; County Executive candidate Mike Farmer; County Commissioner Bobby Collier; County Commissioner Carolyn Collier Granger; and County Trustee Wilma Eblen. We then stated that “there may be one other,” but we are sure of these five.

  • Boys and Girls Club ends first season successfully

    Barefoot children busily color with sidewalk chalk outside while a pair of young girls sing at a piano in the gymnasium.

    Exuberant children fill the Boys & Girls Club in Harriman, which is nearing the end of its summer program. It opened to all school-age children in the Harriman area this summer.

    “It has been going great,” said Reggie Coleman, site director. “The kids are doing well.”

    The program’s goal is to provide children a safe refuge for the summer at a price parents can afford

    Eric Parrott made plenty of friends through the program.

  • Wimmer dies in farming accident

    A former Harriman orthodontist and Harriman Lions Club stalwart died after an accident at his farm.

    Bill Wimmer, 88, of Oakdale, had been working on his farm last Tuesday, July 15, and was putting his tractor-pulled brush mower in the barn at day’s end when he became trapped by it.

    He was calling for help when friends and family found him hours later and was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center.

    “When we found him, he was talking and laughing a little bit,” said Joe Williams, a fellow Lions Club member and dentist.

  • Alleged burglars ‘friends’ of victim

    Kingston police arrested a Knoxville man and woman for allegedly attempting to break into an apartment on North Kentucky Street Monday.

    “It was approximately 9 o’clock this (Monday) morning,” Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said.

    Tiffany Nicole Long, 30, and Kyle Thomas Myers, 25, are each charged with aggravated burglary. Police said Leroy Brummett called 911 and said someone was breaking into his apartment.

  • Kingston Football Camp
  • TWFC to hold special meeting

     

    A special called meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) will be held via conference call on Friday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. (CDT). 

    The only item on the agenda is in regard to Proclamation 14-10 (early migratory bird hunting seasons).

  • Four from Roane named TSWA All-State

     

    Four Roane County softball players have been named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class A All-State Team.

    The quartet includes Midway’s Kallie Sohm and three players from Oliver Springs, Courtney Jones along with the sister duo of Emily and Rachel Griffith. 

  • McFarland loans campaign $75k

    How bad does Tom McFarland want to be circuit court judge?

    Enough to loan his campaign $75,000. According to his second-quarter campaign financial disclosure report, he did just that on June 18.

    McFarland’s contributions from individuals during the period totaled $2,000.

    John Valliant Jr., a Knoxville attorney, donated $1,000 of that.

    McFarland faces Mike Pemberton in the race for circuit court judge of the 9th Judicial District. Russell E. Simmons Jr., the current judge, is retiring on Aug. 31.