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Today's News

  • Jackets offense explodes over Jefferson, 36-16

     

     

    By TYLER MANNING

    Roane Newspapers

  • Rockwood runs by HMS, 24-14

     

    Two old rivals locked horns again Thursday night as the Rockwood Middle School Tigers ran their season record to 2-1 with a 24-14 victory over Harriman (0-2).

    Despite the loss, Harriman head coach Baron Tapp is pleased with how his team performed.

  • Harriman Happenings-- September 1

    Congratulations to Spence and Judy Anderson. They were married Aug. 24, 1974, and celebrated their 39th anniversary last month.
    They are the parents of two children, Jerome Anderson and LaToya A. Williams. There are five grandchildren. They are members of St. Mary’s Baptist Church.
    Congratulations to the Rev. Clyde and Jesse Bell Jones, who celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Aug. 28. They are the parents of three daughters, Anise J. Throup, Portia Jones and Chrystal Jones. They are the grandparents of two children. God bless.

  • Improvements made to Jobs4TN.gov

    Tennessee job seekers and employers now have a more powerful tool in searching for jobs and job candidates as the result of an upgrade to the Jobs4TN.gov website.
    The revisions now allow users to customize their workspaces, expand database searches and how they are saved, and share jobs through email and the Career Network.
    Jobs4TN Online was introduced in May 2012 as Tennessee’s premier job resource. Presently, the site lists 84,969 Tennessee jobs available and 128,888 registered job seekers.

  • Shop Roane First in support of area schools

    In a joint effort, the Roane County Chamber of Commerce and Roane County Schools have launched a “Shop Roane First” campaign to aid in supporting both education and area busines-ses.
    “When we spend money at home first, we support local business and education at the same time,” said Gary Aytes, Roane County director of schools.
    Roane County is rich in resources for educational opportunities, Aytes said.

  • Jobless outlook better in July

    Roane County’s unemployment rate went down 0.4 percent in July, according to statistics released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
    The rate, at 8.3 percent, is 0.2 percent higher than a year ago, state records indicate.
    The most recent numbers indicate that 25,250 workers in Roane County’s 27,540 labor force were employed during the month.

  • A THEME THAT’S TRULY MAGIC

    “Magic” is the theme of the 2013 Gala, a major annual fundraising event for The Roane Alliance.
    The Gala will be on Nov. 1.
    “The Roane Alliance Gala is always kind of a magical event,” said Roane Alliance President/CEO Leslie Henderson. “So it just made sense to embrace that as our theme this year.”
    Money raised from the event goes toward funding the many programs The Alliance administers throughout the year to ensure quality growth for Roane County.

  • Grill and Pub application not on beer board’s agenda

    The Roane County Beer Board will consider three applications at its Sept. 10 meeting.
    One is for 2520 Roane State Hwy., Harriman.
    Claudia Norman was the previous beer permit holder at that location. Beer board secretary Bobbie Tipton said Norman passed away last month.
    Joyce Camille Fulsom is looking to operate from that location under the name D&J’s.
    Lehigh Gas-Ohio LLC is seeking a permit for two Rocky Top Market locations.
    One is at 104 Bluff Road, Kingston. The other is 2722 Roane State Hwy., Harriman.

  • Man jailed in stabbing incident

    A Rockwood man was still in jail last week on charges related to the Aug. 23 stabbing of another individual.
    Stephan Ameen Womack, 27, of 312 Furnace Ave., has a court date of Sept. 9 and is being held on a $25,000 bond.
    Rockwood Police Detective Dwayne Gray reported in his General Sessions Court affidavit of complaint that he responded to 824 Zumstein Drive on reports of a stabbed man.
    Johnathan Lawrence Elliot had been taken by EMS to University of Tennessee Medical Center for wounds to his arms and head, Gray reported.

  • Hooray for Harriman Labor Day festival tradition continues

    Hooray for Harriman’s Labor Day Festival is a tradition of family entertainment, and the same holds true as the festival kicks off
    at 10 a.m. today, Monday.
    “Hooray for Harriman is a true family friendly event,” said organizer Randy Ellis.
    “We have something for everyone,” he continued. “It’s a time for friends and family to come together and celebrate the love for our city.”