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Today's News

  • Last summer’s excessive heat leads to disaster declaration

    Roane County is among 14 Tennessee counties designated natural disasters for agriculture as a result of drought and excessive heat in 2011.

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack made the designation last week at the request of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

    Other counties designated as primary natural disaster areas include Blount, Cumberland, Fayette, Fentress, Haywood, Loudon, McMinn, Macon, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Scott and Wilson.  

  • Arrests: Dec. 31-Jan. 2

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    Dec. 31 — Sabrina Dawn Godsey, 36, 278 Sycamore Drive, Harriman: possession of prohibited weapon and simple possession or casual exchange. Total bond $3,000; court date Feb. 6.

    • Derek Gene Norman, 18, 320 Paintrock Valley Road, Philadelphia: vandalism. Bond $1,000; court date Jan. 9.

  • Kingston Lions planting trees

    Lions Club members all over the world are planting trees to signify to the public the presence of Lions in their communities while replacing trees lost by tornadoes, tsunamis and disasters.

    The goal is to plant more 1 million trees to represent one tree for each member of Lions Clubs International.

    The program has been a great success — more than 4.2 million trees have already been planted, and more are planted each day.

  • The Garden Gate: Old-time herbalists knew how to treat aches, pains

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    In January the Cree Indians say, “This is the time the world changes, the time when you can be transformed. You are the center fire. You are the flowering tree. The whole of a human’s life is watched by the thunder chiefs. You have a road within you, a turquoise road. Move your spirit on your turquoise road.”

  • State enforcing verification laws for legal workers

    Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis reminds all employers in the state about new requirements to demonstrate that they are hiring and maintaining a legal workforce.

    “This online verification process is designed to be convenient for employers and only takes a few minutes to complete,” Davis said.

    “The department can provide assistance to employers who don’t have Internet access.”

  • Shopping at home pays off

    Kevin Kile, interim general manager of the Roane County News helps Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Roane Alliance, draw the winner of the $500 shopping spree. Doug Young of Rockwood is this year’s winner of the drawing, which is part of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Shop Roane First campaign.

  • Info offered on gov’t contracting

    The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services will present a Jan. 25 program designed to introduce the business owner or manager to methods and steps toward doing business with the federal government.

    The session will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
    Paul Middlebrooks, marketing consultant for UT’s Center for Industrial Services, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, will lead the program on U.S.  General Services Administration schedule contract training.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Miss Olivia true treasure on this lunch adventure

    “Out to Lunch” readers know my wife, Carol, and I like to explore unique places for our lunch adventures. Miss Olivia’s Table in Maryville exceeded our expectations with good food and an enjoyable visit with Miss Olivia.

    The restaurant is in a two-story house built in 1900, surrounded by similar large restored homes in the historic district at 1108 W. Broadway. We kept comparing it to Adelaide’s at Pennybacker House on Third Street in Kingston.

  • Wearable artwork putting on airs
  • Success is spelled ‘E-L-E-G-A-N-T’