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Today's News

  • Three board hopefuls eyeing new RCHS building

    District 5/6, which includes the city of Kingston and East Roane County, has three seats on the Roane County Board of Education.

    Four people are vying for those three spots in this year’s election.

    The group consists of incumbents Marjorie Earick, Rob Jago and Hugh Johnson.

    Newcomer Rhonda Mossing is also running for one of the seats.

    Early voting runs from July 13-28. Election Day is Aug. 2.   

    Marjorie Earick

  • Salvation Army in need of a few good volunteers

    A dedicated but small group of people have kept the Salvation Army in Roane County going strong, but members would like to see a turnaround on their dwindling numbers.

    “Instead of the Salvation Army, we’re down to the Salvation Battalion,” quipped board member Bob Lepsig. “We need to get some folks.”

    The organization is responsible for finding volunteers to ring the bells at their famous Christmastime red kettles for donations that go to help people in the community, including those in emergency situations.

  • Pick and win Tennessee Products

    Pamela Bartholomew shares recipes and more with consumers such as Rockwood’s George Sartin last week at the Harriman Farmers Market.

    Sartin and others who went to the market registered to win a basket filled with Pick Tennessee Products, items produced in the state.

    Bartholomew, agritourism and farmers market marketing specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, was at the Harriman market as part of the Pick Tennessee promotional tour to different farmers markets throughout East Tennessee.

  • THP to conduct July license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting two driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County during July.

    The first checkpoint will be from 8 to 9 p.m. July 4 on Hwy. 27 at Poland Hollow Road.

    Another checkpoint is planned from 7 to 8 p.m. July 13 on Pansy Hill Road near Swan Pond Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of `Tennessee.

  • Arrests: June 14-19, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 14 — Timothy Adam Dopel, 25, 214 Pine Ridge Road, Clinton: contempt of court. Bond $1,300; court date June 14.

    • Tameria Jean Edwards, 24, 371 Batley Road, Clinton: failure to appear, criminal trespassing, forgery. Total bond $3,000; court dates July 6 and 9.

  • Honor Guard needs a few good men and women

    The Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard is in need of new members.

    The unit provides a final military tribute to honor the service of United States Armed Forces veterans in Roane, Morgan and part of Anderson counties.

    Graveside or funeral home services are provided at no cost to families upon proof of honorable discharge from any branch of service.

    To become a member of the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard, an individual must be honorably discharged from any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

  • 'Round Rockwood: July 2

    We've had several visitors recently: Steven and Bonnie McKinney of Rockwood, and Sharon, Jeff and Kayla McCarroll of Lenoir City.

    We extend get-well wishes to Linda Gamble of Harriman, Jo Smith and Nancy Chavas of Rockwood.

    Jeff McCarroll and David McKinney have returned from a trip to Sacramento, Calif. They  also went up the coast to Washington and Oregon and back through Nevada and Utah, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dako-ta.

  • Harriman Happenings: July 2

    Sunday First Christian Community Church had its annual Family and Friends Day.

    Guest church for the afternoon service was St. Mary's Baptist Church. The preached word was done by Pastor Jesse L. Williams Sr. Music was by the Gospel Chorus and the devotion was done by the Deacons. Upon our arrival a delicious lunch was prepared for us.

    The service was enjoyed by all.

    This is where the Rev. Charles Johnson is pastor. Charles is formerly of Harriman.

  • Stay safe from heat at work

    Tennessee OSHA wants workers to be aware of the symptoms of heat illness and heat stroke this summer.

    Every year, thousands of workers are affected by exposure to heat. Heat illnesses range from heat rash and heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

  • Rockwood Hot-N-Ready for Little Caesars

     

    Little Caesars, known for its $5 “Hot-N-Ready” pizzas, will be opening soon on Gateway Avenue in Rockwood. Mayor James Watts said the restaurant chain will open in the next couple of weeks if everything goes right with permits. It’s the latest chain to express interest in locating in Rockwood. McDonald’s plans to build a restaurant on a corner lot in front of Walmart Supercenter. Construction scheduled for June was delayed briefly and should be commencing soon.