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Today's News

  • Harriman Happenings: Feb. 3

    Cheryl Childress, her daughter Cheron Winton and her daughter, and Ternisha from Knoxville spent last Thursday with Cheryl’s mother, Virginia Childress, and her sister, Angie Childress.

    This was a great visit. Jo really enjoyed all of them, especially her little granddaughter.

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of M.C. Davis, who recently passed away.

    He was a former employee at Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge. He worked with several friends from Harriman.

    Service was held for him last Thursday.

  • Judicial candidates asked to sign code

    A list of judges and judicial candidates who have agreed to a higher standard of campaign conduct was released last week by the Tennessee Bar Association.

    Nearly 150 — including Roane County General Sessions Judge Dennis Humphreys, according the website — have signed the Tennessee Fair Judicial Campaign Code of Conduct.

  • Parachute pants, leg warmers optional: Wendell’s Diner celebrates the iconic 1980s

    The 1980s introduced some of the most iconic cartoons, video games, big hair and fashion styles to pop culture.

    It’s a love for that giddy time that inspired Wendell Ruppe and his family when they decided to open Wendell’s Restaurant in Midtown. It opens for business at 6 a.m. today, Monday.

    “That is when me and my wife were both teenagers,” Ruppe said. “It was a fun time.”

    Not only were Ruppe and his wife Debbie teens in the 1980s, but the couple married in 1989.

  • Umbehagen on co-op at Lennox

    Tennessee Technological University mechanical engineering major Mark Umbehagen of Kingston will spend one year working for Lennox Industries on a co-op, or cooperative education, assignment.

    Umbehagen will maintain factory machines, design new assembly lines and assist on-site engineers in a variety of other tasks.

    “Co-op experience gives TTU students an edge as they get ready to start their careers, especially in a tough job market,” said Don Foster, Career Services associate director.

  • Management group to meet on Feb. 5

    Richard Brown of Y-12 Site will give an update on the Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12 Site during East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association’s luncheon meeting on Feb. 5.

    The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. in Oak Ridge Double Tree Hotel. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for the general public.

    Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-483-9332 by 11 a.m. Feb. 4.

  • Management group to meet on Feb. 5

    Richard Brown of Y-12 Site will give an update on the Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12 Site during East Tennessee Chapter of the National Contract Management Association’s luncheon meeting on Feb. 5.

    The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. in Oak Ridge Double Tree Hotel. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for the general public.

    Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Vicki Dyer at 865-483-9332 by 11 a.m. Feb. 4.

  • Out to Lunch: Bubba Gump a fun, lively place to visit in Gatlinburg

    During the Christmas season, and on our birthdays/anniversary (all the same day), my wife, Carol, and I like to spend a few days in Gatlinburg. Our getaway place is the Riverhouse Motor Lodge on the river, where we have stayed for many years.

    Our South Knoxville furniture friends, Jerry and Mickey Pease, joined us for our latest visit.

    They looked forward to our “Out to Lunch” visit to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant, on the Parkway at Airport Road, next to the Convention Center.

  • Roane Health Department cited for readiness

    The East Tennessee Region Emergency Preparedness Program and the Roane County Health Department have been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials for its ability to plan for, respond to and recover from public health emergencies.

    The East Region Emergency Preparedness Program demonstrated these capabilities by meeting the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready, a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Get ready to clean your plate, help others this weekend

    Kingston Rotary Club’s annual pancake breakfast and silent auction this weekend have lasting effects that go beyond a clean plate.

    All proceeds from this year’s breakfast will be used to support the club’s community and international service projects.

    The breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 8 in Kingston Church of Christ family center at 120 Spring St., Kingston.

    Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children and may be purchased from any Kingston Rotary Club member or at the door.

  • Roane County’s Habitat recipient of $5,000 grant

    Roane County Habitat for Humanity was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation Inc.

    The funds will be used toward construction of a new home for a Roane County family in 2014.

    “We are very grateful to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for this grant,” said Todd Fisher, Roane County Habitat president.