Today's News

  • Harriman, TDOT talk partnership

    Harriman officials hope to come out on top with a maintenance agreement with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

    The agreement would have the city maintaining litter pickup, mowing of medians, patching and other work on state roads, with the city getting $80,484 in reimbursement.

    “I have been in favor of doing this. We are doing the work already and not getting anything,” said Mayor Wayne Best.

  • Harriman tattoo artist awaiting dismissal of case

    Harriman tattoo artist Joshua Argubright will have to wait a little while longer before his criminal case gets dismissed.

    His attorney, Kevin Angel, was sick earlier this month, so Argubright’s Dec. 12 court date was rescheduled to Feb. 6.

    Argubright was charged with sexual battery and theft of property on Aug. 29.

  • Grant available for livestock producers

    Ranchers and livestock producers in Roane County may be eligible for assistance from the Livestock Forage Disaster Program for grazing losses incurred in 2016.

    “Roane County recently met qualifying drought ratings that ‘trigger’ eligibility for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program on improved pasture,” said Sandi Childs, Roane County executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.

    The Program provides compensation to livestock producers who suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire.

  • Take a healthy hike at Obed

    The Obed Wild and Scenic River will have a healthy hike program on Jan. 6.

    The program will begin at 10:30 a.m.

    This free ranger-led hike will explore both the Lilly Bluff Overlook Trail and a portion of the Point Trail.

    Those in attendance will have a chance to observe the vista of Clear Creek as well as walk across the Melton Mill Creek Bridge.

    Participants should meet the ranger at the Lilly Bluff Overlook parking lot, which is off Ridge Road in Morgan County.

  • What’s the SCORE? Resolutions, the power of goals

    By Dana Peterka

    Yes, it is that time of year when many of us start the new year with resolutions to improve the quality of our lives.

    How long does the average person keep their New Year’s resolutions?

    Surprisingly, 75 percent of resolutions will be continued through the entire first week of January, with 46 percent making it past six months.

    In this column, we will discuss The Power of Goals, a tool that we cover in the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Time Management: Strategic Concepts and Practical Time Savers workshop.


    Roane Medical Center recently received a generous donation from a couple of community partners.

    Alison Savard of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Midtown, in partnership with Thrivent Financial, worked with the hospital to provide new clothing items for patients in their care.

    Many times, patients in the facility are in need of clothing. Depending on their situation, they may not have been prepared for their visit to the hospital, especially if in an emergency, or they just might not have what they need to get discharged and returned home appropriately.

  • Tax credit saves Tenn. employers millions

    The Workforce Services Division of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is on track to issue a record number of Work Opportunity Tax Credits to employers across the state.

    Through the end of October, the Department issued 71,336 Tax Credit certifications. Those certifications represent potential tax savings to Tennessee employers of more than $159 million.

  • Oliver Springs loses twice at Union County

    The Oliver Springs basketball teams traveled to Maynardville Tuesday night in the final game before the Christmas break and received two proverbial lumps of coal instead of presents, two losses courtesy of the Union County Patriots. The Lady 'Cats lost a heartbreaker, 48-45, in overtime at the buzzer, as the Bobcats were outmatched 78-50 in the nightcap.
    Union County 48, Oliver Springs 45: Despite their best efforts to rally from a 10-point deficit at one stretch, the Lady Bobcats were done in at the buzzer by Union County's Ella Johnson on the buzzer-beating shot.

  • Sunbright sweeps Midway in Region 2A match-up

    By Michael Lindsay
    Midway’s trip to Sunbright Tuesday night proved to be  unsuccessful, as the Sunbright Tigers swept the Green Wave in Region 2A action, with the Lady Tigers defeating the Lady Waves 43-22 and the Tigers downing the Green Wave 74-68.
    Sunbright 43, Midway 22: Mike Hayes’ Midway Lady Wave suffered a loss at the hands of the Sunbright Lady Tigers by a score of 43-32.