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Today's News

  • Back to the basics and new directions

    The 10th Annual Roane State Girls Basketball Camp saw a good turnout of youngsters eager to learn about the sport and improve their mastery this week.

    For Coach Monica Boles, the camps are a mainstay for the summer and a way she can help the kids grow their love and appreciation of basketball.

    “We’ve been doing these camps since I’ve been coaching at Roane state,” she said. “Before that I was helping out with them before I was head coach.

    “I feel like I’ve been doing them since I was in high school.”

  • HARRIMAN’S REGIONS BANK on the move
  • Holloway heads up Y-12 Federal Credit Union office in Farragut

    Rockwood native Tim Holloway is the new branch manager at Y-12 Federal Credit Union’s Farragut Branch.

    Holloway has been in the financial services field more than 20 years.

    Prior to joining Y-12 Federal Credit Union, Holloway worked for a bank in Roane County and has served as a part-time Lenoir City police officer for five years.

    A 2006 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Banking, he holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Tennessee and an associate’s degree from Roane State Community College.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Tommy’s has lots of good eats

    Readers of my “Out To Lunch” articles may remember that occasionally I like to explore unique and out-of-the-way places to eat.

    I want to thank Hugh Willett, Roane County News editor, for suggesting an “Out to Lunch” adventure at Tommy’s Over The Hill Grill. It’s in the Stop-N-Shop, just off Interstate 75 at 16571 Hwy. 72, in Loudon.

    Many times we’ve gone by what I thought was only a Stop-N-Shop market. I never realized it was what we now discovered to be – A GREAT PLACE TO EAT.

  • RedZone Performance now open
  • Dollar General opens in Ten Mile

    Dollar General’s newest store at 9820 Hwy 68 East in Ten Mile is now open to offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials.

    “Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our area customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

  • State may break employer tax credits record

    The Workforce Services Division of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development marked a milestone in June after issuing more than $215 million of Work Opportunity Tax Credits to employers across the state.

    The 2017 year is on pace to be a record-breaking year for the tax credits program in Tennessee.

    During the first six months of 2017, the state received 162,795 tax credit applications and approved 83,385 of them, totaling $215,445,800 in tax credits for employers.

  • Truly defining the meaning of courage

    In the United States of America, we are fortunate to have the freedom of expression and the freedom of speech.

    People have the right to make whatever political statements they deem necessary, whether one prays before a game or, like the beleaguered NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, kneels during the playing of the National Anthem, it is protected under the statute of freedom of speech and freedom of expression, regardless of whether the stance is a popular one or not.

  • Kingston standout’s hard work pays off

    Life is full of beginnings and endings. Kingston outfielder Ben Hargis signed with Faulkner University Tuesday, starting the cycle again.

    After a productive career for the Yellow Jackets on diamond, Hargis will be a freshman for the Faulkner Eagles, looking to prove himself once again.

    “It’s a great school,” Hargis said, “they have a winning program and a winning culture at Faulkner and I want to be part of it.

    “I want to be part of a national championship team.”

  • Football is coming! the countdown to fall has begun

    The 7-on-7 scrimmages many call a “passing league” started this week. That means that summer if fast nearing its end and football season is looming on the horizon.

    The Rockwood Tigers hosted the Oliver Springs Bobcats Tuesday evening in Rockwood for a scrimmage.Despite the high temperatures, the scrimmage appeared to have its desired effect.

    “I think things went pretty well,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said, “I think this was the first time all of us were together since last fall.”