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Today's News

  • ORNL kicks off United Way drive

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s annual ORNL United Way campaign is now underway.

    Roane County United Way Executive Director Dina Jackson attended this year’s campaign kick-off event.

    Key speakers included radio personality Hallerin Hilton Hill and Donnie Tyndall, head basketball coach for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

    Ron Crone, associate ORNL cirector for Neutron Sciences, is leading this year’s campaign with co-chairman Phil Britt, who directs the Chemistry Division.

  • Zaxby’s, Weigel’s bringing in jobs

    With construction underway on Zaxby’s and soon to start on Weigel’s, jobs will be opening up for Roane Countians.

    Zaxby’s, a Southern chicken franchise, will open in a few weeks at 2022 Roane State Hwy. in Harriman’s Midtown area, confirmed licensees Gary and Mary Stuart Avants.

    “We see this town as an ideal opportunity to expand the business and create an additional 30-40 jobs for the market,” said Gary Avants.

  • Out to Lunch: Lefty’s is the right choice for top-notch barbecue

    It’s been a few years since my wife, Carol, and I had the pleasure of eating at Lefty’ Bar-B-Que on Peavine Road in Crossville, and being entertained by Lefty and his puppets.

    Maurice “Lefty” Sanders and his wife, Nancy, opened the business on July 3, 1982, on Peavine Road.

    The Sanderses are no longer with us, and the original restaurant building was taken by the Tennessee Department of Transportation to expand the highway.

  • Elk permit being auctioned by TWRA

     

    The fifth permit for participation in Tennessee’s sixth managed elk hunt will be awarded to the successful bidder in an eBay auction to be held through 27. Proceeds from the auction benefit the state’s elk restoration program.

  • OS wins 10-Under title
  • Midway wins 8U title
  • Moser headed to Top Gun

     

    Midway freshman Zane Moser has been invited and will be competing at one of the nation’s top prep football camps, Football University’s Top Gun, in Dublin, Ohio this Monday through Wednesday.

  • Lady Grapes win district title
  • Harriman wins tourney opener

     

    The Harriman All-Stars put together a gutsy performance Thursday afternoon in rallying from four runs down to knock off Lebanon, 8-5, in the opening round of the Dixie Youth “O” Zone State Tournament in Sweetwater.

  • Choice of insulation fuels fire

    An office and storage building was gutted by fire at Railcar Service Group, 663 Emory Drive, in Harriman on Tuesday afternoon.

    Harriman Fire Department responded to the fire at 2:23 p.m. and found heavy smoke coming from the rear of the building.

    “The owner advised me that they were cutting the metal from the wall on the inside and the wood in the wall caught on fire,” reported Fire Capt. Preston Hamby.

    Fire Chief Brad Goss said the owner had explained they had been doing some remodeling and were doing something around a metal chute.