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Today's News

  • State fines Riverbend One

    The owner of Riverbend One, a gas station at 3549 Decatur Hwy., was fined $25,080 by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation earlier this month.

    The fine was for violations of the Tennessee Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Act.

    According to the order, TDEC personnel discovered multiple violations during an inspection on April 30, 2015.

  • ‘No tax increase whatsoever’

    Rockwood City Council approved first reading of a budget with no property tax increase at their monthly meeting on May

    22.

    “There is no tax increase in this budget whatsoever,” said Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller when presenting the budget.

    The $5.2 million budget shows a beginning fund balance of $841,891.

    Officials also have seen an improved fund balance, something that made Councilman Shane Trew feel better about voting for first reading.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Lots of food choices at Long Hollow Grill

    Readers of my previous “Out to Lunch” articles may remember that I like to explore unique and out-of-the-way places to eat.

    Our most recent adventure at Long Hollow Grill at the Spring City Resort & Marina is one of those out-of-the-way places. You’ll be pleased with the tasty food.

    The atmosphere of the Grille is a mix of a small hometown café, a bar with good pub food; and an inviting open deck overlooking the lake and marina. The variety of food choices will impress you.

  • Currier Harriman Care, Rehab top stakeholder

    Mark Currier as the recipient of Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center’s Stakeholder of the Month award.

    He is a certified nursing assistant at the facility.

    Currier’s experience at Harriman Care and Rehab began in 2016, when he graduated from CNA class.

    “Since then, Mark has contributed his kindness, collaborative thinking and strong drive to

    the team,” said Benjamin Landy, CEO of Harriman Care and Rehab.

  • MARKETING on a shoestring

    A free workshop next month aims to help businesses with the complex avenues of marketing themselves and their product.

    The seminar, a partnership between The Roane Alliance and Oak Ridge’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center, will be conducted by Jutta Bangs, director of the Oak Ridge TSBDC.

    It will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20 in The Roane Alliance at 1209 Kentucky St., Kingston.

    This workshop is ideal for start-up and existing businesses.

  • PANSY HILL BOUTIQUE OPEN IN HARRIMAN
  • New school likely a hard sell

    Roane County Executive Ron Woody said he doubts eight members of the Roane County Commission will vote to fund the Board of Education’s school plan, which calls for consolidating Harriman High, Roane County High and Rockwood High.

    “It’s consolidation,” Woody said. “It’s a big decision. Once you throw the tax increase potential on it, it makes it even tougher.”

  • Crash claims Harriman woman’s life

    A Harriman woman was killed in a car accident on Sugar Grove Valley Road Tuesday afternoon.

    The crash happened near Sugar Grove Baptist Church around 4:15 p.m. The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated.

    According to the report, Debra Alexander was traveling west when she lost control of her 1996 BMW. She crossed the center line and struck a 2012 Hyundai driven by Nicole C. Bashant. The BMW then left the road and struck a utility pole.

  • POMP and CIRCUMSTANCE
  • Perry pledges support for Oak Ridge research projects

    Department of Energy Secretary Richard Perry promised to do everything in his power to protect the Department of Energy funding during upcoming budget battles.

    Perry and Sen. Lamar Alexander toured the Oak Ridge National Lab Monday, including the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility where he viewed examples of 3D printing and other DOE technology.

    Looking around the facility at examples of additive manufacturing including parts of an excavator, a military jeep and a small submarine, Perry said he supports the research now underway.