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Today's News

  • Jobless rate up in Roane for 2nd month

    Roane County’s unemployment rate climbed for the second consecutive month, but the July jump wasn’t nearly as drastic, according to statistics released late last week from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The state’s figures indicate the county’s rate for July was 8.3 percent, an increase of 0.1 over June’s 8.2 percent.

    Roane County’s jobless figures were identical a year ago. The state showed the county’s jobless rate at 8.3 percent in July 2011.

  • Bunch Marine donates Fishing Rodeo prize

     

    Bunch Marine, Midtown, donated a Lowe Boats 14’ Delta Jon and Karavan trailer to be given as the grand prize during the 22nd annual Dennis Ferguson Fishing Rodeo for Kids. Winner Autumn Parks, right, recently picked up her winnings with her mother, Tonda Parks, and their friend, Butch. Bunch Marine is at 1640 Roane State Hwy. Call 376-7227 for details.

  • TVA honored for support of Guard, Reserve employees

    Tennessee Valley Authority has been selected to receive the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

    The honor is the Department of Defense’s highest recognition to employers for exceptional support of U.S. Armed Forces Guard and Reserve employees.

    TVA is one of 15 recipients chosen from 3,236 nominated employers this year.

    The awards were announced July 20 during a ceremony in Arlington, Va., by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency.

  • Celina Insurance awards J.T. Day Master Agency

    Celina Insurance Group recently named Harriman’s J.T. Day Insurance Agency as one of its Master Agencies.

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

    J.T. Day Insurance Agency, at 244 S. Roane St., Harriman, has been serving clients in the area for 33 years.

    Owner J. Terry Day and his staff strive to ofer one-stop shopping for a full range of products, including home, renters, auto, business, farm and life insurance.

  • Bobcats fall at home, 55-0

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats hosted the Greenback Cherokees Friday night and home field wasn’t much of an advantage as the Cherokees downed the Bobcats, 55-0.

    The scoring started with a 13-play, 51-yard drive capped off by a four-yard Eric Anderson touchdown. 

  • Midway throttled by Whitwell, 37-6

    A long ride down the Sequatchie Valley turned into an even longer game for the Midway Green Wave Friday night as Midway was thumped by Whitwell 37-6 to leave them at 0-2 on the season.

  • Rockwood rebounds, rolls past South Greene, 36-12

    After laying an egg in their season opener against Sequoyah, the Rockwood Tigers bounced back with an impressive 36-12 victory at South Greene Friday night.

  • Kingston runs streak to 20

    It wasn’t pretty at times, but Blair Harrison’s Kingston Yellow Jackets ran their season record to 2-0 Friday night with a 42-0 victory over Harriman. 

  • Plaintiffs beat TVA

    A federal judge has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and against TVA in litigation over the ash spill that occurred at the Kingston Fossil Plant.
    “Specific nondiscretionary conduct on the part of TVA caused the failure of the coal ash containment dike at TVA’s KIF (Kingston Fossil Plant) on Dec. 22, 2008, and that, but for the nondiscretionary conduct described above, the dike failure would not have occurred,” U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan determined.

  • New city hall a dream come true

    By MIKE GIBSON
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Several onlookers remarked that it was “a good day for the city.”
    Longtime City Councilman Don White called it “all my dreams come true, right here,” adding that “we’ve got everything we need in place now.”
    And Mayor Troy Beets grandly pronounced it “a very historic day in Kingston.”
    They were all referring to the Aug. 21 closing on the Kingston Medical Plaza in Ladd Landing, soon to be transformed into Kingston’s new City Hall.