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Today's News

  • County, cities pooling road resources, pending approval

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    Roane County’s Road Department is making agreements with the county’s four cities to work together and share resources.

    Rockwood City Council approved the agreement at last month’s meeting, and Harriman City Council approved it this month.

    “It is something we should have been doing a long time ago,” said Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller.

  • County may put cap on funding for nonprofits

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    Some officials want to see a cap on the amount of money Roane County donates to nonprofits.

    The County Commission’s budget committee voted unanimously to recommend a resolution to the full Commission that will limit the amount to $140,000 for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

    The commission is expected to consider the resolution at its Feb. 9 meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at the courthouse in Kingston.

  • Harriman OKs Allison Rehn as city’s attorney

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    Harriman selected attorney Allison Rehn to fill the city attorney post left vacant when Harold Balcom resigned last

    fall.

    “I’m just thankful you’re interested in the position,” Harriman City Councilman Chris Ahler said.

    “We need to fill it, and you have great credentials.”

    Added Councilman Wayne Best, “I’m just glad we have somebody to call when we have a problem.”

  • If they call or email, they’re not the IRS

    Friends, the IRS will never call nor email you about taxes or penalties you may owe.

    I saw that line time and again over the summer, when the Internal Revenue Service sent out an almost-continuous stream of press releases warning taxpayers about schemes in which swindlers attempt to separate law-abiding citizens from their hard-earned dollars by evoking the name that sends chills through most Americans.

    I’m now glad I did.

  • Midtown Market & Deli makes it official
  • Midtown Weigel’s sports new design, quick food service

    The new Weigel’s at 2001 Roane State Hwy. in Harriman’s Midtown area is a state-of-the art convenience store.

    It’s the 64th store for Weigel’s, one of East Tennessee’s oldest family-owned dairies.

    “We’re all about convenience and saving our customers money,” said Ken McMullen, president of Weigel’s Stores.

  • Workshops to cover gov’t contracts

    Roane State Community College’s Ten-

    nessee Small Business Development Center and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will offer two free workshops this week on government contracting.

    Both workshops will be on Feb. 12 in the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce offices at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    The first workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

    It will be for small businesses on the basics of government contracting.

  • ORUD Valentines help heat homes

    Oak Ridge Utility District’s annual “Have a Heart, Heat a Home” fundraiser allows the public to purchase Valentine’s Day gifts, with proceeds helping needy families stay warm.

    All proceeds from gift purchases go to Project SAFE, an ORUD-sponsored program that helps low-income families struggling to pay their winter heating bills and facing the loss of energy service.

    Through the program, ORUD offers a selection of Valentine’s Day gifts. All proceeds from the purchase of those gifts go to Project SAFE.

  • Harriman Happenings Feb. 9

    Get-well wishes to Pastor Larry Woods, who had surgery in Oak Ridge’s Methodist Medical Center.

    You are being prayed for that God will give you a speedy recovery.

    The choir anniversary that was held at Anointed Praise and Worship Church last Sunday was a very spiritual one.

    Glenda McKensey was the mistress of ceremonies.

    Their choir was great. Their colors were purple and black.

    Their songs were new.

    Others in this service were great.

    The special guest was the Inspirational Mass Choir from Chattanooga.

  • Housing Authority gives for DAV van

    Harriman Housing Authority Director Amy Hall presents a $2,500 check to John Maliskey, the coordinator of Disabled American Veterans Post 86’s transportation program through the Veterans Administration. The DAV is raising money for a new van to transport veterans to the various VA medical facilities in Nashville and Murfreesboro.