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Today's News

  • Keep your cotton-pickin’ hands off my constitution!

    In November, Tennessee voters will decide whether a window allowing state income taxes will remain open or be almost permanently closed.

    Amendment 3 on the Nov. 4 ballot will give voters an opportunity to decide the matter.

    Voters can chose to vote “yes” or “no” to adding the following language  to the Tennessee Constitution: “Legislature shall not levy, authorize or otherwise permit any state or local tax upon payroll or earned persoal income or any state or local tax measured by payroll or earned personal income.”

  • Harriman mgr. may be decided Tuesday

    Harriman City Council may be offering the new city manager position to one of its three  prospects during its regular meeting Tuesday.

    The meeting starts at  7 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex — only a few hours after in-person interviews with the trio of finalists for the position.

    The finalists will also be part of a public meet-and-greet at the Harriman Princess Theatre.

  • Harriman Happenings-Oct. 6

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Jay Bee Dickens Jr., who recently passed away.

    He was a faithful member of the American Legion Post 232 of Harriman and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

    Some survivors include his wife Elizabeth Dickens.

    He had three daughters; two sons; mother, Dorothy Dickens; two sisters; three brothers and their family; 15 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.

    The Rev. Willie Gallaher officiated this service.

    Mr. Dickens’ wish was to be cremated.

  • Coats for Cold drive underway

    Collections are underway for coat and jacket donations for Dennis Ferguson’s annual Coats for the Cold.

    Collections continue through Oct. 17 at Midtown Pharmacy, Chase Drugs and Hannah’s Tanning Hut in Harriman, United Community Bank in Kingston, and Live and Let Live Drug Store in Rockwood.

    Coats will be distributed beginning at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 in the garden center at Rockwood Walmart Supercenter.

    Anyone in need of a coat or jacket is encouraged to attend and pick up outerwear to keep them warm during the upcoming cold months.

  • Rockwood BPW to mark Business Women’s Week

    Rockwood Business and Professional Women will meet on Oct. 21 as part of the group’s celebration of National Business Women’s Week.

    The dinner meeting will be in Victorian Square.

    Adina Chumley, regional public relations specialist for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, will speak on issues of interest and importance to working women.

  • Food City named year’s top retailer

    Certified Angus Beef recently named Food City its Retail Marketer of the Year within the large chain category.

    “These retailers continue to identify new avenues for sharing our premium quality and farm-to-table stories with customers,” said John Stika, Certified Angus Beef brand’s president. “They offer a vital link between consumers and ranchers who are equally passionate about bringing their best to the table with the Certified Angus Beef brand.”

  • Beaucoup business openings around Roane
  • Irish pull away from Kingston, 49-14

     

    By TANK JOHNSON

    Roane Newspapers

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets needed to play a near-perfect game against the No. 2 ranked Irish from Knoxville Friday night.

  • Bobcats snap losing streak at Jellico, 27-18

     

    JELLICO—In a lopsided series of lopsided high school football games, Friday night’s meeting between the host Blue Devils and Oliver Springs Bobcats almost went Jellico’s way for once.

  • Blue Devils down Green Wave, 35-26

     

    The third time was the charm for the Harriman Blue Devils Friday night, as after dropping heartbreaking games to the Midway Green Wave in each of the past two seasons, Travis Tapp’s squad came out on top, 35-26, in what was a huge victory for the Blue Devils.