Today's News

  • Jones retiring after 36 years at ORNL

    ORNL Federal Credit Union announced the retirement of Chief Administrative Officer Larry Jones, a 36-year veteran of the credit union, effective December 30, 2011.

    Jones is a recognized pioneer in credit union marketing and business development. He was the first full-time credit union marketing professional in the state of Tennessee when he joined ORNL Federal Credit Union in 1975 and among the first in that profession nationally. In his time at ORNL Federal Credit Union he was instrumental in the development of the credit union’s digital and electronic services.

  • Rockwood Middle club makes a gleeful noise
  • Harriman Christmas Classic

    Wednesday, Dec. 28

    11:30 Rhea County vs. Oneida (Girls)

    1:00   Sunbright vs. Meigs County (Boys)

    2:30   Clarkrange vs. Wartburg (Boys)

  • Midway Holiday Classic

    Wednesday, Dec. 28

    Game 1 10:00 Berean vs. Bledsoe County (Girls)

    Game 2 11:30 Berean vs. Bledsoe County (Boys)

    Game 3 1:00   Carter vs. Sweetwater (Girls)

  • Spring turkey hunt applications being taken

    Applications for the 2012 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts will be until February 8, 2012, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced.

  • Swenson named District 13-A Coach of the Year
  • OSMS falls at Wartburg

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats closed out their pre Christmas schedule Thursday night with a trip to Wartburg. The trip up Highway 62 wasn’t a good one, however, as the host Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs came away with victories.

  • OUR OPINION: Kudos to nine county officials who get it

    We couldn’t be more proud of the nine Roane County Commission members who carried the vote against a measure that could  greatly increase secrecy in government proceedings.

    Remember these names: County Commissioners Nick Forrester, Copper Bacon, Ron Berry, Ray Cantrell, Benny East, Randy Ellis, Jerry Goddard, Carolyn Granger and Stanley Moore voted “no” to giving their backing to a proposed change to state law that would allow members of a governing body to meet in private — as long as a quorum is not present.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET by Gerald Largen: Can Santa Claus help us through our trials?

    Dear Santa Claus:
    While you have not heard from your friend, the old curmudgeon, in many-a-year, he wishes to join in the requests for your generosity you receive each year from the children and simple folk the world over.

    Santa, if your sack can hold them, please bring to the people of America the following gifts:

    Bring them a Supreme Court that has the commonsense to know that the Founding Fathers did not have in mind the spending of money when they guaranteed the right of free speech.

  • Harriman may shift focus of grant efforts

    For years, Harriman Utility Board has gotten much of its desperately needed funds for sewer rehabilitation through Community Development Block Grants.

    Now the grant source may be changing its emphasis from infrastructure to other types of projects.

    That is what Harriman City Coordinator Bob Tidwell shared with the Harriman City Council recently.

    Brown Pearman Russell LLC, which, for a fee, helps communities secure grants, wants to work with Harriman, Tidwell added.