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Today's News

  • Upcoming football dates

    June 26 

    First day of TSSAA dead period

     

  • TVA moves on six nuclear reactors for Roane

    TVA has signed a letter of intent for the creation of up to six small modular reactors at the TVA Clinch River Site in Roane County off North Hwy. 58.

    A press release from the Babcock and Wilcox Co., majority owner of Generation mPower LLC, said “GmP remains on track to deploy the first B&W mPower reactor by 2020 at the Clinch River site.

  • School board quietly protests budget decision

    Sometimes so little says so much.

    That seemed to be the Roane County Board of Education’s attitude about its unanimous passage of a resolution rebuking county officials for cutting $450,000 from the school’s general purpose fund for the upcoming year.

    “I think it speaks for itself,” school board member Wade McCullough said in the only discussion before he and his fellow board members officially went on the record to back the resolution.

  • Harriman names HUB members

    New and familiar faces will be taking seats on the Harriman Utility Board this summer.

    While it isn’t July yet, Harriman City Council went ahead and approved two appointments to the board.

    Roane State President Gary Goff, who is the board chair, will be stepping off the board in July. He will be replaced by Chris Whaley, vice president of student learning at Roane State.

    Whaley, who lives in the Cornstalk Heights community of Harriman, was recommended by Goff, said Harriman Mayor Chris Mason.

  • Mr & Mrs. Mullins 65th

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. “Moon” Mullins are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today, June 22.

    Mullins of Little Emory and the former Mary Turner of Harriman were married on June 22, 1946, in Rossville, Ga., with the Rev. Herman Bowman officiating and family in attendance.

    They have three daughters, six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. A 15th great-grandchild is due.

  • Brayden Burney

    Brayden Burney celebrated his third birthday June 9 with a Thomas-and-Friends-themed party.

    He is the son of Scott and Melissa Burney, Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Linda Utley Banks, Harriman, and Troy and Annette Burney, Oliver Springs.

    Great-grandparents are the late Melvin and Lola Utley, the late Junior and Sara Burney, and the late O.T. and Etoy McDaniel.

    Brayden has a younger brother, Shawn.

  • First lady to help start up reading foundation

    Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam will be the keynote speaker for the kick-off luncheon for The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley.

    The foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping parents understand how important it is to read to and with their young children daily.

    The luncheon kickoff will begin at 11:30 a.m. July 21 in the student lounge of Roane State Community College’s main campus in Roane County.

  • MILITARY MATTERS: Christopher A. Washam

    U.S. Army Pvt. Christopher A. Washam recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    Son of James and Lisa Washam of Kingston, he is a 2008 graduate of Roane County High School.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of June 22

    25 Years Ago
    The unemployment rate in Roane County dipped 0.5 percent in April to 7.2 percent. The state’s estimated jobless rate also dropped 0.5 percent to 7.8 percent, the lowest April rate since 1980.

    10 Years Ago

  • The Garden Gate: Eggplants are stars of Mediterranean market

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    Vegetable gardens can be exciting to watch and tend while we look forward to future edible products as the great reward.

    They can be even more interesting when you consider the history of some of our everyday foods. Take eggplants, for instance.

    The people of the eastern Mediterranean regions eat lots of vegetables. They are especially fond of the so-called “fruit vegetables” — eggplant, zucchini and cucumbers.