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Today's News

  • Minton named new Midway head coach

    After saying goodbye to Joe Campbell several weeks ago, Midway High School has named a new head football coach.

    On Friday, it was announced that defensive coordinator Ryen Minton would be taking over the role.

    “I’m excited to get the job,” Minton said. “I’m excited to try my own schemes, out and try what I’ve learned before. Just to be honored by the community to let me be in charge of their kids means a lot.”

    Minton first joined the Midway staff in 2011 as the defensive coordinator and strength coach after stints at Sullivan South High School and Carter High School.

  • Small business seminars set

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College, in partnership with General Services Administration and the Small Busines Administration, will offer a free workshop related to doing business with the U.S. General Services Administration.

    The workshop will be 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 22, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    The topic will be government contracting.

  • Protomet awarded training grant

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have awarded $24,450 in Incumbent Worker Training Grants to Oak Ridge’s Protomet Corporation.

    Incumbent Worker Training grants assist employers with upgrading skills to avoid layoffs.

    “We have to make sure that we have the trained workforce to fill the jobs companies want to create in Tennessee, and these grants are a part of the effort to meet the demands of a very competitive marketplace,” Haslam said.

  • You-niQue Cuisine has unique fare in downtown Dayton

    Last November on an “Out To Lunch” adventure in Decatur, I visited with Dayton residents George and Becky Arnold.

    They encouraged me to eat at a new restaurant in Dayton — You-niQue Cuisine

    The Arnolds are retired from LaZBoy Furniture in Dayton. George worked in accounting and Becky in human resources. For years I sold LaZBoy recliners in our Poston Furniture stores. I have toured the Dayton plant and perhaps saw them.

  • How can the county’s property reappraisal affect your taxes?

    By Kaley Walker • For Roane Newspapers

    Roane County is currently going through our five-year property reappraisal.

    What this means is the Property Assessor and the state of Tennessee are looking at and reappraising (revaluing) each property in our county.

    The end result of this is a new property value on which the tax rate will be applied.

    Your property value could go up, could go down, or even could stay the same.

  • Tedder-Koehler

    Mr. and Mrs. Steven Plemens of Harriman and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tedder of Friendsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Carrie Elizabeth Tedder, to Michael Richard Koehler.

    He is the son of Virgil and Diane Koehler of Louisville.

    A June ceremony is planned.

    The bride-elect holds a master’s degree in music performance from the University of Tennessee. She is band director at The Episcopal School of Knoxville.

  • PUSHING THE LIMITS @ THE THREE RIVER RUMBLE
  • Brooks heads Knoxville THP district

    Jessie Brooks’ commute recently got a whole lot shorter.

    After the Tennessee Highway Patrol veteran made his mark in improving traffic safety in the Chattanooga district, the longtime Kingston resident has been appointed captain of the agency’s Knoxville district.

    Brooks had served as captain in the THP’s Chattanooga District since 2013. His new assignment was effective March 30, according to THP Col. Tracy Trott.

    The appointment was prompted by the retirement of Capt. David McGill.

  • From cotton picker to college president – a lecture

    Shirley Raines of Oak Ridge has an amazing story to tell.

    Now president emeritus of the University of Memphis, she will describe her career and provide advice on leadership at the third in a series of Roane State Community College-Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Education Intergenerational Lectures.

  • GUEST OPINION: Love reporters, but hold them accountable

    By LEE HAMILTON

    Center on Congress

    A robust, inquisitive congressional oversight process should be capable of revealing what is too often hidden, but it’s not. We need journalists to do it.

    I have been involved in politics and policy-making for over 50 years, and as you can imagine, I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media.

    They’re not what you might think, however.