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Today's News

  • Martin wins late model race

    Roane County’s Greg Martin won the NeSmith Late Model feature at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday.

    Martin qualified second, but took the lead at the beginning at led from start-to-finish in winning the 25-lap race.

  • Lady Waves down Harriman, 12-6

    The Midway Lady Green Waves wrapped up the regular season District 3-A title with a 12-6 triumph over a tenacious Harriman Lady Blue Devils squad at Harriman’s Flour Mill Flats. 

  • Waves take two from Coalfield

    The Midway Green Waves picked up a pair of wins Friday against Coalfield.

    Midway won game one in impressive fashion with a 13-3 victory. Game two was much closer, with the Green Waves picking up a 5-4 victory.

  • Three-way tie for second after Waves down Tigers

    When Harriman blasted Midway 16-1 last Monday, it appeared that the Green Waves were out of the running for one of the top spots in District 3-A.

  • Out to Lunch: Carol still boasting about Riverview Grill salad

    By Bethel Poston

  • Harriman Sears now a Premier Dealer

    The Sears Hometown Store of Harriman has been named a 2011 Sears Hometown Store Premier Dealer.

    This annual award recognizes Sears Hometown Stores across the country that consistently offer the quality customer service, outstanding store performance and standards and exceptional demonstrations of community involvement.

    Harriman Sears is among only 190 stores from more than 800 locations throughout the U.S. to receive this national recognition.

  • 4 companies involved in special Educators in Workplace series

    Area teachers will have an opportunity for the third year to receive a little schooling themselves this summer in the Educators in the Workplace Lunch and Learn program.

    The program of The Roane Alliance, Innovation Valley Inc. and other area Chambers of Commerce is open to educators from Roane, Blount, Knox and Loudon counties and Oak Ridge.

  • OR team to finish K-25 Site cleanup

    The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday awarded a $2.2 billion contract for the cleanup of the former K-25 Site to the URS/CH2M Hill team at Oak Ridge.

    The team succeeds Bechtel Jacobs, which has been involved since 1998 in the environmental cleanup of the former Manhattan Project site now known as East Tennessee Technology Park on Hwy. 58 in Roane County.

    URS/CH2M Hill will be responsible for the remaining environmental cleanup and support functions at ETTP, according to a DOE release.

  • Audit reveals utility system's financial snarls

    If new members of the Rockwood Water Sewer and Natural Gas Board weren’t fully aware of the daunting work ahead of them, a briefing on the most recent annual audit brought the full scope of the utilities’ problems into focus.

    Besides repayment of interdepartmental loans to the water and sewer departments from gas operations, other repeat problems were detailed during the briefing on the audit from June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010.

  • New look in store for office

    Commissioners approved a resolution last month that will allow Roane County Circuit Court Clerk Kim Nelson to give the General Sessions Court Office a makeover.

    A new setup is badly needed, she said.

    “On high-traffic days, such as Mondays or Friday mornings for traffic court, the volume at the window at the front of the office is such that there is constant disruption of my staff,” Nelson said.

    “They have no opportunity to just sit there and quietly get their worked finished because the traffic is non-stop.”