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Today's News

  • Harriman officials making strategic plans this weekend

    This weekend, Harriman officials will be looking to the future rather than enjoying the spring weather.

    Harriman City Council and the Municipal Technical Advisory Service will be meeting to look at short-term and long-term goals for the future, as well as review the goals and vision they set forth in their previous strategic planning session.

  • Try 'em or plead 'em

    The days of cases languishing in the criminal court system could be over. 

    Criminal Court Judge Jeff Wicks recently put attorneys on notice that he wants things to run more efficiently. 

  • Taxpayers due pool, amenities for dues?

    The homeowners association for The Preserve at Clinch River wants Roane County Government to pay dues for two lots it owns in the subdivision. 

  • New fire hall, cleanup to be part of Rockwood’s budget for coming year

    Rockwood City Council will be looking at the department head requests and start looking toward next year’s budget in a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18. 

  • True meaning of Easter
  • A twist of ‘OLIVER!’

    Roane State Community College is bringing the misadventures of a London orphan to the stage in a family friendly production.

  • FSA offering targeted loans for underserved, beginning farmers

    USDA Tennessee Farm Service Agency offers targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to assist underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.
    “Each year, a portion of FSA’s loan funds are set aside to lend to targeted underserved and beginning farmers and ranchers,” said  FSA Acting Executive Director, Tyeisha Samples.

  • Save room for Lions pancakes

    The Harriman Lions Club is gearing up for its annual fundraiser, “World’s Greatest Pancake Breakfast” to help fund its many charities.

    The breakfast will be from 7 to 11 a.m. May 6 in Roane Street Grill at 812 N. Roane St., Harriman.

    Generous portions of pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, coffee, orange juice and milk will be available for $8 for adults, $15 for couples and $4 for ages 10 and younger.

    The Harriman Lions Club has provided exams and glasses for many people over the last 60 years.

  • Ready. Aim. FIRE!

    You never know what life has in store.

    For Brant Williams, his life has taken some turns over the past 25 years that have led to him owning a successful gun store at 1218 Gallaher Road near Kingston.

    “My dad and I had bought the campground in ’91 or ’92 for my brother to run,” Williams said. “He (brother) was getting sick and my parents were getting older so I moved back here (from Atlanta) in 1994. In ’98 my brother died, and I had to take over the campground.”

  • Make note of 11 tips for success in business

    Over my business career, I have identified many things, that when done effectively, can contribute to an individual’s increased success in the business world.

    Unfortunately, some were identified by observing the mistakes that I have seen in my career.