Today's News

  • What’s the SCORE? Planning: It’s a key part of successful negotiations

    When I conduct the “Negotiation Basics: Getting the Best Deals for Your Business” workshop at the Roane County Chamber of Commerce, I emphasize the importance of planning.

    Yes, planning.

    Do you plan your negotiations? Have you identified your potential minor concessions and major concessions? Determined the management of time so that it favors you?

    If you are a real estate agent, have you developed a negotiation plan with your buyer or seller at the beginning of the process? Are they prepared for a challenging negotiation?

  • What a difference a week makes

    CINDY SIMPSON/Roane Newspapers
    Construction is progressing quickly on the Oasis gas station in the Walnut Hill area of Harriman. The estimated 1,500-square-foot station will be much smaller than the original complex that included a gas station, adjacent apartments, laundromat and a hardware store. Those buildings were destroyed by an April fire that took the life of a woman living in one of the apartments.

  • Enrichment glove drive underway

    Enrichment Federal Credit Union’s Roane County Branch is embarking on the eighth year of its Gloves of Love campaign.

    Through Dec. 9, Enrichment is collecting gloves, hats and scarves for school children in Roane County.

    “Many children arrive at school without warm coverings for their heads and hands, and the Credit Union is making it their mission to keep the children warm during the cold months of the year,” said Becky Woody, Enrichment’s Roane County senior branch manager.

  • Harriman shop’s pretty as a Tattered Peacock

    Lovers of vintage looks, from clothing to furniture, now have a perfect place to load up on lovelies in downtown Harriman.

    The Tattered Peacock is a new store opened by Pat and Ken Mynatt. It features home décor, clothes and jewelry. Not only does Pat Mynatt find some of her own merchandise, she also has vendors bringing an eclectic mix of items.

  • Fatal car wreck case continued

    A continuance was granted last week in the case of a Harriman wo-
    man accused in a fatal car wreck.

    Robin W. Ledbetter is charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication, reckless endangerment, vehicular assault and DUI for a Feb. 14, 2015, crash that claimed the life of Terrance Clark.

    Ledbetter, 44, was indicted by the Roane County grand jury on Oct. 19,

    She had a status hearing on Nov. 7 that was continued, according to court records.

  • County looks at option on Dollar General for jail

    It’s no secret Roane County would like to purchase the Dollar General Store connected to the sheriff’s office in Kingston.

    It could be one step closer to doing that after Monday’s Roane County Commission meeting. A resolution on the agenda calls for appropriating $25,000 to secure an option on the building.

  • ROANE says thanks to VETERANS
  • Serving those who sacrificed

    Roane County native Matt Cofer has one of the most important jobs in the U.S. Armed Services.

    He is responsible for honoring our military serviceman who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

    The 2013 Rockwood High School graduate is a member of an elite unit stationed at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, formerly Fort Myer, Va., home of Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

  • RSCC shooting sports team is second in nationals

    By Owen Driskill
    RSCC public relations
    These marksmen - and women - are among the nation's best.
    The eight-member Roane State Community College Shooting Sports Team was on target for runner-up high overall national champion team, along with two national runner-up wins and a third place finish in the Scholarship Clay Target Program (SCTP) National College Championships.

  • Harriman Middle School, Wartburg split a pair of games

    Thursday night at Wartburg Middle School, the Harriman Middle School Lady Devils and Blue Devils split the regular season openers,  as the Lady Devils were beaten 35-17, but the Blue Devils captured a 64-35 victory.
    Wartburg 35, Harriman 17: Harriman opened the season with some positives and negatives, but the great thing about basketball is a season which builds up to tournament play. The Lady Devils took their first step in that direction., by showing signs of life and a never-say-die attitude, as they scored late baskets.