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Today's News

  • Officials eyeing recruiter for development

    Harriman is the latest Roane County municipality to consider hiring an industrial or retail recruiter to draw business to the area.

    “In my opinion, with Midtown coming on like it is, I think either you all  or us need to have a retail recruiter of our own,” Mayor Chris Mason recently told the Harriman Economic Development Board.

    He praised the work of Darrell Williams, The Roane Alliance’s director of business development, but added, “I think we have enough to keep Darrell busy.”

  • ‘I think God was very good to us’: Kingston United Methodist rebuilding to be done in October

    Change is in the air at Kingston United Methodist Church.

    After fire engulfed the sanctuary April 30, church leaders and members have been coordinating details in the rebuilding process.

    Rebuilding is estimated to be completed in October (“It could be sooner or later – I don’t know,” Pastor John Anderson said), and the church’s insurance coverage has taken care of all the more than $1 million in damage.

    “I think God was very good to us,” pastor John Anderson said.

  • Not the eggman, but maybe the walrus

    Kingston resident Fay Eblen shows off her walrus-shaped cucumber she picked in her garden late last month.

    While it’s not known if the mustached cuke is Paul, as The Beatles sing in “Glass Onion,” it’s pretty obvious that he bears an uncanny resemblance to that other tune, “I Am the Walrus.” 

    Goo goo g’joob.

  • Kudos to Dunn Center

    Kingston Rotary Club recently presented its vocational service award for those who have demonstrated high ethical standards and values in their dealings with the community and the clients they serve.

  • Sheriff's youth camp takes to the water

    Cassi Maggard, Adele Phillips (first photo) and Emily Thompson (second photo)  take a cruise on the Sheriff's boat on Watts Bar Lake at the end of the Sheriff's Youth Camp last month.

  • Tackle those fishing needs at new Kingston shop

    New Chamber member The Tackle Box recently had its grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    Among the Chamber members and dignitaries attending are, front row from left, Jenny Tippens, Cassandra Miles, Kingston Mayor Troy Beets, Bob Tonachio, The Tackle Box owners Mike and Rachel Ellis, Jonathan Holland, Justin Capps; and back row, Darrell Williams of The Roane Alliance, Kim Ezzell and Preston King.

  • Chamber’s calling card encourages interaction

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce has designed a special “calling card,” encouraging members to do business with other Chamber members.

    The unique 1-by-3 1/2-inch card is smaller than a standard business card. The size makes it easier to carry and helps it stand out among other business cards.

  • Fitzgerald joins Angus Association

    Scott Fitzgerald, Philadelphia, is a new member of the American Angus Association.

    The national breed organization, headquartered in St.
    Joseph, Mo., has nearly 30,000 active adult and junior members.

    It is among the largest beef breed associations in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on nearly 19 million registered Angus.

    The association records ancestral information, keeps production records on individual animals, and develops industry-leading selection tools for its members.

  • J.T. Day Insurance a Master Agency

    Terry Day, left, owner of J.T. Day Insurance Agency, receives a Master Agency plaque from Bill Montgomery, president and CEO of Celina Insurance Group.

    The Harriman agency was honored during Celina’s 2011 recognition event at Gaylord Opryland, Nashville.

    The Master Agency designation is awarded to those partners who display exceptional commitment to Celina Insurance Group and achieve superior operational results.

  • Out to Lunch: Spring City Marina’s homemade chips have a crunch

    By Bethel Poston
    I asked Spring City resident and Harriman Fowler’s Furniture salesman Jerry Lyke about the restaurant at Spring City Marina.

    “It’s almost across the street from my house,” he said. “My wife, Pam, and I enjoy walking down for lunch. We’ve tried a bunch of things, and they were all good.”